‘Spiderman of mobile cases’ defies gravity

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Using a phone as a sat-nav while driving or as a mirror when applying lipstick,can be tricky.

But a new case could make using a phone’s different features easier, because it can be stuck to any flat surface to leave your hands free and doesn’t leave any sticky residue behind.

The Extra Verso case is coated with a resin that acts like thousands of tiny suction cups to cling to smooth surfaces, like a gecko, or even Spiderman.

The back cover is coated in an innovative material that sticks to flat or glassy surfaces but isn’t sticky in a user’s hands and doesn’t attract dust. The resin coating was inspired by a product used on sailing boats to provide grip.

It reproduces the effect of thousands of mini-suction cups that grip tightly to all non-porous surfaces. Because of this, it could be stuck to a car windscreen to be used as a sat-nav, or to a wall to be used as an impromptu mirror, TV or camera tripod, for hands-free selfies, for example.

Or it could just mean that a phone will not tumble to the floor if it’s balanced precariously on a glass coffee table or kitchen work surface.


Examples of surfaces faces it can grip to include: glass, mirrors, tiles, computer screens, whiteboards, polished plastic and metal.

The 3M adhesive back has been developed to be repositionable, meaning it can be repeatedly applied to the back of a phone and removed, without leaving annoyingly sticky residue behind. The case bumper sits around the adhesive sheet to protect the edges of a phone, but the adhesive can be used without it for users that like their phone slim and as the manufacturer intended.

The more smooth, flat and clean the surface, the longer the cover will stick to it, according to the Italian start-up.

Cases can be pre-ordered from Indiegogo from $30 (£20) and are available for the iPhone 5 and 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S6.

At the time of writing, the start-up has raised almost 70 per cent of its $20,000 (£12,800) target.

The case comes in two parts – a cover and an optional bumper to protect the device.


Written by: New Generation Radio

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