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New iPhone multi-tool case lights your fire

New iPhone multi-tool case lig...
The metal coil lighter provides enough heat to light a candle, paper or cigarette without harming the phone
The metal coil lighter provides enough heat to light a candle, paper or cigarette without harming the phone
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The Hangout Case will come in four colors upon release
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The Hangout Case will come in four colors upon release
The M6 mount works with tripods and other types of camera mounting hardware
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The M6 mount works with tripods and other types of camera mounting hardware
The metal coil lighter provides enough heat to light a candle, paper or cigarette without harming the phone
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The metal coil lighter provides enough heat to light a candle, paper or cigarette without harming the phone
The integrated bottle opener
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The integrated bottle opener
With the Hangout Case, you can skip carrying a butane lighter
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With the Hangout Case, you can skip carrying a butane lighter

The latest iPhone multi-tool case to find its way to the world of crowd funding, the Hangout Case, offers three pocket-essential functions: protecting your iPhone, popping a bottle, and lighting a cigarette or fire. It also has a tripod screw mount.

We've seen plenty of smartphone multi-tool cases in the past, and frankly, the Hangout is a bit under-tooled when compared to something like the MyTask or IN1.

What makes it worth a look is its integrated flameless lighter. Similar in design to the lighters that used to come standard in cars, the small device is an electric metal coil that lays flame-inducing heat to a cigarette or tinder. It shuts off automatically and uses a lockable slide-over safety cover to prevent danger to the phone or user. It recharges via USB.

Outside of the lighter, the Hangout is a basic protective case that also has the bottle opener that's all but mandatory on every multi-tool, and an M6 tripod screw mount for threading in tripods and camera mounts. The case itself uses a combination of polycarbonate and TPU to protect the iPhone 5 and 5S from drops and bumps.

The integrated bottle opener
The integrated bottle opener

The Hangout Case went live in a Flexible Funding campaign on Indiegogo last week. It's available for early bird pledges starting at US$29. Deliveries are estimated for July, assuming it reaches production. It can be seen in use in the pitch video below.

If you'd prefer an electric lighter/iPhone 5 case with a flashlight instead of a bottle opener and tripod mount, the Lightercase is available for just under $40. It wrapped up a successful Indiegogo campaign in December.

Source: Indiegogo

The Hangout Case from Variform - www.govariform.com

3 comments
Richardf
The antena could be tunred into a water purifyer. By replaceing the stem of the anteena with a uv pen stem ,the smart phone starts is evoltuion into triquardor territory
pt88
Reminds me of the 1980s watch with a lighter built in. Didn't really catch on due to the frequency of people catching fire.
Leonard Foster Jr
Hmmm i don't think this item will be getting on any kinds of Flights ???