This iPhone case will cut your steak, or chop down a tree

This iPhone case will cut your steak, or chop down a tree
We have all been there, seated at the table, ready to dig in to a dinner of large juicy steak except for one thing…there are no steak knives anywhere. Admit it, this happens to you more often than you care to remember. Then there are those times when you are hiking through the woods and you suddenly have the urge to cut down a sapling. If only you had a serrated saw blade with you to do that. We get it, these are real problems.

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


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17 Comments

1. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 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: Jul 03, 2012

I would even venture to say that such a case was not built for people like you.

17. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I got bored the second I looked at this article

2. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You know it's bad when the case on your iphone is more useful than the iphone itself.

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

LOL, I have a 4S and that is about right

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

meanwhile ...a swiss army knife costs $35

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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: Nov 21, 2012

They really would make some s**t like this for the iPhone. Smh. -_-;

7. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

S H I T

8. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Can't bring it into a flight !!!!

18. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

9. anupam.chopra

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Sweet.............................

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Really i am getting sick of Apple, can't stand anymore crappy stuff for it!

12. ticktok

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

you always want more, greedy. hope someone won't cut himself when using it.

13. ticktok

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

it can be a weird collection for me though.

15. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Just find a nokia 3310!

16. cnyte

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

interesting case.

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