by Paul Mah

ReadyCase for iPhone 5 a Veritable Swiss Army Knife

Oct 05, 20122 mins
Computers and PeripheralsiPhoneSmartphones

The ReadyCase for iPhone 5 case goes beyond just protecting your iPhone 5 smartphone with an integrated multi-tool and USB memory stick.


The ReadyCase for the iPhone 5 is a multi-function iPhone case that not only protects your new iPhone 5 smartphone, but packs a number of integrated tools you won’t find in other cases.


This image outlines the full multi-function nature of the ReadyCase for the iPhone 5.

The case itself sports a slim minimalist design measuring just 3 mm thick. A built-in headphone clip helps you hold the cord in place if you’re the kind who likes to wrap your earphones around the casing. An integrated lens ring adds support for a variety of lenses designed specifically for the case.

The three lenses that you can get with the case include a macro lens for close-up photography, a fish-eye lens for a massive viewing angle, and a wide angle lens to get that perfect landscape shot.

A USB flash drive affixed to the back cover doubles as a kickstand in both landscape and portrait mode. A multi-tool also affixed to the back cover offers a standard blade, a serrated blade, a flat head screwdriver and a bottle opener.

While I personally don’t see myself using the headphone clip – wireless is better, no? – the integrated kickstand and USB drive looks compelling to me. Of course, the multi-tool is a bonus, though you will definitely want to check it in before getting onto a flight.


The USB memory stick pulls double duty as a tilt stand good for both portrait and landscape orientation.


The three detachable lenses you can use with the ReadyCase.

The ReadyCase is currently on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for funding, and is expected to ship in February of next year. With another 20 days to go, it has already raised $60K on Indiegogo, which puts it way past the initial target of $15K.

All Early Bird Special offerings are already sold out, though you can still plunk down $60 for a 16GB ReadyCase with the triple lens set and both iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 bodies. Folks from outside the U.S. will need to add $12 for international shipping. 

In the meantime, check out the video below.