Opena Case for iPhone 4/4S Review

The iPhone 4/4S has become one of the most popular gadgets, so there is a large variety of accessories to choose from. One essential accessory to have is of course a protective case to prevent damage and scratches at the device. Opena have done a further step and produced a case that has one additional function except protection; it features a fully-functional bottle opener! Yes you read it right, the Opena case can be used to open the bottle caps of your favorite drink without the need of carrying an additional bottle opener.

 

 

Opena is a new company founded in 2011 and exclusively produces the Opena case.

Let’s take a look at the case’s main features:

 

  • Protective PC hard case
  • Integrated slide out stainless steel bottle opener
  • Fits GSM & CDMA iPhone 4 (AT&T and Verizon)
  • Integrated flash ring
  • Quality feel and appearance 
  • Also fits iPhone 4S
  • Massive hit at parties
  • In built cool factor!

 

The Opena case comes in a white transparent cardbox from which we can see the actual case. There main features of the case are displayed and the back side has an illustration that shows the bottle opener in action.

 

The Opena case has a solid build quality and it is made of hard good quality plastic in a classy satin black finish. At the back side there is a nice encraved Opena logo along with the company’s website. The opener is made of stainless still and even if we tried to bend it we could not do it.

The installation of the case is a piece of cake, as all you have to do is slide in the iPhone and the case will lock it into place. There are precise openings and cut-outs for all buttons so that the phone is fully usable, as well as a camera and flash opening. The back of the phone surely looks bigger but that is not essentially a bad point, as the case makes the iPhone look mean and classy from the back side. Our only complaint is that when locked in, the case is virtually impossible to withdraw with bare hands and that might prevent some people from getting it. We had to use a flat plastic tool to remove it. On the one hand, this means that there is indeed a perfect secure fit, but on the other hand people who switch cases regularly might want to consider it.

Now we let’s talk about the case’s addtional function, the bottle opener. Opena have done a great job designing their case. As we told you before, the material used for the opener part of the case is top notch and sturdy. The opener comes in and out of the case at ease using the distinctive ring in the middle of the case’s back side, the slide mechanism feels very well made. Opena have foreseen any possible ‘accidents’ that can happen while opening the drink so the opener is usable only with the iPhone facing up to avoid any spills at the screen and buttons.

Overall we were very satisfied with the Opena case. It has a solid build quality and offers high level protection for your iPhone combined with a perfect fit. Costing around 30,00EUR across Europe, this is indeed a relatively high amount to spend on a case, but you surely get what you pay for in terms of quality. The extra and not so common bottle-opening function will surely tempt many men to consider this case.

 

The high-quality construction and the innovative bottle-opener addition lead us to award the Opena Case our Innovation Award.

 

 


 

You can safely buy the Opena case directly from Opena’s e-shop.

 

 

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