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    There are a number of different options for customizing a smartphone, and the most obvious is of course slapping a case on your phone. There are a number of companies that produce adhesive skins for various phones, usually synthetic, sticker like solutions, but lately a trend towards "natural fibers" are supplying people with unique ways to tailor fit a phone to an individual's personal style. Toast is a funky company up in Portland Oregon, who championed real wood tech skins several years ago. All products are designed and manufactured in the United States, and their operations are 100% ...

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    Project Ara? Fairphone? Puzzlephone? The era of modular devices has only begun and only a couple of these projects has gotten off the ground in any meaningful way. Maybe the path forward for modular devices doesn't have to start with the whole kit and kaboodle. Maybe it can just start with a "smartcase." That's what the i-BLADES Smartcase plans to be, a connected sleeve for your phone that can also take in cards ("Smartblades") via pin contacts that can expand either your storage up to 1TB and/or your battery by up 10 times the original capacity. These Smartblades can range from 2 to ...

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    I saw something the other day that made me sad. Very sad. It was a slim, sleek, ultra light Samsung GSIII, with a freaking BMW strapped to it. Ok, so it wasn't a BMW, but it was a case that looked like a snow tire wrapped around the phone. The back of the phone was literally 1 cm off the table top. Dang, it was ugly. And the sheer size of these monstrosities. Manufacturers put so much money into making their phones thin and light, and then we consumers take that design a chuck it right out the window for the cheapest piece of rubber we can pull off a shelf at a mall kiosk. It's a sickness ...

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