Of All the Cases At CES, Ivyskin’s SmartCase Stood Out

Of All the Cases At CES, Ivyskin’s SmartCase Stood Out

Ivyskin's Federa Hedayatnia with the SmartCase. The iPhone case has a removable backplate that can be swapped for a rechargeable battery or a card carrier.

Of all the cases at CES, Ivyskin’s SmartCase looked to be one of the best. Made from tough polycarbonate in a range of colors, the SmartCase is a nice-looking iPhone/iPod case with a removable back plate that can be swapped out for an interchangeable battery pack (hit the jump for more photos of Ivskin’s Federa Hedayatnia showing how it works).

The interchangeable battery doubles the iPhone’s battery life, the company claims. When connected, the external battery drains before the iPhone/iPt’s built-in battery.

The case also features a tempered glass screen that doesn’t interfere with the iPhone/iPt multitouch controls. The SmartCase costs $44.95, or $79.99 with the interchangeable battery. An optional card holder, which can also be swapped out for the backplate, holds up to four credit cards or a small stack of business cards.

Of All the Cases At CES, Ivyskin’s SmartCase Stood Out

Slide off the SmartCase's backplate...

Of All the Cases At CES, Ivyskin’s SmartCase Stood Out

...and slide on the interchangeable battery pack.

  • francis06

    Personally I am against buying external battery packs as the added weight and bulk isn’t worth it.

  • Jean

    I’ve been using this case for over a year now. I must say it’s 2nd to none. Grade A material meets a thoughtful design. 

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