If you need to do a quick repair on the go or in your home, a trustworthy multitool is a good thing to have. Earlier this week we asked you which multitools you thought were the best. We took those nominations, highlighted the most popular multitools, and put them to a vote. Now we're back to feature the winner.
If you carry around a multitool in your bag or pocket for quick fixes, repair work, or just in case you need a sharp edge, a screwdriver, or pair of scissors, you're in good company. Many of you do, and this week we wanted to take a look at some of the best available—the ones that pack useful tools, are still portable, and offer great bang for the buck. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
Whether it's a pocket knife, a Leatherman, or a Cybertool, many of us carry a multitool in case we suddenly need a sharp edge, a screwdriver, a corkscrew, or another tool to make a quick repair. This week, we want to know which ones you think are the best, most portable, and packed with the most useful tools.
This picture of mini-Foxconn that's now sitting behind Genius Bars all over the place was captured by the folks at 512Pixels, but it's a little bit of a mystery. Apparently it doesn't actually replace the screens, but just calibrates them afterwards. Other than that, how it works is anyone's guess.
So far it's just the screens, but there's some scuttlebutt that even more repair options are going to be coming to Apple stores too, and potentially more equipment like this to handle them. How long before they're just making 'em on demand? [512Pixels via 9to5Mac]
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