When it comes to working on my computers or devices, I rely mainly on a good ratcheting screwdriver with a wide selection of bits. I also have a multibit precision screwdriver that I purchased –– mainly for the torx bits –– way back when I wanted to replace the front cover of a Nokia 6185 cell phone. The NewerTech 11-piece portable toolkit includes a good selection of precision screwdrivers to work mainly on smaller devices. It came in real handy recently on a Toshiba ultrabook I was working on.
The NewerTech toolkit comes in a nylon case with the following 11 pieces:
I recently used the toolkit to open up a Toshiba U925t Windows 8 ultrabook laptop, so I could upgrade the memory. The screws for the back cover were a pain to access, but opening them with the philips screwdriver from the NewerTech toolkit was relatively easy. Throwing me for a loop, however, Toshiba decided to use a torx screw in one area. Lucky for me, the T6 torx screwdriver from the toolkit did the job. Also, though the tips of the screwdrivers are magnetized, it’s not a strong magnetization.
CONCLUSION The NewerTech 11-piece toolkit is a pretty nice toolkit for those that like to tinker with small electronics. The case could use a slight modification to improve ease of use, but overall, it’s a good toolkit at a fair price.
Available from Amazon.com.
* Review sample provided by NewerTech