iPhone 5 case glows when someone texts you

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. 

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.

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

2. wendygarett unregistered

ready for another savings :)

7. caseball2051

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

you wont be saving any battery with this novelty.

3. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 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...

4. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

5. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

does the flash still function as a flash?

14. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 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

6. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

8. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

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

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Hmmmm but it should RATTLE instead :)

10. jdep1

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

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

11. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

12. shirleydd

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

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

13. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

15. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

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