35

The Grypmat

By: on January 15, 2017
$30 - $70
Check It Out

I hate it when my tools keep sliding off the nose of the F-16 fighter jet I'm working on! Tom Burden, a mechanic in the US Air Force, developed the Grypmat because that lucky SOB actually had this problem. Maybe you do too. Or maybe you just need a grippy surface to stay put, and hold your tools put too, when you're doing home and car repairs, or tinkering in the garage.

Burden says his flexible rubber Grypmat provides an "insane grip" for tool junkie implements large like wrenches and small like screws alike. The compartmented surface is non-magnetic, non-slip, anti-static, and chemical-resistant for near-universal DIY and hobbyist use (check out the GIF of Grypmat meets whiteboard meets smartphone) and easy cleanup when it gets showered in sawdust and residue (and the GIF of Grypmat meets damp rag).

The Grypmat is made of a polymer-silicone blend that can stick to a variety of work surfaces, and secure tools at angles of up to 70 degrees. It comes in small, medium, and large sizes, each with partitioned sections for holding different types of tools and hardware.

Currently seeking funding here on Kickstarter, Burden anticipates the Grypmat will be ready for shipment beginning June 2017. You can pledge for one, or a bundle, through February 3, 2017.

Check it out

The Best Fidget Toys & Fidget Spinners

Fidget toys or fidget spinners are increasingly being turned to as a simple, low-cost means of reducing stress and anxiety. The fiddle-friendly gadgets can also help address symptoms associated with ADD / ADHD, Autism...

Buy Now

Air Hammer Compressed Air Tool

$40.46 from Amazon »

The Air Hammer from Ingersoll Rand uses compressed air to deliver a 2-5/8" stroke and 3,500 blows per minute. It comes with a 3-piece chisel set to, uh, drive the job home. Use it to cut metal, fix exhaust systems, and...

Buy Now

Trunk Crate Pro Collapsible Trunk Organizer

$79.99 from Amazon »

The Trunk Crate Pro may not be a dazzler packed with smart home-compatible features, but if you're looking for a practical gift for Mom or Dad, one that won't break or become outdated in a year, or require you to spend...

Check it out

Zombie Hammer Survival Tools

$79.95 - $139.95 from Zombie Hammer »

"Zombie Hammer survival tools are designed to last longer than cockroaches." Longer than cockroaches! Now that's a sell. This knuckle dustered cache of apocalyptic weapons must have a collective immune system of steel!...

Check it out

The Cache Belt

$25 - $95 from Wazoo Survival Gear »

Sometimes you need a fishing hook in the middle of Denali. Sometimes you need a bottle opener in the middle of a Monday morning meeting. The Cache Belt can help you out with both lifesavers in both spots. Plus a needle...

Buy Now

Pack This! Notepad

$7 from Amazon »

Pack This! Forgetful Jones. Just don't forget where you put Knock Knock's handy traveler's prep list once you fill it in....

Buy Now

Wurf Board Standing Desk Air-Spring Anti-Fatigue Mat

$199 - $269 from Amazon »

The Wurf Board lets you ride the waves...of unending emails...and hang ten...Excel spreadsheets of Q3 product reports...right from your desk, all day long. The anti-fatigue mat for standing desks doesn't just copy the...

Check it out

Tactical Walls Inserts & Concealment Covers

$120 - $490 from Tactical Walls »

Although the word "tactical" has become as overused as the word "awesome", Tactical Walls reminds us there are still times when it can be applied meaningfully and justifiably. And also awesomely. Tactical Walls are inserts...

Buy Now

Kano - Simple DIY Computer

$145 from Amazon »

Simple as LEGO, powered by Pi. The Raspberry techie kind, not the 3.14Infinity kind. Or the fruit kind for that matter, but a DIY mini computer powered by flaky-crusted dessert might be the one element to rocket launch...

Check it out

THOR Hammer Tool Kit

Utilitarian cosplay. How many occasions do you have to use those two words together in a sentence? (And can you say them 5 times fast?) Ever since I got the ix-nay on wearing my "formal and "functional" Mongol armor suit...

Check it out

Panny Key Block

$14 - $19 from Panny »

I've seen a Veruca Salt-sized Santa Claus sack of wallet and keychain "innovations" over the past few years, and while Panny may not turn the world on its head like the Coin card consolidator, it's definitely making a...

Buy Now

The Chaos Machine

$39.95 from Amazon »

Chaos is an area of mathematics that studies complex systems and the mind-blowing effects seemingly small, inconsequential changes can have on them. Dr. Ian Malcolm used one example of the Chaos in action, the Butterfly...