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iPhone Case Looks to Keep Away Prying Eyes, Eases Privacy Concerns

This is the iPatch, a cheekily-named iPhone case hoping to add an added layer of privacy to your mobile device(s). Currently seeking crowdfunding on HeadFunder, iPatch as an iPhone case with a built-in slider for the front and back cameras that allows you to manually cover them when not in use.

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 11.16.07 AMWhy would anyone want that? Privacy and protection. The iPatch is meant to protect your privacy by covering your smartphone’s cameras in the event an attacker some how gains remote access to your device.

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 11.16.14 AMCurrently at just over $12k of their $19k goal, the iPatch seems to be doing extremely well. We could also see it being used as a way to protect your device’s lenses from getting scratched, but that’s just the photographer in us talking. If you’d like to pick one up, you can do so with a $20 pledge over on their crowdfunding campaign.

(via PopPhoto)