Yanko Design recommends these innovative EDC designs to shop now that perfectly mix form and functionality!

Owning super cool and innovative EDC gadgets is probably every guy’s ultimate desire! Collecting them is not only a hobby for some, but a beloved passion – designs that they collect all their life, revel in and use whenever the situation calls for them. Although it may seem as if they have no use in your daily life, they do tend to come to your rescue in the trickiest of situations. Probably that’s why EDCs are always a fan favorite since they solve unique problems that you never even thought you may encounter! From anti-watches to metal wallets to an EDC that lets you swap keys between keychains, we’ve got you completely covered. These EDC designs promise to have your back and bail you out in the slimiest of situations. Enjoy!



MSTR’s Linx ensures that interchanging keys between keychains will never be a headache again. Linx’s rather creative key-swapping approach isn’t time-consuming, requiring you to slide out a key by wedging your thumbnail into the keyring and rotating the key for minutes before it comes out, only to repeat the process, in reverse, for putting the key back in. Relying on a system that uses positive and negative shapes (think: jigsaw puzzle, or key and keyhole), Linx allows you to simply slide the keyring in and out of its holder by matching shapes (seen below), and sliding the keyring in or out in a manner that’s just extremely soothing to look at!

Prompt is an Anti-Watch. What is an anti-watch, you ask? Well, on a philosophical level, it’s the antithesis of the watch’s entire UX, because the Prompt lets you check the time – without looking at your watch. Prompt comes with a familiar watch silhouette but has absolutely no hands, face, or crown. The center of the watch does, however, have a glossy concave surface that serves as a tactile watch face. Touch it, and the watch vibrates to tell you the time. Prompt, as its name suggests, prompts you with tactile cues to let you know when an hour passes by. Splitting the hour into four 15-minute quadrants, the watch vibrates anywhere from one to four times to let you know the hour is passing… so if you’re in a meeting that’s supposed to be half an hour long, simply touching Prompt can let you know that you’re halfway through a meeting with just 1 vibration, nearing completion with two vibrations, and running into overtime with three quick pulses.

Meet the Hygiene Hand, a Captain Hook-inspired piece of EDC that lets you interact with the world without, well, physically interacting with it. Machined from a brass billet, which is known to possess anti-microbial properties, the Hygiene Hand acts as a keychain that you can use to push, pull, and generally manoeuver objects without actually touching them. The Hygiene Hand’s hook shape was designed to get you through most of life’s interactions hands-free. The hook comes with a slight bump at its tip that works as a metal fingertip, enabling you to press buttons on an elevator, or your PIN number into an ATM without using your hands. The brass build allows the Hygiene Hand to work as a conductive stylus too, letting you tap touchscreens or sign against tablets to fulfill deliveries.

The M1 Maverick Rail is Dango’s first all-metal wallet, with a precision-machined 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum frame. The wallet is characterized by a slim, robust design with 2 sides to it: An RFID protected side for your payment cards, as well as an RFID exposed side for transit cards, library cards, and ID cards. The cards slide right into the wallet with a satisfying click, and the M1 Maverick Rail’s open-back design lets you easily slide cards out using your thumb. The cards are secured in place using a silicone band, a signature detail in all of Dango’s wallets. The band allows you to add as many as 9 (or even more) cards into the wallet’s enclosure, and the silicone + aluminum build allows the M1 Maverick Rail wallet to be water and weather-proof.

Limited to just 500 pieces, the Hirin comes with a drop-point blade made from Böhler M390 stainless steel that folds right into its exquisitely styled 6AL4V titanium handle. The Hirin measures 5.2 inches when closed, opening up to become an 8.6-inch pocket-knife that’s really ideal for most outdoor tasks The blade opens in an ambidextrous fashion, allowing it to open or close either through the left or the right with a comfortable flick, thanks to CRKT’s IKBS ball bearing system. Each knife comes manufactured to perfection in Maniago, Italy, along with an exclusive leather case, designed by Hara too. And while the Hirin may look like something out of Aquaman’s arsenal, CRKT explicitly states that it doesn’t have any superpowers… unless looking spectacular is a superpower.

Meet the Tenuis 3 – a slim, durable, and Japanese minimal design wallet that is simple yet carries all of your essentials without bulging-up. It is no more thick (at 6mm) than your iPhone – accommodates 8 bills, 6 coins, and 4 business cards without crossing that thickness threshold. Even if you go beyond the normal capacity and fill Tenuis 3 with 20-30 coins, it will still be just 12mm thick, way better than an ordinary wallet that is fat with just the bare minimum stuff. The thinness is also attributed to the two parallel card slots that accommodate 6 cards in total while only adding to 3 card thickness as these slots don’t overlap. Even with 4 cards each (total 8 cards), the thickness is barely increased while other normal wallets make it way thicker with 8 cards in your possession. An ingenious flat zipper separates the coin keeping section to keep the thickness to the bare minimum.

Designed by the folks at Typica, the HALO is, ironically enough, the most atypical bottle-opener you’ll see. Its very form challenges the notion of how bottle-openers should look and behave, although its interaction isn’t too different from regular openers, making it great to look at AND easy to use. Shaped essentially like a mini-donut, the HALO comes with a hole in its center that’s wide enough to have it fit around most glass bottles, giving it a place to rest when not in use. When said bottle needs opening, its hollow base is perfectly calibrated to slip into the gap between the bottle-cap and the rim, and the wide design gives you a good grip as you pop the cap off.

Using copper’s inherent anti-microbial properties to its benefit, the Copper Corner turns your smartphone into a PPE of sorts. This tiny little attachment (no larger than a thumbnail) fits right on the corner of your smartphone, allowing you to use it to tap on keys and push buttons without touching them. Its tiny, universal size means it fits on practically any smartphone (or even on a smartphone case), and even with its minimal form-factor, the Copper Corner hopes to make a massive impact by fundamentally introducing a healthier way to interact with objects and interfaces like elevator buttons, doorbells, keypads, etc. by letting you engage with them without touching them. The copper’s inherent conductive properties make it great on touchscreens too, which means apart from pressing buttons, you can even use your ATM’s touchscreen interface with the Copper Corner, or sign against a delivery on a POS device without getting your fingers contaminated.

The Chobe 2.0 (pronounced Cho-bee) combines over a decade’s worth of bag-making experience along with a robust design brief, incredible materials, and suggestions crowd-sourced from Gura Gear’s passionate audience. The side-bag is slick and succinct yet spacious, well-protected on the inside as well as out, and comfortable to carry around wherever you go, whether it’s on your shoulder, or strapped to your wheely travel-case. For starters, it’s made from fabric so durable and weatherproof, it’s used to make sails for racing yachts. Couple that with the Chobe 2.0’s expandable design (featuring over 20 storage compartments), functional add-ons (including a rain-cover and organizer), an all-black aesthetic, and you’ve got a bag that ticks all the boxes, making it professional enough for work, spacious enough for travel, organized enough for photography-gear, and durable enough to be used anytime or anywhere.

400. That’s how many units of the Sniper Bladeworks 2020: Reload Collection are being put into production, making them some of the most exclusive high-quality blades you could get your hands on. Designed by award-winning knife-maker Lance Abernathy of the iconic Sniper Bladeworks based out of Kansas City, the 2020: Reload collection reimagines a few classics and adds a couple of new knives to the mix, creating what Abernathy claims is his best offering yet… knives designed and engineered to excel in everyday use or make a stunning addition to your collection. Every single one of the 2020: Reload collection’s knives come made from the highest quality performance-steel, meticulously designed and manufactured by ace knife-smith Lance Abernathy himself, and with the Sniper Bladeworks’ seal of approval and Lance’s signature.