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This smartphone case lets you run Android on your iPhone; offers 256GB storage, IR blaster and wireless charging

This is one Franken-phone!

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God bless the technology and people who are using it to make the most interesting products ever! A latest Kickstarter project has managed to achieve the dream of a smartphone enthusiast, to run Android on an iPhone, and that too without the hassle of complex jailbreaking. An iPhone case called Eye, which is currently seeking crowdfunding to bring the accessory to the market, basically lets you attach an entire Android device to your iPhone. Also Read - iPhone 13 first look: Colossal cameras, glossy finish

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Essentially, when you slap on this iPhone case, you have two displays, the usual iPhone display, and one 5-inch AMOLED display with 1920×1080 (full HD) resolution at the back of your Android iPhone case. Now what s beautiful about the cover is, that, while it shares the speaker, microphone, and cameras of your iPhone, it is a fully functional standalone device. Which means, it comes with two SIM card slots, it lets you expand your device s memory up to 256GB using a microSD card (which has long been asked by iPhone users), it has a 3.5mm headphone jack (drop that courage iPhone7 users) and an IR blaster that lets your use your iPhone as a remote. Also Read - iPhone 13 series now up for sale in India: Check prices, offers and more

It also contains its own separate battery, NFC and Qi wireless charging. And it runs the latest Android 7.1 Nougat OS. So you basically have the best of the two platforms in your palm at the same time (or at least that s what Esti Inc aims to do)!

According to the listing, one of the high points of the iPhone case is the slim built Esti Inc managed to fit an entire Android device in. Other features include wireless charging, always on display, 2,800mAh battery, a metal tag for the car mount, its NFC compatibility and the Infrared connectivity. Additionally, when you’re using Eye, the iPhone is not really used, leaving it in standby mode, which basically would help a user expand their battery life in the longer run. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8 to be bigger draw for consumers than Samsung Galaxy S8: Analyst

Further, Eye connects to the iPhone via Lightning so file transfer speed is phenomenal up to 130MB (yes, bytes!) per second. The Eye is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. And Esti Inc claims that the next iPhone will be supported a month after its launch, and so an option will be given to Eye backers to wait until the next iPhone release.

Although Eye may be the most convenient amalgamation of Android and iOS we have seen so far, such attempts have been made earlier as well. Last year, developer Nick Lee saw a way to design a solution that allowed an iOS device to dual-boot into Android by means of a custom case. The case, which contained an enclosed circuit board running a modified version of Android Marshmallow, combined with an app that allowed the iPhone to boot the Android OS. Similarly, Chinese company Haimawan had launched the MESUIT case, which like Eye, added an external battery (either 1,700mAh or 2,500mAh) and an additional 16GB of storage space in the enclosure. The case contained a second Nano SIM slot meant to allow ease of use with the Android OS. And not just these two there are many other who have attempted the same. But if you draw a comparison, according to the listing, Eye would probably take over in terms of the additionally features that it offers.

Eye is available to back on Kickstarter for an early-bird price of $95 (without 4G) or $129 (with 4G). Esti Inc hopes to ship to backers in August or September later this year. While the project has yet to comment on what kind of internal specs the Eye will have, but given the $189 price point, which is about Rs 12,500, that is how much a decently good Android device like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Asus Zenfone 3s Max or a Lenovo P2 would cost. So it better be really good!

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  • Published Date: March 14, 2017 1:42 PM IST



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