Given the locked down nature of iOS with not as many customisations on offer like Android, it’s not unlikely for people to keep two devices, one of them being an Android but this Kickstarter campaign is surely going to make it easy for you to get the best of both worlds.
The Eye, which has already surpassed its required funding, is an iPhone case which is also an Android device.
Yes, the case is an Android device, or the device is an iPhone case — whatever suits you.
The Eye is a fully functional Android device on its own and attaching it to the back of your iPhone gives you two of the best Operating Systems in one device — kind of.
According to its makers, Esti Inc., a Tel-Aviv-based firm owned by Joseph Savion, the “Eye is a case for your iPhone that adds cool features you never knew you needed.”
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Cellular Connectivity and Processor
The higher end variant of the iPhone case-cum-Android device comes with two sim card slots which support 4G sim cards, giving it the ability to work as a standalone device without needing to be connected with the iPhone.
The device also contains a slim tag that supports Qi wireless charging, located beneath the screen. This can be used to wirelessly charge the connected iPhone via home or commercial chargers that support Qi wireless charging.
Borrows Camera from the iPhone
The device doesn’t sport a camera itself, but uses the rear camera of the iPhone and gives you a screen alongside it to click better selfies — like a professional camera. The Eye basically mirrors the camera app screen on its own display.
The Eye runs on Android Nougat, sports a 3.5 mm headphone jack, NFC technology, an infrared blaster and a metal tag which can be used to mount your iPhone on car holders.
The device will retail for $229 (4G) and $189 (no sim).
It’s currently available for less if you back them via their Kickstarter campaign. The Eye will be available in two colours — Jet Black and Matter Black — and will come for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus.
The manufacturers have also explained how the case is designed to keep both the attached iPhone as well as the display of the Eye safe.