This E-Ink case gives your iPhone 5 a second screen

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Call me irresponsible, but I like to go bareback with my iPhone. The popSLATE case might change my mind about putting a case on my smartphone, though, with its fully functional second E-Ink screen.

The popSLATE case literally gives your iPhone 5 a second four-inch E-Ink display on the back. As SlashGear relays, the people behind this novel case are currently trying to get $150,000 in funding on Indiegogo.


The popSLATE team says that you can use the low-power, always-on screen to show a customizable image to decorate the back of your phone. For some more useful applications, the second screen can also show notifications, sports scores, maps, lists, notes, and maybe even an eBook.

On top of that built-in functionality, the company is also building an open API for the second screen that developers can use to create third-party apps.

Popslate - The Second Screen Experience Pitch from popSLATE on Vimeo.

The case will use the Lightning connector for both power and data exchange, and you control the second screen through a popSLATE app on the iPhone side. The company also says that case can utilize the phone’s accelerometer for some things like double-tapping the back to cycle through images or to accept “Pops” from your friends.

If you want your own E-Ink-equipped iPhone 5 case; the popSLATE cases currently go for $99 in black and white colors.

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