Titanium Pocket Bit screwdriver fits on a keyring

The Pocket Bit comes with a Philips head (or cross head) on one end and a flat head on the other

If you're like a lot of people, every so often you'll find yourself needing a screwdriver without having one to hand. The Titanium Pocket Bit is a satisfying solution to that problem. It's a tiny, double-ended screwdriver on a keyring that is genuinely unobtrusive and and has a wealth of potential uses.

We say "genuinely unobtrusive" because often products are sold as being portable or designed to be kept with you at all times, without actually living up to that promise. At only 0.98 in (25 mm) long and 0.2 in (6 mm) thick, however, the Titanium Pocket Bit really is very slight. Not only that, but by slotting on to a keyring it's something you can always have about your person and, what with being so small, forget about until you need it.

The Pocket Bit comes with a Philips head (or cross head) on one end and a flat-head on the other. Obviously this is handy for when you unexpectedly need to tighten or loosen screens, such as for door hinges, loose chair joints or camera tripod mounts, but there are also a number of other uses. It will, for example, provide a handy go-to tool for cutting through tape to open packages and boxes, for popping bottle caps and for using as a mini pry bar.

Chadwick Parker and Joe Huang, who are behind the Pocket Bit, claim that it's the world's most compact, double sided solid titanium alloy screwdriver bit. They also say that the materials used make it tougher than an average steel screwdriver.

The Pocket Bit itself is made of grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy and heat-treated for extra hardness. The keyring it comes with and that acts as a gripping area for turning the screwdriver, meanwhile, is made of grade 2 commercially pure titanium.

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is ongoing for the Titanium Pocket Bit screwdriver. At the time of writing, individuals who pledge from US$10 can receive one of the units. Delivery is expected in September this year, assuming it reaches production.

The video below is the Kickstarter pitch for the Titanium Pocket Bit.

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