We live on our phones. There are backup batteries and accessories galore to make sure our mobile lives are as seamless and easy as possible, because at this point we can’t imagine a moment without our smartphones. The biggest enemies you will face with your phone is a limited battery life, and not hearing it go off when you’re expecting an important message or call. It’s always when you’re having a bad day that your phone dies and you’ve forgotten to recharge your backup battery, so why not have a backup phone on hand?
The Talkase is not only a minimal protection case for your iPhone, but has a GSM standalone phone snapped onto the back. This means you can use it to take calls and send messages without having to use your smartphone directly. Seeing that the phone is the size of a credit card, you can slip it into your wallet or pocket and have it ready at a moment’s notice. If you’re in a professional world that requires you to have two phones, then you’ll be happy to know that you can insert a SIM card and use it as a separate phone.
It’s perfect for kids who aren’t ready for a full-fledged phone, globetrotters who need multiple phones, or for general backup talk time. This will let you stay on the phone for up to 2.5 hours, with 100 hours of standby time. It will retail for $69, which will give you the Talkase GSM phone, case, charger, microUSB cable, and silicone case for the Talkase phone. It is currently available for $39-49, and comes in color options of black, white, blue, and orange.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter