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iPhone or Android? New case says why not both?

The Eye seems pretty silly on the surface, but some of its features show promise in improving the iPhone's functionality. (Source: ESTI Inc./Kickstarter) The Eye seems pretty silly on the surface, but some of its features show promise in improving the iPhone's functionality. (Source: ESTI Inc./Kickstarter)

(RNN) – The rivalry between Apple and Android devices has spawned multibillion dollar lawsuits, ended friendships and even been the motivation for a drunken stabbing.   

But a new Kickstarter offers a rare détente in one of pop culture’s nastiest wars: an opportunity to laugh together.

The Eye is an iPhone case that is also an Android device. The $189 product has raised more than $200,000, and promises to add to the iPhone “cool features you never knew you needed.” No kidding.

Some of those features include a 5-inch display, 256GB of storage, SIM slots, a 3.5MM headphone jack, and – most importantly – the Android operating system.

The end product is a dual-screen Chimera, a veritable yin yang symbol that’s that technological equivalent of duct taping two phones together.

Despite providing double the surface area for your butt to dial on, the case does offer a few useful features. Namely, its battery can serve as reserve power for the iPhone, and the SD card slots add much-needed flexibility to file storage.

The additional two SIM card slots also mean users can have three phone numbers in one phone, which is just asking to be bombarded by telemarketers and robocalls.

It’s well documented that backing nascent Kickstarters can really backfire, and the company behind Eye, ESTI, have never shipped a product before. It has, however, reached its goal of $95,0000.

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