CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Life takes a lot of tools. You have your screw drivers, wrenches, bottle openers, can openers - the list goes on and on.
The Wallet Ninja claims to put 18 everyday tools right in credit card sized piece of steel that fits in your wallet; but does it work?
We put it to the test with KFVS Engineer Mike McGuire. What was his first impression of the Wallet Ninja?
"It's sturdy, it feels durable," McGuire said.
The As Seen On TV product commercial states the Wallet Ninja is made from four times heat-treated steel.
The commercial also says the Wallet Ninja has six wrenches, four screwdrivers, four openers, two rulers, a fruit peeler and a cell phone stand.
When put to the test the Wallet Ninja worked in some ways, but not in others.
McGuire didn't have much luck tightening the tiny screws in his reading glasses.
"If you've got some fat screws on your sunglasses it might work," McGuire said. "But not on reading glasses. Those screws are way to small for that."
The bottle opener worked, but McGuire said it hurt his hand.
"It's hard on the fingers with the jagged edges," said McGuire.
The Wallet Ninja turned the #8 hex head nut with no problem, but McGuire had some trouble with the #4.
"Nope," he said. "It will not grab that number 4."
When it came to the Wallet Ninja's four screw drivers, McGuire had no problems.
"It will turn a phillips," said McGuire. "For the most part it does work."
McGuire didn't have much luck with the cell phone stand.
The commercial instructs users to slide a credit card into the Wallet Ninja and that should create a cell phone stand. McGuire tried two different cards and the phone slumped both times.
"I would not use that to set my cell phone on it to watch a movie," said McGuire.
The box opener did work wonders, but the letter opener destroyed the envelope.
The can opener worked, but it wasn't an easy job.
"I would take an old church key over this any day. But it did get the can open," said McGuire.
The final test: does it fit in a wallet?
"It will fit in a wallet," McGuire said. "Would I want that jagged sharp thing in my wallet? Not really... it works if you have a wallet that you don't care about much and you need something in a quick jiffy, it might work."
Overall McGuire said he'd rather stick with his tools.
He gave the Wallet Ninja 2.5 stars on this Does It Work test.