Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

Summary: Like beer but can't seem to hold onto your bottle opener? Let this iPhone case from West|280 do the opening (and remembering) for you.

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While "there's an app for that" is a phrase that I've very rapidly grown tired of, it's also a phrase that has never been less true.

The latest proof? This bottle opener iPhone case from West|280. Featuring a retractable, stainless steel bottle opener and a polycarbonate/ABS alloy exterior, this iPhone case seems, at first glance, to be yet another iPhone-related gimmick. But it does more. The iOpener also contains an accelerometer that, when triggered, opens up BevConX, an iPhone app that tracks and shares via Facebook and Twitter the identity and location of the recently-opened bottle. This doesn't exactly remove the gimmick distinction from the iOpener, but it does at least make the case a tad more interesting.

The catch? The iOpener is only equipped so far for use on the iPhone 3G and 3GS - at least for now. Also, it's $29.

[iOpener, via OhGizmo]

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, iPhone, Smartphones

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  • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

    Ok I want one, lol.
    Bates_
  • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

    If it sees that you have opened up enough beers to be really drunk, does it keep you from sending that really stupid message to your spouse?
    grant@...
    • Good idea...

      @grant@...

      It should also prevent you from drunk dialing anyone other than a cab service. On that same note, it should be able to locate a list of local cabs as well... Perhaps even be able to summon one at the touch of a button...
      i8thecat3
  • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

    Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of capitalism.
    Raid6
  • Can you shut off that Facebook/Twitter app?

    "The iOpener also contains an accelerometer that, when triggered, opens up BevConX, an iPhone app that tracks and shares via Facebook and Twitter the identity and <b>location</b> of the recently-opened bottle." Lovely - now the burglars know not only that I'm not home, but that I'll probably be drunk when I do get there.
    jrf2027@...
  • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

    What good is this? Another useless app on the Apple app store

    I know it's useless because they idiot iPhone fanbois don't drink beer; all they drink is more kool aid
    SonofaSailor
    • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

      @SonofaSailor
      As opposed to the idiot Windows fanboys that d=only drink Flavor-aid?
      Rick_K
    • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

      @SonofaSailor It's about as good and useful as your posts have been lately with anything concerning Apple.

      For me personally I have no use for it as I no longer have an iPhone 3G and there is not one for an iPhone 4... plus I really don't need my beer consumption rate to be posted online to see and you know I'd have to be opening not only my brews but the brews of my friends and drinking companions to actually justify this case.
      athynz
    • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

      @SonofaSailor :D !!!
      splainin2do
  • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

    This great for my as the iphone is already very fragile so putting this thing on an iphone will result in tons of damage and since I do repairs this means more money for me. I love peoiple buying this things as i reapir more iphones and ipods then any other electronics. keep making these fragile junkers and keep my house payments on time.
    Fletchguy
    • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

      @Fletchguy
      "This great for my as the iphone..."
      "I love peoiple buying this things as i reapir more iphones"

      I see you have already been heavily testing this app.
      puterami@...
      • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

        @puterami@... [i]I see you have already been heavily testing this app. [/i]
        Do they allow the employees at those cell phone case kiosks in the mall to drink while on the job?
        non-biased
  • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

    So when's the corkscrew case coming out, for those who prefer wine over beer?

    (Disclaimer: even if I drank wine it would come out of a box, not a bottle.)
    The One True Fnerd
  • what about twist off caps

    Aren't most beers twist off caps now? Seems silly.
    Bruceeverett
    • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

      @Bruceeverett
      None of my homebrew bottles are twist-off. :-)
      puterami@...
    • RE: Finally: an iPhone case that can open (and keep track of) your beers

      @Bruceeverett Not all bottled beer is twist off but you can still use an opener on the twist off caps.
      non-biased
  • Hmm

    I thought that was what a designated driver was supposed to do.
    jlongino@...