CES 2017 i-BLADES – Innovation Award Honoree

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

The new Smartcase addresses a big customer pain point. Due to smartphone innovation, plateauing consumers are 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. The 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 coming soon from audio to headphone jacks, dual SIM, snap-on speakers, and snap-on e-ink displays.

Every Smartcase comes with a built-in air quality sensor to ensure users are aware of the environment around them.  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.

On show at CES 2017

i-BLADES innovative “Smartcase” will be showcased at CES 2017, January 5 to 9, Las Vegas, Nevada in several venues. The Smartcase will be on display at the CES 2017 Innovation Awards Showcase, at the DigitalExperience! 2017 event, January 4, and in the CES 2017 tech showcase 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 at the show. The 

Demonstrations will showcase battery and memory functionality, Virtual Reality capabilities, On-the-go entertainment, and environmental monitoring. Please contact Carol Felton to make an appointment, or for more information at cfelton@i-blades.com.

The i-BLADES Smartcase is available for immediate delivery for the Samsung smartphone family and soon for all top smartphone brands http://www.i-blades.com. The Smartcase with Battery and Memory blades is available for $99.99 (MSRP) and the Smartcase with Enviro Sensor is priced at $79.99 (MSRP).  Both can be ordered on the website http://www.i-blades.com.

“Products selected for CES Innovation Awards honor innovative design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products, ,” said Jorge Fernandes, co-founder, and CEO of 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 on to their handsets longer. Our Smartcase lets users have more choice and the ability to add new rapidly evolving IoT-based technology whenever they want.”

The Smartcase with Battery and Memory blades is $99.99 (MSRP) and the Smartcase with Enviro Sensor is priced at $79.99 (MSRP).  Both are available now for pre-order on the website.

CES 2017 Awards

The prestigious CES 2017 Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ (the producer of CES 2016, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies). CTA has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The CES 2017 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.

All Innovations Award Honoree is featured on http://www.ces.tech/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo, and URL.

About i-BLADES

A Silicon Valley start-up, i-BLADES designs and markets modular add-on technology for the global smartphone market. CEO and founder Jorge Fernandes was one of the lead people in inventing the global standard behind Apple Pay. I-BLADES created the world’s first “Smartcase,” a next-generation mobile phone case with smart technology inside. It’s a modular expansion platform that lets users add functionality to smartphones, such as more battery life, more storage or solutions around air quality, VR headset, wellness, entertainment, etc. With the i-BLADES Developer Program, companies can use the Smart Platform to create new function-specific Blades for every market imaginable. www.i-blades.com.

Media Contacts:

Carol Felton
VP of Communications
i-BLADES, Inc.

Dominic Neil-Dwyer

Chief Marketing Officer
i-BLADES, Inc.