What is in your wallet?
We often find that men with overstuffed wallets become somewhat overwhelmed and frantic when they need something basic; like a pen, a pair of scissors or tweezers. Naturally, we are curious to find out what items are permanently lodged in people’s wallets despite being of no apparent value. Heck, people who use the SOG Tool Logic Credit Card Companion essentially have a one-card army at their disposal. They do not work half as hard as you, or the elastic on those stretched out wallet compartments; so, we would really like to know – what is in your wallet?
If you didn’t pick up on it already; yes, we have something against carting around a glut of junk for no reason.
In an era of minimalists and multi-tools? Please, no.
With credit card tools like the SOG Tool Logic Credit Card Companion , you basically have necessities outfitted into a plastic or metal plate, no larger than the average credit card; what is your excuse for overworking your wallet?
Things to Consider Before Buying a Credit Card Multi Tool
Just in case you didn’t already know – credit card multi-tools are exactly what their name describes; handy toolkits, collapsed into the size and shape of a credit card so that they fit right into your wallet. So, they are a kind of a wallet multi-tool.
Looking to join the moving train of credit card multi tool owners? Well, here are a few tips to set you on the fast track to Multi-tool-Ville.
Think of Yourself:
There are a ton of credit card tools that boast a multitude of functions – short of actually paying your credit card debt and making you breakfast. It is important to remember that it is okay if your credit card tool only has as many functions as you actually need. For some, it may be 8, for others 40, whatever the case stick with features you have a use for.
Try Not To Skimp:
Resist the urge to buy the cheapest option you find. There is a reason some products are so cheap, and (sometimes) it is because you pay in currencies other than the legal tender. Plus, if your tool bulks in the face of an emergency, what would have been the point of buying it?
Remember Safety, Portability, and Design:
Look out for tools that won’t rip the insides of your wallet or pocket, and remember that you’re going to be carting it around a lot, so the lighter, the better. Also remember that its exterior matters, you certainly don’t want to end up with a tool you will be ashamed to whip out at whim.
The SOG Tool Logic Credit Card Companion
The SOG tool logic credit card companion was designed with everyone in mind; that is what makes this multi-purpose tool both unique and likable. The SOG tool logic isn’t dubbed the ‘credit card companion’ for nothing. Steve Padden may have set out to develop a credit-size tool, but he ended up designing a 2 inch, 9-tool masterpiece which would answer to the necessities of the everyday guy, and give dogs a run for ‘man’s-best-friend’.
Well, good luck opening your can and screwing stray lugs with nothing but your adorable Alsatian.
- It comes with 9 essential tools for regular, everyday use
- The 20-inch knife blade is considered one of the most reliable among multi-tools
- Lightweight with a unique satin finish
- Reasonably priced and fairly sturdy
- Made of ABS plastic which is notorious for becoming flimsy over time
- The toothpick might be redundant
Features & Benefits
Right off the bat, the SOG tool logic credit card companion shines in terms of functionality. But unlike a few of its counterparts that are designed for more streamlined functions, the tool logic credit card companion can alternate seamlessly from one environment to another.
With its 2’’ serrated knife edge, magnifier and compass, it will be handy in survival situations, and if you’re just an everyday guy with ‘every day’ needs, it’s tweezers, bottle opener, toothpick and knife edge will slip right into your routine with much ease. With EDC pocket tools, a few features are bound to get in the way of each other, but the manufacturers tackle this by designing a removable blade that can be detached when the compass is in use; quite brilliant, isn’t it?
Ultra compact & Lightweight Design
At a mere 2.1× 3.3 inches, this 9-tool card multi tool seems a lot smaller than it should be compared to its functions. However, it is designed such that its tools are collapsed within the card frame so that your tool can slip into your wallet without notice.
In some tools, collapsible tools often translate into a heavier weight and bulkier widths – but not with the SOG card companion , it weighs barely 2 ounces and may add a little protrusion, but not enough to give away its position; ultimately, you won’t even know it’s there until it’s time to whip it out for use.
Fairly Sturdy Construction
Okay, we’ll be honest; the ABS plastic used as the frame of this card isn’t our favorite material in the world. It might work great with your regular credit card, but where tools are involved, there is an increased chance of deterioration.
That notwithstanding, the ABS plastic is perhaps the reason for its lightweight frame and reasonable price tag, and if you look after this tool properly, you should have no problems in terms of durability – but only if you remember not to exert undue pressure on it; remember it isn’t particularly built for heavy-weight scenarios.
Overall, its construction is sturdy, and for average-type tasks, the SOG tool logic credit card companion should excel without trouble.
If you aren’t quite sure of the quality of a product, take a long hard look at its warranty. For the SOG tool logic credit card companion , its limited lifetime warranty suggests that its manufacturers are confident in the products ability to deliver. According to the terms of this warranty, you can basically exchange one model for another (with some terms and conditions of course) but, rest assured you won’t have to worry about whether or not this card tool will be worth the hype; you can simply try it for yourself.
Tool Logic Credit Card Companion with Lens/Compass CC1SB – 9 Tools, Black, 2″ Blade
- Ultra-compact multi-tool in shape of credit card
- Just 2.125″ thick and 3.375″ long, weighing only 1.4 ounces
- Made from durable ABS plastic
- Please remove the knife from the tool for compass to work as the metal can interfere with the compass.
- Credit card holder with (9) essential tools for every day jobs
Meet the Competition
When it comes to credit card tools, variety abounds. We have assembled a list of alternatives to the SOG tool logic credit card companion, just in case you want to keep your options open.
Want More Tools? : Lever Gear ToolCard Pro
The fact that the Lever Gear Toolcard pro has 40 outfitted tools blows all its competition out of the water. How do you compete with every card tool imaginable? From survival to auto repair and carpentry – if you can think it, the Lever Gear toolcard pro can do it.
Like the focus of this review – the SOG tool logic credit card companion – the Lever Gear tool Card pro is lightweight and has a seamless satin finish, but like with most overtly multifunctional products, some features on the Tool card pro are likely to be redundant, with one feature getting in the way of the other. However, seeing as this card tool is made from heat treated, 420 stainless steel packs basic necessities, including a bottle opener, cord cutter, wrenches, hex bit driver, screwdriver and so much more, the odds are stacked against this bad-boy. We can’t argue with pure genius really.
Lever Gear Toolcard Pro – 40 in 1 Credit Card Multitool. Sleek Minimalist Stainless Steel Wallet Multi Tool – Bead Blast Silver
- PREMIUM QUALITY – Beware of knock-offs. The Lever Gear Toolcard Pro is made in the USA, heat treated 420 stainless steel, satin finish, laser-etched permanent graphics.
- SUPREMELY FUNCTIONAL – Packs 40 tools into a credit card-sized multi-tool including wrenches, screwdrivers, bottle opener, can opener, prybar, cord cutter, hex bit driver and more.
- GOES ANYWHERE – Slips easily into your wallet or bag, TSA compliant for travel, weighs just 1 ounce.
- PERFECT GIFT – Great as a Father’s Day gift, graduation gift, wedding or groomsman gift, golf tournaments, corporate gifts, etc.
- NO RISK – 60 day 100% money back guarantee, lifetime warranty.
Willing To Splurge? : Victorinox Swisscard Pocket Tool
The appeal of Victorinox products goes back to their signature Swiss army knife. Remember it? Every tool lover pretty much has an obsession with Swiss knives.
So, what if we told you there was a card tool equivalent of the Swiss army knife?
That’s right; Victorinox Swisscard Pocket Tool is pretty much the Swiss army knife of card tools. It is constructed with that signature Swiss manufacturing; naturally, it has won an award in terms of design quality. The pocket tool is outfitted with 13 functions. It includes a ballpoint pen, rulers, and straight pin, are all absent in the tool logic credit card companion; if this is your final pick, however, you must be willing to dole out the big bucks. However, this baby proves its money’s worth in terms of functionality.
Victorinox Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool, Sapphire
- Compact and sturdy
- The world’s most know brand for multi-tools and pocket knives
- Made is Switzerland
- New LED mini white light; 18,000 MCD
- Reddot design award winner 2004 for design quality, innovation in form and function
…On a Tight Budget? : SE MT908-1
In the multi-tool market, there is something for everyone, (unless you are underaged and susceptible to choking hazards) and the SE MT908-1 only gives credence to the fact.
Believe it or not, this 11-function credit card tool which comes in a carrying case actually goes for under $5. You won’t get the gentle assurance of an ABS plastic constructed tool that the tool logic credit card companion provides, but you get a few wrenches, a saw blade as well as a keychain hole if you’d like to whirl it around along with your keys; come on, even you have to admit that it is pretty impressive.
SE MT908-1 11-Function Stainless Steel Survival Pocket Tool
- Credit card-sized (easily fits inside your wallet, pocket, etc.)
- Comes in a black fitted leatherette carrying case
- 11 Functions include the following: Can opener / Bottle cap opener /
- 4-Position wrench / 2-Position wrench / Butterfly screw wrench /
- Direction anxillary wrench / Knife edge / Saw blade / Screwdriver /
We could have a 30-day discourse on credit card multi-tools, and we would still leave a lot untouched. No doubt, the SOG tool logic credit card companion, makes a remarkable ‘companion’; but even a great multi-tool can become obsolete because of its owner’s needs. If you are an everyday guy that gets around to be handy on occasion, you and The SOG Tool Logic Credit Card Companion will no doubt, make a great pair. However, if you have other needs perhaps the SE MT908-1 Lever Gear Tool Card Pro or the Victorinox Pocket Tool are options you might want to consider. Overall, and in spite of our expert opinions (that’s right, you’re welcome), the choice is up to you.