iPhone case adds e-ink to its backside

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The InkCase i6 gives your iPhone 6 protection and a second screen.
The InkCase i6 gives your iPhone 6 protection and a second screen.
Photo: OAXIS

We want our iPhone case to look pretty and protect our investment. Beyond that, we ask nothing of it.

One technology company wants its case to do a little more, though. OAXIS is launching a case that also serves as a second screen, an e-ink display that gives you time, allows you to receive important messages and lets you read your favorite e-book.

The InkCase i6 adds just 4.2 mm of thickness to your iPhone.
The InkCase i6 adds just 4.2 mm of thickness to your iPhone.
Photo: OAXIS

The InkCase i6 gives the eyes a needed break from the glare of the iPhone screen while giving the iPhone battery a rest; the case runs on its own lithium-polymer battery.

Bluetooth connectivity keeps you attuned to incoming notifications and lets you create a wallpaper with personal photos.

OAXIS first developed InkCase for Android phones and iPhone 5 last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign and several design awards. It now has cases available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s for preorder. The case is $99 during preorder and shipping will begin in November.

Its competitor in this unique space is PopSlate, which released an iPhone e-ink case earlier this year to rave reviews.

The OAXIS model has a slightly bigger 4.3-inch display and is ultra-slim, adding just 4.2 mm of thickness to the iPhone. Users can easily swipe left or right to switch between images and functions.

The case comes in white and black.