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This pretty clever, a magnetic wrist band for holding parts, tools, anything that can stick to magnets… you could make a DIY version, but $6.50 ain’t such a bad deal either…

  • Super Strong with 6 neodymium magnets!
  • Rated to hold 6 pounds of steel parts.
  • Saves time by keeping steel parts close at hand.
  • Ends the frustration of losing loose nuts & bolts.
  • Magnets also hold tools!
  • The Super WristMag gives you an extra hand for just about any job: electrical,automotive,plumbing,roofing, masonry,carpentry and Mr. Fix-it jobs!

Super WristMag- [via] – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Tercero says:

    Hmm.

    I wonder how old this is. I described this exact item about 3 months ago on fark as a way for shuttle astronauts to hold onto parts that keep floating away.

    And $6.50 is not a bad price, but considering you can make it with 2 dollars of dollar store materials I’d say make you own. (Flexible fridge magnets, material, glue or sewing, whala).

  2. MoHoyt says:

    Seems like an immense idea…

    It might not get on too well with hard disks tho if you’re working with computers…

  3. Dirkus says:

    Well I think the trick here is the fact that instead of fridge magnets, this thing is using some pretty strong Neodymium magnets. Heck, most dollar store fridge magnets I’ve seen have a hard enough time holding on to the fridge, much less dangling a lugnut from them. No offense intended toward your idea, I’m just sayin’ you might want to move to a stronger magnet. You could probably make one for about the same cost, if you can find the magnets cheap enough somewhere.

    When you step back and look at it though, this is a polished commercial product for about the same amount you’d pay for some decent magnets and some velcro and neoprene to make a similar wristband. Actually, these might even be cheaper.

    In fact, I bet the REAL value here is waiting for these to end up on the clearance table at the local auto parts store and picking a couple up for the magnets themselves!

    <troll>
    With enough of those, I’m pretty sure you could make a stuffed auto mechanic LED throwie, too.
    </troll>

    (Sorry, had to go there. One ticket to h___, window seat please.)

  4. Tercero says:

    So true re: the Neodymium magnets Dirkus. Lots of free magnets inside of old hard drives. But, yes you’re right. It is a good price. I was wondering why they didn’t use something like this on the EVA suits when NASA had that bolt problem awhile back. I think it would have been easy to have something like this on the spacesuit and it would have kept the parts from flying away.

  5. goodfeets says:

    As an added bonus, it cures arthritis.

  6. StevePoOo says:

    yeah, great for work with computers. lol

  7. uberbastard says:

    I just recently bought a similar item at Harbor Freight for $1.50.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93807

    The cool part is when you aren’t wearing it, the magnets accordian the band down to a compact little package, it’s now a regular accessory.

  8. Dirkus says:

    Tercero: Yeah, you’d think they’d already have some kinda system in place to restain loose bits up there. Having the car in front of you kick up a nut or bolt on the highway and chip your windshield is one thing, but having the spacecraft in front of you do it can be a bit more serious.

    The only reason I can think of that they DON’T have such a system would be if the bolts are non-ferrous. (Hey, it’s taxpayer money, platinum bolts for everyone!)

    Well, that or there’s always the slim possibility that they’re just completely disregarding obvious safey concerns and common sense, but we all know they’d never… oh, wait.

    (Yeah, I’m on a trollish streak lately. Sorry ’bout that.)