Open Source “iPhone Killer”

Ever since Steve Jobs announced the Apple iPhone three years ago, almost every other big-named mobile maker/brand have tried to come up with their own iPhone killer. Everytime a new and powerful smartphone came out, we asked “Could this be the iPhone killer?” They’ve all tried but failed, until now. Who would’ve guessed that all it would take to “kill” and “crush” the iPhone was an open source device?

This open source device that I’m talking about is not a cellphone or a smartphone. The “iPhonekiller” is a mallet made from an inch-thick slab of stainless steel with a handle made from carved wood and weighs 3.5 pounds, designed to smash the Apple iPhone. This device was designed and created by German designer Ronen Kadushin.

iPhonekiller Photos:
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iPhonekiller

iPhonekiller

iPhonekiller

Like I mentioned earlier, the iPhonekiller is open source, meaning that 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 not only compatible with all iPhone models but it is also works with other Apple products like the iPod Touch and the new iPad.

“The iPhonekiller is a statement about current tech products and personalities status, worshiped by the media and public, along with my possibilities to react and criticize that in a humorous way, with an Open Design.” – Ronen Kadushin

Being an iPhone user, this is not the iPhone killer that I had in mind or would like to see. Hehe.. How about you guys? What do you think of the iPhonekiller?

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6 Comments

  1. Heheheheheh! Now that is just plain old fashioned good humor! I love it! The question that now begs to be asked is who are the contenders who might be future challengers to the throne? I think it would be a subject of a very nice blog post.

    And in the left hand corner we have the undisputed heavyweight smartphone champion of the woooorld iiiiiiiiiPhoooooooneeeeeeeee ( I can see the ring announcer) and in the other corner all comers. Who will take it?

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