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Slap an E-Ink screen on the back of your iPhone 5 with popSLATE

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Slap an E-Ink screen on the back of your iPhone 5 with popSLATE
Imagine an iPhone case that you could customize to your liking at the tap of a button. Now imagine an iPhone with a secondary display on the back. Okay, good. Now it is time for the final step: put these two together. You'll get something just like the popSLATE, which is a pretty awesome Indiegogo project that needs your support before it can become a real product.

The popSLATE is a protective iPhone 5 case with a 4-inch, ruggedized E-Ink screen on its back. Yeah, it may be only capable of displaying graphics in black and white, but it has outstanding outdoor visibility, all the while consuming a negligible amount of energy. In fact, a static image can be displayed for a week, and the accessory won't even affect the phone's battery life. Using the dedicated Popslate app, one can set a new image, either by choosing one from the stock gallery, or by simply importing a photo from the gallery. You can even scroll through different graphics by tapping on the phone's back. 

The popSLATE project needs to raise about $55,000 more before the January 15 deadline, so if you dig the idea, visit its Indiegogo page and pledge. You can have one for $100, or three for $267 in case you are feeling generous. If all necessary funding is raised, the popSLATE should be on the market by June 2013. 

source: Indiegogo via Clove

 

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posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:15

1. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Other Phones and yes please!! It'd be fun to show off my die-hard fan hood for the Miami Dolphins in a cool new way!! Dan Marino!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:33

2. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


I want to get a E-ink on back of my phone and display Goku's Kamehameha :D

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:42 1

3. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


That is so cool. Just take my money

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 14:07 1

4. Twisted247 (Posts: 238; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I think its a pretty cool idea, is it enough that I would purchase one..no, but I think it had potential in the open market.

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