In the olden days, one would have an idea and would get really excited about it, and yet there would be no easy way to share it so the idea would remain just that - an idea. Then the Internet came along and gave birth to Kickstarter. I'm not so sure if Kickstarter coming along was a good thing or a bad thing. It can be good to share ideas, but I swear not a day seems to pass when I don't get an email for a bike related Kickstarter campaign. It's almost become like spam.
Every now and then I do open the Kickstarter emails and think the idea is actually an interesting one. This happened recently when I received an email from the folks behind a product called the MyTask.
Smart phones are pretty much here to stay and the idea behind this is a case that attaches to your phone which can hold useful items - like bike tools. Below is some text, pictures, and a video. If these things get funded the producer has agreed to have a contest of some sort to give away to Bike Hacks readers. Enjoy . . .
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A Complete bike-tool and patch kit seamlessly integrated into your phone case
When starting out with the myTask:BIKE project, casual biker and designer Addison wanted to create a bike tool that was convenient, strong and was unobtrusive. So along came the myTask: BIKE
Built on the same platform as the myTask: URBAN, the The myTask: BIKE concept is simple, its a bike tool for those of us that just want something simple to carry with us on our commute to work or after work ride and not have to worry about remembering the tire irons, and the bike tool, and the patch kit. The myTask: BIKE is built on a removable sliding tray and adds only 6mm to the thickness of your phone, but packs 22 bike specific tools into the swappable tray. The tools are built from 440C Hardened stainless, and despite being only 1.5mm thick, are incredibly strong and will last a lifetime.
The 22 bike-specific tools included are:
- 2 tire irons
- Pedal/Axle wrench (15mm)
- 6 Allen wrenches (1/16, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
- 4 box wrenches (5.5mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm)
- 2 spoke wrenches (0.127, 0.130)
- Flathead screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- 3 glueless tube patches
- tire roughener (for applying tube patches)
- bottle opener (for after the ride!)
The myTask: BIKE not only makes your bike tool more compact, but gives you the tire patch kit, tire levers and pedal wrench in an unbelievable slim package!
TaskLab is currently taking pre-orders and trying to generate the funds for the product manufacturing. Come join us in making your case more useful!