The Talkase gives you a Backup Handset for your iPhone

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We’ve seen a lot of smartphone accessories come and go on Kickstarter, but it’s safe to say we’ve never covered an accessory that’s actually a cellphone. Until now that is, as the Talkase is a new mobile accessory that gives you a backup handset.

The Talkase is essentially a mini GSM mobile phone that can be used solo or through your full-sized device with the magic of Bluetooth. The mini handset is around the size of a credit card, and has a minimal display to go along with a set of buttons and a slot for a SIM card. There’s not much to it, and there doesn’t need to be as it’s meant to be a backup, not a daily driver.

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One of the things that makes the Talkase unique is the way it’s designed. There’s a Talkase “case” that clips onto your iPhone and holds the Talkase inside. It can also hold a few credit cards, a micro SIM card and a removal tool. Again, it’s nothing fancy, but it is certainly functional. At this time, the Talkase is only available for the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 plus so Android and Windows Phone users are out of luck.

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Talkase is live on Kickstarter, and there are around 28 days left in its campaign at the time of this writing. The folks at WirelessMe are looking for $60,000 in funding to bring the project to life, and you can snag a Talkase for as little as $25 bucks on the Early Bird tier.

Talkase on Kickstarter

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.