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Tuls: multi-purpose tools you can carry in your wallet

Tuls: multi-purpose tools you ...
Tuls is a collection of credit card-sized multi-purpose tools designed to suit most needs
Tuls is a collection of credit card-sized multi-purpose tools designed to suit most needs
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The complete Tuls collection
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The complete Tuls collection
Stan offers a solution to the problem of smartphone cables getting snagged
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Stan offers a solution to the problem of smartphone cables getting snagged
Stan offers a simple smartphone stand for mobiles of up to 10 mm thick
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Stan offers a simple smartphone stand for mobiles of up to 10 mm thick
Roul offers metric measurements and a drill guide, amongst other things
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Roul offers metric measurements and a drill guide, amongst other things
Opie is a simple bottle opener designed to be carried at all times
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Opie is a simple bottle opener designed to be carried at all times
Lucy offers a collection of wrenches for doing manly jobs on the go
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Lucy offers a collection of wrenches for doing manly jobs on the go
Tuls is a collection of credit card-sized multi-purpose tools designed to suit most needs
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Tuls is a collection of credit card-sized multi-purpose tools designed to suit most needs
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The creators of Tuls know they're not creating the perfect tools for individual jobs. Instead, their philosophy is that the "best tool for the job is the one within reach," so while having a single-purpose tool for every job is the dream, the reality is something altogether more practical.

Tuls is a "collection of compact, well-designed, card-sized tools" that are flat and small enough to be carried either on a keychain or in a wallet or handbag. They're not designed to replace the collection of tools you may have waiting at home, but are instead designed to offer an always-to-hand alternative.

Each of the Tuls is crafted from 18-gauge stainless steel, laser-cut to ensure uniformity. The makers claim they're "about as thick and rigid as a US dime." The exact dimensions of each of the Tuls is 3.35 x 2.1 inches ( 85 x 54 mm) with a weight of around 1 oz (28 grams).

The complete Tuls collection
The complete Tuls collection

There are four Tuls, each with multiple functions sorted into complementary sets. These sets are fixing, measuring, listening, and opening.

Stan is designed for smartphone users, with places to wrap cables as well as a slot that turns it into a very basic stand for mobiles up to 10 mm thick. Lucy features a collection of wrenches as well as a hex drive, tire spoon, and a pry bar. Roul features metric ruler, a metric square, a protractor, and a drill guide, amongst others. Opie is, quite simply, a bottle opener.

Each individual Tul is priced at US$22, so getting the full set of four Tuls will cost $88. The Kickstarter campaign had a very small goal of just $1,500, and has already raised many times that target. Funding will end on September 10, but Tuls will then be added to the Onehundred Shop alongside the company's previous crowdfunded product, Pucs.

Each of the four Tuls is introduced in the Kickstarter campaign video below.

Source: Kickstarter, Onehundred

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8 comments
Starper
I carry a multitool in my Oversize Metal Wallet. It has these functions: Saw, Can Opener, Bottle Opener, Knife, Metric Rule, Srewdriver, Multiple Hex Wrenches, Map Direction Indicator. Suggestion: Do not carry these tools on a key chain, if you travel by air, as TSA agents will confiscate them if they think it can be used as a weapon, or in some cases if they want one for themself. Best to carry in a purse or wallet out of sight.
The Skud
Not cheap, but handy anyway. Adding little joining links to form part of a wide Kevlar belt-like system to carry all 4 at once and they could have a winner. Might be shocking to don if a cold morning though!
Slowburn
I have bent a dime loosening a screw.
difficult
This tool cost less than 1$ on aliexpress. Kickstarter becomes a site like Groupon for dealers from china who want make easy money. It's sad(
Toffe Carling
Very cool, but here is a thought. Why not also make them in metric so the rest of the world can use them to? (There is a world outside USA.. no really, I am not kidding. We even use tools.)
Pat O'Leary
$22 for a bottle opener! Or for an iPod "stand"? Ya gotta be kidding me!
nutcase
Looks like the programmer down at the laser cutters has been doodling again
unklmurray
While there might be a world outside of the U.S.of A. but a good portion of them don't have much "common sense" I mean I have a pair of vise grips' and some foreigner asks "do you have that in metric?" Talk about--------If you aren't smart enough to use the tool in the first place you shouldn't be worried about taking one on an airplane......However I can't say ,personally, I have never been on an airplane larger than a Cesna 180'.....