Here’s a unique product looking for funding on Kickstarter, the Lunecase by Concepter. It’s “an intelligent case that receives notifications from the iPhone. Powered by electromagnetic energy. Wireless, smart, elegant.”
So what’s so unique about another iPhone case? For starters, the back has a built-in notification system that displays an icon for both incoming phone calls and SMS messages — all without using a drop of the device’s battery. Lunecase does this with the help of LEDs, as it uses free energy that is emitted by the device, converting it from the iPhone’s electromagnetic energy into a usable energy to power the notification system embedded in the case.
The Lunecase is made of high-quality plastic with a thin rubber-coating. It doesn’t use any batteries or any physical connections with your smartphone, and it only operates on GSM networks.
The Kickstarter goal is set at $50,000, but has already surpassed it with 34 days left and almost $100,000 in pledges. Pledges start at $5 and go all the way up to $3,000. The Lunecase looks like an interesting piece of technology and a great conversation starter. When your friends see you pull this out of your pocket, they’ll definitely be interested, especially after you tell them it uses zero battery power.