Does your iPhone case merely protect your iPhone? Bo-ring!
Why not spruce things up a bit with a case that combines protection with festive, blinky coolness? That's the idea behind this line of VanD flashing iPhone cases.
But by leveraging a little-known iOS setting ---- the case will light up to display a nifty embedded pattern every you time you receive a call, text message, e-mail, or anything else that would normally trigger an alert.
When that happens, the LED flash is redistributed throughout the entire casing, meaning you can see the effect not only from the back (as shown in the above image), but also on the sides. It's pretty cool, especially considering that it requires no additional battery power (other than what the LED already draws).
This might be a fine gift item for the iPhone 5 owner who has everything, or for yourself if you like silent but noticeable alerts that also look pretty. The cases sell for $19.99 apiece.