Designed to help build everything from bicycles to IKEA furniture, the new MetMo Pocket Driver is a powerful miniature driver that fits into hard-to-reach places and can be used in several handy modes. It’s on Kickstarter now, and you can find more details and a link to the campaign here…
The latest crowdfunding campaign from Leeds, UK-based MetMo is the Pocket Driver, a re-imagined miniature version of an industrial icon, the ratchet screwdriver. Made from hardened materials with state-of-the-art machining, it features a clever design that makes it a highly capable and versatile tool for all kinds of tasks.
The MetMo Pocket Driver works with 1/4″ (6.4mm) Allen/hex key bits and standard screw and micro screw bits, eliminating the need for fiddly Allen wrenches and screwdrivers. It’s easy on the hands and boasts an impressive 17 newton meters of torque. A quick-release handle flips out to provide the advantages of a bigger tool without taking up nearly as much space in your toolbox (or pocket). It can be used in-line as a micro driver, off-line for accessing tight spaces, or with in pistol grip or T-mode for more comfort and power. There’s built-in storage for two bits, and MetMo will be reducing a magnetic companion case that holds six bits soon.
Although we haven’t had a chance to try it ourselves, it looks like a hugely satisfying tool to use. The creators say it’s equally well-suited as a fidget toy, and that “each rotation and click has been meticulously crafted to give you maximum satisfaction, even just sat at your desk.” All that beautiful design and user experience comes at a cost, though, and the MetMo Pocket Driver is priced at a hefty £89 ($110) for early bird backers on Kickstarter.
You can find many more details and order a Pocket Driver of your own via Kickstarter. The campaign ends in 34 days and has already raised nearly $1,000,000 of its modest $6,217 goal.
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