Have you ever looked at Motorola and thought those Moto-mods were cool? Well now this style of modular attachments is making it into other manufacturer’s channels with i-BLADES.
Think case that plugs into your phone, routes USB C connector to the back where things can plug into it.
Need storage? Clip on a storage blade. Need a THX sound system? Slap that bad boy in.
Here’s a press release for an upcoming i-BLADES modular Smartcase and some THX snap ins.
Paul would like to point out he finds this neat in theory, but has no idea if it works in practice. As such you should purchase him a phone that is compatible with one of these cases and the cases and let him play with it.
i-BLADES Announces the World’s First Modular Audio Smartblade for the i-BLADES Smartcase
Powered by THX AAA™ Technology, the Smartblade delivers the Purest Audio on Mobile
Barcelona – February 28, 2018 – — i-BLADES, Inc (https://i-blades.com)., the maker of the world’s first Smartcase, today announced an additional Smartblade powered by THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA) technology to deliver the purest sound available on mobile. The audio Smartblade is the latest in a growing line of modular attachments for the i-BLADES Smartcases (including the latest Galaxy S9 Smartcase and Galaxy S9 Plus Smartcase). In addition to superior audio, the wireless Audio Smartblade will increase GS9 and GS9 Plus battery life and storage up to 288GB. THX and i-Blades are showcasing the Audio Smartblade at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
The Audio Smartblade powered by THX AAA™ is the world’s most linear amplifier, ensuring the ultimate no-compromise headphone audio experience on a smartphone. The Audio Smartblade using THX AAA technology delivers the world’s highest fidelity audio with infinitesimally low levels of noise, distortion and power consumption. THX AAA technology also enables the audio Smartblade experience to achieve higher peak output power whilst maximizing battery life, reducing harmonic, intermodulation, and crossover distortion by 20-40 dB to guarantee a realistic and fatigue-free listening experience. All a user needs to do to enjoy this is snap the Smartblade onto the back of the i-BLADES Smartcase and plug in their headphones.
i-BLADES Smartcases are a new category of modular phone cases packed full of features, protecting the phone as well as extending the functionality of smartphones. The range currently covers from the Galaxy S6 to the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones (including supporting the Note 8). The Smart platform in the Smartcase enables the addition of new functions and features to your phone using wireless Smartblades that offer a limitless range of future applications that would normally require bulky standalone devices and Micro USB cables.
The Audio Smartblade also offers the utility of a wireless battery pack, providing an extra 10 hours battery life for the smartphone it is used with. The additional storage can be used to augment smartphone memory or offload data, pictures and videos when snapped on to the Smartcase.
The i-BLADES Audio Smartblade will be available shortly for purchase at https://i-blades.co/audio_smartblade. A range of i-BLADES Smartcases are already available for purchase from www.i-blades.com including a limited offer promotion for the Galaxy S9 Cases and S9 Plus Cases with a battery and memory Smartblade included.
“For the first time, you can now choose to upgrade your audio experience combining THX AAA with i-BLADES Smartcases so you can protect your phone, as well as enjoy improved audio, extended battery life, and increased storage,” said Jorge Fernandes, CEO, i-BLADES, Inc. “Consumers now have a choice of upgrading their smartphone experiences wirelessly.”
“We are excited to build on top of our partnership with i-BLADES to bring a THX AAA to a broader consumer audience starting with Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including the new GS9 and GS9 Plus” said Russ Schafer, GM and SVP of Technology, THX Ltd. “By incorporating THX AAA into their innovative device, users will have access to the highest fidelity next generation entertainment experience on the go.”
About THX Ltd.
Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the past thirty years, THX has expanded its certification categories beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, and automotive systems. Today, THX continues to redefine entertainment, providing exciting new technologies and assurance of experiences which provide consumers with superior audio and visual fidelity and ensure an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide.
A Silicon Valley startup, i-BLADES designs and markets modular phone cases and accessories for the global smartphone market. Its CEO and founder Jorge Fernandes was one of the lead people in inventing the technology behind Apple Pay. The company created the world’s first “Smartcase,” a next-generation mobile phone case with smart technology inside. A modular phone case that lets users add functionality to smartphones, such as more battery life, more storage or solutions around air quality, VR headset, wellness, etc. Comes with a SmartApp to manage Smartblades and Smartcases. i-BLADES is partnering with relevant partners to create new function-specific Smartblades for different solutions. www.i-blades.com.
THX is a registered trademark of THX Ltd. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.