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17 May 2006

Swiss Army iPod

(Daily Mail Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)GENERATIONS of campers have regarded it as a musthave item of equipment.

Boasting a blade, bottle opener, scissors, screwdrivers and even a device for prising stones from horses' hooves, the classic Swiss Army knife prepares the owner for almost every eventuality.

But the latest model is a cutting-edge gadget in more ways than one - it features a detachable MP3 player and a computer connection.

The state-of-the-art knife can store and play up to 250 songs downloaded from the Internet.

And with a built-in USB connection and memory chip, which stores the same amount of data as 50 floppy discs, campers can use it with a laptop in their tent.

The GBP99.99 knife means travellers can keep in touch with home or work even when they are in the middle of nowhere.

The gadget has been produced by Swiss firm Victorinox, which gave the world its first Swiss Army knife more than a century ago.

Sam Hill, of the Camping and Caravanning Club, said: 'This is the ultimate gadget for the modern camper. It means they can listen to their favourite song as they open a tin of beans.' The Swiss Army knife was created by Karl Elsener in 1891. He acted after discovering pocket knives supplied to the Swiss Army were made in Germany.

Last year, the Swiss Army knife was voted the 20th greatest gadget of all time by U.S.

magazine Mobile PC.

But the company saw sales of the knife plummet after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The blades were banned from sale in airport duty free shops and aboard planes.

But the latest model's detachable MP3 player means passengers can leave the knife in their luggage while listening to music on the plane.

New and improved Swiss Army knife

For the first time in more than a century, Wenger, Orangeburg, N.Y., maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, has changed its design. With a new look and feel, this most valuable tool is now even easier to use.

With the Evo Series comes a distinctive handle with a combination of concave and convex shapes to conform perfectly with the human hand. This provides the best grip possible for cutting, loosening, or tightening screws or bolts, or even uncorking a bottle of wine, while giving the knife a sleek, modern look.

Made to exacting standards in Switzerland, the Evo line ($19.9548.95) features six knives: four larger sizes ranging from five to 10 tools and two smaller sizes with a five- or eight-tool configuration. For more information, visit

09 January 2006

The History Of The Swiss Army Knives

Do you want to know more about the Swiss Army company's history. Well, check this site I found where they talk about the history of the company that is over 100 years old!! Yes that's true, here's a sample:

The VICTORINOX "Swiss Army Knife" is over100 Years Old. This useful pocket MultiTool was legally registered on June 12, 1897. Over 34,000 of these pocket tools with the distinctive Swiss cross leave the factory in central Switzerland each day.

Ninety per cent are for export to over 100 different countries and serve as ambassadors for Switzerland.

Carl Elsener, the company founder, wanted to create work in sparsely industrialized central Switzerland and counter the emigration spawned by unemployment. To go from hand-crafting to industrial production was at the time adventurous and required enormous determination. Today, this family business in Schwyz provides 950 jobs.

Read the whole article at Swiss Army Knife History

06 January 2006

StayGlow Classic Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

The Swiss Army Classic by Victorinox has a cool new look. This unique StayGlow-Special Edition is based on the Classic SD pocket multi-tool. What makes StayGlow so special: The grip shells are fluorescent and glow in the dark! That makes it possible to find your VICTORINOX any time at any place. The fluorescent material has seen tested and is absolutely safe. The Swiss Army Classic StayGlow version measures 2.25-inches and offers seven practical features: blade, nail file with screwdriver, scissors, key ring, tweezers and toothpick. The small StayGlow is also an excellent and unique key holder. This miniature tool is small enough to fit in any pocket, glove compartment, handbag – anywhere. And best of all affordable! Now thats Swiss Army Style at a goood price!

Save on Stay Glow Swiss Army Knife

29 December 2005

Become a SwissChamp!

Do you know how can you survive on the wild with a complete set of tools that can be carried in your pocket? Think no more my friend!! Look at this Swiss Army knife / tool. It is called the Swisschamp and is a complete evolution from the standard Swiss Army Knife. Just look at its features:

1. Large blade
2. Small blade

3. Can opener

4. Small screwdriver

5. Bottle opener with

6. large screwdriver &
7. wire stripper

8. Scissors

9. Pliers with

10. wire cutter

11. Wood saw

12. Fish scaler with

13. hook disgorger &

14. ruler

15. Metal saw with

16. metal file
17. nail file

18. Magnifying glass

19. Reamer with sewing eye

20. Phillips screwdriver

21. Corkscrew

22. Hook

23. Wood chisel

24. Fine screwdriver

25. Mini-screwdriver

26. Ballpoint pen

27. Pin

28. Toothpick

29. Tweezers

30. Key ring.

Also available in black, with a survival kit, or "completely loaded" with 50 tools.
Wow, it just tires to write them. You could build a house with that knife! ;)

Learn more about the Swischamp

28 December 2005

Swiss Army Chronograph

Remember the first watch you got? The first "real" watch (not the one's with rubber or that have disney character on them). I remember my first watch was the a Swiss Army Chronograph. There's something about a watch that gives you power and style. The swiss army chronograph is a great watch, with a date display and stainless steel. A perfect gift or treat for yourself!

Buy Swiss Army Chronograph Watch

23 December 2005

The Swiss Army Spray

Hey, do you want to smell good? Like the plants of the Swiss Alps?

Well, in case you didn't knew, Swiss Army also produces fragrances for both men and women. This one right here is the classic Swiss Army Spray, the most popular of all Swiss Army fragrances. And it is true - this citrus spray is made of plants from the Swiss Alps. Plants such as Edelweiss, Swiss Cedarwood and Apenzell Fir.

Unlike other fragrances, this comes in bigger size, that guarantees you won't run out of it just before your dream date. ;) And the bottle is really nice too. Silver and elegant. Swiss Army Style.

Buy The Swiss Army Spray

21 December 2005

Swiss Army's Extreme II Watch

This watch rocks! Really, I just bought it for Christmas, and I must say the Extreme II Watch is great. Well, if you are into adventure sports and camping, this watch is perfect for you, since it’s hard and comfortable. Plus it’s great looking. It follows the elegant line of the Swiss Army Watches. A black dial with bold yellow accents and a black nylon strap. Nice..

Features include: Water-resistance to 50m (165 ft.), Swiss quartz movement accurate to 1/10th of a second per day, Date display, Luminous hands and markers that recharge in seconds, Curved scratch-resistant mineral crystal, and extra-rugged nylon strap with Velcro closure.

If you are still looking for the perfect gift this Christmas, you could be in front of one of the best out there.

Buy the Swiss Army Extreme II Watch

19 December 2005

Swiss Army Startech 3000

This watch is the bomb! Actually almost all swiss army watches have something unique about them. If you want to give a guy a great gift this Christmas I recommend the Swiss Army Startech 3000. I hope my wife gets me this for christmas! ;)

The Swiss Army Startech 3000 analog/digital chronograph features a 30,000-foot altimeter, a timer with 1/100 of a second precision, a barometer and a thermometer (°F or °C).

Also offers a day/date/month calendar, alarm, dual time and water-resistance to 100 feet. Scratch-resistant mineral crystal and a lightweight aluminum case with comfortable integrated black rubber strap.

Batteries last 4 to 5 years and are included. Three-year limited warranty.

The Swiss Army Startech 3000 Wrist Watch sells for $274.95 at The Sharper Image

Learn more the Swiss Army Startech 3000

15 December 2005

Swiss Army Knife with MP3: s.beat

Just when I thought nothing could ever top the Swiss Army Knife USB key, Swissbit has come up with the s.beat, a Swiss Army knife with a built-in MP3 player. It’ll be available in 1, 2, and 4GB capacities, and support MP3, WMA, even OGG Vorbis! As if that’s not enough, there is also an FM tuner with six presets, a high-contrast LCD display, and a protective cap for the USB port, just in case you want to take it out of the knife entirely. But thats not all! A remote control, a set of headphones, a USB cable, and a rubber arm strap complete the Swiss Army package. Of course, there’s also the standard knife, file, screwdriver, and scissors, a wonderful classic which makes this mp3 player different from all others.

The 1GB and 2GB versions are starting at US$276 and US$415 respectively, while the 4GB version hits shelves in Spring 2006 for an unconfirmed price. But until then this will surely be one of the best christmas presents ever.

Read more about the s.beat