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Every iPhone Case Maker Should Copy This Kensington PowerGuard Case’s Clever Trick

Kensington PowerGuard Battery Case with Card Stand (Images courtesy Kensington)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’m not advocating that a company should just go out and blatantly steal another company’s idea, but it happens, so you might as well swipe a good one. For the most part this Kensington PowerGuard is your run-of-the-mill battery pack case with a 1200 mAh lithium polymer battery good for about 4 more hours of talk time, 5 more hours of video playback and up to 22 more hours of music. It’s also got a microUSB charging and sync port which is nice, volume buttons allowing you to press through to the iPhone 4′s own set and an LED battery life indicator.

However, it’s the addition of nothing more than a thin slit on the back of the case that makes it most interesting. All you have to do is jam a credit card (or any sturdy card) in there and bam! you’ve got an instant stand that works in portrait or landscape orientations. The PowerGuard case has an MSRP of $59.99, but hopefully they’ll make a case-only version featuring their brilliant ‘Card Stand’ technology.

[ Kensington PowerGuard Battery Case with Card Stand ] VIA [ Gear Diary ]







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  • http://img31.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=22845_hamsterfacepalm_122_55lo.jpg Franco1975

    This is very smart!

  • http://charliecrystle.blogspot.com/ Charlie Crystle

    try cleverstand.com–the original idea. it's unfortunate to see this kind of ripoff.

  • http://CleverStand.com Clever Stand

    Here is the OhGizmo! post that introduced this innovation back in July…

    http://www.ohgizmo.com/2010/07/02/sniper-stand-takes-the-lead-in-the-race-for-the-most-minimal-iphone-stand

    Sniper Stand has since been renamed Clever Stand

    -Art

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianhaugehansen Brian Hauge Hansen

    This one seams smarter than the Clever Stand version