THX and i-BLADES Announce THX AAA™ Technology Partnership

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — THX Ltd., renowned for the certification of world-class cinemas and consumer electronics, and i-BLADES, Inc., maker of the world’s first Smartcase, today announced that they are working together to deliver the purest quality audio experience to mobile users through the integration of THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA) technology into the innovative i-BLADES Smartcase. Smartcases will be showcased during PEPCOM at CES this evening.

i-BLADES Smartcases are a new mobile phone case that have built-in smart technology enabling users to snap-on Smartblades, which add new features to the smartphones. Smartcases are the only truly modular phone cases available that protect and upgrade your smartphone. Each Smartblade delivers new functions or features to the phone. “Combining THX AAA Technology with i-BLADES Smartcases will enable us to deliver the purest sound to mobile devices using our new platform,” said Jorge Fernandes, CEO, i-BLADES, Inc. “This way mobile consumers get a choice if they want to upgrade their phone’s audio.”

THX AAA delivers the ultimate no-compromise audio experience with the world’s highest fidelity audio signal, achieving higher peak output power, and maximizing battery life. THX AAA reduces harmonic, intermodulation, and crossover distortion by 20-40 dB to guarantee a realistic and fatigue-free listening experience. It accomplishes this using a patented feed-forward topology to null conventional distortion and noise mechanisms, resulting in the world’s most linear amplifier.

“We are excited to partner with i-BLADES to bring THX AAA to a broader consumer audience starting with Samsung Galaxy smartphones,” said Russ Schafer, GM and SVP of Technology, THX Ltd. “i-BLADES shares our passion for innovation and creativity, providing unlimited possibilities for consumers to access premium quality audio experiences on the go.”

i-BLADES Smartcases can be purchased at i-BLADES currently offers a battery and memory smartblade that increases power and storage to any phone with an i-BLADES Smartcase. The Smartcases are currently available for the Samsung ® Galaxy 6, 7 and 8 smartphones with iPhone availability scheduled for the first half of 2018.

About THX Ltd.
Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the past thirty years, THX has expanded its certification categories beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, and automotive systems. Today, THX continues to redefine entertainment, providing exciting new technologies and assurance of experiences which provide consumers with superior audio and visual fidelity and ensure an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide.

About i-BLADES

A Silicon Valley startup, i-BLADES designs and markets modular phone cases and accessories for the global smartphone market. Its CEO and founder Jorge Fernandes was one of the lead people in inventing the technology behind Apple Pay. The company created the world’s first “Smartcase,” a next-generation mobile phone case with smart technology inside. A modular phone case that lets users add functionality to smartphones, such as more battery life, more storage or solutions around air quality, VR headset, wellness, etc. Comes with a SmartApp to manage Smartblades and Smartcases. i-BLADES is partnering with relevant partners to create new function-specific Smartblades for different solutions.

Media Contact:

Grace Qaqundah, Director, Global Communications, THX Ltd.,

Carol Felton, 
EVP, Corporate Communications, i-BLADES, Inc.,

Dom Neil-Dwyer, 
Chief Marketing Officer, i-BLADES, Inc.,