popSlate’s new iPhone 5 case come with a four-inch E-Ink screen on the back and is selling for $79. Coming in two colors, the case combines a bespoke social imaging app, lets you take and share pics, then “pop” them to the back of your phone. The cool thing is that the always-on, ultra low-power, black and white display becomes a canvas for notifications, sports scores, maps, lists and notes, all just a glance away.

The company also has an open API that allows third-party developers to design custom apps for popSlate. Still in the early stages of development, the team popSlate has gathered a team of talented designers, engineers and developers, and   partnership with E Ink to use the latest in ruggedized e-paper technology and is hoping to raise enough funds to make Popslate a reality. The Black and White cases are available starting at $79 for the first 500 supporters, then $99 and up


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