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This iPhone case doubles as a lint roller

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A new tech startup called Stitched Products has introduced a new lineup of iPhone cases that remove unwanted lint and debris. Not only is the case supposed to keep dust off your phone, it’s also marketed to be a lint roller on the go for when your black clothes get those white specks all over them. In a Kickstarter video, you can see Stitched’s CEO Charles Shalhoub rub his case all over his black shirt to remove the lint.

Stitched Products claims that its phone cases can lift lint, dust, and unwanted stuff like dandruff and pet hair for up to four years. The company has applied for a patent on the process that makes the cases allegedly stop bacteria growth on dirty surfaces.

Cases have been made for the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, and 8 Plus, and the company has made four different designs. Each case is made of rubber, is 2mm thick, and has a beveled lip to add protection.

The team is still working on a case for the iPhone X. There’s an Indiegogo campaign to fund the lineup’s final production, and it has a flexible goal of $20,000. So far, $9,098 has been raised, so the phone cases aren’t available for purchase yet.