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Lunecase for iPhone uses electromagnetic radiation to bring you call and text notifications

Lunecase for iPhone uses electromagnetic radiation to bring you call and text notifications

One of the few things that the iPhone lacks is a notification light. Sure, the camera's LED light can be used as one (if enabled from the phone's accessibility settings), but for many, that simply isn't elegant enough of a solution. This is where the Lunecase comes into play. It is a cleverly designed iPhone case with a light on the back that goes off when a call or a text message is incoming. 

How does it work? Well, there's no black magic involved even though the accessory needs no batteries, no software, and no wired connection to the iPhone itself. Instead, the Lunecase picks up the faint electromagnetic pulses emitted by the iPhone when it is about to ring. This energy is harnessed to provide the voltage needed for the case's light to activate. What's more, the Lunecase can identify whether it is a call or a text message that you're about to get, hence the individual lights for call and message notifications. By the way, this concept isn't new. Stick-on LEDs for cell phones, which operate in a similar fashion, have been around for well over a decade. Still, this is probably the first time when the principle is applied to an iPhone case.

So how do you get one? Well, you still have plenty of time to back up the project on Kickstarter and get a sweet discount on the Lunecase. Pledging a minimum of $39 gets you a case for the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5 in either black or white. And if the $99 price tag is not an issue, you're free to order an engraved variant of the accessory. If all goes as planned, the Lunecase should ship in August of this year.


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posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:32 7

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3284; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Based on the massive number of iPhone add-ons for basic functionality, it is clear that the iPhone is all time winner of the "nothing included" consumer product award.

And what an amazing testament to Apple's insatiable greed. So insanely greedy, they will not spend a few cents for an LED.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:40

3. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


They don't need one, there's an app for that.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:50 4

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Very well said. Seriously, does anyone remember when the iPhone lacked the ability to copy and paste, send MMS? Or how about just the freaking ability to rotate your phone and text in landscape mode? So many basic features so many phones had and the all mighty super expensive iPhone could not do. This is one of the main reasons why people give so much crap to Apple. They charge you an arm and a leg and make you wait 2 generations or more to give you features that were standard back then.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:35 3

2. Scott93274 (Posts: 1178; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I never knew the iPhone was missing the most basic of smart phone features... Very interesting...

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:45

4. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Hah that's cool. =] Wonder how long it lasts.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:53

6. androiphone20 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


While I don't put a case on my phone I think this is a smart choice

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:46

9. TechDork (Posts: 238; Member since: 10 May 2010)


When you accidentally drop it on the wrong surface at the wrong time, you'll wish you had a case on it then.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:28

11. androiphone20 (Posts: 1472; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


You're right, it's too risky and I even dropped it once. I usually put a case when I'm going out for a camping trip or something but that's it.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 23:59

7. fzacek (Posts: 1865; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


This is cool and practical.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 00:49

8. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


still remember the old times when my sister's handphone rings, that kinds of thing just lighten up itself, but those days one require a small battery embedded into it...

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:16

10. mturby (Posts: 247; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


watch out this case could kiil not its user, but the entire family.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:13 1

12. NOSrawesome (Posts: 34; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


The Moto X is still better

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