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Talkase is an ‘extra life’ when your phone runs out of battery

Talkase phone extra life

No bigger than a credit card!

Ever wished your iPhone had an extra life? Introducing Talkase – a fully functional back-up phone no bigger than a credit card that will save your day in an emergency.

Talkase is both a basic 2G device and an iPhone case all in one. The 5.5 mm phone is unassumingly integrated at the back of your smartphone, ready to be activated as and when required by simply inserting a micro-SIM. The back-up phone comes with no flashy features or functions – it won’t play Angry Birds or solve your math problems – but it makes calls just fine, offering you an extra 100 hours of standby time and 2.5 hours talk time.

As well as operating as a phone in its own right, Talkase can also connect with your primary device via Bluetooth, syncing your contact list and allowing you to receive or make phone calls. It comes in White, Black, Blue and Orange with more variations promised shortly.

Who needs a Talkase?

Talkase is likely to compete with backup batteries, but its compact design and seamless integration with your regular phone gives it a unique appeal. The innovative solution could appeal to outdoorsy types wanting to stay connected, or a travelling businessman looking to ditch some gadgets and free up some space in their briefcase.

Alternatively, Talkase could be the ideal first phone for children. This way, parents can let their kids off the leash (the metaphorical leash, we hope) but still keep in close contact without having to invest ta month’s salary in buying the newest Android or iPhone.

With the $25 and the $29 pledges all gone on the product’s Kickstarter, you’ll have to hurry if you want to secure a $35 pledge. Still, when you consider that’s about the price of an iPhone case, it doesn’t seem so bad to have a backup phone thrown in as well.

Delivery of Talkase is expected in December, making it through letterboxes just in time for Christmas.

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