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Thermochromatic iPhone Cases Have a Different Look

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot




    Incase has introduced a new version of its popular Snap Case made with a heat-activated thermochromatic finish. The $35 pink Thermo Snap Case changes color when held, like heat-activated t-shirts from the 80's.


    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 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.


    Finally, RF Laserworks offers a $12 heat sensitive iPhone 4 backing that's .005" thick, meaning it's designed to fit under a bumper or other case.

    Thermochromatic cases don't quite work 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
  2. macrumors demi-god


    When I first saw the headline, I read "thermonuclear"!!:eek:

    I know the case is da bomb, but really...:D
  3. macrumors G4


    OMG Hypercolor.
  4. macrumors 603


    Either that's a massive iPhone or a tiny hand making the finger prints on the pictures with the purple and pink cases.
  5. macrumors G3


    The 1990s called, said they wanted their futuristic disco cases back.
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Not as good as the color changing coffee lid www.smartlid.com
  7. macrumors G5


    :D:DThat's what we need....Nuclear iPhones!!
  8. macrumors 603


    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.
  9. macrumors 6502

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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.
    Haha, notjustjay beat me to it.
  10. macrumors 68020


    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

  11. macrumors 68000


    Very cool retro case!!! Gotta GET GET!!! :D
  12. macrumors member

    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?
  13. macrumors 6502a


    These look fun. Too bad all of the colors are so garish
  14. macrumors 68040

    Great, now I don't need to order a replacement mood ring!

  15. JesseFogarty, Jan 17, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 25, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    The slim backing for the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S looks interesting.
  16. macrumors demi-god


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

    O RLY?! :eek:;):eek:
  18. macrumors 6502


    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:
  19. macrumors 68030


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

    Lmao...that's just a great post.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    LOL thats a good one. The mood phone.

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