Iconcase Adds Notification Lights to Your iPhone
Do you ever wish your iPhone had a notification light? Do you use the LED flash to notify you of incoming calls, but wish it weren't blindingly bright? Iconcase is an attractive new case for iPhones that adds a large notification light to the back. The newest model charges by sipping a little juice whenever the iPhone is wirelessly charging through the case, so you never have to worry about charging it. It communicates with the iPhone via standards built in to Bluetooth LE, so you only need to pair it; no special app or setting is required. The standard model includes one light-up icon for incoming calls and second for messages. The company is also working on a range of cases with fixed full-color designs that light up, and a skull design with eyes that light up red. The company says they are close to a deal to sell the cases through Apple's online store in the US. Pricing has yet to be determined, but is expected to be roughly $50. Read on for our hands-on impressions and photos.
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The predecessor model — Lunecase — had a 2-year battery that was not rechargeable. It was only sold in Russia. The new model — the Iconcase — taps into the wireless charging field while your iPhone is charging. If you don't usually charge wirelessly, it can last 1-2 weeks on one charge, so charging wirelessly once a week should do the trick.
The case seems like a very well-designed rubber case, providing all the protection of a medium-thickness TPU case. It seems rugged and feels nice. The soft rubber makes for a rock-solid grip. All of the important case details are done right: the buttons work well through the rubber, and the openings around the ringer switch and Lightning port are big enough.
The design is minimalist and Apple-like, which is probably why Apple is considering carrying it on apple.com.
There's not much else to say. It's a simple product, in the best possible way. Look for it in the coming months.
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