PopSlate, the intelligent back case for smartphone was created by Yashar Behzadi and Greg Moon. The most interesting is that PopSlate is attached to the smartphone and display information and images from your device. The First time, when we heard about PopSlate, was in 2013, on Indiegogo website at a fundraising campaign. Then, PopSlate reaches more than $150,000.
PopSlate is an “intelligent” back case which is using the E Ink technology like E-Readers, a very smart technology which has a very low power consumption. The idea comes from both developers thinking of their smartphone battery life. They need to push the power button frequently to see the notifications and missed calls and the battery life was short enough. Yashar and Greg think at a second screen able to display notifications and other information from their smartphone devices. This is the moment when PopSlate has been born.
You can personalize the PopSlate display with your pictures and customize the information that you want to see on the back display. All these things are possible with a Bluetooth chip, dual-mode connectivity, inserted in the case. The connection between case and smartphone is possible with a companion application which allow users to personalize their second smartphone screen.
PopSlate has its own power supply, a 240 mAh battery wich gives approximate seven days of battery life, being equipped with micro USB port, which means that the smartphone energy resource wouldn’t be affected when the case is attached. PopCase E Ink display is using as I said earlier the E Ink technology and has an amazing low-power consumption. This is the main reason why the case screen is always on. An interesting endowment is the slideshow button for the gallery pictures and the firmware upgrade process. The firmware upgrade will be possible over the air(OTA).
PopSlate is compatible with iPhone 6 at the moment and is Apple certified. The E Ink display is a 4 inch e-Paper screen, shatter-proof. The material that the case is made is offering a high protection in case of shocks offering an edge-to-edge protection.
The next step into PopSlate development will be the flexible case for flexible devices like LG G-Flex 2 or Galaxy Round. Or maybe as rumors said in the past for Samsung Galaxy S6, the new Samsung product using a flexible device(dual edge).
The good reason now is that the manufacturing process has started and the first device that will receive a PopSlate case will be iPhone 6. The Case will be available for Indiegogo backers this month, on 21 April. The final price of the case is $129.