If you can’t wait for FLASHr to come to fruition, or if clear transparent cases just don’t do it for you, then check out OMG Cases for iPhone, that light up like a Christmas tree whenever you get a new push notification.
So this won’t be the first time that you’ll see an interactive shirt (remember the fully playable electric guitar t-shirt and the drum machine shirt?), but this is the first shirt of its kind to actually be able to do all that it promises to do.
We’ve seen a variety of hacks and mods based on the Etch-a-Sketch, but none of them messed with the way it makes images. That’s exactly what Christopher Monaco did. He built his own take on the drawing toy, but instead of aluminum powder he used LEDs.
If you weren’t aware of this, you can make your iPhone’s LED flash work as a notification light, so that you never miss any notifications (Settings-> General-> Accessibility-> LED Flash for Alerts). There’s one problem though.
There are already a number of ways to add lighting to LEGO kits, but none of them are particularly elegant, and the ones I’m aware of require wires and a large battery pack to light up your LEGO creations.
I know, two lightsaber posts in a row – but I couldn’t resist posting this when I saw it. Yes, thanks to the gadget wizards at Japan’s Kotobukiya, we’re about to get chopsticks that not only look like lightsabers, but that actually light up.
While I particularly like the look and programmability of the L8 SmartLight, it might be a bit showy and overkill for many needs. If you’re looking for a simpler way to indicate activity on your computer or the internet, you might want to check out this little gadget instead.
Silence is golden. That’s something I learned after working a few months in an always-busy office environment where some people can be extremely loud. Now talking might be unavoidable sometimes, and in the din of all that noise, you might miss the occasional notification or so from your smartphone or email client.
Sure, you can put some art on your wall, but how about putting up some LED wall art that’s controlled via your iPad? That’s exactly what Greg Friedland did and I have to say that the results are pretty cool.
Designer Greg Hinzmann has the answer to one of life’s greatest dilemmas – what lights the flashlight? His answer? Itself. His concept flashlight, the Trioh!, automatically lights up when it’s charging base detects that a power outage so you don’t have to fumble in the dark.
It’s reasonable to say that riding a bike in traffic can get dangerous quickly. That’s why I think that the LumaHelm is such a good idea – since it adds much needed visibility to cyclists, also allowing other vehicles to know exactly where they are going.
If we haven’t burned you out on cool digital watches here on Technabob, here’s another for you to consider for your collection. This watch is designed to look just like the speedometer and other gauges from your car, so it’s perfect for automotive enthusiasts.
Someone call Kanye West. I know he’s a very busy man but he has to know that Garrett Mace has made the best pair of shutter shades of all time. Mace’s LED Matrix glasses have flashing lights just like Yeezy on Graduation.
This is how much technology can coddle us: someone’s come up with a charge and sync device for iOS devices that has built-in LEDs to make it easier to plug it in in the dark. I usually just use my iPhone’s own light or feel which end is which, but why go through such arduous processes when you can buy a solution right?