Review: popSLATE

May 15, 2015
Another cell phone case,” is what I thought when I was asked to review popSLATE. However, the second I had their case in my hands, my opinion changed dramatically. I would boldly claim that it is one of the best — if not the best — iPhone cases on the market.
PopSlate is coined, “the second screen for your iPhone.” While the ultra-thin, shatter-proof case will protect your cell phone from any external damage that may come its way, what truly makes this iPhone 6 case so unique is that once the case is connected via Bluetooth to the accompanying popSLATE app, it is then possible to upload any picture of your desire to the back screen of the case. This means you can change what your case looks like every single day if you want. For someone who is obsessed with photos, like myself, this is a dream come true!
The case includes a 4-inch, 400×240 pixel display that can render 16 shades of gray into an endless number of black and white images. Your cell phone reflects your style and personality, which obviously changes with time, thus it only makes sense that your cell phone should be able to reflect these changes. Once you download the free app, you can peruse the thousands of images that popSLATE offers or you can upload your own.
PopSLATE is a traveler’s ideal case, since it gives you information without draining the battery on your phone or requiring you to open up other apps. You can “pop” your boarding pass, your itinerary, a subway map, hiking directions, pictures of your kids, etc — all valuable information that you need access to at all times. If your cell phone dies, you do not need to panic, just look at your popSLATE screen!
Some other useful information about popSLATE: the case comes in black or white, it is compatible with iPhone 6, it is Apple certified, it has BlueTooth™ dual mode connectivity, it has a Micro USB charging port and cable, it has a 240 mAh battery that gives approximately 7 days of battery life, there is a slideshow mode button, and there are over-the-air firmware upgrades.
Because the case has a display on the back, it needs to be charged about once a week, depending on how often you are popping images onto its screen. E-ink displays only use power when they are refreshing the screen, so if the case does die, you will not lose the image on the back, just the ability to pop another image until the case is charged again.

PopSlate retails for $129. It might seem like a high price to pay for a case, but trust me, it is not just a case — it is so much more if expressing yourself with your cell phone is important to you! You can follow popSlate on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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