i-BLADES Groundbreaking “Smartcase” Named CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree

New Smartcase will be demonstrated at CES Unveiled New York and CES

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CES Unveiled NY — i-BLADES, Inc. today announced that its
groundbreaking modular “Smartcase” has won the CES 2017 innovative
honoree award in the wireless handset accessories category. The world’s
first Smartcase is a next generation phone case with built-in smart
technology that lets users add new functions to smartphones.

The new Smartcase addresses a big customer pain point due to smartphone
innovation plateauing: they’re stuck with existing smartphone technology
for up to two years. The Smartcase changes all that. A slimline phone
case, it lets users upgrade smartphone performance by easily
snapping-on/snapping off Smartblades. Now users can improve phone
performance without waiting two years–or having to buy a new phone.

In fact, users can take advantage of all kinds of exciting new
capabilities. Smartblades can double smartphone battery life, increase
memory by 284GB, provide health and wellness solutions as well as
on-the-go entertainment (with 100s of movies preloaded) and enable
Virtual Reality with a portable, foldable VR headset. Many more
Smartblade applications are coming soon from audio to headphone jacks,
dual SIM, snap-on speakers, and e-ink displays.

Every Smartcase comes with a built-in environmental sensor to ensure
users are aware of air quality. Up till now this has not been measurable
on-the-go with one device. With air quality such a critical issue
indoors and outdoors, it’s a unique solution to a growing concern.

i-BLADES’ innovative “Smartcase” will be showcased at CES 2017, January
5 to 9, Las Vegas, Nevada, in several venues. It will be displayed at
the CES Innovation Awards Showcase, the DigitalExperience! 2017 event,
January 4, and in the Central Hall in the Bosch booth (#14128) and South
Hall 3 at the i-BLADES Booth ( #35304) alongside the rest of the
i-BLADES smart accessories ecosystem. The Smartcase will be available
for hands-on product demonstrations for journalists and the public.
Demonstrations will showcase battery and memory functionality, Virtual
Reality capabilities, on-the-go entertainment and environmental
monitoring. Contact Carol Felton for an appointment or more information
at cfelton@i-blades.com.

The i-BLADES Smartcase is available for immediate delivery for the
Samsung smartphone family and soon for all top brands. The Smartcase
with Battery and Memory Blades is $99.99 (MSRP) and the Smartcase with
Enviro Sensor is $79.99 (MSRP). Both can be ordered at www.i-blades.com.

“CES Innovation Awards honor innovative design and engineering in
cutting edge consumer electronics products,” said Jorge Fernandes,
co-founder and CEO, i-BLADES. “We believe our Smartcase exhibits this to
the fullest and are proud to have that fact validated by a preeminent
authority on the subject.

“We’re convinced that bringing choice and customization to mobile
consumers is the next logical step in the mobile revolution—particularly
now as smartphone innovation is declining and consumers are forced to
hold onto their handsets longer. Our Smartcase gives users more choice
and the ability to add rapidly evolving IOT based technology whenever
they want.”

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer
Technology Association (CTA) ™, producer of CES 2016, which has been
recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Innovation Awards entries are judged on engineering, aesthetic and
design qualities, as well as user value and innovation compared to other
products in the marketplace.

Innovations Award Honorees are featured on http://www.ces.tech/Innovation,
which lists product categories, as well as each product name,
manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

About i-BLADES

A Silicon Valley start-up, i-BLADES designs and markets modular add-on
technology for the smartphone market. CEO and founder Jorge Fernandes
was one of the lead people in inventing the global standard behind Apple
Pay. i-BLADES created the world’s first “Smartcase,” a next-generation
mobile phone case with smart technology inside. It’s a modular expansion
platform that lets users add functionality to smartphones—more battery
life, more storage or solutions around air quality, VR headset,
wellness, entertainment, etc. i-BLADES Developer Program lets companies
use the Smart Platform to create function-specific Blades for every
market imaginable. www.i-blades.com.


i-BLADES, Inc.
Carol Felton, 408-807-3780
VP Communications
Dominic Neil-Dwyer, +447946115217
Chief Marketing Officer