The XiStera: a multifunctional accessory for your iPhone 5

By , May 14, 2013

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Looking for an accessory that will help you get the most out of your iPhone? Then you might want to check out the XiStera, by the SwipeCase team. With 8 different functions, it’s essentially the swiss army knife of iPhone accessories.

The XiStera may look like a little 2-3-inch piece of plastic, but it’s not. Under that TPV santoprene mold is a stainless steel component that houses multiple useful functions including a headphone wrap, tripod mount, and more…

Want to crack open a cold one? No problem, just use XiStera’s built-in bottle opener. Need to jot down a quick note? Easy, XiStera also has a built-in capacitive stylus. Lens adapter? Check. Keychain clip? Check. Here’s the whole list:

- bottle opener

– portrait stand

– portrait mount

– key chain attachment

– lens adapter

– ear bud wrap

– landscape mount

– landscape stand

– capacitive stylus

– LED lighting option

– key attachement

And here it is in action:

As you’ve probably figured out by now, the XiStera is not an actual product yet. It’s a Kickstarter project, with about 30 days left before it gets funded. The good news, though, is that it’s already passed its goal, so it should be ready to ship by the fall.

If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, a pledge of as low as $20 will get your name on the pre-order list. I probably won’t be picking one up myself, but the fact the project raised some $25,000 in its first week means that a lot of people are.

It’s only available for the iPhone 5 now. But if there’s enough interest, the team says it will add 4 and 4S support.

What do you think of the XiStera?

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  • http://twitter.com/armandzegna Armand D.

    Kinda neat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Milano/629446773 Diego Milano

    This totally reminds me of the Studio Neat Glif.

  • Dylfo

    Stupid.

  • TeddyBearStand

    Thought this was a capo.

    • http://twitter.com/x_rus_x Vitaliy Anonymous

      Would have been useful if it was.

      • TeddyBearStand

        “A capo that is controlled via the iPhone…” was what I was hoping to read.

      • http://twitter.com/x_rus_x Vitaliy Anonymous

        I agree. I am a musician and one thing that would have been nice is to transpose the song by switching capo and playing the same chords without having a pause.

  • Badob

    Does it work with iPod 5gen

  • http://www.facebook.com/jhonny.lennon Jhonny Lennon

    That’s Mazatlán (México) my hometown!

    • http://www.swipecases.com/ techtock

      Most of the video was shot in Mazatlan. Some shots are SLR and some are from the iPhone 5. Hard to tell the difference with daylight conditions.

  • bloodshed

    some people would just buy anything.

  • iOops

    looks like a redneck iPhone accessory

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Would gladly donate if it supported iPhone 4/4S, but it currently doesn’t….pass.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Jack of all trades is master of none.

  • Paul Murley

    Love that cover of Lights!

  • http://www.swipecases.com/ techtock

    Thanks Cody!

  • charlie feathers

    For the MacGyver in all of us! : )

  • Feras Darwish

    “Imagine” how this could be a waste of your money.