When we reported on the Wallee M modular case/mount system this week, I made an impassioned plea for more support, as the creators were running out of time to reach their Kickstarter goal. I'm glad to say that after a last-minute push, they've raise the $35,000 necessary and will begin shipping out Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S magnetized cases and mounts in July. Hooray for quality Android accessories!

Even better: after contacting the Australian designers at StudioProper, they told us that the Galaxy Nexus case was built with just a little bit of extra tolerance in its space requirements, specifically so that it could accommodate the Verizon LTE version as well as the thinner GSM model. That's so awesome it brought a tear to this jaded Android blogger's eyes. Funding is closed (with an extra $4,00 dollars or so to the creators) but you should be able to pick up a Wallee M case and the disk, desktop and car mounts later this year at electronics retailers. A case for the Galaxy S II is also planned.

If you haven't checked out the Wallee M project on Kickstarter, it's a combination of case and mount with a modular design, allowing it to support multiple devices. The gist is that the case has outwardly-facing rare earth magnets that instantly and securely grip their polar opposites on a mount, be it a simple flat mount for a wall, an iMac-style desktop stand or a car dock. Yours truly is a backer, so expect a full hands-on report with the Galaxy Nexus case, desk and car docks when they ship to supporters next month.

  • 155

    It’s a great design, but I think they need to add an inductive charging system to make this interest me.

  • Zachary Morris

    Aren’t magnets and computers a bad combination?

    • Mike Burns

      It would totally screw up the magnets on the hard disk.

  • spiff72

    Magnets and actual hard disk drives are a bad thing, yes. However, phones are using Flash memory – which are not affected by magnets.
    I am actually more concerned about carrying a strong magnet in my pocket. What happens if I lean against a car or some other steel object? Will I end up with a big “X” logo on my pants because it just dragged against the side of a dirty car?
    It seems like it would be better to have the magnet in the base, with just a metal component in the case.