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    March 14, 2017

    Eye is a new smartphone case that lets you add Android to the back of your iPhone

    ETSI Eye

    The Eye smartphone case, now funded through Kickstarter, allows iPhone users to clip on a full Android phone to the back of their device.

    If you’ve ever picked up a smartphone case for your iPhone, you’ve likely either splurged for the cause of fashion, protection, or greater battery life – but have you ever thought of slapping a full Android phone to the back of your device? If you have, Eye – a new smartphone case now funded on Kickstarter – does just that.

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    Here’s the crazy thing – one might expect that a smartphone case might lack the same chops one might expect from a premier Android device. That’s not the case (get it?) here – the Eye smart iPhone case arrives with specs to make even Samsung tremble.

    Let’s run through what ESTI, the name behind the Eye smart iPhone case, claim – for the pledge of $95 USD, users can expect an Android rear with a 5″ FHD display, wireless charging, an Always On display, up to 256GB of storage, and even a 3.5mm headphone jack to replace the one Apple removed.

    Eye smart iPhone case

    Beyond that, the Eye case arrives with Pure Android 7.0 Nougat, 2x SIM slots, a 2,800mAh battery and support for NFC and Infrared.

    One of the primary selling points of the Eye will be the ability to use an iPhone’s rear camera to take selfies; the case will automatically mirror the view from its attached iPhone’s camera app on the Android-driven rear screen.

    The Eye will accommodate two different models, with support for the iPhone 7, 6s, and 6, as well as the iPhone 7 Plus, 6s Plus, and 6 Plus.

    ETSI claim that consumers who back the Eye will be given the option to wait until Apple releases its next iPhone, which the company claims that “will be supported a month after its launch.”

    If you can’t believe what we’re writing here, go ahead and check out the Eye’s official Kickstarter page, where ETSI has successfully raised its goal of $95,000 USD.

    Read: Apple’s premium iPhone could be called Edition, and launch with a $1000+ price tag

    What are your thoughts on this weird and wonderful idea? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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