Designer Ronen Kadushin has designed an open-source mallet for smashing up iPhones.
Called iPhonekiller, the device features 1.6kg of laser-cut steel attached to a wooden handle.
The design can be downloaded and adapted from Kadushin's website.
Photographs are by Chanan Strauss. Above photograph is by Lizzy Kalisvaart.
Here's some more information from the designer:
“Pitch”: (in a Steve Jobs style product announcement) Whenever a new hand held device, or new exciting smartphone hits the market, a question roars through the internets, tech blogs and news: Is this the iPhone killer?
The answer is always...well...not quite, not yet.... So I was thinking, maybe these guys who make these devices are not looking at the right place for that iPhone killer. Why don’t I scratch that dream product itch, and transform this buzzword into a real product that it’s soul purpose is to do what it claims to be...
I’d like to introduce you to the iPhonekiller... It’s amazing... It is an open design, you can download it from my website, produce and use it. It is 1.6 Kg , 25mm ( 3.5 lbs, 1 inch) of precision laser cut steel, with a fantastic 36 cm wood ax handle. You can just feel the awesome power of it when you hold it in your hand... It’s amazing...
Like most of my designs of the last six years, iPhonekiller is an Open Design, meaning, its design CAD files can be freely downloaded, copied, modified and produced by anyone, without special tooling, under a Creative Commons license. The iPhonekiller is compatible with all iPhone models, also the future ones, and with iPads.
The iPhonekiller is my Open Design reaction to current tech products and personalities status, worshiped by media and public. A buzzword materializing with a function suggested by tech blogs.
iPhonekiller product page
Name of product: iPhonekiller (prototype)
Designer: Ronen Kadushin
Year of design and production: 2010
Materials: 25mm thick laser cut steel. Axe wood handle.
Dimensions: head: 13cm x 7cm, 1.6Kg. Overall length: 34cm
DezeenTV: iPhonekiller movie
Movie is by Robert Andriessen.