By Chuong Nguyen | February 12, 2010 11:38 AM
The Fastmac iV Plus adds an external battery back to a form-fitted iPhone case measuring 1300 mAh and also has an IR port that is compatible with the company’s own iPhone app to turn your Apple handset into a universal remote. The case has a USB port to also charge another device for those ambitious enough to carry multiple gadgets in their pocket as well as support for an LED flash for iPhone photographers or those that need to illuminate their way through dark spaces.
The hardware kit will retail for $100 when it launches, though the launch date has been elusive. It’s too bad that not many smartphones come with consumer grade IR ports these days as the touchscreens, a nice UI, and some good software can add yet another feature to the “do” list of smartphones.