Ever since we created Thedroidguy in 2006 we’ve seen hundreds of different modular accessories for smartphones, both iPhone and Android. The Motorola line of Mods for their Moto Mod smartphone is probably the most well known of the bunch. With Moto Mod you get a phone with a bunch of accessories designed to fit that particular phone. The problem with MotoMods is you’re stuck with a mediocre phone at best, although some of the accessories, including a camera, Bluetooth speaker and even a projector, are kind of cool.
There are a handful of companies that have created modular cases for iPhone and Android with camera attachments, it’s not like the 12 megapixel, 4K cameras found on the latest round of iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices aren’t enough.
Until now though, we haven’t seen anything quite as useful as Moduware. Moduware is an Australian startup that has designed a line of modular accessories that fit in either a modular case or a modular battery pack, offering convenience and tools that you’ll actually need. Moduware is like the Swiss Army Knife of smartphone accessories.
The company’s flagship product is Modpack a truly versatile, modular external 5600mah battery pack. I know, the world doesn’t need another external battery, but actually we do.
Modpack allows the user to charge their phone, but the top of the unit is where the magic happens. The Modpack has six slots on the top of the battery pack that allow the user to slide in a variety of different modular accessories. There are currently 12 modules available with several more in development.
The 12 modules available now are:
- Backup module
- SD Card reader module
- USB module
- Temperature and humidity module
- LED module
- Laser pointer module
- Hotkey module (Bluetooth connected switch)
- Air contaminants module
- Air quality module
Most of the modules are ideal for traveling and on the go business people and students.
In the coming months Moduware will release more exciting modules including a second SIM module and a satellite communications module. The sky’s the limit and the company is encouraging developers to use their developer hub and SDK to create new modules to take the mobile phone to the limit.
Moduware also has cases available for the latest Samsung Galaxy phone and the iPhone 7 with plans to release more cases for the latest iPhones soon.
What we really like about Moduware is it’s the first modular based accessory system that people will actually use.
You can check out Moduware at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #53338 and online at moduware.com