As smartphones get thinner and thinner it becomes more and more useful to wrap your investment up in a case. But what if you want more functionality than a pretty bumper case. The Otterbox uniVERSE case system packs in modular functionality to suit your needs. Let’s take a closer look.
Pioneeers of impact resistant smartphone cases, Otterbox launches their multi-functional modular case system dubbed the uniVERSE. The uniVERSE allows you to slide on and swap out a variety of modules via a slotted rail system on the back of the base case.
It’s very simple to use and offers a range of accessories to both enhance and expand the functionality of your iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Otterbox has provided the uniVERSE Case System and Accessories as a courtesy so that we could provide first hand review coverage to our readers.
Simply slide off the protective slot cover and slide on your desired accessory. The uniVERSE case exterior is made of durable resin plastic while the interior is lined with more pliable TPU plastic for shock protection. The softer TPU plastic extends around the edges and over the bezel of your device. The bottom remains exposed for easier access to your charge port and also makes sliding accessories on to plug into your iPhone’s charge port. The beauty is that you can take your accessories with you and slide them on and off as needed.
uniVERSE Add-on Accessories
Forming partnerships with PolarPro, Square, olloclip, SanDisk, Seek Thermal and now Wagner of Switzerland the uniVERSE offers a multitude of add-ons from extended battery packs and bike mounts to camera enhancing lens attachments and expandable memory. Otterbox allows you to add on as much or as little as you need for the tasks you most commonly perform.
4-in-1 lens kit from OlloClip
The 4-in-1 lens kit from OlloClip features enhanced camera performance for both the rear and front firing cameras. Features a Fisheye, Wide-Angle, 10x + 15x macro lenses for more advanced photography. The Olloclip company specializes in producing photo enhancing lenses for iPhone that are small and effective, that’s what they do and they do it well.
iXpand Flash drive
Need more memory? The iXpand Flash drive has been modified to fit onto the uniVERSE and comes in 32GB/64GB/128GB capacities. Why waste precious bandwidth and battery power uploading your photos and videos to the Cloud when you can offload them much more efficiently with the SanDisk iXpand memory module. You can pivot the iXpand Flash drive out and twist it upwards to expose the USB 3.0 connection so you can connect directly to your Mac or PC without a hassle.
PolarPro Trippler Tripod
PolarPro’s Trippler Tripod features a combo Tri-Pod and selfie stick that makes it easier to pick up and go. It’s a grip, extension pole, tripod and stand in one versatile piece of hardware. The handle separates into three sections to form a tripod, The handle is rubberized for comfortable grip and secure it from sliding as well when used as a tripod. Just rotate the shaft, righty-tighty/lefty-loosey and the 3 segments can telescope outward to extend your reach. The 4th segment is controlled by the larger ring at the top of the hilt to make the full extension 28 inches. A 360 rotating mini-ball aluminum head and universal camera mount make it very convenient to operate and position exactly at the angle you need.
The PowerPack from PolarPro extends your battery life with a relatively slim 2100 mAh battery that you can slide onto your uniVERSE Case. Charge it up or take it off when you don’t need it for a slimmer profile. Looks great, love the design and features a 4 stage LED battery life indicator and an on/off button so you can manually control whether the pack sends power or remains in reserve which is something that many piggy back batteries do not have.
Seek Thermal is a Thermal Imaging add-on for Apple iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus. This is a Military-grade high performance thermal sensor designed specifically for the uniVERSE Case System. Features a 206 x 156 sensor features best-in-class detection from -40ºF to 626ºF. The “Compact” provides a narrow, 20º field of view with detection up to 1,000 ft, while the “CompactXR” device provides a Wide 36º field of view with 1,800 ft of detection. Awesome for close quarter detection of heat and cold air leaks.
Additionally there is a hard wallet, soft wallet, speaker, armband, solar charging panel and even a Square adapter that lets you take payments from chip cards, Apple Pay, Android Pay and other contactless payments for your business.
The modular uniVERSE Case System from Otterbox provides extra shock and drop protection but extends functionality by allowing you to custom tailor your accessory to be much more than just a case. What’s nice is that the accessories should not have any issue fitting future models, you’ll only need to swap out the bumper case and you can continue to use these wonderful accessories even when you upgrade to the iPhone 8 next year.
Otterbox uniVERSE Case System for iPhone $49.95
Accessory prices range from $24.95 to $299.99