This year seems to be a good time for many tech advancements such as VR and modular phones.
Names such as Google, Motorola and LG are taking their chances with implementing various interchangeable parts, so one can expect Apple to join the platoon really soon.
The OEM seems to be standing away from the modular race for now, but third-party case maker OtterBox is ready to show iOS fans what the experience would feel like. Meet the uniVERSE case, which offers attachments ranging from lenses and tripods to flash storage.
The case asks you to shell out $50 or $60, with bigger models of iPhone 6/ 6s asking for more cash. It should be mentioned that the case simply allows you to mount various modules, so you need those to actually make the uniVERSE Case worth its purchase. It's compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Luckily for all module fans out there, OtterBox teamed up with a consistent number of partners. Sandisk is one of them, and the company sells a flash pen that plugs into the iPhone and standard USB ports. The flash drive modules come at prices varying between $59.99 and $119.99. This way, you can boost the storage of non-expandable iPhones with 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB cards.
Credit card payments are now an option thanks to Square, the prime mobile payment service provider. iPhone owners might also want to use additional perks such as battery packs, thermal imaging cameras or selfie sticks.
However, some are skeptical about the usability of the case.
Once users attach various modules to the phone, its bulkiness increases and makes it unwieldy.
To top that, keep in mind that add-on modules have flooded the market during the last few years. These days it is easy to find a very affordable battery case and unless you are a building professional, utility worker and emergency first responder all rolled into one, the thermal camera is just a toy you'll get tired of pretty quickly.
On the bright side, the accessories supported by OtterBox are mostly high-quality and top-of-the-line.
Jim Parke, the CEO of OtterBox, states that his company wants to add new elements to mobile tech while keeping the smartphones in the limelight.
The uniVERSE case system will also be available on May 29 at Best Buy and on Amazon. Should you be interested in purchasing a case for the smaller iPhone SE, OtterBox has you covered, as well.