Meet The ReadyCase: The Frankenstein Of iPhone Cases, Plus Extra Stabby Bits

Apple’s iPhone 5 was bound to shake up the accessory market, as it always does. That means new cases, with new features. One new one debuting on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo today called the ReadyCase packs more features than I think any I’ve ever seen, all into a low-profile design that actually only adds 3mm of thickness, and will ship in both iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 versions.

So what do you get with ReadyCase? Here’s a list:

  1. Two kickstands, for both portrait and landscape orientation.
  2. An interchangeable lens ring for macro, fisheye and wide-angle conversion lenses.
  3. An 8GB or 16GB USB flash drive.
  4. A multi-tool, complete with standard and serrated knife blades, a flathead screwdriver and bottle opener, available in either black or silver.
  5. A headphone clip.

The case is made from a durable composite material that’s supposed to be pretty rugged, and the best part is that it doesn’t add bulk. There’s actually an opening on the back, though, so it’s not like it’s an Otterbox or anything and scratches are still a possibility, but for the survivalist, outdoorsy-type who also wants to carry important documents and media around on a readily available flash drive, this thing looks to be the tops.

ReadyCase’s creators are looking for $15,000 to get production off the ground, and cases start at a $40 pledge (note that lens sets are only included when you get into higher amounts) for an 8GB pre-order. As an added bonus, all cases ship with both iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 versions included, so those on the verge of upgrading or not sure yet which one they’ll be getting are covered.

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