FLASHr Takes LED Flash Alerts To The Next Level


With so many notifications that we get sent to our iPhones, whether they are text messages, phone calls, or emails, it is difficult to keep track of them all. After all, we have better things to do aside from staring at our phones the whole day. If you're the type of person who hates missing an important message or phone call, the LED flash notification feature in the Accessibility section of your iPhone could be a great function you just might want to check out. However, be forewarned, the hard light that the flash gives off is surprisingly bright and annoying. 

Taking all of this into consideration, the creators over at Phaze5 has come up with a genius way to use the LED flash alert feature to their advantage. The FLASHr is a great idea that both protects your iPhone and puts on a pretty awesome light show whenever you get an alert. By reflecting the harsh light from the flash using an aluminum backplate, the FLASHr surrounds itself in a comfortable and colorful glow in an assortment of colors. This will surely catch the attention of not just yourself but everybody around you as well, making sure you won't miss a single notification, even if you wanted to.


Phaze5 is calling out to anybody who is interested in supporting them and this simple and awesome idea through their Kickstarter campaign. Starting at $35, you can choose from a large assortment of Flashr colors and never miss a single alert again. 

Clean Your iPhone 4S Screen With Swipe

We take our smartphones wherever we go and take them out whenever we want. Everything is literally at our fingertips, our dirty and oily fingertips at that. Everytime I have something awesome to show my friends or just want to enjoy my Retina display to the fullest, my shirt is my go-to cleaning cloth. It has become so common for us to use our shirts to wipe our iPhone screens that Swipe, an innovative approach to this problem, was created. 

Created out of aircraft aluminum, Swipe is a case that will last. Integrated directly onto the case is a Micro-Fiber covered swiper that will easily glide up and down your screen, taking all the smudges along with it, leaving your iPhone feeling as it did when it just came out of the box. Cleaning your iPhone screen has never been so effortless. 

Not only does Swipe clean your screen, it also features a tripod mount that will attach to your dashboard, your bike, or anything with a compatible mount. On top of that, as cellular signals tend to decrease with metallic cases such as the Swipe, they have touted optimal signal strength using their "Wide Open Hybrid Design." Swipe just has it all.

Swipe's Kickstarter campaign is still in its early stages with 29 days to go. Head on over to their page and support this great idea to permanently get rid of your dirty iPhone screen. You can preorder one with a $79 pledge or higher if the campaign becomes successful.

Bitplay Transforms Your iPhone Into A Camera

There are a plethora of iPhone cases out in the market right now, each with its own unique functionality or appearance to catch your attention. Bitplay will certainly catch your attention. The creators at Bitplay decided to emphasize the new 8MP camera in the iPhone 4S with their new Bitplay SNAP! What better way to do that than to create a case that turns your iPhone into an actual camera? It even has a shutter button that takes advantage of the iOS’s volume-up bottom functionality. This unique case will catch anybody’s attention with its flashy design.

An iPhone case should be able to express its user’s personality and be one of a kind, rather than be dull and boring like the typical cases we see people wrapping their gorgeous iPhones in. If you are looking for a fun case to show off to your friends, you can head over to Bitplay’s website for more information.

Miniot Wood Pouch Gives Your iPhone A Woody

This Holland-based company brings an iconic design for your iPhone 4/4S made of authentic wood. Unlike the typical plastic or silicone cases most companies are producing, Miniot gives your iPhone an organic aura, infusing technology with nature. The Miniot Pouch features a soft interior to protect your iPhone from scratches and a hard wooden shell to prevent any dents and cracks. With a simple one-touch lock release on the other side, you can easily slide your iPhone out to use.

This thin and lightweight piece of wood will provide your iPhone with both protection and a unique look. You can even request a custom engraving for an extra fee. Miniot also offers a number of different types of wood: Cherry, Mahogany, Padouk, Walnut, Wenge, or Zebrawood. The Miniot Pouch will be available in two weeks; pre-order yours on their website for €59, around $74.

FreedomPop Offers Free 4G Connectivity

Well… Sort of. FreedomPop has created an alternative to users who are tight on their monthly data plans. They are offering 500 MB of data on Clearwire’s 4G WiMAX network for free. With anything that is free, there is always a catch. Their iPhone case that provides said “free” data will cost you a whopping $99. Aside from 500 MBs of data, it is also capable of providing up to an extra 6 hours of battery life. FreedomPop is currently taking pre-orders on their website.

GelaSkins Introduces Its Own iPhone 4S HardCase Case

Say what? GelaSkins has introduced its HardCase case for both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, as well as for the iPhone 3GS and 3G. Perfect if you love all the incredible artsy patterns and graphics that until today were only available on skins, are now available on a much more protective case. The HardCase is somewhat of a basic back, snap-on style polycarbonate protective case. And it's about time GelaSkins makes something other than terrific skins. And you guessed it, the HardCase can be customized using your own graphics and art in the same method GelaSkins lets you make your own custom skins. The HardCase will run you $34.95 regardless whether you select a pre-arted one out of more than 300 designs or create your own custom HardCase using your creative mind.

Nir Schneider


Pinlo HyBridue iPhone 4S Case Is As Interesting As It's Protective

Pinlo has introduced its new HyBridue case made for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 that brings a refreshing unique design to plastic hybrid cases. Pinlo's HyBridue consists out of two pieces that include a hard polypropylene outer layer with circular cutouts for a unique grip texture and a honeycomb-textured, silicone inner layer which comes in various different colors that show thru and add an extra level of drop protection. The HyBridue case is available now in four colors for $28.95.

Nir Schneider