Why would you want a screen on your iPhone 5 case? So you can snap a picture of whatever you want and use that to personalize the case, of course. Don’t wanna snap a pic? Just use one of at least a dozen pictures you can find on the Interwebs. The case uses an E-Ink screen which sips a tiny bit of battery to change the picture, but at no other time. This means that unless you’re constantly updating the display, it’ll barely have an impact on battery life.
The related application also allows you to exchange pics with your friends, and manage your pictures. Finally, there’s a feature that uses the phone’s accelerometer to help you cycle through your pics by just double tapping the back of your phone. We’re not sure if this is an always-on thing that would have you accidentally changing pics all the time, but we doubt it. And since this uses the Lightning connector it is limited to the iPhone 5.
$99 gets you a case, but the company needs to reach their funding goal beforehand. They’re a little over halfway there, so it might happen.
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Thanks for the tip, Radu.