This iPhone case will cut your steak, or chop down a tree
Enter the TaskOne multi-tool case for the iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5. All kidding aside, this case has been very well thought out. This concept is currently seeking funding through Indiegogo, and is the design of an engineer who used to work at Apple. The case is made of aircraft aluminum which houses the tools and protects the iPhone. The case also endures all the stresses when using the tools so it will not warp and potentially damage your device. The aluminum casing is really just the back plate while a polycarbonate housing is a bumper around the edges of the iPhone so there is no signal disruption.
What do you get if you get in on the crowd funding? Well, for $75, the “early bird” special, you will get a Jet Black TaskOne case for your iPhone. Once production begins, prices for the cases will sell for about $90. They are 8 days from their deadline and less than $4,000 from hitting their goal of $32,000. TaskOne is making distributor packages available also. In addition to black, there will be colors available in Cherry Red, Slate Grey and a limited edition Orange Flame, which will be available for $150. They will ship internationally too.
What is in the case? Sixteen different tools! A 2.5-inch knife with 0.75-inch serrated edge, 1.8-inch saw blade, small and large flathead screwdrivers, medium phillips head screwdriver, pliers with integrated 3-8mm wrench, wire cutters, 6 metric Allen wrenches, spoke wrenches, wire stripper, 120mm ruler, kickstand and a bottle opener. The blades on the case are removable without tools, so you do not have to worry about hassles at the airport when you travel.
If TaskOne can meet their funding goal, cases will be delivered in April 2013. We were poking fun in the beginning, but there is no doubt that accessories like this do come in handy in a nick of time. Check out the TaskOne source link below if you want to get in with the project and we will take our steak medium-rare.
sources: TaskOne via CNET
1. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
umm i woulding put my phone in contact with half of the things i would use this stuff for. umm NO.
nice idea though.
6. nightelf91 (Posts: 20; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
I would even venture to say that such a case was not built for people like you.
17. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
I got bored the second I looked at this article
2. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
You know it's bad when the case on your iphone is more useful than the iphone itself.
3. BattleBrat (Posts: 1266; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
LOL, I have a 4S and that is about right
4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1463; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
meanwhile ...a swiss army knife costs $35
11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Was thinking the same thing...i'd rather keep my phone in my pocket while the tool does the job.
If it's a case, it's meant to protect the phone, not take it to a place where it's prone to get dents and scratches.
5. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
They really would make some s**t like this for the iPhone. Smh. -_-;
18. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
I disagree, in a situation where you need to fight and you have another means of communication, this would make an excellent weapon of last resort. The blade seems to lock well enough and the added mass of the iPhone swinging at the end of your arm will add a decent amount of force to the blow. It doesn't need to withstand multiple blows because most people stop when stabbed in the right place. There is also an element of surprise because a phone case would be the second to last place someone would be concealing a knife. Disabling a person with a blade under 2.5" in one blow takes precision, but it is easy enough. It is more difficult to kill, but that depends on the situation.
10. SIGPRO (Posts: 754; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Really i am getting sick of Apple, can't stand anymore crappy stuff for it!
12. ticktok (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
you always want more, greedy. hope someone won't cut himself when using it.
14. lyndon420 (Posts: 2849; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Needs a compass more than anything...oh wait...it has Google maps now so nevermind.