In our several years that we’ve been running this pirate ship known as Gadgets 4 Guys, we get a lot of requests to review items that really aren’t that cool. We’ve had several companies reach out and say that they’ve created a really cool multi-tool but we find that it is just a laser cut piece of metal that has a bottle opener and a flat head on the end. It drives us crazy because when we started this crazy little website, we wanted to only feature items we thought other guys would find appealing. Those standard, laser cut pieces of crap weren’t enough for us to feature and we always get nervous when a request to feature a gadget begins with, “we have a great tool for you to review”. We usually take a quick look and disregard the request but we finally were contacted by a tool that is pretty friggin’ awesome.
Kelvin is a company that has created a flagship tool called the Kelvin 23 (they’ve also created a Kelvin 36 but that is for a different day to feature!) that has crammed a ton of functionality into a very small package. The size of the tool when folded up is basically the size of a mini-stapler so something you can keep in a glove compartment or anywhere else. There is a hammering surface if you’re caught in a pinch without a hammer as well as a leveler built into the handle. That means you can stop using the level app on your iPhone that doesn’t work at all and utilize the Kelvin 23 tool. There is also a 6 foot tape measure built into the handle along with an LED light that allows you to work even when there isn’t light available. Finally, you also have a snap action screwdriver that pops out like a butterfly knife (which is as fun as it sounds) with a magnetic tip. You open the handle and you have several different tools that you can switch in and out for whatever situation you might need. We got a hands on with the black Kelvin 23 but they have a ton of different options in colors (including an awesome looking Terminator Chrome!). We’re now a bunch of old men that are married and some of us are dad’s so we’ve managed to get a lot of tools given to us over the last few years. 95% of those tools are thrown into a shelf in the garage but after we tried this there were fights over who could put this into their vehicle immediately. The Kelvin 23 gets a big G4G thumbs up. Click here for image source and where to buy the Kelvin 23 tool.