When you think of a multitool, you’re probably picturing a pocket knife-sized package with a dozen or so fold-out doodads, most of which you’ll likely never need but will most definitely get your expensive tool seized every time you accidentally bring it to the airport. While people in certain professions can justify keeping one of these not-so-compact gadgets in their pocket, they’re not really designed for most of us. Enter Malboro & Kane’s Claw 2.0.
(Slightly) Bigger And Better
The second, larger iteration of the impossibly small Claw multitool which we’ve been carrying for years, the Claw 2.0 boils down the concept of a multitool to the barest necessities in order to fit on your keychain or zipper pull. Forged from a single piece of titanium with no moving parts, the Claw 2.0 is an object lesson in practicality. In its 1.5” form factor, it manages to pack in about a half dozen tools, nearly all of which are things that you’ll actually find yourself using on a regular basis.
Just The Essentials
On one end, a 30 degree chisel blade works as both a flathead screwdriver and as a handy box opener. And don’t worry, it’s TSA-safe. Along the bottom, you’ll find a bottle opener that provides a lot more leverage than the old Claw, and is aided by a finger ridge on the opposite side to give you a better grip. And on the back, Malboro & Kane built in two hex holes that can fit almost any standard screwdriver or drill bit, essentially turning the Claw 2.0 into a screwdriver handle. Are you going to build a house with this thing? No, but it could come in handy in a pinch.
Preorder And Save
And that’s it! It’s just the tools that most people will need in most situations. You can bring it on a plane, it’ll fit in any pocket, and it’s under $30 when you preorder it on Kickstarter. What’s not to love?