New iPhone case turns your phone into a Swiss Army Knife

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Earlier this week it was announced that airport security was being increased with extra checks on phones in particular. Is it a coincidence that this is the same week that Firebox has started selling the TaskOne G3 Pro iPhone Tool Case? (Answer: Probably)

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This isn’t your standard iPhone case. Weighing around 89g and adding only 5mm of extra bulk, the case contains 22 “hardened steel tools” that can swing out – just like a Swiss Army Knife. Tools include:

  • 1.8″ saw, file, blade combo
  • Small and Large flathead screwdrivers
  • Medium Phillips screwdriver
  • Pliers with integrated 3-8mm wrench
  • Wire cutters
  • 6 metric Allen wrenches (bike sizes 2-6)
  • Spoke Wrenchs (0.127, 0.130)
  • Wire stripper
  • 120mm ruler
  • Bottle opener
  • Kickstand

So if you carry one of these around, you’re probably going to be pretty useful. The case sounds pretty clever too: not only is it durable, being made from reinforced polycarbonate, but apparently you can use one of the screwdrivers included to turn it into an impromptu kickstand for your iPhone – so you can stand it up and watch video, without having to go to the bother of using your arms and hands (which will be tired from a hard day sawing, wire-stripping and screwdrivering anyway).

The TaskOne G3 Pro is available now for £79.99 from Firebox.

James O’Malley