Thermochromatic iPhone Cases Have a Different Look

Tuesday January 17, 2012 10:51 AM PST by Jordan Golson
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.

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Posted: 36 months ago
The 1990s called, said they wanted their futuristic disco cases back.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
When I first saw the headline, I read "thermonuclear"!!:eek:

I know the case is da bomb, but really...:D
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
OMG Hypercolor.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago

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.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago

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


The 1970s called as well, and want their mood rings back.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
Either that's a massive iPhone or a tiny hand making the finger prints on the pictures with the purple and pink cases.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago

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!!
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago

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
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 36 months ago
Great, now I don't need to order a replacement mood ring!

:p
Rating: 1 Votes

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