Tumult in the land of multitools

Friday 24th May, 2024 - Bruce Sterling

*The cheap clone is the dark twin of the “luxury multitool.” The underpriced clones are chasing the manufacturers up-market and into the realm of “luxury.”

*There are more than a few of these clones — which are now legitimate, because of patent expirations. They’re not mere pirate tools, they’re just copies.

*So what would a “luxury clone” look like? We may find out soon!