i-BLADES Announces Availability and Pricing for Mobile Industry’s Most Intelligent Modular Smartcase – #nextgenphonecase
This next gen phone case makes plain old dumb phone cases obsolete; expands what we all expect from a phone case
CES 2016, Las Vegas, NV, and Milpitas, CA, January 5, 2016 – i-BLADES™, developer of next generation phone cases, today announced that its line of Smartcases—the world’s first and most intelligent Smartcase—will be available in May 2016 with prices starting at $99.99 for Smartcase and Smartblade combination. The i-BLADES Smartcase is an entirely new kind of case. It’s a modular phone expansion platform with built-in MCU that offers up to 10X more battery power, up to 1 Terabyte of memory storage, hundreds of curated feature length HD movies, and new sensors not in smartphones such as ‘wellness’ monitors. i-BLADES will be holding demonstrations of their Smartcases at CES from January 6 – 9, 2016 at Eureka Park, Marketplace, Sands Hall exhibit booth #80525.
A sleek, lightweight design, the new Smartcase is currently available to pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S4, with models coming for other high volume makers soon. The hardware and software technology is interchangeable between operating systems. Only the phone case molding and connectors are specific to a particular device. Initially, Smartcases are available in tan and black genuine leather (an i-BLADES exclusive ) as well as soft touch coated poly-carbonate in black. More colors and styles will be available later in 2016.
“Let’s face it, it’s time for Smartcases. Why buy a phone case that is dumb? Now you can buy a case that both protects your phone and does so much more. Our blades securely snap on and snap off when you need them. The i-BLADES Smartcase represents the next generation in phone cases,” said Jorge Fernandes, CEO of i-BLADES. “We believe our Smartcases will make plain old phone cases obsolete; they will expand what we all expect from a smartphone case—they do things.”
A Phone Case that Does so Much More than You Expect!
The i-BLADES Smartcase is built around the idea of protection with personalized “Smartblades,” which users can choose based on what feature is most important to them. These snap-on, snap-off Smartblades are what set the Smartcase apart. The current Memory Smartblades range from 64GB to a terabyte of instant memory and the initial Battery Smartblade starts at 2600mAh. The company is rapidly innovating new Smartblades including sensors, IOT enablers, along with additional Smartblades for a wide range of uses including medical applications, wellness, and outdoor sports.
Snap On and Snap Off SmartBlades to Supercharge your Phone
The aluminum, durable Smartblades can be mixed and matched, allowing users to add a wide variety of functions to their smartphone or mobile device, not simply extra battery power. The Smartblades attach securely and detach on demand to the back of the case using magnets and a circular copper contact array (ACS technology). The copper array forms a hard-wired high-speed data connection using the case’s built-in MCU. The Smartcase interfaces with the phone via the phone’s port and will automatically identify which Smartblade is attached with no user intervention required. The i-Blades Smart App that comes with the Smartcase lets you easily manage your blades and added functionality. The blades are thin and swappable and can be used across Smartcases regardless of phone model. They can also be stackable.
Hi-tech but fashionable looks
The i-BLADES Smartcase’s slim design and modular attachments make it easy to take what you need, leave what you don’t or mix and match. The Smartblades are typically very slim and vary in thickness depending on the level of functionality (from 2mm to 9mm). They are chrome plated with brushed aluminum, so they are a stylish accessory you would be proud to have on the back of your expensive phone. The ultra-thin blades are discreetly placed to maximize grip and balance in the hand and good looks.
The i-BLADES Smartcase is available for pre-order now on Indiegogo at http://igg.me/at/i-bladessmartcase/x/10537134.
At i-BLADES, we make Smartphones smarter. We developed the world’s first Smartcase—a revolutionary expansion platform with built-in microprocessor that brings new functionality to smartphones—up to 10X more battery power and 1 Terabyte of memory storage, hundreds of curated feature length HD movies, ‘quality of life’ sensors, IOT enablers and more. It’s made possible with easily attachable and detachable ultra-thin ‘Blades’ that can be mixed and matched, allowing users to upgrade their smartphone, tablets and other devices. With the i-BLADES Developer Program, companies can use the Smartcase Platform to create new function-specific Blades for every market imaginable – the possibilities are endless!
We’re a passionate team dedicated to building products that give people power to personalize their mobile device. Visit www.i-BLADES.com, follow us on Twitter @idashblades or call us at 650.906.3676
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