May 27 AT 4:24 PM Dustin Earley 6 Comments

Cliq smartphone case adds customizable buttons to the back of your device

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One of the absolute coolest things about Android is what third-party accessory manufacturers can do with the platform. There may not be 10 million different cases for every Android handset on the market, but the ones that do exist can sometimes do some pretty awesome things. Take Cliq for example, a case currently on Kickstarter looking to turn the back of your phone into a customizable quick-access station.

We don’t usually talk about Kickstarter projects much, but Cliq has us curious. Built into a case that looks about as thin as an Elago Slim or Case-Mate Feather, Cliq adds three flush, slick buttons to the back of your phone that are totally customizable and open to other third-party apps. So not only will you able to set the buttons to do things like turn on your flashlight, call a certain contact or take a picture, you’ll be able to program the buttons to work with apps like Tasker for making complicated recipes for complex tasks, all executable with the press of a single button. Cases that are currently in development include the Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Moto X, Nexus 5 and LG G2. There’s also a slim skin that sticks to the back of your phone, if cases aren’t your thing.

Cliq isn’t funded yet, but the team is at almost half of their goal with 22 days left. If you’ve got one of the phones listed above and $30 burning a hole in your pocket, Cliq might be worth checking out.

Source: Cliq Kickstarter

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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