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MacRumors
Jan 17, 2012, 01:51 PM
http://images.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/17/thermochromatic-iphone-cases-have-a-different-look/)


http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/01/incasethermosnap.jpg

Incase has introduced a new version of its popular Snap Case made with a heat-activated thermochromatic finish. The $35 pink Thermo Snap Case (http://goincase.com/products/detail/thermo-snap-case-cl59936) changes color when held, like heat-activated t-shirts from the 80's.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/01/xtrememac.jpg


Incase may be the most recent case-maker to release a color-changing case, but they are far from the only one. XtremeMac offers the $30 Tuffwrap Shift (http://www.xtrememac.com/Products/Cases/Cases-for-iPhone-4/Microshield121/Microshield-for-iPhone-4---Pink3/) that has a similar design to the Snap Case, but is available in a wider variety of color schemes: blue/white; pink/white; purple/blue; grey/white; green/white; and orange/yellow.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/01/backplate.jpg


Finally, RF Laserworks offers a $12 heat sensitive iPhone 4 backing (http://www.rflaserworks.com/heat-sensitive-iphone-44s-backing) that's .005" thick, meaning it's designed to fit under a bumper or other case.

Thermochromatic cases don't quite work (http://macenstein.com/default/2011/11/review-xtrememac-tuffwrap-shift-for-iphone-44s/tuffwrapshift1/) like the XtremeMac press photograph above, showing off fine details and fingerprints. However, they can bring something a little different to the iPhone case world.

All the cases mentioned are compatible with both the iPhone 4 and the 4S.

Article Link: Thermochromatic iPhone Cases Have a Different Look (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/17/thermochromatic-iphone-cases-have-a-different-look/)



Shrink
Jan 17, 2012, 01:56 PM
When I first saw the headline, I read "thermonuclear"!!:eek:

I know the case is da bomb, but really...:D

*LTD*
Jan 17, 2012, 02:15 PM
OMG Hypercolor.

ArtOfWarfare
Jan 17, 2012, 02:19 PM
Either that's a massive iPhone or a tiny hand making the finger prints on the pictures with the purple and pink cases.

Kilamite
Jan 17, 2012, 02:26 PM
The 1990s called, said they wanted their futuristic disco cases back.

Mr Coffee
Jan 17, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Not as good as the color changing coffee lid www.smartlid.com

Macman45
Jan 17, 2012, 02:47 PM
When I first saw the headline, I read "thermonuclear"!!:eek:

I know the case is da bomb, but really...:D

:D:DThat's what we need....Nuclear iPhones!!

notjustjay
Jan 17, 2012, 03:07 PM
OMG Hypercolor.

Now that's a throwback. I was one of those kids who just wasn't cool, and I remember begging my parents to let me have a Hypercolor T-shirt. I wore it so proudly to school. And I loved when girls came up and breathed on it to try it out.

rickdollar
Jan 17, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Wow. Flashback.
In the mid 80's you could buy t-shirts that changed color according the level of heat contacting the fabric. Kind of like an interactive tye dye. My dad bought one. It was pretty weird. I think he wore it twice. It sure was fun to mess around with it when he brought it home, though.
Edit:
Haha, notjustjay beat me to it.

pgiguere1
Jan 17, 2012, 03:49 PM
Now that's a throwback. I was one of those kids who just wasn't cool, and I remember begging my parents to let me have a Hypercolor T-shirt. I wore it so proudly to school. And I loved when girls came up and breathed on it to try it out.

American Apparel just made a remake of that shirt. It works well but under regular use it's not that obvious and it's usually just your armpits that will change color which is not that cool. :p

http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa647grw.html

Hawkeye411
Jan 17, 2012, 05:23 PM
Very cool retro case!!! Gotta GET GET!!! :D

wm6405
Jan 17, 2012, 05:40 PM
Woah, what that's really ironic. I was literally sitting there looking at my RF laserworks heat sensitive backing that I came in last night when I refreshed the page and saw this...I'm a little confused with mine. Last night it would respond to me touching it and change colors almost immediately, and then later it was constant glowing different colors while my phone was warm from using it so much, and today I can't really even get it to change colors without keeping my hand on it for like 30 seconds

Anyone else having these results?

george-brooks
Jan 17, 2012, 05:44 PM
These look fun. Too bad all of the colors are so garish

cvaldes
Jan 17, 2012, 05:59 PM
Great, now I don't need to order a replacement mood ring!

:p

JesseFogarty
Jan 17, 2012, 06:01 PM
The slim backing for the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S looks interesting.

kdarling
Jan 17, 2012, 06:12 PM
The 1990s called, said they wanted their futuristic disco cases back.

The 1970s called as well, and want their mood rings back.

BrentD
Jan 17, 2012, 06:13 PM
I was literally sitting there looking at my RF laserworks heat sensitive backing that I came in last night...

O RLY?! :eek:;):eek:

johncrab
Jan 17, 2012, 07:24 PM
[/COLOR]Now that's a throwback. I was one of those kids who just wasn't cool, and I remember begging my parents to let me have a Hypercolor T-shirt. I wore it so proudly to school. And I loved when girls came up and breathed on it to try it out.

I still have mine. It still works. It still looks creepy. Girls were never interested in me in it, just the shirt, but I did get lucky once but I had to keep it on. :eek:

nateo200
Jan 18, 2012, 06:34 AM
When I first saw the headline, I read "thermonuclear"!!:eek:

I know the case is da bomb, but really...:D

I know haha I did the same! I wasn't even apart of the Cold War era either! :O ;)




I still have mine. It still works. It still looks creepy. Girls were never interested in me in it, just the shirt, but I did get lucky once but I had to keep it on. :eek:
Lmao...that's just a great post.

ncaissie
Jan 20, 2012, 10:03 AM
The 1990s called, said they wanted their futuristic disco cases back.

LOL thats a good one. The mood phone.