TaskOne: An iPhone case for MacGyver

The brainchild of a former Apple engineer, the TaskOne now on Indiegogo basically turns an iPhone case into multiple tools.

TaskOne iPhone case
TaskLab/Indiegogo

Who needs a bottle opener iPhone case when you have the TaskOne?

The multi-tool iPhone case -- now seeking funding on Indiegogo -- houses 16 hardened steel tools, including a 2.5-inch knife with serrations, a 1.8-inch sawblade, screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. The screwdriver even doubles as a kickstand for watching videos.

Ex-Apple engineer Addison Shelton, who developed the case, says the TaskOne won't add too much bulk or weight to your iPhone. The case weighs 3.1 ounces and 3.3 ounces for the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 versions respectively.

TaskOne iPhone case
TaskLab/Indiegogo

The TaskOne is made of aircraft-grade aluminum housing, which protects your iPhone when you're using the tools. The aluminum housing is attached to your iPhone with polycarbonate bumpers that won't affect reception.

If you're interested in a TaskOne, it's available in black at $75 for the first 200 backers. After that, it costs $90 for the gray, red, or black versions, and $150 for the limited-edition orange version. Do note that you'll have to wait until April of next year to receive your case.

There may not be an app to help you fix a bike or saw wood, but now we can say there's a case for that.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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    Jacqueline Seng is a presenter/writer for CNET Asia, focusing on mobile phones. Her induction into the world of IT involved typing out stories on a computer in kindergarten -- not that much has changed.

     

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