I've reviewed dozens of iPhone cases
over the years at Impulse Gamer and I must admit that when my
editor gave me the Opena to review... I was a little bemused and
probably a little scared. Was this the ultimate man toy for your
iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S? I think it was!
The Opena was created by mates Rob
Ward and Chris Peters who not only love their iPhones but
also love a beer. And when you're out and about, the last thing you
want to carry is a bottle opener and after sharing some beers, they
come up with the idea of the Opena... the world's first iPhone 4/4S
case that contains a built in bottle opener.
Not only does the Opena give you a
bottle opener anywhere and everywhere but it also protects your
iPhone 4 should the unthinkable happen and you accidentally drop
your phone. Klutz! Fortunately if you do drop it, you'll look ultra
cool because hey... you'll be the guy with the bottle opener on
their iPhone! The material of the case is tough PC/ABS plus it
boasts 304 series stainless steel. It may not be industrial but it's
Although the Opena protects your case,
it does add some weight to your iPhone but fortunately as it's a
slim design case, you'll still have that cool Apple look... What I
did enjoy about the Open was the slide out bottle opener that
definitely does not get in the way. To use the slide out bottle
opener, there is a hole on the back of your case for your thumb and
by pressing on this hole and moving your thumb upwards, it in turn
slides out the bottle opener.
Installing the Opena onto your iPhone 4
is pure child's play and your iPhone 4 simply fits into the Opena
case and that's it. As the case is quite sturdy, you cannot damage
your iPhone 4 whatsoever, no matter how much force you use to open
the bottle. We tested this product with half a dozen of Coronas
(okay.. maybe a little more) and the Opena successfully opened them
On a more serious note, you also have
full access to your controls on the iPhone 4S from the docking bay
to volume controls and the on/off switch plus camera. Add in two
different colours that include black and white and you'll be the
coolest person at the party with the Opena! Guess the three things
that men need in the following picture!
So what are you waiting for? Have a
beer with your iPhone!
www.openacase.com for more