Mon, 30 Apr 2012 Opena Case review
Turns your iPhone 4/4S into a bottle opener
- Manufacturer: Opena
- Pros: Despite seemingly gimmicky, is actually a functional case; high quality
- Cons: You’d have to want to open a lot of bottles to justify having one; slightly random idea
- Price: £27 ($39.99 + $5 UK delivery)
- Star rating:
The Opena Case for the iPhone 4/4S is a hard-shell case with an integrated slide-out bottle opener built right into the design. Available in white or black, the Opena Case is more than just a gimmick – it is a fully functional and carefully designed protective case for your iPhone that also happens to be a bottle opener, too.
Installing the Opena Case is easy: just insert the top and bottom corners of your iPhone 4/4S into the left or right side and press down to snap in place. However, removing the case is not as easy, and I feared I’d break the case (or worse, my iPhone) during my first attempt at removal. Opena has afitting/removing reference guide and video, which walks you through the process, so make sure you use it when removing the case for the first time. It gradually became an easier process each time I installed and removed it.
With the Opena Case, you get the sturdy protection of a hard-shell case, but in a slim profile. I was surprised that the designers were able to create a case that added such little bulk, considering it also houses a stainless steel slide-out bottle opener. You almost forget that the Opena is a bottle opener
The Opena Case leaves large openings on the top and bottom of the case for all buttons and ports. The back of the case has openings for the back camera and LED flash without adversely affecting picture quality.