With the technology in cell phones rapidly expanding it seems like every week something new is being introduced to the market. Besides the race for the fastest service, each major manufacturer has been trying to outdo each other with unique innovations that only their phones offer. The Android has the advantage in that market easily. With a wide variety of models, prices and features, it seems like a new model is coming out every month. Nokia’s Lumia smartphone is emerging into the market using the Windows software that offers users a very different smartphone experience. The iPhone remains the most limited of the models as a new model comes out roughly every year. Because of the ever looming release time of Apple’s phone, other manufactures have the opportunity to push the bar even further. The mobile experience is moving towards consolidating consumers everyday life and accessories. From the day the iPhone was released it has been a market requirement for smartphones to have massive music storage available. A trend that has been emerging in the smartphone market is the personalization of phone cases.
Everyone wants a case that makes their phone slightly difference from the millions out there. Now with the wallet case, which gives room for about two credit cards, has been gaining popularity as it eliminates lugging a wallet or purse out for the night on the town, but it doesn’t eliminate the wallet/purse completely. However, the Geode case does just that. It more or less scans in all your credit, gift and membership cards into its system. Upon using it for a purchase it releases a blank card for each purchase that has all of your card’s information loaded onto it. Making an all-in-one device seems like an easy to lose not only your phone, music collection and now personal/financial information but the Geode has planned for that. Without a fingerprint (that the case also reads) no banking information can be accessed and the Geode card cannot be released. The downside to this device is that it costs $200. Alittle hefty especially since its only for the iPhone 4/4s. The cases begin to ship in the beginning of July, but you have to ask yourself this – If people who are tech-savy enough to want this case, wouldn’t they also be the demographic to wait for the new iPhone 5? In my opinion since the Geode has yet to be released in the first place, that the company should have waited for the new iPhone. Oh well, I’m sure they have a plan for that too.