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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

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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).


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

“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




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.




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!




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.




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.




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.




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 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.




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!




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.


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!


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.

Why You Should Get Ready for Crowdfunding Right Now!

23 Dec

Start Crowdfunding with Smart Business Practices

Why Your Company Needs to Get Ready for Crowdfunding Right Now!

If you are a start-up company or an existing business and have recently tried to get a small business loan, you are probably aware of why crowdfunding is becoming so popular on a worldwide basis. Since 2008, banks and lending institutions have made it down right impossible to get a loan. Raising money through a venture capitalist has also become a very expensive process due to the economic and legal barriers that investors have to go through and the paperwork you have to file with the SEC.

The good news is that President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law in April 2012, which will change the securities laws in the United State dramatically. As soon as the SEC issues their final Crowdfunding guidelines, accredited investors and communities of social networks will be allowed to invest in the companies for an equity investment position through one of several hundred crowdfunding portal sites.

But what should a company know before they start the crowdfunding process? What types of research should they conduct in order to select the best crowdfunding portal for your business model?  Download the following white paper  to learn how to:

  1. Incorporate Best Business Practices
  2. Protect Your Potential Capital Raise
  3. Avoid Delays: Ensure Structural Compliance
  4. Establish your Marketing and Community Platform
  5. Seizing the Crowdfunding Opportunity

Click here to download
Start Crowdfunding with Smart Business Practices

Consumer Interest in Crowdfund Investing

23 Dec

Consumer Interest in Crowdfunding – Funding Launchpad

Interest in crowdfunding is rapidly growing, and investment crowdfunding is nearing legalization in the US. Funding Launchpad recently completed a consumer research study on crowdfunding. Here are the highlights:

  • A majority of consumers polled are aware of crowdfunding (55%)
  • Of aware consumers, about half have contributed to a crowdfunding campaign (46%). We expect this
    figure to rise as consumers become more familiar with crowdfunding, and as the variety of campaigns to
    contribute to grows
  • A very small number of crowdfunding platforms dominate the landscape. While the leading platforms of
    this field may change, crowdfunding is likely to remain a “winner-takes-most” environment.
  • Consumers with more prior exposure to crowdfunding have a greater interest in investment
  • A majority of consumers expect to invest a relatively modest amount (under $1,000) in two to four
    projects per year
  • Campaigns that offer both rational and emotional incentives to invest are most likely to succeed

Consumer Crowdfunding Research Table of Contents:

1. Executive Summary
2. Research Overview
3. Background
A. History
B. Crowdfunding Models
4. Key Findings
A. Awareness
B. Contributions
C. Interest in Investment Crowdfunding
D. Per Year Investment Levels
E. Motivation Factors
5. Conclusions
6. About Funding Launchpad

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Consumer Interest in Crowdfunding - Funding Launchpad

Consumer Interest in Crowdfunding – Funding Launchpad

Crowdfund Capital Advisors Crash Course on Crowdfunding

23 Dec

CCA Crash Course on Crowdfunding

by the Crowdfund Capital Advisors

Crowdfunding is an Umbrella Term

The word crowdfunding can be thought of as an umbrella term that describes multiple different funding relationships between individuals and organizations connected via the Internet. The three key terms you need to know are token crowdfunding, crowdfund investing, and regulation D crowdfunding:

  • Token crowdfunding is the act of raising non-equity capital for creative projects and or charity causes in exchange for “tokens” like early access to a product or service, public recognition, or a feeling of doing something good. This activity is does not involve the sale of securities.
  • Crowdfund investing refers to the new exemption that was created under Section 4(6) of the US Securities Act by the JOBS Act, which provides an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act for offerings of securities by US Company made through an SEC registered Crowdfunding Platform. Under this new US Crowdfunding exemption investors do not have to be U.S. Accredited Investors and do not count toward the 2,000 investor threshold.
  • Regulation D crowdfunding is the act of raising equity and debt-capital on the internet by private US and foreign companies under the amended exemption provided by Rule 506 of Regulation D under the U.S. Securities Act. Rule 506 of Regulation D was amended by the JOBS Act to allow for companies to raise money from investors using publicity and other media like the internet (Most would refer to this activity as Rule 506 Crowndfunding). However all investors under Rule 506 Crowdfunding offerings are required to be Accredited Investors (as defined in Regulation D under the US Securities Act) (this will normally require having each investor sign an accredited investor certificate that certifies that they meet such criteria). You should note that investors in a Rule 506 Crowdfunding offerings WILL COUNT toward the new higher 2,000 investor registration threshold established under the amended Rule 12(g) under U.S. Exchange Act of 1934.

Crowdfund Investing Table of Contents:

  • Key Concepts and Definitions Related to CFI …………………………………….. 2-5
  • The Basic Legal Framework for CFI in the United States ……………………. 6-7
  • The State of CFI Around the World ………………………………………………….. 8
  • How CFI Impacts Small Businesses ………………………………………………….. 9
  • Some of the Reasons that CFI is Good for the World …………………………. 10

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Click here to download a Crash Course on Crowdfund Investing

Crash Course on Crowdfund Investing

Leading Industry Analyst Research Report on the Crowdfunding Industry

23 Dec

Leading Industry Analyst Research Report on the Crowdfunding Industry

Crowdfunding Industry Research Firm

Looking for the industry’s leading research report on the Crowdfunding industry? is the industry’s leading crowdfunding industry analyst research firm and works with the world’s top crowdfunding platforms to conduct research and analyze the world’s fastest growing crowdfunding trends.

Crowdfunding Research Report covers:

  1. An overview of Crowdsourcing’s methodology for data gathering and analysis
  2. An analysis of the Crowdfunding market growth, composition and key statistics
  3. An overview and categorization of the world’s leading crowdfunding models
  4. An analysis of Crowdfunding’s value proposition, functionality and approach

Various Crowdfunding Industries

  • Equity-based crowdfunding
  • Lending-based crowdfunding
  • Reward-based crowdfunding
  • Donation-based crowdfunding

Fastest Growing Business-to-Business Crowdfunding Channels

  • Software/Internet
  • Computers/Telecom
  • Media
  • Environment
  • Consumer Products
  • Other

Click here to download Crowdfunding research report

Leading Crowdfunding Industry Analyst Research Report

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