iPhone + 22 tools = There’s a case for that

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Last November, I told you about an indiegogo project for the TaskOne iPhone case. The project surpassed their funding goal of $32,000 and they are now taking orders. The TaskOne is a thin profile case for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 that effectively turns your phone into a multi-tool. You didn’t read that wrong, it’s an aluminum case with 22 hardened steel tools built-in:

  • 2.5” removable knife with serrations
  • 1.8” Sawblade
  • Small and large flathead screwdrivers
  • Medium Phillips screwdriver
  • Pliers with integrated 3-6mm wrench
  • Wire cutters
  • 6metric Allen wrenches (bike sizes 2.5-6)
  • Spoke wrenches (0.127, 0.130)
  • Wire stripper
  • 120mm ruler (110 mm on iPhone 4/4S)
  • Bottle opener
  • Kickstand

The case also offers a raised bezel on the front of that keeps the screen safe from damage. The TaskOne is available in colors like: Slate Grey, Cherry Red, Jet Black and Limited Edition Flame Orange and is priced at $99.95. That’s very pricey for something that looks like more of a novelty item than a truly useful multi-tool. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t think I would want to saw a branch or tighten screws with my phone. It would be too awkward and I would be afraid that I would end up accidentally damaging my phone while trying to use one of the tools. A better idea might be a phone case that offers removable tools. That way you could still do impromptu tasks, but it would be more ergonomic for you and safer for your phone.

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5 comments… add one
  • Julie Strietelmeier July 31, 2013, 5:58 pm

    FYI: I just noticed on their indiegogo project page that people have been leaving comments asking about fulfilling their pledge orders and those comments seem to be going unanswered for weeks.

  • Passing Stranger August 1, 2013, 6:41 am

    I wonder will the TSA confiscate just the case or the iPhone as well?

  • Betty Widerski August 1, 2013, 8:15 am

    Yes – if you could remove the non-TSA-compliant tools it would make more sense.

  • Byron August 2, 2013, 8:52 am

    And when your kid gets ahold of it?

    It needs a pocket for band-aids

    This is a really stupid idea

  • Drew Baker August 3, 2013, 12:14 am

    I’m sensing another kid sticking the blade in their mouth debate. 😛 I can see this as a TSA nightmare, but many people don’t fly. It’s an interesting idea.

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