i-BLADES Smartphone Case Named CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree

i-BLADES, Inc. has announced that its groundbreaking modular “Smartcase” has won the CES 2017 innovative honoree award in the wireless handset accessories category. The world’s first Smartcase is a next generation phone case with built-in smart technology that lets users add new functions to a smartphone.

The new Smartcase addresses a big customer pain point due to smartphone innovation plateauing: they’re stuck with existing smartphone technology for up to two years. The Smartcase changes all that. A slimline phone case, it lets users upgrade smartphone performance by easily snapping-on/snapping off Smartblades. Now users can improve phone performance without waiting two years–or having to buy a new phone.

In fact, users can take advantage of all kinds of exciting new capabilities. Smartblades can double smartphone battery life, increase memory by 284GB, provide health and wellness solutions as well as on-the-go entertainment (with 100s of movies preloaded) and enable Virtual Reality with a portable, foldable VR headset. Many more Smartblade applications are coming soon from audio to headphone jacks, dual SIM, snap-on speakers, and e-ink displays.

Every Smartcase comes with a built-in environmental sensor to ensure users are aware of air quality. Up till now this has not been measurable on-the-go with one device. With air quality such a critical issue indoors and outdoors, it’s a unique solution to a growing concern.

i-BLADES’ innovative “Smartcase” will be showcased at CES 2017, January 5 to 9, Las Vegas, Nevada, in several venues. It will be displayed at the CES Innovation Awards Showcase, the DigitalExperience! 2017 event, January 4, and in the Central Hall in the Bosch booth (#14128) and South Hall 3 at the i-BLADES Booth ( #35304) alongside the rest of the i-BLADES smart accessories ecosystem. The Smartcase will be available for hands-on product demonstrations for journalists and the public. Demonstrations will showcase battery and memory functionality, Virtual Reality capabilities, on-the-go entertainment and environmental monitoring.

The i-BLADES Smartcase is available for immediate delivery for the Samsung smartphone family and soon for all top brands. The Smartcase with Battery and Memory Blades is $99.99 (MSRP) and the Smartcase with Enviro Sensor is $79.99 (MSRP).

“CES Innovation Awards honor innovative design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products,” said Jorge Fernandes, co-founder and CEO, i-BLADES. “We believe our Smartcase exhibits this to the fullest and are proud to have that fact validated by a preeminent authority on the subject.

“We’re convinced that bringing choice and customization to mobile consumers is the next logical step in the mobile revolution—particularly now as smartphone innovation is declining and consumers are forced to hold onto their handsets longer. Our Smartcase gives users more choice and the ability to add rapidly evolving IOT based technology whenever they want.”

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), producer of CES 2016, which has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Innovation Awards entries are judged on engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, as well as user value and innovation compared to other products in the marketplace.

To find out more, please visit www.i-blades.com.