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This article was published on February 13, 2012

    It’s time for a Swiss Army knife that’s made for the modern age

    It’s time for a Swiss Army knife that’s made for the modern age
    Harrison Weber
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    Harrison Weber

    Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

    Now that kids have traded pocket knives and board games for video games and smartphones, it’s time for the ever-classic Swiss Army knives to evolve into the modern age.

    Aside from the 1 terrabyte SSD pocketknife by Victorinox (which makes us drool), the Steady Tool by Gerber is one of the most brilliant combinations I could have ever thought possible. That’s right. I’m talking about a traditional pocketknife with a full-fledged tripod for your smartphone.

    Built for the weekend adventurer, the Gerber Steady combines the utility of a multi-tool and the functionality of a camera tripod. It comes equipped with an adjustable cell phone and screw-in camera mount and two foldable legs that serve as a tripod.

    The rest of the tool is all Gerber ingenuity – a fine edge blade, a serrated blade, three screwdrivers, a bottle opener, pliers and wire cutters. Steady on down the trail.

    As Core 77 notes, this tool really is a sign of the times. It’s a slick way to impress friends and secure a great shot on the fly. And since iPhoneography continues to grow in popularity, this is surely the first of many wonderful, niche gadgets to come.

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