The Quirky Switch is a modular pocket knife that includes 18 different attachments that can be mixed and matched interchangeably. Tools can be swapped out individually or as themed groups. Three interior assemblies determine the Switch’s size: 2-6 tools (small), 4-10 tools (medium) or 7-13 tools (large.
The Switch’s parts are made of stainless steel with some plastic mixed in sparingly, and it can be easily disassembled with a common quarter. It comes with a plastic case that holds all of the tool’s loose parts.
What We Think About the Switch
A configurable pocket tool sounds great, but I’m not totally sold on the idea, especially given the Switch’s $80 pricetag. Unless the Switch offers magical performance, I’m much more inclined to stick with Victorninox and Leatherman.
Looking at some of the other products Quirky brings to market, it seems that they work to bring community-inspired inventions to market. While a great idea, this also makes me wonder if the development team included members with tool or knife design experience.
The inventor of the Switch is listed as James Robinson, who Quirky says had a 37.53% influence on the tool’s development. His “about me” describes him as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, volunteer, tinkerer, dad, husband, friend, dog owner, traveler, car guy, handyman, gardener.