- Compact Design
EDC, every day carry, fans know just how often something needs to be cut, opened, and screwed in. If wobbly desks, chairs, or any loose pieces of something irritate you, you don’t have to just leave them be. The whole world doesn’t have to fall apart if you don’t want it to. There may be a million screws loose, and you got more than a hammer in your hand. You got brains.
Toolboxes are becoming a thing of the past. There are just too many different sizes and styles of screws, bolts, and fasteners. If you ride a bike, work a blue-collar job, have a hobby, or have any kind of compulsion to fix things that need fixing, you probably already have something akin to a multifunctional tool.
If you are lucky it has both a flathead, a phillips screw head, and if you are really lucky it has a standard-sized hex head. But whip out your multitool and see how many things you can actually screw with it. Multitools are just multiple tools, they aren’t called multi-functional tools for a reason. If there really was one tool that could do everything well, everyone would own one.
However, the wise people at MetMo have a solution to one problem that fits in your pocket. The MetMo Pocket Driver combines a screwdriver, T-driver, and allen wrench in one. Is this really the next evolution, or just another glorified multitool? Find out in our in-depth review.
Is this a truly new product that you can’t find on the market? Or this is a product that defines an entirely new product category. In some cases, combining several features into one or introducing a new feature to an old product is also considered an innovation.
Pocket drivers are nothing new. They are super functional tools that are used around the world. Depending on how much of a pro you are, you probably have quite a few different kinds of screwdrivers, allen wrenches, and torque drivers.
The MetMo Pocket Driver had a previous Driver that was a similar tool, so it is an upgrade from the previous generation (we’ll go over it in detail soon). Screwdrivers with a torque section and a compartment for extra head attachments are plenty in the market, but few do it with such high quality and convenient design as MetMo.
The Mis-en-scene is unparalleled, a true design peak. The pivoting handle, ratchet head, forward and reverse trigger, and ultra-light aluminum body make for a one-of-a-kind combination of design and functionality.
How much better is it than the competition? Is it faster? Bigger? Cooler? More affordable? There needs to be a solid reason why you should back this project over any other.
|MetMo Pocket Driver||DEWALT 8V MAX Cordless Screwdriver||Neiko Drive Torque Wrench Screwdriver Set|
|Price||$96 (early bird||$89||$42|
|Nimble||✅||Fat Grip||Short Head|
|Built-in Storage||✅||No Case||Travel Case|
Durable tools are hard to come by these days. Many screwdrivers are just one piece of metal with a plastic grip, drills being no exception. The core of a tool’s design and creation should be to serve its function.
But in serving a single function, sometimes narrow views are taken and a screwdriver just stays a piece of metal to rotate. The MetMo Pocket Driver really sets itself apart here by having a pivot for more torque and being fully designed to be manual.
The DeWalt is a good electric screwdriver that can deliver the power equivalent to a drill, but only as long as it has power. It isn’t designed to work well manually, and while ergonomic to hold, can’t get into any tight spots.
The Neiko Drive is a good cheap option for a torque wrench screwdriver but leaves you at the mercy of your wrist strength. Don’t get us wrong, we are sure you are got strong forearms, but we developed tools to make work easier, and the pivot handle of the MetMo makes all of the difference.
The sleek compact design makes the MetMo Pocket Driver much easier to carry, use, and we can throw in some brownie points for it looking nice and coming in 3 colors as well.
How capable is the team? Have they developed something like this before? Do they have crowdfunding experience? Manufacturing experience? A lot of campaigns fail to deliver their product because they don’t know what they’re doing.
This is not MetMo’s first campaign, heck it isn’t even their first screwdriver campaign. This is their 6th campaign, where they went from high-end fidget toys to this powerful screwdriver.
Their previous campaigns have all been successful and delivered on time, with great feedback.
On their page, you can see that the MetMo team is composed of high-quality machining fanatics who love to over-engineer.
There is a good demonstration video on the Kickstarter page, as well as plenty of reviews of the previous generation that we can say with confidence meet the expectations of this torque screwdriver.
How transparent are the campaigners? Do they give their backers valuable updates on their progress? Do they engage with their backers? Crowdfunding is all about community, sharing information, and building meaningful relationships with the people who fund your project.
Looking at the comment section of the campaign, we see many returning backers eager to get an upgraded version of their favorite screwdriver. Any technical question asked is answered in full detail and there is plenty of detailed info on this not-so-simple screwdriver.
Their own website is completely up to date and even has a forum where hardcore fans discuss their previous products and other multitools as well as fidget toys.
When a high-quality product has already been delivered from a crowdfunding campaign, you can be sure that people will be coming back for more. The MetMo Team has been knocking it out of the park.
If you are an EDC enthusiast who loves having handy tools that actually work, wants a dependable screwdriver, or someone who loves to fidget with their tools, MetMo has the screwdriver for you. It outshines all of its competition in quality, usability, and design.
This really is a tool made by enthusiasts but accessible to just about everyone. A real win-win.