A few weeks back, our pal Pesco posted an item on Boing Boing about emergency essentials (ice scrappers, bottle openers, buttons) that can be carried in your wallet in the form of punch-out credit cards. As David pointed out, the idea is kind of gimmicky, but there’s still something very cool about it.
My son and I recently bought a 2005 Toyota Matrix (which we’re loving, BTW). It came with a punch-out credit card key. You keep this in your wallet and if you manage to lock your keys in the car (and who hasn’t done that?), you simply punch out this plastic key and you’re on your way. Nifty. The only problem (for me, anyway) is that I hate a fat wallet. My Street Tech business card is printed on unusually-thick card stock. I can’t keep more than two or three of them in my wallet at a time. They make a good impression, but unfortunately, much of it is on my ass!
These credit card keys, tools, and mini-CD-ROMs are a fun and funky idea, I just wish I wasn’t so on top of it, if you know what I mean.