I like to make fun of “toy tools” as much as you do, but sometimes you come across a few that actually look pretty cool. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I found these over on the online men’s magazine Valet, wedged between some violently overpriced shoes and some face cream I’m pretty sure I could hock for enough cash to buy a decent drill/driver. But damn, check ’em out. I used to own a set of screwdriver keys like these, and they were durable as hell. The sad news is that I found my set in the bottom drawer of a desk my father picked up at the dump.
While there’s no frickin’ way I’d pay $44 for the set — plus, I’m pretty sure you’re not going to do much prying with that “pry bar” — I might just shell out $9 for the screwdriver keys alone.
The screwdriver keys appear to be about the same size as a normal key, and they’re made of “hardened steel.” The site doesn’t say what size the Phillips head is, but it looks like a middle-of-the-road size — the kind you’d want if you only had one.
The rest of the high-buck set includes a “mini crow bar,” a set of “precision tweezers” (that look pretty cool as well, but don’t seem significantly more useful than the ones in my Swiss Army knife), and a “1-inch capsule lighter” complete with an “airtight seal.” They wouldn’t have beat out the waterproof, solar-powered satellite phone much rumored to lie in that unopened FedEx package in Castaway, but that other Chuck might’ve stayed a bit warmer if he’d had this set with him.
This Chuck, however, is too cheap of a bastard to order them. Even if I do want those screwdrivers.