If you would like to add extra functionality to your phone you may be interested in a new case that adds a second screen to your smartphone. The castAway case connects and pairs to your Android or iOS phone. It allows you to open multiple apps at once (multitask), copy/paste, and access files and photos between screens.
Launched by Indiegogo this week the castAway case is now available to back with earlybird pledges from £100 offering a 48% saving off the recommended retail price. If all goes to plan worldwide shipping is expected to take place during May 2020. Smartphone supported at launch will include :
Apple iPhone: 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
Samsung Galaxy: S7, S8, S8+, S9, S9+, S10, S10+, Note 7, Note 8, Note 9, Note 10
“Introducing castAway case, a fantastic new accessory that adds a second, ultra-slim screen to your powerful smartphone. Watch video while browsing the web, catch the score while sending an email, or turn your castAway case into a keyboard and trackpad – instantly. Created by Ken Mages, a 40-year veteran of the electronics industry, the castAway™ case is your second screen. Ken brought on a skilled product designer, Joe Jasinski, the former head of industrial design at Dell along with two former executives from Microsoft and Intel, to create this amazing device. It’s precisely what you need to get more done daily.”
“The castAway case has a built-in tablet that runs the latest version of Chrome OS. Both the tablet and your iOS or Android smartphone run our MultiTask+™ app which pairs the devices and enables them to communicate over an encrypted WiFi channel. With the encrypted communication channel figured out, we launched parallel development efforts to build the software application experience and the hardware prototype. The hardware prototyping effort progressed through a few breadboard iterations until we got it just right. Next, we went through a few design iterations on the PCB design refining it from 8 to 6 layers and getting it 0.6 mm thin.”
For more details, full specifications and a complete list of all available pledge options jump over to the official Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.