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New iPhone Case Comes With Built-in Beer Bottle Opener

Are you looking for a present for a beer-loving Apple fan? Well, the creators of Opena Case have thought about this much-neglected demographic group and released a protective yet functional case, just in time for the festive celebrations.

The case-maker that came up with this unusual idea is, you guessed it, an Australian company (I suppose it could have been English or Irish too). The Opena Case, that functions both as a bottle opener and an iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 case is available for AUD $39.95 from the manufacturer's website (international shpping available).

It comes both in black and white and it is made out of sturdy polycarbonate/ABS material. The stainless steel bottle opener slides out of the case when it is required. With a thin body and a relatively sleek appearance, the team behind Opena Case sold thousands of units during the preorder stage.

So, how did they come up with the idea? Simple, as the two enthusiasts that raised funding and worked on the project for three months explain: "if you're anything like us you like to travel light. The one thing we always have on us is our phones. The one thing we always seem to be looking for is a bottle opener."

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.