Ulak Lumenair Apple iPhone 6 case hands-on
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The Ulak Lumenair case, designed specifically for the Apple iPhone 6, is a clever solution that combines the function of protecting your phone from damage in a sturdy shell and enables a spectacular light show for every notification that you receive.
All of this happens via a clever hack that uses one particular feature of the iPhone 6 -- its LED flash notification for alerts. But first, let’s take a look at the design and build quality of the Ulak Lumenair case.
Design and build quality
The case consists of two parts: a rubbery bumper that fits inside a sturdy plastic shell for maximum protection against damage. Having the rubbery bumper provides an additional level of security, as you can rest assured that you won’t have any scratches that could happen from the friction with an all-plastic case. The outer plastic shell, on the other hand, protect the phone from more direct damage and scratches.
Fitting the Apple iPhone 6 inside the Ulak Lumenair case is a fairly simple and straightforward process: first you put on the bumper making sure that it fits right on all the keys, and then you slide the phone inside the plastic shell. We noticed that the case provides a firm grip on the phone and feels reassuringly solid. The case wraps around the phone, going slightly above the screen and thus protecting the phone from falling flat on the display. And we all know that this is the most dangerous kind of drops, so you can have a peace of mind that even if you drop your iPhone, the chances of the screen shattering will be dramatically reduced with this case.
Buttons retain their comfortably clicky, tactile feel while the phone is in the case, and you have neat cut-outs for the Lightning port, 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as the loudspeaker, mute button and microphones.
Keep in mind that there is a specially designed plastic cap that covers the LED flash of the iPhone 6 and makes possible the spectacular light effects. In order to use the flash for images, you simply move the cover down with the flick of a finger, and then flip it back up when you no longer need to use the flash.
Spectacular light show
The true highlight of the Ulak Lumenair case, though, lies in the elaborate light show that takes place every time you receive a notification. In order for the effect to work, make sure to enable the function in Settings on the Apple iPhone 6:
Go into Settings > General > Accessibility > switch the toggle for ‘LED Flash for Alerts’
Once the option is enabled, the fancy flashing light effect will work when your phone is in standby mode. For instance, when someone is calling you while you’re not using your phone, the LED flash on the back phone will start flashing and the clever light diffusion channels in the Ulak Lumenair case will turn this into a spectacular light show.
Keep in mind that the case comes in a variety of colors for the bumpers: gray, water red, blue, mint, and champagne gold. Something to keep in mind is that the color of the bumper defines the color that your phone will flash in when you get a new notification.
Finally, the Ulak Lumenair case features a truly outstanding price of just $9.99 (£7.99 in the UK), and you can get it on Amazon in both the United States and the UK. If you like this case, you can also browse the whole Ulak cases catalog featuring various cases for the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phones, and the LG G4.