06-03-2016 03:46 PM - edited 06-03-2016 04:03 PM
We all know that we should have a case on our phones to protect it from damage. Sometimes we opt for particular cases for aesthetic purposes, and sometimes for functionality. While we have some phone cases, such as mophie, that offer additional battery power and storage, Otterbox just upped the ante. Their new uniVERSE case is modular (think LG G5 without having to stray away from your beloved iPhone), offering modules for battery power, storage, camera lenses, and even a card reader. The case has a slotted rail under its accent plate which allows you to securely attach each module.
Aside from everyone being obsessed with capturing the perfect selfie, the camera modules are pretty sweet. They include the Compact Thermal Camera, 4-in-1 olloclip lens, and 8-26” Tripod-Grip-Pole-Stand.
Most impressive is the olloclip 4-in-1 lens. As I mentioned in my February Accessory of the Month, the 4-in-1 lens offers 4 versatile lenses including fisheye, wide-angle, 10x macro, and 15x macro. Whether you’re into checking out the paranormal or simply use it for household or business purposes, you may find that the Compact Thermal Camera pretty incredible. On top of these two, you can also pick up the Tripod-Grip-Pole-Stand so that you can set up your perfect shot.
Helpful Travel Modules
There are a few modules that you’ll find incredibly helpful for your business or while traveling. Those include the Stash Slim Mobile Wallet, the Trail Blazer Quick Release Armband and the Power Pack Portable Charger.
The Stash Slim Mobile Wallet allows you to easily carry a few cards – credit/debit cards, IDs, whatever suits you – without having to also carry a separate wallet or purse. This is perfect if you want to cut down on the number of bags you have to keep track of. While on the go, you may not always have an outlet available, which makes the Power Pack Portable Charger perfect for adding to your device’s battery life. For your more adventurous travels, you’ll find the Trail Blazer Quick Release Armband to be convenient and helpful. You’ll be able to keep your phone at the ready on your arm, rather than packing it in a bag.
Modules to Expand Your Use
If these modules weren’t enough to convince you of how great the Otterbox uniVERSE case is, you’ll want to check out the iXpand 32GB USB 3.0 Apple Lightning Flash Drive, Pulsar Portable Bluetooth Mobile Speaker, and the Contactless Card Reader.
You can increase your storage capabilities with the iXpand module, which goes perfectly with all the photos you’ll be taking. If you happen to take any video, you’ll be able to listen with quality sound using the Pulsar Portable speaker. Lastly, the Contactless Card Reader allows you to accept credit/debit card payments, as well as NFC payments, via Square, allowing you to take your business anywhere.
Currently the Otterbox uniVERSE case is only available for iPhone 6/6s (including the Plus versions) in black and white - sorry non-iPhone users - for $49.99. Please know that the modules are sold separately at varying costs.