The low cost and accessibility of Wi-Fi is only going to become more advanced and abundant in the future. Some recent Wi-Fi advances include the collaboration of major cable companies for CableWiFi, Wi-Fi enabled cars, Passpoint, superfast speeds with Connectify Dispatch, using your home network everywhere with Anyfi.net, and SuperWiFi is now on the horizon.
A LIGHTBULB WENT OFF…
The iPod Touch … the “iPhone without a phone.”
Over the years, innovative geniuses have employed Wi-Fi and created a wide array of smart versatile VoIP Apps with all the capabilities of cellular communication…texting, calling, pictures, and video for the iPod Touch.
But, unfortunately, the iPod Touch is not tailored to be a phone. So there were limited options when it came to using it as a phone. The only choices for voice communication were a Bluetooth earpiece, earphones with an integrated microphone, or (on the 4th Generation) a speakerphone.
Our client Adrienne Harrington was surprised when she could not find a simple fitted accessory that added phone features to the iPod Touch anywhere. She thought, there just has to be some way to encase a speaker and microphone in a stylish design to compliment the iPod touch. So, she set out to make such a product.
The MorphCase is Adrienne’s solution…utilizing a microphone and speaker precisely placed in the normal locations, just as on any phone. The design and the hardware are simple. Snap your iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, or 4th Generation) into the case and you are ready to go. No extra wires or power cable, no battery drain, and no “jailbreaking”. Just clean simple integration that transforms your iPod Touch into the phone of the future.
THE NUTS AND BOLTS…
The case acts as a decorative skin that fits on the iPod Touch. My vision was to create a uniquely designed and engineered product that would compliment the form and quality of the iPod Touch, but still be different and noticable. Adrienne decided to keep the sleek look of the iPod Touch by implementing an open design for easy access to all buttons and the pin connector. When you are using your iPod Touch with the MorphCase, people will notice.
The simple hardware configuration enables a speaker located at the top of the case and a microphone located at the bottom engaging the audio jack to function. It’s been thoroughly tested for excellent, clear call quality…no static, no interference.
Apple’s iPod Touch is an amazing piece of technology. Just like reinventing the phone, only Apple could take the mp3 player to the next level…the MorphCase just kicks it up a notch by transforming it into a VoIP mobile phone.
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