Of course the guys and girls behind the Genius Bar at your local Apple Store are always appreciated. After all, you really don’t want to be the one to clean up your MacBook Pro after you spill coffee on it. But sometimes it’s more convenient to get in the machine yourself, and if you’ve ever tried before, you know you need the right tools. Thankfully Newer Technology has collected all the instruments you’ll need in its 11 Piece Portable Tool Kit ($18).
The kit is composed of just about everything you should need to get into your Mac—including two different straight blades, two sizes of Phillips head screwdrivers, three Torx drivers, scissor clamps, a set of tweezers, and two spudgers—all packed up in padded nylon case. Just don’t try to be a hero, ok? Some things are better left to the professionals.