05 October 2015

Tool Pen Mini - Kickstarter

Tool Pen Mini - Precision Bits
Last year, I backed the Tool Pen by mininch.  Earlier this year, the gang at mininch launched another Kickstarter campaign for their Tool Pen Mini.  Their new campaign was equally successful, generating over $350,000 for their $15,000 goal.

Familiar packaging
As with the original, the compact design makes this tool easy to carry and ready to use.  The Mini uses the same 'Pop-A-Point' system to cycle through the bits.  There are five bits in the chamber.

Inside the box, with extra bit carrying case
Included in the kit I ordered was an additional sixteen bits.  This was the 'most complete kit' for this Kickstarter campaign.  The bits include:

  •  Slotted Bits: SL1.5, SL2, SL2.5, SL3
  •  Phillips Bits: PH00, PH0, PH1
  •  Hexagon Bits: H0.9, H1.3, H1.5, H2 
  •  Torx Bits: T6, T7
  •  Torx Security Bits: TR8, TR9, TR10
  •  Square Bits: S1
  •  SIM Eject Tool: 0.8
  •  Pentalobe Bits: P2, P5, P6

Tool Pen Mini and bits
Like the larger Tool Pen, the cap of the Mini is magnetic.  They made one improvement to the cap, as it fits on the end of the pen, making it hard to lose.  There is also a clip on the cap, making it even harder to lose.

Size of original and mini bits
Note that the Tool Pen Mini and Minibits are not compatible with the original Tool Pen and its bits.  

Want one of these or the original Tool Pen?  Missed out on the Kickstarter campaign?  Well, you can order the original Tool Pen from the mininch website.  The Tool Pen Mini should be available soon.

01 October 2015


First day of October and we are off to a great start.

1 October 2015
  310-849-7226  Beverly Hills, CA - I got a call from this number last month.  Again, this could be a legit wrong number.  But, why would you call the same 'wrong number',again?  Why not leave a message just in case.  Until proven otherwise, this is a telemarketer.  Fuck you!

  646-893-5423 - New York - These fuckers from New York tried to call me yesterday, too.  To that, I say, fuck you.

7 October 2015
  310-849-1035  Beverly Hills, CA - A quick search on this number and no flags were raised.  Perhaps no one has reported on it, yet.  Same area code and prefix as the other Beverly Hills number.  So, I am consider this another telemarketer call.  Fuck you!

29 October 2015
   323-609-6016  Los Angeles, CA - I bet you are thinking, "hey, 22 days between calls is not bad".  Well, normally, yes.  But, I have been on holiday for the last three weeks.  The kind of holiday where you turn off your phone.  I just turned on the phone this morning and bam, I get a call...as if they know when I came back.  Oh this gets better.  They is a return caller.  Fuck you!