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12 Tools -- All the size of 1 credit card. Includes bottle opener, screw drivers, wrenches, orange peeler...
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Nate Barr

1,921 backers pledged $27,550 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Otto Rogers NHL SEATTLE on November 19

      I know this is a year late, but I use the bottle opener the most, also use the little cutting (Letter opener?) feature. I've used the little monkey head as a small 'pry' tool as well. Even the little screwdriver heads has been used. :) great tool and honestly perhaps my most utilized kickstarter project.

    2. Creator Jeremy C. on February 21, 2014

      Still using my but the text on it is wearing off. I use the bottle opener most lol

    3. Creator Eyeis on February 21, 2014

      Pocket monkey is still holding up great after 1 year

    4. Creator Nate Barr on December 22, 2013

      @SuperD Thanks man! Glad to hear it :) What features do you find most useful? Any features that could be improved?

    5. Creator Otto Rogers NHL SEATTLE on December 19, 2013

      Just wanted to say I use the pocket monkey almost daily.

    6. Creator Michael on November 20, 2013

      I still prefer the monkey over that new project.

    7. Creator Nate Barr on November 14, 2013

      @Celia_Poelhs Great idea! Thanks for sharing. You can also post ideas on our facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/Zootilitytools/

      @Eyeis Yeah...I think you are right. Interesting as well that the design seems to have a "tail" cutout, yet, by name, it's supposedly a gorilla. Perhaps they started the design as a monkey knockoff and then changed the name last minute?

    8. Creator Celia Poehls on November 11, 2013

      I found a new use for my pocket monkey. Several weeks ago I purchased some wooden shelf kits at IKEA. They were held together with those weird plasticky straps. the blade/door opener came in real handy to pull through the glue so i could get them in my car. Love my pocket monkey!

    9. Creator Kevin Maloney on September 7, 2013

      I still have not received my pocket monkey. Is kickstarter this difficult to use?

    10. Creator Michael on August 19, 2013

      I have been on 6 flights now and I've only been stopped by the TSA once. The guy was more curious than anything and let me go about my way.

    11. Creator Celia Poehls on August 17, 2013

      Found another use for my pocket monkey today. The envelope blade workers well to separate packing straps like those holding together pieces of ikea furniture. I needed to separate wood pieces to fit in my car.

    12. Creator Josh Sherman on August 5, 2013

      Loving my PM still! Can't wait to see what Nate cooks up next

    13. Creator Wong Kum Yew on July 30, 2013

      The Pocket Monkey was perfect for turning the screw on the Furby's battery compartment. No need to spend my time looking for the tool box. :)

    14. Creator Michael on July 30, 2013

      The micro phillips worked quite well in the situation I put it to.

    15. Creator Ben on July 17, 2013

      Wohoo wallet found monkey still onboard :)

    16. Creator Ben on July 13, 2013

      Gutted lost my wallet this week with monkey onboard :(

    17. Creator Eyeis on July 3, 2013

      I feel bad for these people who haven't recieved their pocket monkey

    18. Creator Mike Coloney on June 17, 2013

      Still wondering when my Pocket Monkey will arrive....

    19. Creator Helen on June 14, 2013

      Hi, I got in on the second production run as an international backer (U.K.) can you let me know when I'll get mine please??

    20. Creator Wong Kum Yew on June 11, 2013

      True story - I just used the Pocket Monkey to help a colleague who got himself locked in a room. He and some others just ordered 5 more with the Father's Day discount. :-)

    21. Creator Darrell Haile on June 4, 2013

      About airport security: I went through once leaving it in my wallet and that caused a bit of a sensation. Since then I take it out and there has been no problem.

    22. Creator Darrell Haile on June 4, 2013

      It is an attractive object, but I have not found it very useful. The letter opener just mangles the envelopes.

    23. Creator Richard Han on May 29, 2013

      i just get my monkey today i was wonderful

    24. Creator Jess Zimbabwe on May 23, 2013

      Hi there. Still haven't received it. Same address is correct. The form wouldn't allow me to submit without completing every item. (I'm not sure why as other Kickstarter forms don't require that, and plenty of people don't have two-line addresses.) So, I guess we'll see?

    25. Creator Brendan on May 4, 2013

      Sad that the main feature I was looking for (the kickstand) can't support the weight of my phone! The smallest screwdriver is also VERY difficult to use. Good first run, but room for improvement.

    26. Creator Nicholas Diak on April 21, 2013

      I've had nothing but a good experience with my pocket monkey. Great project.

    27. Creator Daver... !!!(⊙.⊙(☉o☉)⊙.⊙)!!! on April 15, 2013

      Well, it is somewhat nifty looking, but over all... lame. Nice and strong though!

      The kickstand is completely worthless. The Phillips driver did not work on two separate occasions. The letter opener makes a mess. Oh well.

    28. Creator Jeremy C. on April 14, 2013

      Just want to say I love my Pocket Monkey! I find myself using all the time for it's may uses! Thanks again!

    29. Creator Joe Yontz on April 11, 2013

      No problems with TSA flying out off Baltimore MD and McAllen TX!

    30. Creator Marina Regalado on April 11, 2013

      I still haven't received mine!! I thought they were going out at the end of January!?

    31. Creator Vihang Mehta on April 4, 2013

      Still haven't received my pocket monkey in San Francisco, CA. A few other friends of mine did get theirs. :(

    32. Creator Jacob Tothe on March 31, 2013

      Finally had a chance to really test out the bottle opener feature. It worked fine, no damage to the tool. Chicks dig its style too.

    33. Creator Wong Kum Yew on March 31, 2013

      Just back from an overseas trip. The local airport had no questions. The foreign airport singled out the Pocket Monkey for a thorough check on sharp edges and passed without further questions. :)

      Single most used function for me - letter opener.

      It's effectiveness as a phone stand seems to depend on the rigidity of the card used. Most cards work fine.

    34. Creator Jason Chong on March 25, 2013

      Hey Nate, it arrived this morning in Singapore. Thanks! Looks and feels great. (except for some scratches on the back but no worries)

    35. Creator Nate Barr on March 25, 2013

      @Jess Zimbabwe Yours should have arrived a while ago. I looked in our database and found your address with "Shipping Address2": "n/a but required to submit form", so I'm guessing it didn't make it to you and USPS is just being really slow to return it to sender. Is that address correct? I can resend.

    36. Creator Jeremy C. on March 25, 2013

      Thanks for the feedback Daniel!

    37. Creator Daniel Lieber on March 24, 2013

      I've taken my Pocket Monkey through airport security (and other security inspections) successfully on several trips now and have found it very useful. This week, I was able to use it onboard the plane to repair my watch. It was very cool to get that done successfully at 30,000 feet with the only tool being the Monkey.

      Thus far, I am very impressed.

    38. Creator Fabian on March 23, 2013

      Just got mine today!
      Woot!
      Passed through hotel security and other stuff. Yet to see if I can fly with it!
      In India here.

    39. Creator wallyphotography on March 22, 2013

      Great product !

    40. Creator Philip Scott on March 22, 2013

      Gold Coast, Australia. Got an email ~10 days ago with the tracking number and just received my Pocket Monkey today; looks awesome! Thanks for a great product, but in the future, more communication is imperative.

    41. Creator Jeremy C. on March 22, 2013

      Anyone here go through an airport with this yet? Any issues?

    42. Creator Jeremy C. on March 21, 2013

      Melbourne Australia here, got mine in the mail today! Thanks for following through on your commitment Nate! Good to hear you are catching up on messaging people back as well. I understand that life can get in the way but with Kickstarter communication is key, even letting people know that life is getting in the way and you will get to responding to people in time would have been appreciated! Thanks for a great product!

    43. Creator Jess Zimbabwe on March 21, 2013

      Have all domestic orders shipped? Still waiting on mine in DC...thanks.

    44. Creator Craig Mason on March 20, 2013

      Got mine & it's quality! :-)

    45. Creator Finn Macleod on March 20, 2013

      Took a very, very long time to arrive....
      Its bloody awesome though! Definitely worth the wait.

    46. Creator Nate Barr on March 19, 2013

      Phew! Finally catching my breath here! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your great encouragement posted here. Sorry for the lack of communication. I've been totally swamped with my day job which had a project I championed green-lit just as fulfillment hit full stride (I'm a little too ambitious for my own good sometimes). I also burned through the goodwill of my friends for packing help early on ;) We've shipped nearly 3,000 orders now! Woohoo! All Kickstarter orders have been shipped and there are a few early backers whose monkeys apparently ran off to join the circus while enroute, which we have also resolved. If you have not received yours from the International Backer group, it will most likely arrive within the next week. I have also caught up on emails. I spent 20 hours over the last two weeks to finally conquer the inbox! For those who are curious, the manufacturer also found that the laser etching was an unexpected bottleneck. They were only able to process 10 to 20 per hour! I'll post an update soon with some more info about PocketMonkey recent news!

    47. Creator Anthony Grey on March 19, 2013

      Got mine today :) Many thanks from the UK! :) I'm sure everyone will get theirs, just bear in mind that international post isn't the fastest and not down to Pocket Monkey!

    48. Creator Ove Kristensen on March 19, 2013

      Got mine today in Oslo, Norway. Thanks, looks great!

    49. Creator Jeremy C. on March 19, 2013

      @Shane, I don't think you understand how kickstarter works. This is not a store. You are paying for someone to have an idea and then follow through with that idea.

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