Tuesday March 14, 2017

iPhone Case That Doubles as an Android Phone Raises $100,000 on Kickstarter

Something tells me that the inventors are just going to take the funds and run, since this seems like a pretty cringeworthy idea that only a sucker would buy. Maybe this is mildly impressive on a technical level, but why would you go through the trouble of this instead of just buying a separate phone or, better yet (opinion!), dumping the iPhone and going Android.

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The end result is a strange Franken-phone, where one side is an iPhone, the other an Android device. Eye shares the speaker, microphone, and cameras of Apple’s device, but otherwise the case is a fully functional standalone device. It’s got two SIM card slots, is expandable by microSD cards, has a 3.5mm headphone jack and IR blaster, and contains its own separate battery and NFC chip. Oh, and it’s got its own screen, a 5-inch AMOLED display. And if this is starting to sound like a spec sheet for an actual Android phone, that’s because it basically is an Android phone. This isn’t running Android on an iPhone. This is duct-taping an Android phone to the back of your iPhone.