Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wish Lust: Beyond Vision - CiFer unbreakable carbon fiber card tool

I received an email from the creators of this tool who have an ongoing Kickstarter project, who thought that you (awesome, Equipped reader) and I might be interested in.

I've covered several card-tools in past, including the Card-Sharp 2 knife (don't forget to take it out of your wallet at airports).  I have a carbon fiber card tool already, the Kumquat but its only real "tool" is a bottle opener. Cute, but not overly functional.

This tool, however, has a lot more going for it, and I was only too happy to share it with you, to add an EDC option we can all carry. This is the CiFer "Unbreakable" card tool.

Constructed of a top layer of 2/2 Twill wave 200gr/sqm carbon fibre which is 0.27mm thick followed by 3 layers of 2/2 Twill wave 650gr/sqm carbon with a thickness of 0.6mm. This gives a final thickness of 2.07mm and the best possible strength.

The thin (0.27mm) carbon fiber fabric gives you the perfect looking finish and the addition layer of thin carbon provides a lot of reinforcing support. There WILL NOT be any kind of fiberglass, eGlass, performanceGlass backing layer.

Thanks to the extremely durable yet ultra light material - carbon fiber, CiFer only weights as much as two credit cards (11-12 g).

The CiFer is a iPhone holder, cable management card (headphones can wrap in the side notches and the earbuds feed through the bottle opener), a bottle opener, a 7mm, 8mm, 10mm and 13mm wrench (along with a second 8mm one in the corner as a keychain hole and an etched ruler.
The phone holder will accept many flat-sided phones and tablets, but will not work with the iPhone 3 series.

The folks from Beyond Vision also gave the CiFer the "will it blend" test, and whilst the carbon fiber took some dings, in the end, it was too much for the blender body, shattering the vessel.

This is a pretty cool do-dad that I'd be happy to put in my wallet, especially as it could be carried through metal detectors. I do hope this tool makes it through funding, check it out.


  1. Very nice, in for two - one to keep and one to share.

  2. Backed as well. Thanks for the heads up

  3. Backed as well. Thanks for the heads up

  4. You could be eligible to get a Apple iPhone 7.


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