What jumps out at you about the Ekster Tool Card is that this multi tool is built for the Ekster wallets like the Senate and Parliament. It’s not a full card sized multitool for your wallet, but has a number of features that you would use every day. Made from stainless steel, it’ll last a long time. But is simple too simple when you use a multi-tool?
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Ekster has just released a tool card, which while being underwhelming; makes sense for their customers and their wallets. However, there is a fiddly bit in this wallet, which I’ll reveal toward the end of this review, but if you watch the video, I bet you will see it as we go along.
This Ekster tool card is rather small. The new Ekster packaging includes more of the slide box, which is convenient because it offers the ability to get the content out by pushing up, and voila, we have the new Ekster tool card that is something for everyday carry.
It is flat on the back as all of the texture and milling are on the front and with that, you can see everything it does. Have you watched the video? Were you able to notice it at this point? Nevertheless, we will get to it. But before that, I will introduce the tools on this card. It provides five wrenches that have a quarter-inch hex bit wrench, quite nice and you can put any kind of hex bit in there. I wish it was isolated, considering that it could have been up at the top. It also contains a five 16th to one half inch bit wrench, as well as a three 16th and nine 16th wrench. Furthermore, it has got a Flathead screwdriver, SIM card pin ejector that is attached via magnet, which is kind of a clever idea. You can also find a bottle opener because why not? And an inch ruler as well as a metric ruler. Besides, through the different holes, you have got little punch areas where you can take a very sharp pencil or anything else to mark what that distance looks like.
This tool card measures 3.5 x 1.9 x 0.06, which is pretty thin, and it weighs 35 grams. The size was obviously made just right so that it can be accommodated by the Ekster wallets. It is not very wide, especially when you compare it to a normal credit card, which you can see in the video as well as how it does fit in their parliament wallet. It is designed in the Netherlands and made in China from 304 stainless steel. Because of that, it is going to hold up very, very well. It’s priced at $31, which I believe is reasonable for what you get. To see how it fits please watch the video.
The functions of this tool provide simply the basic, but in the bell curve of what you’d like to use most, it is there in this rather small footprint. Therefore, I think I would use the Flathead more frequently, I would definitely use the box opener, and the bottle opener. I have previously complained about bottle openers, I think we have them just because why not? This one I will have with me when I travel. I think it is just good for your middle of the bell curve.
I find this ideal as a super solid and good consideration for urban and office carry. So back to our question, what is the fiddly thing? Well, it is the SIM pin. It is a nice thought to be held on the magnet, but it is going to fall off when you start using the tool card in anyconsiderable way.
The final score of the Ekster tool card is 5 for quality, as it is very well made; 3 for the price, another 3 for the features, because it does what it is supposed to do and this may be a little on the features, but then again, it is not compared to other tools, it should be a matter of what you use; usability, 4, and perception get a 4. That gives this tool card a final score of 41 out of 50.
A compact multi-tool combining a flathead screwdriver, 5-inch wrenches, SIM card pin, box opener, bottle opener, and ruler. Made from 304 stainless steel, this tool card caters to a busy lifestyle and is built for travel.