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 always…well…not quite, not yet…. So I was thinking, maybe these guys who make these devices are not looking at the right place for that iPhone killer. Why don’t I scratch that dream product itch, and transform this buzzword into a real product that it’s soul purpose is to do what it claims to be…

I’d like to introduce you to the iPhonekiller… It’s amazing… 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 hand… It’s amazing…

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

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