This is it, ladies and gents. The one that almost got away. I don’t know how I let this one slip between the cracks, but let’s just say that it’s a good thing that I received an e-mail from a coworker this morning, asking me which tools, out of all that we sell, I think are the coolest. Because that’s when I remembered the Super Wrist Magnet. Honestly, I don’t know how I could have forgotten it, especially since I just about busted a gut the first time I heard its name. I mean, the thing sounds like it shoud be wearing a cape, or like it might be a prime secret weapon for the X-Men to whip out against Magneto. But after I stopped snorting with laughter and had wiped the tears of mirth from my eyes, I realized that the Super Wrist Magnet is actually an extremely creative and useful product.
If you’re wondering why one would ever want to wear a powerfully magnetic wristband, I have two words for you: runaway hardware. How many times have you ever shrieked in despair as you watched nails, screws, drill bits, nuts and bolts roll or skitter away just when you needed them most? Personally, I really would have dug having one of these last year, when I was helping my sister assemble an apartment full of IKEA furniture. We carefully counted and separated all of the hardware, but things started to get a little tricky when those little silver-colored pieces began to fall onto the mottled gray carpet, and then roll away across the slanted floor (it’s a really old building). Needless to say, frustration and profanity ensued.
But if I had had one of these on hand (literally), things would have gone a little (okay, a lot) easier. The Super Wrist Magnet is the perfect for keeping all of the small hardware for a job right where you need it, so you don’t have to keep stopping what you’re doing to grab parts. My suggestion is to wear this ingenious contraption on the wrist that corresponds to whichever hand you’re holding your drill, hammer, or screwdriver in. That way, your free hand can just grab one screw or nail at a time, and you’ll never miss a beat – or have to crawl around looking for escaped pieces.
The Super Wrist Magnet is made of steel covered in comfortable neoprene, with 6 extremely strong neodymium magnets providing plenty of magnetic pull. And despite the whole “made of steel” thing, the wristband is actually very lightweight, so wearing it around won’t tire your arm out.