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"Eye," the iPhone case with an Android phone on back, raises over $600,000 on Kickstarter

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Last month we told you about "Eye." This is a case for the Apple iPhone that includes a separate Android phone on the back. At the time, the accessory had raised $97,000 on Kickstarter surpassing its goal of $95,000. It's nearly a month later, and Eye has raised over $650,000 with the funding period coming to a halt tomorrow. This means that the product is going to be produced, and smartphone fanatics can now have a main course of iOS with Android on the side.

The Android screen on the back of the case is a 5-inch AMOLED panel carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Powering the Android device is a Helio P20 chipset from MediaTek (the MT6757 to be precise) containing an octa-core CPU and a Mali-T880 MP2 900MHz GPU. There is 3GB of RAM inside along with 16GB of native storage. There even is a 256GB capacity microSD slot available for those times when you just have to come up with additional storage. Dual SIM slots are included and there is support for NFC. Android 7.1 is pre-installed. And perhaps the most important feature of all; the "Eye" comes with a 3.5mm earphone jack!

Because there is a plastic overhang that juts out in front of the glass, if the phone falls the glass should not be affected. And the Eye case supports wireless charging. We would be amiss if we didn't mention that the product is delivered in a round clamshell box that opens up and becomes a stand for your phone.

The 2800mAh battery on the case will charge your iPhone while you use the Android phone. Also, with the extra screen, you will find yourself using the iPhone less often extending the battery life of the device. No matter how much you use the Android phone, the iPhone battery will not be negatively affected. Speaking about the battery, the developers have added an accessory to the case that jacks up the battery from 2800mAh to 10,000mAh. This will allow the case to be used as a powerbank. This was done to meet a promise made by the developers that kicked in once more than $500,000 for the product was raised.

The Eye will work with the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus, Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. It also will reportedly work with the next iPhone release one month after its release. And the developers promise two years support for Android updates.

The retail price will be $189 for Eye. Adding $59 to $248 will hike internal storage from 16GB to 64GB. Those who funded the project are expected to have their Eye shipped in September, so that is when we could see it offered to consumers. If you love your iPhone, but find that there are times you catch yourself thinking that an Android device would be great for a specific situation, this is the product for you.


source: Esti

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posted on 13 Apr 2017, 17:55 11

1. Lauticol (Posts: 364; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


The case has a better screen-to-body ratio than the phone itself, funny

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:11 7

3. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Because people totally buy their phones based off. S-T-B ratio. That must be why the S7 sold so much better than the iPhone 7, oh wait...

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:26 3

7. Unordinary (unregistered)


Dude don't embarrass him..

#rekt

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:33 1

10. sgodsell (Posts: 4529; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If you want an Android phone at roughly the same price as this, then there are much better options out there than this Android case. You an Android smartphone that has a full HD (1920x1080) display, 4k camera, LTE cat 6, 32 GB of expandable storage, with 2 GB of RAM for almost the same price.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 19:04 1

16. ibend (Posts: 6447; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


higher resolution and much bigger battery as bonus

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 22:33

22. AmashAziz (Posts: 1015; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


This is a great value for the price.

And think about it; it's an Android case for iPhone, meaning you can have the best of both worlds. Plus it provides you with an extra internal battery too. And a protective case for your iPhone.

Isn't that enough to justify the price? So stop complaining.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 02:50

28. AlikMalix (unregistered)


No it doesn't!

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 09:10 1

33. cmdacos (Posts: 421; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Thank god Kiko is here to set everyone straight... On every post... By the way, screen to bezel ratio is an important factor to me. One of the key reasons why I wouldn't touch a Pixel

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:01 1

2. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


This is so stupid. If I want ios, I'll get an iPhone. If I want Android, I would get another Nexus6P or the next Pixel, provided Google has ironed all the kinks out of the first one.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:31

9. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3319; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Stupid sure does rake in the cash doesn't it?

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:12

4. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1767; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Best of both worlds. Great idea.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:19 1

5. LyannaStark (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Apr 2017)


I would freak out with not having the Android part protected...

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:25 2

6. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


I'd rather see a phone that dual boots. When hell freezes over, but I'd take that over this. Good job on the success though, I'll give them that.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:27

8. Unordinary (unregistered)


Why not just buy one of the thousands of s**tty ass $200 Android devices lol....

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:51 2

13. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


You can probably get an android phone for $10.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:52

14. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


You can, TracFone.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:34 1

11. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 490; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


This is a great idea because the iPhone side will actually become useful for once - as a blunt weapon. Don't worry about breaking it anymore because the Android side will remain useful long after you begin busting some sense into other iFolks.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 18:41

12. boriqua2000 (Posts: 107; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


This is a great idea. Especially with a huge battery. If had a iPhone i would definitely get one of these.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 19:03

15. ibend (Posts: 6447; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


hello PA
pic.4 and pic.5 in above gallery seems off topic

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 22:35

23. AmashAziz (Posts: 1015; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Yeah.....why are they even here???

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 19:08

17. tangbunna (Posts: 123; Member since: 29 Sep 2016)


i have iphone case running windows 10

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 19:59

18. sissy246 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


That is ugly as s**t

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 04:13

29. medtxa (Posts: 1303; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Yes. People are blind when they see this case and they only talk about ios vs android, and specs..

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 20:49

19. trojan_horse (Posts: 3943; Member since: 06 May 2016)


I find this case to be completely pointless. Why not just buy a separate Android phone? easier that way.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 22:00

21. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13543; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


That's the point of the case. Right now I dropped my TMO sim in my iPhone and I took my VZW sim and put it in my S4 until my S8 comes.

But I have to pull out one phone or the other.

With ththe case I simply flip it over.

For me the only downside is stock Android.

I think it's a cool idea. Get the best of iOS and Android in a single case.

It's a smart idea.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 09:11

34. cmdacos (Posts: 421; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Easier then having it as a single unit? Really?

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 10:12

35. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Stock android is like a brand new house.
you choose everything thats go in it.

I can replicate Samsung features and interface on almost any android handset.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 21:06 2

20. poptart574 (Posts: 132; Member since: 29 Feb 2016)


There is no best of both worlds. Android offers everything ios does plus much much more. Use the phone provided and save yourself money.

posted on 13 Apr 2017, 22:39 1

24. AmashAziz (Posts: 1015; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


You just got into the 'much, much more' hype train without any knowledge of anything iOS has over Android.

What you did makes you seem biased towards Android.

Plus the main point of the case is different than just saving money.

posted on 14 Apr 2017, 02:46

27. AlikMalix (unregistered)


I try android every two years, and it still lacking some of the key features I need and get from iOS, additionally just to get at least some of those features I'll need to carry more than one android.

If what you said was actually true, iPhone would not sell at all.

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