I recently purchased a Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool to add to my everyday carry (EDC) kit. Its available in both stainless steel and black colors and I opted for the black version. There are many such key tools on the market from the really cheap eBay versions to the more quality brands such as the Leatherman Brewzer Pocket Tool and a number of others.
Key Tools vary in both price and features although most of them tend to have a bottle opener and flat head screwdriver. They all lightweight so if you’re like me you will probably end up having a number of them and then deciding on your preferred carry.
I opted for the Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool – Black from Amazon because Nite Ize is a trusted brand with some good reviews on prepper forums. It was only £4.39 at the time of purchase.
Doohickey Key Tool Features
The Nite Ize Doohickey is a Key-sized multi-tool made of durable stainless steel. It includes six tools that do everything from tightening bolts and screws to opening bottles. On one end of the DoohicKey is a sturdy carabiner clip, allowing you to attach keys to it.
You can attach the DoohicKey itself to any loop or ring. Opposite the clip is an etched ruler for on-the-spot measurements, and the carabiner opening is strategically shaped to function as a wrench. On the other end, the DoohicKey features a bottle opener, a flat head screwdriver, and a box cutter. It’s easy to carry, attach, remove, and reattach. It’s also Transportation Security Administration (TSA) friendly
Heres a list of the DoohicKey Features:
- Box Cutter
- Bottle Opener
- Wrench (1/4″, 5/16″, and 3/8″)
- Ruler (inches and centimeters)
- Flat Head Screw Driver
- Sturdy Carabiner clip
Doohickey Key Tool Specs
- Size : 2.6″ x 0.7″ x 0.1″ | 64.8mm x 17.2mm x 2.5mm
- Weight : 12g | 0.4oz
- Material: Stainless Steel
Unboxing The Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool – Black
Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool Unboxing Conclusion
The Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool is advertised as being lightweight, compact in size which it definitely is. The build quality looks good. The box cutter function works well it’s not sharp like a knife so it won’t cut you and will be OK to carry in your pocket or on your keys.
The flat edge screwdriver is OK, though I doubt it will work with all flat head screws due to its thickness. Whilst the Doohickey is not advertised as having a pry bar feature if push came to shove you could probably use it for this purpose.
The bottle opener is effective and the ruler, well it’s a ruler and fine if you need to take measurements of under two inches. The Carabiner clip is nice and strong, not flimsy in any way so I am not concerned about losing it from my key ring.
For the price, the Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool is a bargain and cheaper than some of the eBay knockoffs on sale. I certainly don’t regret getting one.
I hope you found my review helpful good luck in your search for the perfect Key Tool.