i-BLADES, Inc.

August 03, 2016 13:54 ET

i-BLADES Announces World's First Leather Modular Phone Case

New Samsung Galaxy S7 and S6 Modena Smartcases Combine Hi-Tech With Hi-Fashion

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 3, 2016) -  i-BLADES, Inc., creator of the industry's first Smartcase, today announced the world's first leather modular phone case. The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartcases are designed to extend the appeal of modular phone technology beyond the tech enthusiast to the fashion conscious.

Offered exclusively by i-BLADES, the Galaxy S6 and S7 Modena Smartcases come in high-quality, Italian full-grain black leather with red Ferrari accents. This beautifully crafted exterior hides one of the most advanced phone cases available. With ultra-thin built-in smart technology, the Modena Smartcase not only protects a user's smartphone but also makes it possible to upgrade functionality through snap-on and snap-off Smartblades™. The Smartblades are modules that expand the capabilities of the smartphone, something increasingly important as smartphones become more central to Millennials' busy digital lifestyles.

The Modena Smartcases are crafted to the highest standards, using the best quality leather available. The cases have a smooth tactile finish which will improve over time. The cases are highly durable thanks to i-BLADES molded edge technology using TPU which toughens the edges, increases drop protection and ensures these leather phone cases withstand wear and tear over time. Their thin lightweight frames provide structure, stability and increased protection.

"The Modena Smartcase brings fashion and style together with functionality. Unlike any other smartphone accessory on the market, Modena Smartcases deliver smart technology without compromise," said Jorge Fernandes, CEO of i-BLADES. "The Modena Smartcase expands modular smartphone technology to an entirely new audience, one that is as demanding on style as they are on technology."

The Modena Smartcases come with a starter Turbo 64 Smartblade which increases battery life and gives users 18 hours more talk time, 10 hours more video viewing plus 64GB more memory. The cases also give Galaxy S7 and S6 users an additional microSD slot for expandable storage. The Turbo 64 Smartblade is a snap-on, snap-off accessory to be used when needed to provide longer staying power and extra entertainment. More Smartblades will be made available later in the year.

The new Smartcases have been named Modena after the origins of Ferrari founder, Enzo Ferrari. Modena was the birthplace of where sublime style met precision advanced engineering.

The limited time promotional pre-order price of the Modena Smartcase and Turbo 64 Smartblade is $119. You can find it at:

In addition to the Modena Smartcase with Turbo 64 Smartblade, the recently announced VR Smartblade (a pocketable VR viewer that attaches to the Smartcase) can be purchased as part of a special promotion. Users can get the Modena Smartcase and Turbo 64 Smartblade as well as the VR Smartblade for only $149 by using the Smartvrgalaxy coupon.

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, etc. A SmartApp allows users to enjoy mobile entertainment "on-the-go." With the i-BLADES Developer Program, companies can use the Smart Platform to create new function-specific Blades for every market imaginable.

Editor's note
I-BLADES Modena Smartcase images are accessible here.

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