Findables Smartphone, Tablet Cases Allow Users To Share Facebook, Other Social Info Via QR Codes

By David Cohen 

Cases for smartphones such as the iPhone 5 often serve other purposes aside from protecting the devices. Some provide battery backups, for example. Findables released two iPhone 5 cases, the FlexStand and FlexWrap, which enable users to exchange their profile information from Facebook and other social networks via QR codes.

Findables said users can share their social information such as their profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus by allowing people to scan the QR codes on their cases, adding that it can also be used for business networking purposes by sharing LinkedIn profile information, and to locate lost phones by providing users’ contact information to whoever finds the lost devices and scans the QR codes.

After purchasing Findables cases, users simply download the Findables application and scan the QR codes on their cases to register them. The Findables profiles users create can also be emailed to people who lack QR code readers.

The cases cost $29.95 each, but the Findables app and service are included in that price.

Findables cases are also available for the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S IV, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPad.

Readers: Do you think the sharing features of the cases from Findables are useful?