New case for iPhone receives notifications of texts, calls before your phone does

A brand new case from a company in Ukraine has been causing a stir lately with the way it receives notifications. The Lunecase by Concepter brings a never before seen feature in a case that shows notifications of messages and calls before your phone receives them.

The case uses excess energy from your phone when communicating with a network. Differences between incoming wavelengths allow the case to tell calls and messages apart. Email notifications could also be added in future versions. There is no need for charging, or a Bluetooth connection to use the case. The CFO of Concepter, Oleg Vinokur told Mashable that "It's easy to miss a call or notification," and added "With our technology, you can actually see it. It's very visual."

The case is currently only compatible with the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S. The prototype only works on GSM networks, such as AT&T and T-Mobile. It is possible that the case will be compatible with CDMA networks such as Sprint, and Verizon in the future after final testing is performed later this month.

The case is expected to start shipping sometime in August of 2014 and is available for pre-order via its Kickstarter page.

Source: Lunecase via Mashable | Image via Lunecase

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now the case will light up a second before the phone rings, so by the time it gets taken out of someones pocket they'll know the phone is ringing! wait......

With our technology, you can actually see it. It's very visual

What we need is a way for our phones to visually display a call or text.... hang on...

This will never fly because people insist on having bloated NOTIFICATION CENTERS TO TELL THEM EVERY SCRAP OF DETAIL. They apparently don't like live tiles. Which is essentially what this case does.

There is no excess energy. It simply steals the radiomagnetic energy a la Faraday which will urge your phone to use even higher energy levels to communicate therefore weaker signals, lower battery life and danger if the phone exceeds the typical SAR values in occasions of weak signal.

"The case uses excess energy from your phone"
I didn't know the iPhone had excess energy.
If anything, this case is just gonna suck what little energy you have on your fruit phone.

So, I'll get notified 3 seconds before the phone notifies me anyway. Shut up and take my money!!!

It's not like I could just leave my phone facing screen up, and see the screen light up telling me that I have a call/sms etc, plus $35 in my pocket.

"never before seen feature"? Ridiculous!

At least a decade ago you could get a charm for like £1 that you could attach to your mobile, and it'd flash whenever the phone was sending/receiving calls or texts.

Matt Sharpe said,
"never before seen feature"? Ridiculous!

At least a decade ago you could get a charm for like £1 that you could attach to your mobile, and it'd flash whenever the phone was sending/receiving calls or texts.


Agreed, it is preposterous to announce this as new, there's nothing new or unique about it.

Say what you will, but this is pretty magical, never before seen technology. And at $50, it's a bargain to have the privilege of using one of these innovative devices.

This case just uses that lousy GSM interference you can hear as feedback on a separate speaker in a microphone!

This is horrible.