The folks at Standmac have a device called Wowstick Mini they’d like to deliver unto the world. This device is a pen-shaped and slightly larger than pen-sized device made to screw and unscrew all sorts of stuff. Included with the tool is a set of 56 bits and a built-in battery that’s rechargeable with an included USB cord.
The screwdriver can be used in manual mode, in auto mode (power screwdriver mode), or in combination between the two, both at once. You’ll charge the device up in its dock or with a USB cord, then you’ll be driving screws as long as the battery holds out. Once the battery is spent, you can keep using the device as a manual screwdriver or just… you know… plug it back in and wait for another recharge.
Near the tip, just before the bit, is a set of three “shadow-less LED lights.” According to the makers of this device, “We have implemented the same LED technology that surgeons use to produce a shadow-less light, so you never miss a thing.” Between the lights and the screwdriving, this device is said to last “up to 6 hours” total.
Bits included with the Wowstick include a total of 56 pieces, all made with S2 aluminum alloy made to match international standard sizes for screws of many sizes. These bits can potentially fit in other screwdrivers and other bits can potentially fit in the Wowstick – but we’ll see for sure if/when we review the device.
This Wowstick mini screwdriver is up in a Kickstarter right now, so be sure to read the disclaimer below. At the time of this article’s release, the project has a little over $3,000 of its $20k goal with 71 backers and 29 days to go. Look and back this project with the same caution you would any other project by any company you’ve trusted before – and proceed at your own risk!
What’ll be interesting is seeing what’ll happen when Xiaomi finds out they’ve got a product with the same name as this company Standmac. Have a peek at the Xiaomi Wowstick 1FS and see if you can tell the difference.
ALSO NOTE: This device is sometimes called Wowstick, sometimes called Wowstick Mini. One would expect they’ll have the name nailed down by the time the project is officially funded.