Personal Accessories

Aquabot

How often are you out at the beach, campsite, or park and wish you had a garden hose to wash off dirt and grime? This is exactly where the Aquabot by Lunatec comes into play: it transforms your regular water bottle into a pressurized device, giving you the function of a portable hose/faucet/fountain/mister so you can use water efficiently. It’s currently a Kickstarter project, and if you pledge $29 and up, you’ll be one of the first to have an Aquabot in your hands.
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Price: $29.00
Available from: Kickstarter

The Square by Clean Bottle

Don’t you feel better using your own water bottle? It’s better than sending a bunch of disposables to the landfill, that’s for sure, but there’s the tiny issue of keeping it clean. That’s where the The Square by Clean Bottle comes in. Both ends unscrew for easy cleaning and drying. It’s leak-proof, opens and closes quickly and the square shape won’t roll away if it tips over (it fits in most cup holders, don’t worry). The stainless-steel bottle won’t affect the taste of your water either.
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Price: $44.95
Available from: REI

GoodLife Key Tags

Maybe you’re perfect, but I know I’m not the only one that needs a little reminding every now and again to be a better person. And, hey, why not have a key tag that gives you some inspiration to do just that? They’re sort of perfect, in their old-timey, hotel-key tag way. Could be a good way to keep track of extra key copies clanking around perhaps?
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Price: $6.00
Available from: Three Potato Four

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LifeStraw Portable Water Filter

If you spend any time in the wilderness, you’d do well to add one of these to your emergency kit. It’s a water purifying straw that removes “99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of parasites without any use of chemicals.” That’ll be a lifesaver if you’re ever lost or- doomsday scenario- if some disaster strikes and makes the regular water supply unsafe to drink. Better to be prepared, right?
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Price: $20.00
Available from: IPPINKA

Citrus Zinger Water Bottle

If you prefer a little lemon or lime in your water, then you need to sit up and pay attention. The Citrus Zinger has a citrus press built into its bottom side, making it easy to extract juice from fruits and infuse them directly into your water bottle. No extra implements- just the bottle- for your preferred level of lemony (or limey?) water.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Flight 001

Cotton Umbrella

For goodness’ sake, get yourself a decent umbrella. There’s few things worse than inadequate protection on a cold and rainy day, so invest a little more money to keep yourself dry. In the case of this cotton umbrella, it’ll do that job and more, as you’ll look a tad more put together, maybe even dapper. There’s several bright(er) colors to choose from if black is too somber for your wardrobe.
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Price: $60.00
Available from: Nalata Nalata

Beta Key Ring with Inkless Pen

Why does it seem like a sleek key ring is the perfect gift for acquaintances, coworkers, and relatives? It is because it’s impersonal yet useful? In any case, this Beta Key Ring has an inkless pen attached, meaning its owner will never be without a writing tool. The pen has a solid metal alloy ‘nib’ that leaves a pencil-like mark on paper.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Canoe

Freekey

You and I both know what a hassle it is to get keys on and off a regular keyring. You can use a staple remover to aid the process or you could change your keyring to a Freekey. It has a patented wave that allows the end to open, making adding or removing keys a snap. There’s also a Freekey System that comes with additional small rings for grouping your keys together.
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Price: $5.00 - 7.50
Available from: Freekey

Handmade Leather Key Holder

The ever-present key conundrum: how to keep your keys organized without looking like a janitor? This key holder is made from rugged leather and holds your keys in a slender profile; there’ll be no jingling/jangling about like you should have a mop and bucket nearby. Thanks to custom set screws, your keys are stacked together in the case- which protects your bag or pocket contents from those unfortunate scratched surfaces – and at the ready to swing out for use. The corners are embossed with the words “Home,” “Office,” “Door,” and “Ignition” for quick reference.
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Price: $59.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Flavour It Glass Water Bottle

Like a bit of lemon or mint in your water glass? Or perhaps a hint of strawberry? Now you can take your fanciness on the road with this glass bottle, thus reducing your own plastic bottle usage as well as any unfortunate snobbery that crops up whenever you’re faced with plain tap water.

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Price: $15.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Blunt XS Metro Umbrella

Remember the Blunt Umbrella? Now there’s a collapsible version that can easily fit in your bag. With the same patented BLUNT Tips (to you, these are the non-poke corners) and unique Radial Tensioning System (reinforcement to keep it from collapsing when strong winds strike), the XS gives you the same rain protection in a convenient carrying size. See the other sizes on Blunt’s website.

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Price: $49.00
Available from: BLUNT

Set Editions Collar Stays

Don’t get too comfortable. These collar stays will administer a dose of humility each morning while getting dressed. Think of it as a gift for the next time a gentleman friend of yours receives a promotion. Set of ten standard size collar stays in a glass vial.

From set editions.

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Price: $16.00
Available from: set editions

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Fingernail Clipper

What makes a good fingernail clipper? A sharp cutting edge, for sure, as well as slight curvature to follow your nail’s natural growth. What usually irks you out about a fingernail clipper? The leftover clippings, of course. This fingernail clipper has a built in nail catching component that corrals clippings: you slide or lift the holder off to empty. And, yes, there’s a Toenail Clipper as well.

If these strike your fancy, you might check out Zwilling’s collection of manicure tools- there’s quite the assortment.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: Amazon

Typo Pill Cases

Keep your crazy pills and vitamins sorted appropriately with these clever little cases that resemble keys of a keyboard. Choose between the typo pill case 3, a set of 3 pill cases that look like the Shift, Esc and Ctrl keys, or the typo pill case 7, a case with 7 compartments marked with the first letter of the seven days of the week. Designed by Matt Carr.
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Price: $6.00
Available from: Umbra

Multi-Tool

Now, don’t get too excited, this isn’t the sort of thing you’d carry around in your pocket. It’s a bit big for that, unless you’ve huge pockets, and it’s probably more suited for your bag than carrying it around in its nylon carrying case on your belt loop (or maybe you can pull that look off, who knows). The Multi-Tool has “a hammer, adjustable wrench, pliers, wire cutter, file, blades, and a screwdriver with a twelve-piece bit set concealed in the handle.” If that’s not enough for you, I don’t know what is.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Available from: MoMA Store