As reliable as modern electronics are, there are times — adding RAM or drives, graphics cards, installing modchips, whatever — when you might need to crack your babies open. For those times, we use the 145-Piece Computer Tool Kit from CompUSA ($60). This kit provides every bit, driver, key, adapter, wrench, etc. that we've ever needed to bust open a computer — all in a handy little case.
Everyone needs a good tape measure, but unfortunately most of them will only standout about six or seven feet — not good if you're trying to measure something by yourself. The Stanley Fat Max Tape Measure ($20) features a 1 1/4" easy to read blade, but here's the real kicker: it has an eleven-foot standout, making it much easier to measure longer distances.