As Google’s Project Ara readies for its beta launch this year, a Shenzhen-based startup is working on a case that hopes to create modular extensions for the iPhone, currently seeking backing through their kickstarter.

Unlike Project Ara which acts as an exoskeleton with replaceable modules, EVOL is a multi-purpose case, which does not modify the iPhone’s physical hardware. While it’s obviously less powerful than a highly modifiable Android modular, it could tap the same appetite for personalization among the iOS faithful.

EVOL consists of a group of parts that can be attached to a conductive case, including ultra-slim battery, handles, memory and multiple lenses. The set also includes a EVOL cordless Dock, a base that can charge the iPhone and EVOL Battery as well as the Apple Watch. An accompanying app will be soon be released, helping users to manage all accessories in one place.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.