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In the great tradition of Sir Mix-A-Lot, these days your phone ain’t nothin’ unless it’s got back. From the chic to the well-designed, the techy to the outright ridiculous, there are few frontiers left to explore when it comes to encasing your smartphone, although OAXIS claims to have found one. Using a Bluetooth-connected E-Ink screen with its own independent power supply, the inkCase i6 allows the back of your phone to become… just like the front of your phone.

Time, date, message notifications, battery, and a host of other info is displayed in a clear format that’s visible even in bright sunlight. However, this also allows the user to read text (including e-books) without draining the battery of their phone, as well as make use of running/cycling apps without worrying about sun glare. So, not so pointless after all.

Learn more about its full functionality here, along with a link to make a purchase.

Words by AJ Gwilliam
Features Editor

Proud Brit. Pathologically addicted to white trainers (AKA "sneakers").

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