Some people are born mechanics, even if they never pursue that field. We call them handy fellows and sometimes burst out singing the chorus of “Bob the Builder” when their pocket tools make an appearance.
Yet not as many handy fellows carry pocket tools as you might think, because so few pocket tools are truly handy. Unhandiness is the last charge anyone would ever think to level against the PocketMonkey.
It’s as thin and flat as a credit card and fits into a wallet the same way. Nate Barr, the handy fellow that created PocketMonkey, designed it initially with twelve uses in mind. Other handy fellows are constantly discovering more.
The PocketMonkey is three different kinds of screwdriver: the customary flat tip screwdriver, a miniature screwdriver like the one needed to repair eyeglasses, and a Phillips screwdriver. All consist of simple blades, without handles and without jutting edges.
Any multi-tool worth its salt includes a bottle opener, and the PocketMonkey is emphatically worth its salt.
You would expect a tool with the shape and face of a monkey to include fruit functions, wouldn’t you? PocketMonkey peels oranges and slices the tops off bananas, things not even the long-fingernailed among us always accomplish with ease.
How about lock-picking? Remember, a door’s lock only prevents the door knob from turning; the latch is still free. The PocketMonkey’s thin frame can slip between the latch and its corresponding hollow in the doorframe and force them apart, opening the door without even unlocking it.
The built-in letter and package opener rips through paper and tape as easily as a pocket knife would. Two rulers, one metric and the other standard, are printed along the sides. Five different sizes of hex wrenches come standard: find a bolt and slide the wrench hollow over it until one size sticks. To top it all off, the PocketMonkey combined with a credit card makes a really great phone stand.