We’ve uncovered some of the coolest and craziest wallet-sized gadgets that belong in our tradespeople’s pockets. Check out our list below.


Gadgets are great.What better way to enhance your daily routine than with a bit of dependable tech in your pocket? However, when it comes to tradespeople you’re not likely to have a lot of pocket space left over. So to get the best of both worlds we’ve put together a list of some top quality tradesman gadgets that are designed to fit comfortably in your wallet.

There are a number of different brands for most of these wallet-sized gadgets so we’ve even given you a few examples for each. This might be a good time to get started on that Christmas list!

Wallet-sized gadgets


Folding knife

I know what you’re gonna say, so don’t even bother. “What about pocket knives”? Sure they’re lightweight and convenient, but you’re normally restricted to a very small blade. When you’re a builder or a plumber you sometimes need something a little more durable and heavy duty. There are a number of different folding-wallet-knife brands to choose from and most of them come in a handy credit card shape so it’s super-easy to slip in your wallet. Brands include: 
EDC Outdoor tool Card knife



Single tool wallet-sized gadgets are one thing, but come on…that’s not nearly enough for our tradespeople. That’s where the multi-tool comes in. Whether it’s the Pocket Monkey or the Wallet Ninja (both ingenious names) this nifty gadget has it all: Box opener, hex wrenches, screwdriver, ruler, phone stand, and a whole lot more. There’s even a bottle opener for celebrating a completed job, and a can opener. You know, in case you fancy some tinned tuna. Brands include: Wallet Ninja, Pocket Monkey


Wallet cell phone

Of all the wallet-sized gadgets on this list, this is the one that’s going to make you feel most like an international spy. If you’re in a trade like plumbing, construction or carpentry, accidents happen and phones get smashed, melted or flattened. Hey, it happens to the best of us. So what better than a wallet sized cell phone that you can switch to in an emergency? They can also play MP3’s, which is what James Bond insists on with all his wallet-phones. Brands include: Mini Ultra Slim GSM, InteTech M5 1.0 inch



There’s nothing worse when you’re rushing to the site or your next job and you can’t find your keys. As fun as it is to watch a Youtube video on how to hot-wire a van, it’s almost as much fun to just use our next gadget. Just attach one of the tags to your keys and slip the locator into your wallet. WARNING: this is not a solution if you’ve already lost your keys and are looking for ways to find them. Brands include: 2-Way FOFA Key Finder


Portable cutlery

Building sites and on the road jobs aren’t the best stocked when it comes to cutlery. The last thing you want after a morning of hard working is to open your tub of leftover special fried rice from the night before only to find you’ve got no flipping fork! What do you do? Scoop it up with your hands like an animal? Maybe, or you could use credit card cutlery. As long as you’re not trying to cut anything too tough this mini knife and fork should be a welcome addition to your pocket arsenal. Brands include: Card Cutlery


Wallet axe

This isn’t really a necessary tool for tradespeople – but it is insanely cool! Made of 12 gauge stainless steel, the wallet axe is much more than just an axe. It’s got another 21 functions including screwdrivers, a nail puller and a wood/bone saw. All these extra uses mean the Wallet axe rivals the likes of the Wallet Ninja, and has the added advantage of easily transforming into an axe or spear head! Brands include: Survco Credit Card Axe


As well as gadgets, we’re also good at helping you keep money in your wallet when it comes to tradesman insurance! Find out more about Trade Direct and how you can never stop saving with our Public Liability Insurance.

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