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Moment quickly crowdfunds iPhone 6 case for its lenses

Though there are only a couple of lenses at the moment and it only fits the iPhone 6, Moment's case Kickstarter already blew past its goal.

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Well, I had my doubts as to how popular a phone case that works with only two lenses (thus far) could be, but color me wrong. Moment's Kickstarter for its first case -- iPhone 6 -only, at the moment -- zoomed past its $100,000 goal in just one day. I did get to see the prototype in person and was pleasantly surprised by the quality, feel and attention to detail.

In addition to improving on the iPhone 6 's somewhat slippery body, the case offers a slight grip and shutter button, in addition to the company's sturdy bayonet lens mount. Near the mount is a sensor that can detect which lens is attached, and the accompanying app will be automatically able to change functions depending upon the lens.

The responsive electronic shutter button connects via Bluetooth, and a standard coin-cell battery in the grip powers the button and the sensor. Moment says the battery should last about six months before needing to be replaced. Half-pressing the shutter initiates various screen-based operations as well.

The case also will have a clever magnetized lens cap that you'll be able to stick to the phone when it's not in use.

Moment expects to sell the case for about $50 when it ships in June, in all black or black and white. If you want to get in on the Kickstarter over the next month, your options are:

  • $1 Thanks.
  • $50 The case.
  • $124 The case and a lens of choice.
  • $200 The case and both lenses.