Does your iPhone case light up? No? How drab!
How about some flashy, festive fun, just in time for the holidays? The VanD flashing iPhone case wants to provide this.
The secret is the LED flash for alerts, a little-known IOS setting, that will make the entire case light up to display an embedded pattern. Every time your phone rings, you receive a text, email, or any other alert normally triggered on your phone, the lights will be distributed through the seemingly transparent casing.
CNET reports that the VanD flashing iPhone case requires no additional battery power and comes in a variety of colors and designs. It is available for iPhone 5/5S and iPhone 5C and sells for $19.99 per case.
Another new case, the Lightstrap, turns your iPhone into a camera flash light.
Lightstrap began as a Kickstarter project this week, promising "no more blur and grain, just crisp vibrant photos with the distinctive look of a professional ring light."
According to the L.A. Times, the smartphone case uses a camera light that wraps around its edges, creating a ring of light that goes off whenever photos are taken using the flash feature. It works with any iPhone camera and video app.
Lightstrap is hoping to raise $245,000. It has currently raised approximately $43,000. If a user pledges $87, he or she can receive a Lightstrap iPhone 5 or 5s case if the project reaches is goal by January 3, 2014.
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