Miss A Kit

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 January, 2007, 12:00am

Based on the best-selling Swiss Army knife for men, the Miss A Kit takes the concept of a miniature DIY set for women and transforms it by adding 16 useful attachments. But this is no toy version of the original knife for blokes. It may be pink but this little gadget is the ideal travelling companion when faced with life's little dilemmas - such as having a button pop off your blouse as your plane lands before an important meeting.

The Miss A Kit weighs a mere 113 grams and measures 8.5cm x 2.8cm x 1.9cm, making it light and compact enough to slip into your handbag or suitcase. A handy keychain attachment means it doubles as a key-ring, but don't forget to check it in when travelling by air: it contains a sharp knife, scissors, a screwdriver, a bottle opener and a robust corkscrew - all definite no-go items these days in airline cabin hand luggage.

An especially useful item is the bright flashlight powered by two replaceable lithium cell CR-927 three-volt batteries (included). Opening the lid of the kit on the flashlight side reveals a mirror and a small storage compartment containing a sewing kit with a needle, thread and safety pin. Elsewhere you'll find a metal nail file, tweezers, a miniature perfume bottle, a ruler and a pill box. Don't let the fact Paris Hilton has a Miss A Kit put you off this multi-tasking gadget, which costs A$39.95 (HK$245).

The Miss A Kit is available online from www.redcarpetprincess.com, who deliver to Hong Kong.