iExpander provides iPhone with a better flash, microSD card slot, and twice the battery life

iExpander provides iPhone with a better flash, microSD card slot, and twice the battery life
Yes, we know that it is iPhone 5 season, but this iPhone 4S accessory we spotted on Kickstarter seems too cool to be overlooked. It is called the iExpander and makes your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S better in more than one way.

First up, the accessory comes equipped with a battery that is identical to the one inside the iPhone 4S, so you have twice the power to get you through a day of extensive use. However, that is just the beginning. On the side of the iExpander resides a microSD slot that can take cards of up to 64GB. Movies, music, spreadsheets, or any kind of files that the iPhone supports can be accessed at the tap of a button. But there's one more thing - an extra LED flash has been installed on the back of the iExpander and it automatically fires each time the iPhone's built-in flash does. The result is noticeably better low-light photos and videos, as you can see in the promotional video below.

With a thickness of 6.3 millimeters, the iExpander does make the iPhone noticeably bulkier, but that is the price you have to pay to get a bigger battery, better LED flash, and microSD card support. Also, don't worry about the accessory's rather unappealing looks as that is just a prototype, while the retail product will be made out of graphite reinforced nylon, which is strong and flexible at the same time. In case you are interested, those who back up the project via Kickstarter should get their iExpander before the year's end.

source: Kickstarter

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Till last year apple was setting example to mobile industry.but this year samsung setting example in performance and nokia innovations.this truth and you should accept apple nothing new this year!!!

18. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

It's been like that for longer than a year.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I guess the extra bulk would be worth it in the long run. I would buy it if I had an iPhone.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The extra flash and Micro SD card slot is the biggest selling point.

4. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

If all apple can do is sue people to keep their product bland, than I shall buy something other than.

5. hltechie unregistered

This is a fantastic case. I would buy it!

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2221; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The iPhone should already come with removeable storage - just like 99% of all the other phones out there... Come on Apple, its 2012, not 2007 (and no MMS and 3G) all over again....

20. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Have an iPhone?

6. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is a pretty nifty little idea.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It is. I really hope this sells. Its a good idea that has potential.

8. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

or just buy a phone that can natively do all that

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Uh huh....uh huh...uh huh...ok. So it's basically not iP5's accessory... Somebody just realized it is better to do something for the iP4 series than to enhance anything for the iP5. And i have to agree with you, antmiu2...that can be done.

10. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011


17. cheetah2k

Posts: 2221; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Thats right, lets pay $100 for a case that gives us all the functionality of an Android phone...... Removeable storage? Whats that? Who needs it?.... (sarcasm) :p

21. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Are you livin in the 1800s?

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Would rather buy a phone which eliminates the need to buy these sort of accessories.

12. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Afaik iOS doesn't have Fat32 nor NTFS drivers or even a file manager, so how will people even browse the MicroSD card?

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Pretty cool - almost makes me want to overspend on an iphone...almost

14. rainyday

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

meh...I'll pass, size and fit are more important to me than all the crap shown in the video

15. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

This look like an Expansion to a Moto Razr Maxx... Battery, micro SD, dual flash (though the iphone's camera is better)... If only this would let you boot to Jelly Bean.....

22. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

And not lose iOS

19. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

That's a sweet accessory. I wish a quality accessory like that would come out for the Galaxy Nexus.

23. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

you know this would also sound great for android phones that lack SD card support start production for htc one please and the nexus phones as well with no SD card support. Iphones always get the gadgets first.

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