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

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


Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 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!

2. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

3. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

That is so cool. Just take my money

4. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I think its a pretty cool idea, is it enough that I would purchase, but I think it had potential in the open market.

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