Design Classics: Magnetic Finger
Okay so maybe this one doesn't qualify as a classic based on time in market but I can't help but include it in my list of favorite things. Being a motorcycle buff who likes to spin wrenches, my first exposure to this product brought a instant smile to my face. Why didn't I think of this! For years the mechanics trick has been to apply a dab of contact cement or even spit to the tip of your finger to hold small nuts in place for tightening. Unfortunately even these tricks don't always work. The use of a magnet embedded in the tip of a finger glove is pure brilliance. There are lots of creative ways to use magnets to solve design problems. This is the kind of design that intrigues me; design that solves problems in new ways.
Great holiday gift for the mechanically inclined. Buy yours here. http://www.magneticfinger.com/