Never able to find a bottle opener when you need one? Sick of having to carry one on your keychain? With a built-in bottle opener on your iPhone case, you'll have one with you wherever you go.
The Opena was designed and developed in Melbourne by Rob Ward and Chris Peters. Peters is an industrial designer with a passion for good design and Ward has a knack for online sales and marketing. Together, they combined their powers to make the Opena case a reality.
"If you're anything like us you like to travel light. The one thing we always have on us is our phones. The one thing we always seem to be looking for is a bottle opener. Some of our friends carry bottle openers on their keys but there are times when you don't always have your keys with you, especially if your having a big night out and might be tempted to drive home?"
The Opena touts itself as the world's first iPhone 4 case with a slide-out bottle opener and originally launched in June 2011 on the crowd funding site Kickstarter. After the pair spent months designing and prototyping the product, it received huge interest and hit 50 percent of its funding goal in the first week.
Before long, Opena was showing up on design and gadget blogs in Australia, America, France, Japan, and Russia. Full funding was achieved on June 27 and the project finished on July 8 after it reached nearly double the set funding goal.
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If you have an iPhone 4 and need something to crack open those cold ones all summer, this could be your lucky day. Leave a comment and tell us what else you wish your phone could do. Closes January 16, open to New Zealand residents only.