iPhone’s electromagnetic radiation powers Lunecase’s bizarre glowing symbols


We know the iPhone emits radiation, but how much? The answer: Apparently enough to light up luminous glyphs on the back of an iPhone case. A bunch of inventive Ukranians — the same ones who brought us the iBlazr LED phone flash — figured out this little trick, and created the Lunecase, an iPhone 5/c/s case with symbols on the back that light up when you receive a text or phone call.

Concepter, which is the name the outfit behind iBlazr and Lunecase has now adopted, says the electromagnetically powered symbols will light up even before the iPhone pops up a notification — presumably because the incoming text or call trips the Lunecase’s embedded sensors before tripping the iPhone’s own systems.

No, the Lunecase isn’t terribly useful. but it is ridiculously cool and geeky. Who knows, perhaps it’s a first step toward a whole new path of possibilities. The Lunecase ships in August, and can be pre-ordered now on Kickstarter for $39.

  • At

    I’ve always hoped Apple would make iPhones/iPads like the mac and have the Apple light up on them. Of course have the option to turn that feature off but I think it would be pretty cool.

  • Rygaard

    If it is “capturing radiation” to convert to energy, it will in some way be blocking the signal, witch is already crap most places, and this will force your phone to boost the signal even more and drain battery even faster, and fry your brain even heavier… other than that… if you want a casing..i guess its as good as any, and more flashy

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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