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Gear 6 Useful Things That Belong On Your KeychainFrom fake keys that turn into knives, handy multi-tools to breathalyzers and soft tissue destroyers, there's something on this list for you.

Assuming your keychain isn’t overloaded with mystery keys from your past 17 apartments and cars or motorcycles you sold before the pandemic ran amok, you likely have room for something small and useful that can help you out in a pinch. Whether you need to pop a beer, slice open a box, or subdue a potential attacker, these keychain tools can come in handy.

Screwpop Toolkey, $20

This stainless steel multi-tool is disguised with your keys and features a handful of useful functions, including a flathead screwdriver, box scoring tip, bike spoke key, bottle opener, serrated edge cutter, ruler, wire bender.

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Gerber Shard, $9-$14

As useful and small as this Gerber unit is — ‎2.75 x 0.25 x 0.5 inches — the one concern is the unsheathed tip. Though it’s airline safe, for some reason, we can see that tiny spear piercing your thigh.

Includes: Small And Medium Flat Driver, Philips Head Driver, Wire Stripper, Pry Bar, Bottle Opener, & Lanyard Hole

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BACtrack Go Keychain Breathalyzer, $39.98

If you’ve gassed one too many beers but still think you’re good to get behind the wheel, the BACtrack keychain breathalyzer can be the deciding factor.

Is it accurate? Well, BACtrack was the first company to get FDA approval for consumer breathalyzers back in ’05, so it’s a far better option than asking your buddy to smell your breath to see if you need to Uber home.

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Nitecore Tip Keychain Light, $29.95

The iPhone flashlight function is good in a pinch when you drop a Skittle under the dresser, but the max brightness is only about 40-50 lumens. Don’t know what a lumen is? Doesn’t matter. Just know that the Nitecore light can crank out up to 700 of them. Compare that to the iPhone, and you’ll get an idea of how powerful this tiny thing is.

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True Utility FixR Multi-Tool, $15

This 19-tool powerhouse measures an ultra-compact 3-1/4″L x 1″W x 1/4″D. It comes with a leather sheath and features a quick-release clip that makes adding and removing the FixR a breeze. Some of the features: a bottle opener, nail cleaner, several sizes of screwdrivers and spanner/wrenches, spoke wrench, cutting blade, wire stripper, ruler, box opener, pry bar, and file.


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Tactical Pointed Tip Grooved Grip Kubotan, $9.99

This 5.75 inches Kubaton is a handy tool to have on your keychain if you find yourself in a sticky situation with someone looking to harm you. Simply jam the 2 oz. aluminum stick into the attacker’s nerve or soft tissue and make your escape.

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