Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 16, 2014.
About this project
The kickstarter is over, but we are now taking orders for myTask at www.thetasklab.com/mytask
Your unique, and you need an iPhone case that adapts to your busy life. The myTask case comes in three versions for iPhone 5/5s - Bike, Urban and Stash. Its slim, its stylish, and ready for anything.
12 Personal Tools plus a LED light & Mirror
The myTask: URBAN carries the essential items you need everyday at the office or on-the-go.
- Snagged nail, just use the nail file
- Never have to ask for a pen again
- Transfer photos onto your included memory card
- Tame unwieldy eyebrows with the compact mirror and tweezers
- Pop open that beer bottle with the bottle opener
- Light up that beautiful face while using facetime with the LED
With 14 different tools, the myTask has you covered.
18 tools plus tire patches
The myTask: BIKE comes with a whopping 18 bike tools, 3 tire patches and a tire roughener - everything the serious or casual biker needs in a bike tool. The bike-specific tools include:
- 15mm Pedal/Axle spanner
- 6 Allen wrenches (1/6", 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
- 2 spoke wrenches (0.127 & 0.130)
- Flathead screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- Two tire irons
- 3 tube patches & tube roughener
- 4 box wrenches (5.5mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm)
- Bottle opener
Here is a comparison of a couple common tools to show how strong and useful the myTask tools really are! Check out the test video below:
Your Stuff, Your Stash!
The myTask: STASH is built for your stuff - utilizing the same interchangeable, slide-out tray as the BIKE and URBAN but without the included tools and accessories, the myTask: STASH lets you carry your stuff, your way.
MyTask, not just your typical smartphone case cover...
In designing the myTask case, our team wanted to enable and empower you, the smartphone user, in ways not seen before. Empower you to tackle your day, whether it is fixing your bike on the way to work or adjusting your makeup.
Right now there are three versions of the myTask case: Bike, Urban and Stash - but with our platform the possibilities are limitless. With your help we can start with these three version and build the myTask case into a completely customizable platform, tailored to your everyday needs. All of the myTask cases are customizable with the swappable trays, creating a product that adapts to your lifestyle and in-the-moment needs.
Our mission is to make sure you're always prepared while at the same time showcasing your style. Join the myTask revolution and support our mission!
Why we need your support
myTask was the brainchild of all of us here at TaskLab. We began the design nearly 10 months ago, and wanted to make a case adaptable to you, our customers. We have already created numerous prototypes, tested and re-tested the product and each tool, have lined up our manufacturers and are ready to start production. The campaign will help us raise the final funds for tooling and manufacturing so we can introduce the myTask to the world. Customize your life, help us bring myTask from prototype to production.
The myTask Story...
The myTask case is the fruits of a long process of brainstorming, development and prototyping. Always wanting to add more utility to your life, Addison came up with the idea of incorporating a sliding tray system that was completely swappable and interchangeable way back in early 2013. The concept was simple - everyone is busy and has lots of activities that need a specific tool-set, but to carry all these different tools around is burdensome. So, why not create a product that allows you to carry all the high-quality tools and items you need with you, unobtrusively, at all times?
As the idea matured and developed, a product started to take shape. We brainstormed different ways to make the trays interchangeable, what kind of of tools and items we wanted in each version, and how it would all and feel in someone's pocket or hand. Then, once all this was done, we set about designing and prototyping the first two versions, BIKE and URBAN.
In 2013, we had nearly 10 different prototypes of cases - we tried multiple snap mechanism, different tray and tool design, different case thicknesses - and tested them all very rigorously. The Bike tools especially went through quite a few iterations before we landed on the final versions - they needed to be robust and have great function. The Urban actually got some recent changes when we decided to add the LED module (a great idea from one of the members of the team!) so we had to get that prototype into gear quickly, tested and ready for prime-time. Below you can see a selection of prototype tools and cases, all with slightly different designs and functions, which brings us to the final versions, ready for production and manufacturing!
Design and Manufacturing
We have designed myTask to be robust, useful and convenient. During the material selection for each component, we wanted the parts to outlast your phone, so everything is manufactured from the highest quality 440C stainless steel and Polycarbonate.
All of the tools and items were custom designed and manufactured by our team, all the way down to the Urban's microprocessor-controlled LED module with 3 lighting modes and the Stainless scissors with integrated eyeglass-screwdrivers. These aren't off-the-shelf parts thrown into a tray, each of these tools is high-quality and ready to last you a lifetime.
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Risks and challenges
In any manufacturing project there are significant challenges to completing a high-quality, reliable product. The first is finding and engaging excellent manufacturing partners. We are fortunate because we already have some really great manufacturing partners who have done an excellent job with our first product, TaskOne. We also already have a very clean, organized and streamlined assembly plant ready to help us put together the myTask!
Despite having our manufacturers vetted and primed for the launch, there will likely still be some hiccups. Other challenges include unforeseen design issues or tooling issues, which could lead to some production delays when we have to make modifications in the production tooling or design after the first products roll off the line. We have built in extra time for these issues, as undoubtedly we will face a few minor upsets during the process. We also will be sending Addison for quite a few weeks (certainly longer than he would like!) to visit and work through these issues in-person at the factories, since this is by far the most effective way to quickly solve manufacturing problems!
Overall we feel we have a good grasp of the potential issues, and will be able to conquer them quickly when they arise to get all of our lovely backers their brand new myTask case!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
myTask adds only 6mm to the thickness of your phone. You really will hardly know it is there (until you need it!)
Absolutely! All items in the myTask case are TSA compliant, including the scissors!
Lighter than you think! The Urban weights only 65g (2.2oz), and the bike case weights only 80g (2.8oz).
All the tools are made from 1.5mm thick Hardened 440C stainless steel. They are incredibly strong. You definitely don't have to worry about them snapping or breaking on you! Here is the Allen tool test video: http://youtu.be/0gKHnLab0Lw
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