While Google is working on Project Ara modular phone, Nexpaq had the idea to leverage the existing user base and create a phone case accepting up to 6 modules and compatible with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, Note4, and Note4 Edge as well as Oneplus One. If you don’t happen to own any of those models, the company also designed Batpaq modular power bank communicating with the phone via USB or Lightning cables, or Bluetooth.
Each Nexpad case includes a 1000 mAh battery, slots for 6 modules out of a selection of 12:
The company also claims that 300 idea of modules thanks to the community gathered with the Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, including make-up modules, barometer, altimeter, and so on, that may come to life via third parties once the company releases their $295 developer kit.
The Batpaq power bank includes a 2,600 mAh, and support for the same modules used on Nexpaq. Contrary the case, it does not require a specific smartphone model, and should work with any mobile device running iOS and Android.
Charbax filmed the company recently, and you can see the prototype in action, and see the project’s progress.
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