Mon. Oct 14th, 2019

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Klecker Knives and Stowaway Tools Phone Case

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The Klecker Knives and Tools set is an “in case of emergency” style equipment that should be a part of the bare necessities from the common civilian, to the tactical professional looking to carry easy to use tools that are readily accessible. This is a very useful Every Day Carry (EDC) if you prefer to have your phone with you at all times. The tools were very popular at the SHOT Show in Vegas.

The tools are made of a durable TPU material known as thermoplastic polyurethane and has held up so far to almost every test I’ve put it through. TPU is used in items like ski boots or inline skate shoes and its tough.

To start off  the phone case for the Stowaway™ Tools can be customized. It is the perfect fit for a iPhone 6, 6s and 7 phone. More cases are to be added later on. You have the ability to choose 4 tools with you everywhere you carry your phone. Carry only what you need and leave behind what you don’t want.

Models each come with a set of Tool Caps and a Protective Liner. You start by selecting your device (6, 6s or 7), your color, and your style (mechanical or organic pattern). Stowaway Tools were designed to have compatibility with just about every carrier available including the KeyBar, Keyport, KeySmart, Keybiner, GripKey as well as Klecker’s new iPhone cases.

To start with you get the opportunity to select an additional carrier such as a carabiner made from brass with a titanium gate or simple stainless steel ring called a quick-link that has a screw lock gate. Each item can help you further organize your tools.

You then get the option to choose from a collection of the most popular multi-tool components and other things you might carry with you daily.  Tool prices range from $7.00 to $15.00.

The next option available is to add a splash of color and purchase the Tool Caps which then snap easily in and out of your phone case. With the different color end caps, you can match your phone to your outfit or color coordinate the case to your desire. For those less concerned with fashion and wanting to stay ‘Gray Man’ choose a muted color.

The case itself is just as durable as the tools. The scissors cut thru a carb board box, and the knife sliced thru the same cardboard with ease. Most importantly the bottle opener is truly functional and it drew attention as I pulled it from the back of my phone. It proved handy and worked perfectly at a team BBQ.

The case was easy to put on my phone, and the quality is sturdy and fits the phone PERFECTLY! The case I had on my phone before the Klecker Knives and Tools case, had the annoying volume and power buttons sticking out from the sides. This design is just the opposite, so now when I work out or go for a run I don’t have to worry about the volume going up and down while it’s in my pocket. The buttons are still very much accessible even working in gloves. The cut outs at the bottom for charger, speaker, mic and headphones are precise.

The Klecker Knives and Tools case is not too heavy but the tools add a little extra weight to the phone. This can be a plus if you wear baggy shorts or jogging pants and have issues with your phone falling out of your pocket when running.

I was also able to use the Klecker Knives and Tools while working on my truck and boy, did that flat head come in handy, you know its always that one simple tool you can never find. After finishing the repairs, I cleaned off the tools and replaced the end cap with a new one. While checking my phone I accidentally dropped it and the phone absorbed an impact to the concrete from approx. a 5 ft drop.

I would suggest a better artistic design to appeal to the different buyers and rubber or perhaps a silicone  construction to keep it from sliding on most surfaces and to also help with the impact when dropped. Excellent product. I don’t see much more they can do to improve this design. Two fist bumps.

Functionality: 5/5

Weight: 4/5

Durability: 5/5

Cost: 4/5

Comfort: 4/5

Overall Total: 22/25

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

*The views and opinions expressed on this website are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Spotter Up Magazine, the administrative staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.

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