Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

From Switchblade Table Utensils to Miniature Multi-Tools

 - Dec 15, 2011
It seems like Murphy's Law that whenever you need helpful tools to get you out of tough situations they are nowhere to be found, and when they're not necessary they are readily available, which may be the reason why there are so many Swiss Army-style innovations on the market.

The concept of compiling a slew of miscellaneous mini-tools into handy compact carryalls actually dates back to the late 1800's, but we have since put some seriously modern spins on that prototype. From hiding thumb drives in a switchblade-like format to creating shelves that resemble the convenient classic folding knife, the old-school model will forever be modified for multi-use purposes.

It can be expected that the Swiss Army-style innovations will get more minuscule, modernized, but probably still misplaced!