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Ego Leaf Blower

13 December, by mark[ —]

We had a Black  Decker electric leaf blower. It also had attachments to turn it into a leaf sucker/grinder. That thing was the loudest sumbitch ever, we really needed to use ear protection when that thing was out, but, y’know. But it blew okay, using a cord was a PITA, and anything in the leaves besides leaves would seriously ding up the plastic blower blade if you were sucking up leaves – we didn’t use that much as it seemed to just be asking for catastrophic system failure. Overall, it got the job done but really was a showcase in what a non-Cool Tool could be.

Thanks to The Wirecutter’s roundup, last year I bought an Ego blower. It’s battery powered – no cord. It’s well designed – not sucking up shirt or jacket ends, and, when you’re not using it, it sits down politely, ready to go back to work. It’s light-weight  well-balanced – forearms function nominally after a long session with it. It’s quiet; I mean, it makes noise, but not enough to wake babies or make anybody close their windows and has no weird frequency issues. The battery is capacious and its charger is fast; one full 2.5Ah battery can usually get as many leaves moved and piled as we care to deal with, and if we have lots of leaves, we can’t use “stupid slow charger” as an excuse to stop. It’s speed-adjustable, so you can be smart (less mindless?) when using it. It’s got an appropriately named Turbo button that easily un-jams soggy leaf piles behind  under shrubbery  such – it’s not a gimmick, it really works well. Besides being good at wrangling leaves, it’s also a quickie way to uncover back-yard-dog-poop before things get worse.

-- Wayne Ruffner

EGO Power 530 CFM 3 Speed Turbo 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Electric Blower – 2.5Ah Battery and Charger Kit ($225)

Also available at Home Depot for $179

Available from Amazon

Titanium Nitride Shop Snip

13 December[ —]

I find myself reaching for this titanium nitride shop snip a couple of times per week. It is like nice sharp pair of scissors with (almost) the power of tinsnips. It is VERY sharp and will cut through tough materials like vinyl cove base, nylon pallet strapping, or rope quite easily. I recently had to cut some vinyl trim that was too thick for scissors, but got mangled up with tinsnips. This tool cut the material perfectly. Fiskars says this about the Titanium Nitride coating: “EXTREMELY DURABLE Titanium Nitride coating resists wear, nicks and scratches as well as corrosive chemicals and sticky substances while reducing friction for easier cuts.” I found the rubber grip is comfortable and the tool is very easy to control. It seems very well made. It has nice little touches such as: the tab that keeps the blades locked closed is powdercoated.

-- John Nichols

[This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2005]

Fiskars Titanium Nitride 8 inch Shop Snip ($16)

Available from Amazon

Makedo Cardboard Building System

12 December, by mark[ —]

The cardboard boxes that come as packaging for my family’s numerous online purchases were formerly an annoying nuisance, piling up until we could cut them apart and add them to the recycle bin. But for the kids at my wife’s school, cardboard is a wonderful construction material. Thanks to Makedo’s plastic screws, this cardboard can be magically transformed into the raw material for forts, castles, suits of armour, etc. A Makedo building kit comes with a serrated plastic knife (non-pointy for extra safety), for cutting up the cardboard, thirty plastic screws that can be used to hold layers of cardboard together, and a special screwdriver that works on these plastic screws. Nothing is sharp enough to hurt the kids. Even sitting on the pointy end of a screw would merely be uncomfortable. Equipped with these simple tools, it’s amazing to see what the kids can do with cardboard. Eventually, the cardboard constructs get left out in the rain, lose their structural integrity, and must be tossed away. When this happens, the bright blue screws are easy to spot and and remove from the junk cardboard, keeping lost screws to a minimum. We buy ours from Lee Valley Tools, but I think Makedo’s construction tools are widely available from other suppliers too. A full set is under $20.


-- Scott Reid

Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit ($15)

Available from Amazon

Diamancel Diamond File For Foot Calluses

11 December, by mark[ —]

I cover 12-15 kilometers per day while hiking and traveling, which is understandably hard on my feet. For multiday trips, good foot hygiene becomes indispensable for preventing blisters, ingrown toenails, and the dreaded “trench foot.”

I used a generic foot file from my local big box retailer. They seem to work well when brand new, but quickly become gunked up or lose their grit over time. Not to mention most of them are heavy, bulky, and break when dropped. When one file reached the end of its life, I’d buy another and thought that’s just the way it was.

My sister introduced me to the Diamancel #20 about three years ago. Unlike a typical file, which is essentially glorified sandpaper, the Diamancel is made with spiculated diamond-impregnated circles that absolutely decimate rough skin. After just a few uses you will revel at much smoother and softer your soles are on a day-to-day basis. The gaps between the circles collect and channel dead skin away so the file virtually never clogs.

It’s eminently portable, unbreakable, and can be cleaned by simply rinsing under the tap. Although the #20 is labelled for “foot calluses”, most users consider it perfect for everyday use. The vast majority of reviews on Sephora are quite effusive but I will pass along a few tips: Your skin should be bone dry (use before a shower, not after) and don’t press too hard i.e. let the diamonds do the work. And for Pete’s sake use it over the bathtub — you’re going to be astonished at what comes flying off. It’s expensive, sure, so I asked my sister for my own as a birthday present.

-- Nabhan Islam

Diamancel Diamond File For Foot Calluses #20 ($45)

Available from Amazon

Favorite tool finds under $10

11 December, by mark[ —]

I’m going to reel off some of the most interesting tools I’ve come across this year that are under $10. Some of these relatively new to the market, and some were just off my radar.

CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Cutter — Unfortunately, one of the most common tools for working with cardboard is a boxcutter knife, which is a dangerous tool for anyone of any age. It’s also really not a great tool for shaping cardboard. It cuts the stuff, but there’s really not much nuance with it.

Cardboard is an abundant resource for making crafts and mocking up design ideas. It’s especially great for kids.

Unfortunately, one of the most common tools for working with cardboard is a boxcutter knife, which is a dangerous tool for anyone of any age. It’s also really not a great tool for shaping cardboard. It cuts the stuff, but there’s really not much nuance with it.

The Canary Cardboard Cutter is a much more satisfying way to cut and shape cardboard. It has a finely serrated edge on both sides and a blunt tip. The edge could cut you if you sawed into yourself, but it’s unlikely to cut you from casual handling.

But when this thing comes into contact with corrugated cardboard, you can work through it like butter. Even without a pointy tip, you can easily work your way into any spot just by starting with the side of the blade and then pushing in.

It works against the corrugation or with it. And unlike scissors it doesn’t pinch the material at all and you can make long, swooping cuts with ease.

But what this does better than any other tool I’ve used is kerfing, which is to make a flexible joint on a material with a series of incomplete cuts. Using light pressure, you can get a consistent kerf cut for making hinges or tubes in cardboard designs.

As a bonus, I’ve had equally great results using this knife on foamcore, without any of the bunching you’ll sometimes get with a box cutter or x-acto blade.

Best of all, it’s just $8. If nothing else, it’s a great, relatively safe tool for breaking down cardboard boxes for recycling.

Fiber Fix — This stuff is sold as a single use roll and pitched as a kind of super tape that can mend broken tool handles, or attach the muffler back on your car.

Using the included gloves, you soak the roll in water for a few seconds, wrap it around the thing you’re fixing, and after a 10 minute setup time it’s supposed to stick everything together and become hard as steel. Sort of an all-in-one fiberglass and resin wrap.

Sounds cool, but I really had to wrack my brain thinking of something to use it on. I’m hoping it can help me with my gokart handlebar, which is this mashup of bike parts that tends to slip out of alignment. By wrapping it up, I’m hoping it will seize together, and maybe even look cooler.

A little piece of sandpaper is included to rough up the surface, which helps it stick. Gloves are also included because apparently this resin in here is no fun if it sticks to your skin. I soak it in water for 5 seconds, and then quickly wrap what I’m trying to fix before it sets.

After it’s wrapped, it’s recommended that you wrap it again with this included vinyl strap, just to keep pressure on it while it sets up.

Here it is after 15 minutes. It’s hard like the outside of a cast and you can sand it or paint it. But unlike a cast where your arm can still slip around, the resin in here sticks hard to what you’ve wrapped it on. Supposedly it’s watertight. I can at least vouch for it being tough.

The big downside as I see it is that it’s a one-shot deal. As soon as you open the bag, moisture from the air is enough to begin the curing process. You can cut it as use as much or as little as you want, but there’s no saving the rest for later.

That said, for $8, it’s one of those tools that’s probably good to have on hand or as part of an emergency kit.

Coated Trauma Scissors — These non-stick coated medical shears are autoclavable and can be boiled or run through the dishwasher. They’re short, with a blunt tip, but they have great leverage and known for their cutting power.

I was worried that without the notch these wouldn’t work as well on produce, but the serrated blade did a great job gripping things as it cut into them. I didn’t have a chance to use these on meat and bone, but that’s kinda what they’re made for, so I suspect they’d do well.

One thing I noticed is that because these are tensioned so tight by design, they’re not great for making lots of quick cuts. You’re trading speed for power.

For cutting tape, the good news is that the non-stick coating resists tape. I think it would be hard to get these gummed up. The bad news is that the relatively short blade length makes long, precise cuts more difficult.

Breaking down boxes was also a mixed bag. On one hand, the little blunt lip on the end made it easy wedge under tape for taking boxes apart carefully and not accidentally stabbing yourself or whatever’s in the box. On the other hand, the inability to just jab these into cardboard and get the job done forced me to approach the task a little differently.

Overall, for $8, I’m definitely keeping these around. The blunt tip makes them more kid-friendly. You don’t have to be precious with them. And they’re incredibly powerful.

Gear Ties — These are essentially giant twist ties. There’s a bendable metal wire inside and the outside is made from a waterproof, UV-resistant rubber.

Just like you’ll usually see twist ties used to bundle produce or secure products in a package — these are great for wrapping things together.

They’re great for wrapping cords together.

They can be used to hold together a bedroll or a rolled up yoga mat.

You want to secure a Go Pro to a pole? You can do that.

You want to create a makeshift mount for your phone. You can do that.

Make a stand for your flashlight? No problem.

It’s just a great, generally handy thing to have around. Great for camping or traveling. A lot of reviewers recommend them for tying things down on boats or kayaks, or just generally rigging things together temporarily.

And one tip from my own experience is that you can very simply twist these together to double the length. The ribbed, gummy quality of the rubber sticks to itself pretty well.

USB Soldering Iron — For electronic work, next on the list is this $9 USB soldering iron.

Here’s what I like about it.

1. It’s skinny. It’s the skinniest iron I’ve ever used, which makes it really nice to hold. Altogether with the cord it’s super compact.
2. It’s cheap. Even if it’s not your favorite iron, at $9 you can put one in every kit you have and not be precious about mistreating it.
3. USB is everywhere. You can plug it into your computer, or a portable charger, or a wall adapter. There’s nothing to recharge.
4. There’s a built-in safety. Touching this little button turns it on. If it’s let go for more than 15 seconds it turns off.

Now, it’s definitely not perfect. It only really gets hot enough for general electronic work, and the skinny tip loses heat quickly.

Also, while it’s portable, it’s not exactly cordless. You still have to plug this into something, even if that a portable battery. Which also means that if you lose this adapter cable, you’re hosed.

Still, I’m glad I have it around. And at $9 I think it’s a great value just to have as part of your toolbag.

Diamond Whetstone — The manufacturer, DMT, does most of their business selling larger diamond whetstones for sharpening knives and tools. This is that same product on a smaller scale.

The face of the file has this polkadot pattern. The red is from the plastic backing showing through. Those holes are just slightly recessed and provide a place for little bits to collect as you file things down. The color is also there to indicate which grit you’re working with. This red one is considered Fine — around 600 grit if I understand it right. Lenore had been using the blue, coarse version, which might be better for some applications.

Now the metal part is where the magic is. You can’t tell from looking at it, but there’s a layer of industrial diamonds embedded in the metal surface. The metal is actually electro-formed around the diamonds, so it holds up to repeated use.

The back is just plastic, stamped by the manufacturer, showing that this is made in Marlborough Massachusetts.

Because diamonds are so incredibly hard, they work as an abrasive on just about anything. You can file your fingernails, sharpen small metal tools, knives, and generally just knock the edges off anything you throw at it. It can be used wet or dry.

And because it’s not all stabby like a traditional metal file, you can travel with this without raising any eyebrows with TSA. Plus, how cool is it to have a tool made of diamonds?

Metallic Sharpie — For something super cheap, how about a metallic sharpie?

With the metallic sharpie you can write on even the darkest, glossiest surface, and be able to read the mark.

Black plastic, dark metal, dark fabric, rubber, black gaffer tape, beer bottles, and it’s a great way to label black plastic wall warts so you can remember what goes to what.

They’re cheap, high-contrast, there’s no shaking or dripping, and it’s a cool look.

Beadle Wraps — Think of this as a cross between a zip-tie and a velco or hook & loop strap. It’s cheap and plastic like a ziptie, easy to reuse like velcro, but also kind of it’s own thing.

Let’s say you’ve got a cord to tie up. You wrap it around, thread it through the bottom hole, and then when you go back through the top hole you get a loop you can use to hang this up.

If you have multiple cords to bundle together, you can also use that second loop to wrap another cable.

Depending on the cord you’re wrapping, you could also wrap one notch just on the cord, and use the other notch for wrapping the entire bundle. This helps keep the wrap with the cord when you undo it.

If you have something big to wrap and need a longer cord, you can chain these together until you get the size you need. They also just sell bigger and smaller versions of these if you already know what kind of job you want them to handle.

Best of all, these come undone with just a little gentle encouragement. I feel they’re easier to undo than reusable zip ties, but not so easy you have worry about them falling apart.

BabeBot Glue Bottle — It’s a 4-oz. glue bottle made for glue. I’ve got mine filled with wood glue. They also make a bigger 16oz. version but I find this one a little more handy. What this does is make laying down glue a much tidier and more exact process. The way it does this is that the design feeds glue up from the bottom, through a spout — sorta like a fancy tea kettle. And when you’re done squeezing out glue, you get this immediate back pressure that sucks the glue right back in the bottle, so you don’t get that messy string of glue drool. There’s also a little cap here that stays attached. The whole thing makes me feel like a glue pro, and it only costs $7.

Pocket Microscope — I half bought this thing just to see what a tiny $6 microscope even looks like. It comes in this flimsy box, and understandably it’s mostly plastic, but what you get is fairly impressive.

The microscope itself is just this passive lens system that you can focus with your hand. But you also get this series of LEDs you can switch on to add extra light. Switched one way you can look at things under a UV light which is apparently handy for seeing anti-counterfeit marks on money.

I had microscopes as a kid, but they were always the classic style where you had to put samples on a slide, and they were more more or less fixed things.

What surprised me about this cheap, tiny microscope is how much fun it can be to just take it to anything out in the world — the wood grain on a table, the tread of a bike tire, the print in a comic book — all these little hidden worlds open up and you can just instantly peek at them.

If you have kids, it’s a slam dunk. Even if they already have a standard microscope, like my kid, the reaction to this was totally different.

Beyond the novelty, I’ve found this useful a few times for inspecting electronics projects and troubleshooting connections or reading little component values or serial numbers.

And I should also mention that I was able to use this with my smartphone camera to take closeup photos or videos. That’s actually how I shot a lot of this video here. So you can somewhat think of this as a super macro lens adapter for your phone.

-- Donald Bell

The Little Book of Hygge/RetailMeNot/Know yourself

10 December, by claudia[ —]

How to be cozy
To prepare for the holidays I’ve been reading The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living written by Meik Wiking, CEO of The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. Wiking shares tips on how to light your home (aim for pools of light), what to wear and eat (mostly wool and warm drinks), how to create a sense of togetherness, as well as other things that Danes do to be happy all year round. An idea I plan to adopt is to link purchases with good experiences or an important milestone in life so that I’m reminded of it each time it’s used or seen. — CD

Shopping must
A great hack to know during shopping days is to always check out RetailMeNot before purchasing anything online, outside of Amazon. There is a high chance I’ll find a discount coupon for a retail purchase I am considering. RetailMeNot will give you the coupon code, and the rate of success others have recently had in using it (the codes are crowdsourced). Discounts of 10, 20, or 30% are not uncommon in my experience. I don’t shop without it. — KK

Who are you?
Know Yourself is a set of 60 cards to prompt you to examine your beliefs. Example card: “List five things that are important to you in your life. How much of your time do you give to each of these?” The back of each card offers advice to make sure you answer the questions in a useful way. You can use their cards on your own or with another person you feel close to. Be prepared to surprise yourself. — M

Wake command
You can wake up Alexa by using the wake command “Computer” as in Star Trek. Go to the Alexa app on your phone. Right-swipe to open a panel with Settings choice. Pick your device and scroll down to wake commands. You have a limited choice of four words, including Computer. There is a movement to make that command a common voice interface among all devices. Are you listening Siri, Cortana and Google? — KK

Easiest way to search bookmarks
I added my bookmarks to Chrome’s custom search engine and now all I have to do to find something I saved is type “B” into my URL bar and press enter, then I type whatever search terms I want. Here’s how to do it. — CD

What’s on that barcode?
If you’re curious about the information on barcode or QR code, take a photo or screengrab of it and upload it to this website. It will decode the contents and present it to you in human readable form. I used it recently to get a shipping tracking number I needed. — M


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9 December[ —]

Set is a simple game in a class by itself. You get a deck of cards with colored symbols. These are laid out, face up. To play the game you need to organize the symbols into sets of three “un-alikes” — but they can be grouped in more ways than one. Many more ways. Everyone else is trying to group them into sets faster than you. This game exercises a unique part of your brain that few other activities do. Half math, half intuition, all concentration. It’s fun, loud, fast moving, and very challenging to do well, yet easy enough for small kids to join in meaningfully (that is, do better than you). After several years of playing the game, here is what I’ve observed:

1) It can’t be explained; it has to be shown.
2) Some folks are more gifted than others at finding patterns fast.
3) But *everyone* improves, often within the span of a game.

I hear that many schools use this game to teach sets and logic in math class, and that’s great. We use it as a raucous parlor game. Like the game Go, Set possess the kind of simplicity which keeps expanding, never growing old. And as far as games go these days, it’s cheap.

-- KK

[This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2005]

Set ($9)

Available from Amazon

Cold Drip Coffee Maker

8 December, by mark[ —]

Bruer is a home cold brewer that is extremely easy to manage and to clean. It’s got nice high quality glass. It’s not Pyrex so it will definitely shatter if you drop it. It’s got pretty good silicon seals on it and it’s just ridiculously easy to operate. It makes about 24 to 25 ounces of cold brew at a time and it’s now my primary means of drinking coffee.

There a glass pitcher, like a water pitcher, and sitting on top of it is another container full of ice water and then below the ice water and inside the pitcher is another container that has the coffee beans, and then there is some kind of plumbing that is operating some kind of other glass tubes.

You put a stainless mesh screen on the bottom, you fill it with coffee, you put a small paper filter to even the distribution of the drips, you pre-wet it with just a little bit of water, you put a seal in on top of it and you can twist it to control the flow rate of the water dripping and then you fill the top part of the pitcher with 24 or 25 ounces of water, which can be iced. I actually don’t ice it. I don’t think it makes a difference. Once that’s filled you just adjust it with the hand turn mechanism on the seal. You try to get it so it’s about a drip every second. I like to let it drip a little longer so it’s one and a half seconds to two seconds, and then you go away. You do it overnight, you come back in the morning and you’ve got a full pitcher of cold brew coffee.

-- Ryan Block

[This was excerpted from our podcast interview with Ryan.]

Cold Bruer Drip Coffee Maker ($78)

Available from Amazon

Norm Chan, Editor of Tested.com

8 December, by claudia[ —]

We have hired professional editors to help create our weekly podcasts and video reviews. So far, Cool Tools listeners have pledged $329 a month. Please consider supporting us on Patreon. We have great rewards for people who contribute! – MF

Our guest this week is Norm Chan. Norm is the co-founder and editor of Tested.com, a website and YouTube channel celebrating the interesting intersections of technology, science, art and the maker community. Norm’s been a technology journalist for 10 years and produces shows on Tested including Adam Savage’s costume builds and his weekly podcast Still Untitled.

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Show notes:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera ($3,949)
[The Canon EOS 5D] is my go-to, that’s the thing I probably use the most next to a smartphone or a computer. … I definitely like shooting video with it. The 5D has a touch screen, lets you tap to focus, it tracks faces. It’s a very good B-roll camera for me. … I like the Canon user interface. I have a collection of Canon lenses. I don’t know if you know but, on Nikon the focus and the zooms are reverse. Whereas in Canon you rotate clockwise, on a Nikon it would be counter clockwise. So my muscle memory is actually tuned to the Canon lenses.”

DxO One ($469)
“There’s a company called DxO … they’re a software company, they do software analysis for images. When you see smartphones come out, you may see a DXO score or rating for some of these cameras. But they also make hardware and their first camera was a camera called the DxO One. The price has gone down a little bit, it’s a $500 camera, which is still expensive in the pocket camera world. But it has a very large sensor, it’s a 1-inch size sensor in this form factor that’s no bigger than a lighter. A metallic lighter, like a Zippo. It’s very pocketable, and it actually plugs in to an iOS device. So it has a lightning port, you plug it into your iPhone and basically you have a very nice camera. You can use the iPhone as the viewfinder and save the photos directly on to your phone.”

Amaran AL-M9 ($45)
“So working in a production pseudo-environment, we use a lot of traditional kino lights, things you’d find in movie studios and big bulky lights with the switch out the bulbs. And the past couple years we’ve been moving over to LED lights. … But more recently we’ve discovered there’s a company called Aputure, and they sent us a sample of this very small, lightweight, credit card-sized LED light. The AL-M9 is the model and we have a couple handful of these in our studio and they’re very backpack-able, even pocketable. Run off of built in battery and they get incredible bright, very bright with I think 9 or 10 degrees of brightness settings so it can get pretty dim, pretty bright. And they’re just so handy for, even if you’re shooting outdoors use them for a fill light for example. Or when I do product shots or macro shots, as a backlight or even as key light. And then they have these magnetic swappable covers for color temperature. Just very versatile.”

Glowforge ($5,995)
“This is like the new shiny toy. ..Having a laser cutter that I have in my home office is game changing. I have a 3d printer now and a laser cutter next to my computer desk at home. It just changes how fast I can prototype and come up with an idea and make it. …It’s a 40W laser or a 45W, if you go for the pro model. In the world of laser cutters, the way I understand, there are two fundamental laser technologies. There are tube lasers, glass tube lasers and then there’s metal lasers. And the big industrial lasers you see at maker spaces are metal lasers, they are pulse based. Tube lasers have a continuous laser but they don’t last nearly as long – they’re more hobby lasers. So this one is a tube laser. I expect it to last several years, but it’s going to be replaceable. But it definitely cuts cardboard, foam core, 1/8 inch wood is probably the sweet spot for it. … it’s all cloud-based software, they’re rolling out. … But one of the other features is a pass through system. … If I have a very long sheet of material I can cut a fifth of it and then slide it through, it’ll re-align, resume a cut or resume a etch and therefore I have a 20 inch by theoretically as large as I want.”

Cool Tools 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Tools $10 or less

7 December, by mark[ —]

The editors of Cool Tools have curated a number of gift suggestions selected from the pages of Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities (which itself makes a great gift), and from the website. This week: tools for $10 or less.

“I have many lock picks I have bought or made myself over the years, but never saw what I was doing until I was given a clear plastic padlock ($10) a few months ago. Now I can plainly see the pins, driver pins, sheer line and springs, etc.”– Kent Barnes

“The Nitecore Tube ($10) is my go-to keychain flashlight after using many giveaway promotional products or $1 LED lights sold next to convenience store cash registers. The extremely light-weight rechargeable lithium-ion battery is quite a change from the expensive coin cells that made me unwilling to use other small lights.” – Trace Gilton

“The OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set ($6) is a great little set of brushes that will replace that worn out toothbrush you use for cleaning little corners and the like. With stiffer bristles, and a grippy angled handle these little brushes will go places a toothbrush cannot.” — Dan Mushrush

“Since I switched from dress shirts a few years ago to polo shirts without pockets, I’ve been forced to find a better place for my pen and misc items I like to keep up close and handy. I settled on neck wallets, which come in various colors and cost about five dollars.” — Craig Wilson

“The Spotlight rechargeable LED vehicle light $8)recharges in the car’s cigarette lighter, so it’s always right there and charged in the car. I gave them to everyone a couple Christmases ago, and was with my son a few months later when we needed it.” — MB Davidson

Want more? Check out our other 2017 gift guide picks, as well as our 2016 Gift Guide, 2015 Gift Guide, 2014 Gift Guide and our 2103 Gift Guide

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