When you see satellite communications, you may think of those bulky handset seen in the movies. What if you can do satellite communications with your iPhone. Thuraya makes this possible introducing the SatSleeve, the world’s firest satellite adapter for the iPhone. The compact adapter, slightly larger than the iPhone, basically turns your iPhone into a satellite phone. It is designed to provide easy and affordable access to mobile satellite communications, according to Thuraya.
The SatSleeve consists of two units, a shell that attaches to the iPhone and the main unit with an antenna. Setup process is easy and quick. Simply download the SatSleeve app from App Store and dock the iPhone into the SatSleeve, then you are ready to make calls and text messages in satellite mode. For enhanced security, the adapter has a dedicated Emergency Call button for making phone call to a predefined number even no iPhone is docked. It also doubles as a backup battery for charging your iPhone.
The SatSleeve adapter has micro USB port for charging and 3.5mm jack for headset. It provides up to 4 hours of talk time.