Your iPhone is only as good as the case that’s protecting it . And there are no shortage of brilliant cases to choose from.
But we’ve never seen one that doubles as a coffee machine before.
That’s the Kickstarter pipe-dream of a company called Mokase, which is advertising: “the first multi-utility phone cover [that] supplies espresso coffee whenever you want.”
If it can raise £63,300 through crowdfunding, the company says it can turn a smartphone into your own personal pocket Starbucks.
Unfortunately for those that like a latte with their lithium-ion, the Kickstarter campaign appears to have been suspended.
Speaking to International Business Times , the crowdfunding site says that the team behind the concept haven’t been able to produce a prototype that meets their standards.
Mokase’s case involves an integrated heating system that would keep the piping hot coffee at between 50-60 degrees. Moreover, it could heat the liquid up in around eight seconds.
The beans themselves come from small Nespresso-style “wafers” that already contain the liquid coffee. You then just feed one of them into the side of the case and heat it up.
The Italian company doesn’t go into specifics about how it plans to pull off the case. Instead, it just reassures would-be backers with the following:
“The project is in a very advanced phase. We have kept in touch with suppliers, prototyped, tested but the total investment goes beyond our possibility, that’s why we ask your help to complete the undertaking!”
Kickstarter hasn’t ruled out the idea completely and has said that Mokase will be allowed back onto the platform once it establishes a sufficient prototype.