Now you can have an iPhone and an Android in one device

  • Now you can have an iPhone and an Android in one device

Now you can have an iPhone and an Android in one device

The Eye is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

ESTI is a first time Kickstarter company and a project this ambitious and at this scale will nearly certainly run into problems with mass production, the step in manufacturing that most often trips up Kickstarter newcomers.

The Eye is an iPhone case seeking funding on Kickstarter that looks to be the next contender for running iOS and Android on one device, by taking the somewhat obvious approach of simply attaching an entire Android phone to the back.

Powered by a MediaTek Helio P20, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 2800mAh battery, the Eye sells itself on being everything the iPhone is not: flexible, open, and supportive of accepted standards like wireless charging, NFC and an open app store. Other features include wireless charging, always on display, 2,800mAh battery, a metal tag for the auto mount, its NFC compatibility and the Infrared connectivity. Really, it's an Android phone. Sure, it adds some interesting features, but nothing that a regular full-fledged Android phone wouldn't provide. A new iPhone case raising funds on Kickstarter does exactly that. It connects to the iPhone via the Lightning port for charging and file transfer, so while these are technically two independent phones, you can use them in tandem for some features. And Esti Inc claims that the next iPhone will be supported a month after its launch, and so an option will be given to Eye backers to wait until the next iPhone release.

Why pick sides in the eternal conflict between iOS and Android? Last year, accessory maker Jijia launched the Mesuit case for iPhone. The case contained a second Nano SIM slot meant to allow ease of use with the Android OS.

An always-on 5-inch AMOLED display is built into the case, which runs the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. And not just these two there are many other who have attempted the same.

Early birds can still nab one for $95 or for $129 with 4G capabilities. Esti Inc hopes to ship to backers in August or September later this year.

The final product will retail for $189 (roughly £155), or $229 (roughly £188) for the 4G version.