popSLATE E-Ink Case Turns Back iPhone 5 Into A Second Screen

popSLATE is an E- Ink screen in an iPhone 5 case. That means it’s low-power, always-on, super readable in direct sunlight, and totally customizable. It’s a blank slate you can populate with the images you love.

Now you can express yourself to the world, share cool stuff with friends, and always have your favorite app functionality at a glance.

The company is using Indiegogo.com to facilitate this campaign. For $99 you can get the popSLATE, its estimated to be released in June of 2013.

Here is the specs and such:

How popSLATE works

The popSLATE case includes the latest, ruggedized, E-Ink screen, so it protects your iPhone just like any ‘dumb’ case. In fact the screen is nearly indestructible.

The screen only uses power when the image changes so it sips negligible power from the phone. We use the lightning connector for both power and data exchange.  For shortcut navigation, we’re also integrating a tactile interface based upon the phone’s accelerometer. Double tap the back of your phone to cycle through images or accept Pops from your friends.

Then there’s popSLATE app on the iPhone side.  You can take pictures with the camera, browse the image gallery, manage your library, connect with other users, send/receive images and messages, and Pop what you want, when you want it.


Screen:  Ruggedized, 4” diagonal E-Ink screen
Case dimensions:  5.35” x 2.56” x 0.54”
Weight:  <75 grams
Case Color:  Black or White
Compatibility:  iPhone 5

Read more about it and contribute to get yours at http://www.indiegogo.com/popslate