TaskLab unveils iPhone case with Leatherman/Swiss Army Knife Gadgets

23 Dec

TaskLab unveils iPhone case with Leatherman/Swiss Army Knife Gadgets.  Click here to pre-order one before the deadline on 12/27/12

For press inquiries, please contact media@thetasklab.com or visit www.thetasklab.com

 

Quick answers to your most common questions:

CAN I FLY WITH THIS CASE? The knife is easily removable with no tools in only seconds, so you can leave it at home or stash it in your checked luggage. We are also working on getting the case (with knife removed) certified with TSA. See the video of how to remove the knife HERE.If you do loose your knife at the airport, we will replace it for the cost of shipping!

WILL USING THE TOOLS BREAK MY PHONE?Nope, the housing and tools are designed so that no harm will be done to your phone even during heavy use. We have designed the hardened steel tools to break before any damage is done to your phone.  See the stress test video of TaskOne and an iPhone 5 HERE. If you manage to break a tool, we sell replacements for only a few dollars each.

FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: When you pledge, please add $15 to your pledge amount (earlybird special for $75 + $15 shipping = $90 total pledge)

WHERE DO I SELECT IPHONE 4 or 5? At the end of the campaign we will send an email to ALL backers asking which case they would like as well as which color option (for backers at $90 and above).

MEDIA COVERAGE

CNET: “Who nees a bottle opener case when you have TaskOne?”

CNET ASIA: “An iPhone case for MacGyver”

TRENDHUNTER TECH: “TaskOne iPhone Toolkit will now fully equip your smartphone”

TECHNOLOGY TELL: “this will fill a void in any MacGyver’s tool kit”

VENTURE BEAT: “The most unbelievable iPhone case ever”

GUYSPEED: “Everything you need to survive a day on the trail”

KEHN14.vn: “chuẩn bị sắm cho mình một chiếc ốp lưng với những trang bị “khủng” nhất”

TEKZILLA: 
“Awesomely rediculous”

9TO5 MAC: “the ultimate multi-tool actually made and tested for real world use”

UBERGIZMO: “This is one unique protective case for your iPhone”

MACTRAST: “…a really cool project…I’ll be making a pledge as soon as I finish writing this article.”

iDownloadBlog: “Mr. Shelton has done something really cool here, marrying all of these tools with an iPhone case.”

Jeremy Carr: “I’ve never cut my steak with an iphone before.  How does it feel?  AWESOME!!!”

Absynthe Jailbreak: “…incorporating all those tools in a moderately thin and sturdy casing is really no child’s play.”

The Gadgeteer: “If you’ve dreamed of turning your iPhone into a multi-tool, you can pledge $75 to reserve your own TaskOne case.”

Limera1N: “You will not be able to help yourself but give a jaw dropped reaction after seeing all the features of this great case.”

TecheBlog: “Simply put, the TaskOne case turns your iPhone into a Swiss Army Knife, literally.”

iPhoneInformer: “…the new Task One iPhone Case could be just what you need.”

Astounde: “This may be the coolest phone case ever created.”

Gear Diary: “Why the heck didn’t I think of that?”


“Awesomely rediculous”

“the ultimate multi-tool actually made and tested for real world use”

“This is one unique protective case for your iPhone”

“Addison Shelton has invented a rather unique iPhone case”

“…a really cool project…I’ll be making a pledge as soon as I finish writing this article.”

“Mr. Shelton has done something really cool here, marrying all of these tools with an iPhone case.”

Jeremy Carr:

“I’ve never cut my steak with an iphone before.  How does it feel?  AWESOME!!!”

“…incorporating all those tools in a moderately thin and sturdy casing is really no child’s play.”

“If you’ve dreamed of turning your iPhone into a multi-tool, you can pledge $75 to reserve your own TaskOne case.”

“You will not be able to help yourself but give a jaw dropped reaction after seeing all the features of this great case.”

“Simply put, the TaskOne case turns your iPhone into a Swiss Army Knife, literally.”

“Task One has 16 tools and is no thicker than an ordinary phone case.”

“This may be the coolest phone case ever created.”

“Why the heck didn’t I think of that?”

An iPhone case that can do MORE.

Your iPhone is your life. You carry it all the time.  You love your phone, but it falls short when you need to fix your bike, tighten a screw, or cut your steak. There isn’t an app for that. But what if there was a CASE for that?

ENTER TASKONE – Now you can carry a multi-tool built right into the case of your iPhone.  Sixteen of the most useful tools engineered into a thin and trim package. And at 89 grams TaskOne adds suprisingly little weight to your phone.

Utilizing quality hardened tool steels, aircraft aluminum, and polycarbonate, TaskOne is the next generation of multi-tools.

Not only is TaskOne functional, but it is also stylishly designed. Its total thickness is as thin or thinner than many other cases, and comes in a variety of brilliant colors, including Slate Grey, Cherry Red, Jet Black, and the Indiegogo only color Orange Flame.  TaskOne does not sacrifice performance, yet is elegant and beautifully integrated with your phone.

The Details

The tools are housed in a light but strong precision machined aircraft aluminum enclosure connected to your phone through molded outer polycarbonate bands. Use of the tools is simple – when stored the tools are secured via custom spring assemblies. The tools are extended by the low-profile buttons on the back of the phone and are automatically fixed in the extended position during use. The raised bezel on the front of the case keeps the screen safe from damage.

The Tools

Sixteen tools are included in TaskOne. The tools are made to withstand the abuse of real life without ever damaging your phone.

The tools included in TaskOne are:

  • 2.5″ knife with 0.75″ of serrations
  • 1.8″ Sawblade
  • Small flathead screwdriver
  • Large flathead screwdriver
  • Medium Phillips screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • 6 metric Allen wrenches
  • Wire stripper
  • 120mm ruler (110mm on iPhone 4/4s)
  • Bottle opener
  • Kickstand

 

 

2.5″ REMOVABLE KNIFE

Useful in so many situations, the knife is sharp but easily removable for flying or small cutting tasks. A steel lock secures the knife in the fully extended position for larger cutting tasks. The case serves as an excellent handle and is strong enough so your phone will never be harmed when using the knife.

 

 

1.8″ WOOD SAW

The saw is designed for optimal cutting of woods and plastics with a Peg Tooth saw pattern. Need to fashion a stick for roasting marshmallows on that impromptu camping trip you took with your friends?  No problem with TaskOne!

 

 

HARDENED SCREWDRIVERS

Three Screwdrivers are stored inside the case. Using the ejector button the screwdrivers can be removed and placed in the screwdriver slot at the top of the case. Use the case as your leverageto tackle those hard-to-loosen screws on your motorcycle, or perform an emergency electronics repair with the micro screwdriver.

 

 

PLIERS AND WIRE CUTTERS

Made from hardened tool steel and ground with an aggressive cross grip pattern, these pliers are small but mighty. When extended, the plier’s handle pops out of the case edge for access. Use them to grip, twist, and grab; then use the wire cutter to snip through metal wire.

 

 

ALLEN WRENCHES

Screws and bolts that use Allen wrenches are found on bikes and many household items.TaskOne gives you access to six of the most useful sizes in a convenient removable tool. The wrenches are designed to give you plenty of torque for quick repairs and fixes on the go, areprecisely ground for a perfect fit, and labeled with their wrench size.

 

 

WIRE STRIPPER

The integrated wire stripper helps you make quick work of electrical repairs.  A broken wire can be re-stripped and re-connected with ease.

 

 

METRIC RULER

Metric ruler marks are engraved on the back of the case. The first mark is precisely positioned 10mm from the bottom edge of the case so you can use the case surface as your measuring reference. Graduations of 1mm get you finer resolution for your measurements.

 

 

BOTTLE OPENER

No true multi-tool can be without a bottle opener.  This opener was optimized and tested on all types of bottles from Coke to beer and beyond. It is positioned right at the edge of the case for easy access, but protrudes just enough (but not too much) from the bottom of the case to reliably and easily open your favorite beverage. Open your next bottle with TaskOne!

 

 

KICKSTAND

Insert the small screwdriver into one of the two machined slots on the back of the phone and turn the tool into a convenient Kickstand for watching video or facetime! The kickstand can be used in either landscape or portrait mode.

FINE PRINT

We have been working hard designing and manufacturing the prototypes, setting up supply agreements with vendors, and getting everything in order for our first production run. TaskOne has gone through innumerable revisions and tests to get it to its current state.

With your support, we can bring TaskOne to the market and into your pocket. Your contributions will help fund:

  • Production tooling
  • Custom spring manufacturing
  • First large production run

Pledge and be a part of a revolution in iPhone cases!

Rewards

TASKONE  Holiday Gift Card – All supporters at $25 or more will receive a beautiful card with an image of TaskOne on the front and a brief description of the features on the inside. If you pledged $75 and up the card will show the arrival date of your case and a To/From line so you can giveTaskOne as a gift!

Pledge before Dec 15th – Help us reach our goal early and we will make sure your TaskOneholiday card is in the mail for arrival before Dec 25th. Hide the card in the Christmas Tree, place it under the Menorah or slip it into the holiday stocking of your favorite iPhone user!  (Backers at 10 or 100 cases, we will ask if you would like to receive the full color cards as well).

All TaskOne cases arrive in three parts – Fully assembled backplate with all of the tools installed and two edge bands to wrap your phone and secure the backplate. The four allen head screws necessary to attach TaskOne to your case are included, and can be fastened with the included Allen wrench tool.

If you supported the $150 option, you will receive the special Indiegogo-only Orange Flame color with a laser-etched number serial on the case backside.

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