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CRKT iNox Stainless Steel Case Turns iPhones into Trek Communicators

by Paul Strauss
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When I was a kid, I always wanted one of those communicators from Star Trek just so I could flip it open like they did on TV. I eventually got one of the toy ones, and when I grew up, I finally got a real communicator – when the cellphone came along. Now you can combine both ideas with CRKT’s iNox case for the iPhone 4/4S.

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This lightweight (1.9oz) stainless steel case features a hinged front cover which flips up like the front of a Trek communcator (though not by just flicking it.) But this one is decidedly more modern, and you get the benefit of all of the tech hiding inside Apple’s wonderphone too. I also like how there’s a convenient cutout on the front so you can see the time and date even when it’s closed.

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The iNox case can also double as a stand when placed on its side, so you can watch movies or videos on your iPhone hands-free. I definitely like the fact that this case is made out of durable metal, so it’s not likely to break – though I’m always concerned that metal cases might interfere with signal quality. That said, I think there are enough openings on the side of the iNox that it shouldn’t be an issue.

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If your iPhone’s contact list is filled with people named “Scotty,” “Bones,” and “Spock,” head on over to ThinkGeek, where you can grab the iNox case for $59.99(USD). If you want it in other colors beside black, pop on over to CRKT, where they offer it in gold, silver, rainbow and camouflage.

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