It's A Case! It's A Battery! It's A Projector! It's... ALL OF THEM

Sometimes, smartphone screens are just not big enough. Linking it to a projector is helpful but it's hardly portable and before you know it, the battery's gone. The Monolith, a triple-threat iPhone case that works as a projector and a battery pack, can light up your room while keeping your gear boo boo-free.

The case, made by Japanese accessory maker Century, is said to be capable of providing about three hours of image projection at sizes up to 60cm (in 16:9 format), in 640x360 resolution, with a 1000:1 contrast ratio. But with a brightness of a mere 12 lumens, it's certainly no makeshift movie theatre. At best, you'll probably end up using it for a viral video party... if you're entertained by three hours of that stuff.

If you are (and I'm not judging you!), you won't have to worry about killing your battery life; the 1900mAh battery will either cancel out the drain or boost your iPhone's lifespan up to 50 per cent without projector usage and takes four hours to fully charge. For $US260, it's a pricey battery pack, but you can decide whether the novelty of having a handy projector is worth the investment.

The monolith is available in black or white.

[Sirobako" via TechCrunch]