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Weirdness: Tetris Multitool Changes Lives, Opens Bottles

Posted by Jake Shapiro

Swiss army knife? Nay, this is a Soviet army knife!

Amazon is full of useful and culturally relevant knick-knacks, from banana slicers to books on How to Avoid Huge Ships. The pioneering team over at Tiny Cartridge has stumbled across what may be perhaps the most important Amazon discovery of our generation: the 5-in-1 Tetris Multitool — the packaging for which rather humorously has a typo.

The Multitool is essentially a Swiss army knife shaped like a tetromino — that's the official name for Tetris blocks, but if you didn't already know that, you may not be the target demographic for a 5-in-1 Tetris Multitool. It's the same root word as "domino," but with the Greek "tetra" prefix for "four" since all tetrominoes are comprised of four squares. Nifty, eh?

Not only does the 5-in-1 Tetris Multitool come with a bottle opener, knife, scissors, and both flathead and crosshead screwdrivers, but it's also got a handy keychain so you can wear it on your person and be the envy of all your friends. The Multitool's manufacturer, Paladone Products, carries a wide array of other Tetris-themed products, from cookie cutters to desk lamp sets to ice trays. The company's official website says it's based in the global metropolis of "near Brighton", too. You can find more life-changing products on Amazon as well as a number of venerable retailers like Urban Outfitters and Walgreens.

[via amazon.com, tinycartridge.com]

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User Comments (18)

redivgamer90

#3

redivgamer90 said:

More unnecessary stuff about Tetris! It reminds me about that Lamp (which it was way more cool!).

mch

#4

mch said:

Let's stick with the real quality products: The real Swiss army knife and the real Tetris game. And everyone is happy.

iphys

#18

iphys said:

I got the multitool, and on all 5 sides of the packaging that are labelled, it correctly says "multitool" — sigh. The quality is much higher than I expected: feels more substantial than my mini Swiss army knife that I have used as a keychain up till now. I was expecting it to be plastic on the exterior, but it seems to be metal, and weighs much more than my Swiss army knife of similar length.

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