Minnesota startups join hot iPhone accessory market


By Julio Ojeda-Zapata, St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Two Minnesota-based iPhone case creators do believe they’ve broken new ground in a big way.

Minneapolis-based Canopy is claiming a tech first with its Sensus case, which is touch-enabled on the back and along one of its longer edges. The CES-bound startup thinks its touch case will spur a new wave of video games, photo apps and more.

Waseca-based Twig Case Co., meanwhile, has created iPhone cases made of paper — or, to be more precise, a layered-paper composite called Richlite that feels like wood but is more durable. The cases are laser-engraved with intricate artwork.”

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