Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 8, 2011.

Update #19

Pre-order your Opena Case for iPhone 5


G'day Backers!

We've just finished the first production run of Opena Cases for iPhone 5 and we're happy to say they are FRIGGEN AWESOME! 

As you guys made all this possible in the first place we wanted to offer you an extra special 25% pre-order discount. Just enter the discount code OPENA5KS during the check out process @ and it will save you $10 off the retail price. Don't forget to hit apply!  

The discount code is valid until the end of November and the cases will be shipping in the first week of December... just in time for Christmas! They make awesome Christmas presents for that guy or girl that has everything! 

The new Opena Case for iPhone 5 is the best Opena we have ever made. It's thinner, lighter, much easier to put on and take off the phone and oozing with awesomeness. We've even gone the extra mile and black oxide coated the bottler opener to match the Black/Slate version of the iPhone 5 (Black Opena Only). It's very Special Ops... We heard a rumor that the Navy Seals are running it as standard issue.The White and Brushed Stainless Opena looks equally as good on the white iPhone 5.

So what are you still reading this for? head on over to now!!


Chris and Rob (The Opena Guys!)

PS: If you're in Melbourne we're putting on an informal Kickstarter Q&A night on the 29th of November at the newest co-working space in Prahran - Depo8. If you want to ask anything about crowd funding, product design, manufacturing offshore, order fullfillment or just want to drink our free beer then come along for a chat!  More details here -


Update #18

iPhone 5 Opena case?


With the launch of the iPhone 5 last week we've had a heap of people asking if we are going to be making an Opena case for it.... well...

Damn straight we are!

We wouldn't want you to go thirsty.... Not wanting to waste any time we've just finished the production tooling and with the help of our production partners we hope to have them available next month (assuming everything goes to plan). The first off tool parts have been shot and are looking good (see images below).

If you would like to be the first to know when the Opena for iPhone 5 is available register your interest here.

We will be offering the iPhone 5 Opena in Black and White as per the iPhone 4/4S version, however, we are contemplating coating the bottle opener with a black finish to match the black iPhone 5. To do this we use a process called PVD which provides a very tough matt black finish. It's an expensive process but it looks AWESOME and is very tough wearing. If you think its a good idea and you would buy one then let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook Page.

A lot of people have requested different color Openas so we are also considering producing a limited edition color as we know black and white can be a little boring. If you want to see the Opena in a limited color then let us know your preference on our Annex Products Facebook Page

Oh and while your there don't forget to like the page too!


Chris and Rob
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Update #17

We Just Launched A New Project!


Hey Opena Backers,

We've just launched a brand new Kickstarter project for a product that we've been working on for a while now called the Quad Lock. Visit our new project here: Quad Lock Kickstarter Project 

The Quad Lock is a case based mounting system for your iPhone4/S. With the Quad Lock you'll be able to securely mount your iPhone on your bike, car, wall or wherever with just a simple twist.

Early Bird Backer Reward - first 200 are only $40

We want to let all our original backers know that we have an awesome Early Bird Backer Reward and there's 200 up for grabs. The Early Bird Backer Reward gets you the Deluxe package for just $40 which we estimate will retail for $74.95, or $60 once the first 200 are gone on Kickstarter.

Kickstarter Limited Edition Set

For all the Kickstarter fans we also have a limited edition set which gives you a Deluxe Quad Lock set in an awesome limited edition Kickstarter Green color. Only 200 available, so get in quick! 

Thanks for all your support so far and please share this project with any of your friend that you think will like it.


Rob and Chris

Update #16

Tuning and removing your Opena™ Case


Hello again awesome backers! 

We've had a few people contact us saying their Opena™ case bottle opener is a big tight or a little loose, however it's easily fixed with a simple tweak. Also if your having trouble removing your Opena™ Case then check out the last video below. 

Tuning your Opena™ Case

When you first start using your Opena™ it may be a little stiff but just like a new pair of shoes you need to wear it in to get it feeling just right. You can also easily tune your Opena™ case to make the slide just right for you. Its a personal thing. Some people like it stiff (don't be dirty) some people like it loose (again don't be dirty).  

Tuning your Opena™ case is very simple. All that is required is to apply a subtle bend to the bottle opener, which in turn increase or decreases the amount of pressure required to slide the bottle opener in and out. The more bend you have the tighter it gets. 

Slide the bottle opener out and push down on a hard surface like a table or wall as seen in the above photo. We do not recommend doing this on your mum's piano, stainless steel is much harder than wood! 

By pushing down on the blade you can achieve a slight bend in the blade which will make the blade stay locked in when not in use. You only need a slight bend (as shown above).

Removing your Opena™ Case

We designed the case to be a super strong so it would protect your phone from daily use. Its not designed to be taken on and off all the time but if you do want to remove it the best way to remove the case is to slide the opener blade into the out position (so you can push on the back of the phone) then, using your finger nails, grab the front edge of the case (on the side without the buttons) and flex the top and bottom corners of the case outwards until you feel the phone pop out (you need strong nails). Then once both corners are free you can simply rotate the phone out of the case.

Don't forget to post some photos of your Opena™ Case in action on our Facebook page.

Peace out! 

Rob & Chris

Update #15

The Openas have shipped!


Man what a week its been! We've been extremely busy, packing, shipping and posting Openas to you awesome backers while trying to keep up with the hundreds of emails, facebook posts and tweets that have been flooding in. A huge thank you to the many people who have helped us keep things under control and make sure we shipped as quickly as possible, especially Pan, Sharn, Konstantina, and also Brian Miu from Shipwire who has made our USA and International fulfilment run like clockwork!  

Backers in the USA and Australia should receive their Openas by the end of the week. International orders (including NZ and Canada) will take a week or two longer due to the extra distance. If you haven't received your Opena yet, sit tight, they're not too far away. 

For those of you who were hanging out for the new iPhone you will be pleased to know that the Opena Case is fully compatible with the new iPhone 4S! 

Don't forget to like us and follow us

This will probably be our last update so once again we thank you for all your support, without you guys the Opena would not exist. 


Rob & Chris

PS: The Opena case is now available exclusively on-line through

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