Mpls. startup unveils iPhone case in Vegas


Canopy, a Minneapolis-based startup, is getting national attention after introducing its new touch-sensitive smartphone case, called Sensus, at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Business Journal reports.

Sensus not only protects your phone from scratches or falls, it adds touch sensitivity to the back and right edge of an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, PCWorld reports. It should be available this summer in black, white and red.

Canopy hasn't settled on a price yet, but it assured CNET it would sell for under $100.

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Canopy CEO Andrew Kamin-Lyndgaard told the Star Tribune he also hopes to develop other touch-sensitive cases for either the iPad Mini or the iPod Touch.

The Business Journal notes more than 20 Minnesota companies, including Imation Corp., UnitedHealth Group Inc., and Polaroid Corp., are showing off products at CES this week.

Waseca-based Twig Case Co. has also created wood-like iPhone cases, the Pioneer Press reports. The newspaper says Twig is not among the more than 500 Apple-accessory makers hawking gear in Las Vegas this week.

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