Multitools and iPhone cases wouldn’t seem to go together, but that hasn’t stopped fans of both from trying and largely succeeding. But if you want a case that’s not only easy to use, but won’t get your phone impounded by an airport security guard, the In1 might just be the case for you.
Packing The Tools
To the In1’s credit, it thought out some pretty common uses for multitools and is geared more towards everyday use than rugged survival. And let’s face it, most of us use multitools for minor, annoying everyday situations. As a result, the In1 is focused on day-to-day problem solving: It includes a blue pen, a red pen, eyeglass-sized Philips and flathead screwdrivers, tweezers, scissors, and a toothpick. It’s TSA compliant, as well, so you won’t have to worry about your iPhone case getting repossessed.
They’re all fully detachable, using the plastic “cork” method of firmly seating the tools in the case. So yes, you may find yourself with something floating in your pocket, but it’s also all stuff we’ll use day to day.
The Case For The Case
Another nice touch is that the case itself is pretty nice; it’s polycarbonate, so it can take a few hits. And it comes with a built-in kickstand, so you’ll be able to view your phone in landscape mode more easily. In short, it’s a solid case just on its own, even before you get to the multiple tools. A nice final touch is that the case is completely transparent, so you can see what you’ve got handy.
Whether we admit it or not, we all need a multitool, whether we need to tighten bolts and strip wires or snip threads and get that last piece of lunch out from between our teeth. And the In1 has a smart toolset that most of us will use. If that includes you, it’s currently $45 from In1 directly.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.