There are times on the road when every traveller finds themselves needing a screw driver, bottle opener, knife, eye glass screw driver. There are always “I wish I had” moments when opening something, repairing something or any number of other daily situations that require ‘basic tools.’
Given the strict limitations of what travelers can carry on board flights with them, we all give up some of our ‘basic tools’ in order to be able to get on a plane.
This Utili-Key is shaped like a key, looks like a key, hangs on a key chain like a key and never gets a second glance from airport security screeners when you place it on a key chain with your keys, toss it in your bag and run it through the x-ray machine.
The Utili-Key may not be as robust and functional as a Gerber MP400 Multi-Tool (and I love mine) but it can handle most of any travelers’ basic needs on the road. The Swiss+Tech Utili-Key features an eyeglass screwdriver; Philips head screw driver; flat head screwdriver serrated knife; straight blade knife and a bottle opener.
The design of the Utili-Key is such that users can get it on and off their key ring in about a second. The Utili-Key’s top section locks shut around a key ring or opens up on a swivel for quick access to the tools. No hassle at all to use the tool at will and as needed.
You should note that while the Swiss+Tech Utili-Key can be travelled with in a totally undetected manner, the tool its self is technically not allowed to be flown with as a carry on item. Users should be aware of this … however at around US$10 the item is easy to replace at many hardware stores should it be spotted by an airport security screener.
Below are three photos of my Swiss+Tech Utili-Key to demonstrate how this tool blends in with your every day keys on your key chain.