Utility ring opens bottles, combs your eyebrows

The Swiss Army knife concept goes bizarre with a titanium utility ring full of folding tools.

Man Ring
It's more than meets the eye. boonerings

People like to hide pointy things inside of other things. The classic Swiss Army knife is a great example of this. So is the TaskOne multi-tool case for the iPhone. Now, all those pointy things can be found in a fashionable ring.

The Man Ring from Etsy seller boonerings takes that Swiss Army knife philosophy, shrinks it down, and hides it in a ring made from aerospace-grade titanium and brass rivets.

The ring's tools include a straight blade, a serrated blade, a saw blade, a bottle opener, and a comb. That's a nifty assortment of tools all crammed into a small space, but I have to wonder about the functionality. It would take you years to cut down a small tree and you'd look pretty silly trying it.

My favorite tool here has to be the comb. I expect it would do a rocking job on your eyebrows. I can see the appeal of packing this MacGyver fashion accessory. It's way less conspicuous than wearing a honking big multi-tool in a leather pouch on your belt.

The $385 ring is custom made to your finger size, but the tools all remain a standard size. That means ordering this as a pinky ring won't result in tools that require a microscope to find them.

The Man Ring has a lot of different functions, but let's be realistic about this. You're mostly going to use it to open beer bottles. If you think about it, you're dropping $385 for a bottle opener that will impress your friends. Depending on your priorities, that might be totally worthwhile.

Man Ring opening a bottle
Pop open a cold one with your ring. boonerings

(Via Fashionably Geek)

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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