Over the years that I’ve owned iPhones, I’ve had many cases including protective, decorative, functional, plastic, metal, magnetic, and more. Almost two years ago, I review the first multi-tool utility case (applejac.com/multi-tool-case) which has now been improved on the latest bigger iPhones.
The IN1 Multi-Tool Utility Case for the iPhone 6 Plus combines a sleek design with functional multi-tools into a single enclosure. This polycarbonate case (with rear kickstand) not only protects my iPhone, it also offers a useful tool-set including a short blue pen, a strong bottle opener, two small screwdrivers (phillips and flat-head), a handy nail file, a dandy tweezers, a small scissors, and a great toothpick. It has scratch protection inside using felt backing, and, when I fly, this case is TSA compliant.
These tools are aimed to be helpful for everyday tasks. The IN1 case will help with day-to-day small tasks such as writing notes, adjusting glasses, opening bottles, extracting slivers, and cutting open packages. It is available in white, black and clear. I was also able to pick the color of the tool handles (grey, black, yellow, green, blue, purple, violet) which made it very customizable.
After using a iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus case (separately) for a week, I have found that they add good extra protection for the sides and back of the iPhone, while also adding more bulk requiring a larger holster (which I expected), yet very light in weight. The tools are easy to extract, handy to use, and quite durable in construction (I do wish the case back either had the tool name or symbol imprinted for easy identification). Since there is extra space, a red pen and sharp blade (removable before TSA inspection) would be great additions, along with a rubberized shell to improve the overall grip. The case installs easily and maintains a tight fit, which is secure but also makes removal a little challenging.
The company IN1 is an innovative phone case manufacturer with industry-changing design concepts. Their unique, patent-pending designs, delivers style with functionality seldom before found in a cell phone case. As they say, form and function has never looked this good, so "demand more from your case".
Available for only $39.99 at in1case.com, the IN1 is available for the iPhone 5/5S/6/6+ and Galaxy S5 (color of case and tools must also be specified here). If you are a handyman (or woman) and want to have a nice small gadgetcase with your iPhone, this is the package to get.