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iPhone 5 case glows when someone texts you

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iPhone 5 case glows when someone texts you
The iPhone 5 might not have a dedicated notification light, but you can set the LED flash on its back to act like one. You enable this by going to the Accessibility features in the device's settings menu. That's the feature the team behind Sparx takes advantage of and makes it a lot more practical for every-day use.

Sparx is an iPhone 5 case, the top side of which is made out of transparent plastic. When the LED is blinking, the light is diffused throughout the plastic, allowing the whole transparent section to glow. As a result, you can see the notifications even when the smartphone is lying on the table with its screen up. 

iPhone 5 case glows when someone texts you
Moreover, the Sparx case protects your iPhone 5 and its camera from damage, just like a proper case should. It is planned to be available in a variety of colors: blue, pink, green, yellow, and more.

However, before anyone can buy the Sparx case for the iPhone 5, enough funding needs to be raised before its production can begin. Anyone who wants one of these can pledge $35 or more to the project on Kickstarter.



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posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:32 19

1. tech2 (Posts: 2209; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nice ! So they have put the light leakage issue to a good use !..........:D

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:37 1

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


ready for another savings :)

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:16 5

7. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


you wont be saving any battery with this novelty.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:40 1

3. gothicheart (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


they have to produce that asap, or else it would stolen and patent-applied. apple icrap's next patent would be anything that glows and blinks...

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:40 2

4. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


the music is awesome....
so does the case

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:44 1

5. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


does the flash still function as a flash?

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 09:45

14. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Uh yea? This feature has been around since iOS5. Just like u can select to vibrate and ring when people call or text, you can also select to flash. Its meant for deaf people but I use it. All this does is make it look cooler

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 10:17

6. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Not a fan of Iphone but I like the case, wish they had that for the Android

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 15:52

8. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


That's a pretty cool alternative, but it sure is bright, lol.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 18:05

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Hmmmm but it should RATTLE instead :)

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:46 2

10. jdep1 (banned) (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Something HTC has done for a long long time except you don't need a case & the light is not as big.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:27

11. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Doesn't look like it offers much protection, though I guess I'm just being spoiled by otterbox.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 23:43

12. shirleydd (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


There are many cooler iphone 5 cases here case2case.net/iphone-3g-3gs-cases/iphone-5-cases.h​tml

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 06:58

13. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)


meh, the front facing LED on my SGS3 kills it, no bulky case required.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:36

15. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 435; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Sony NXTs are better notification lights with the use of 3rd party apps

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