DIY iPhone killer – the real deal
While many companies have or are still planning to release an iPhone-killer (Nexus One, MS Kin, etc.), Ronen Kadushin, an independent designer has created his own vision of what a real iPhone killer is. Other than Apple-targeted violence, this amazing device features 1.6kg of laser-cut steel attached to a wooden handle. As a real DIY project, it remains BYOL (bring your own laser).
Whenever a new hand held device, or new exciting smartphone hits the market, a question roars through the internets, tech blogs and news: Is this the iPhone killer?
The answer is alwaysâ€¦wellâ€¦not quite, not yetâ€¦. So I was thinking, maybe these guys who make these devices are not looking at the right place for that iPhone killer. Why donâ€™t I scratch that dream product itch, and transform this buzzword into a real product that itâ€™s soul purpose is to do what it claims to beâ€¦
[via boingboing via Dezeen]
Iâ€™d like to introduce you to the iPhonekillerâ€¦ Itâ€™s amazingâ€¦ It is an open design, you can download it from my website, produce and use it. It is 1.6 Kg , 25mm ( 3.5 lbs, 1 inch) of precision laser cut steel, with a fantastic 36 cm wood ax handle. You can just feel the awesome power of it when you hold it in your handâ€¦ Itâ€™s amazingâ€¦
Like most of my designs of the last six years, iPhonekiller is an Open Design, meaning, its design CAD files can be freely downloaded, copied, modified and produced by anyone, without special tooling, under a Creative Commons license. The iPhonekiller is compatible with all iPhone models, also the future ones, and with iPads.
The iPhonekiller is my Open Design reaction to current tech products and personalities status, worshiped by media and public. A buzzword materializing with a function suggested by tech blogs.
iPhonekiller product page
Name of product: iPhonekiller (prototype)
Designer: Ronen Kadushin
Year of design and production: 2010
Materials: 25mm thick laser cut steel. Axe wood handle
Dimensions: head: 13cm x 7cm, 1.6Kg. Overall length: 34cm