Rating: Claims it will make iPhone theft a thing of the past
A leading gift and gadget developer, thumbsUp!, claims to have developed the ultimate theft deterrent for iPhone thieves. The company says that its Chameleon Case for iPhone 4 is an intelligent cover that will blend almost seamlessly into its environment. The technology behind the Chameleon Case, developed by thumbsUp!’s in-house product development team, works using a similar premise to an ambi-light. That’s where the light cells on the back of the case change colour according to the surroundings. In effect, each circular cell transforms as it picks up nearby hues, thus creating a camouflaged effect. The CCL*-based developer is offering the case on its web site here at a special price for today only [April 1st 2012] for £24.99.The only possible downside to the Chameleon Case is that users could potentially misplace their own concealed iPhone.
Don’t worry because thumbsUp!, has thought of that, too The company has developed a keyring with a ‘Finder’ button.
Simply press the button and – Hey Presto! – the case returns to its original colour and avoids any camouflaging catastrophes.
Head of product development at thumbsUp!, Sergio Anna, visited all manner of pick-pocket hot zones to prove the concept.
Sergio recalls, “I was deep in conversation with my friend who was telling me about a recent trip to Anglesey, and my back was turned on both my iPhone and sandwich.
When I turned around, my sandwich had disappeared – but lo and behold, the iPhone remained.”
A spokesman for well-known mobile phone security specialist, Sue Grabbit-Andrunn, said that insurance companies would be very interested in this product.
However, Captain Verity Scarlet – formerly with the Royal Porcine Air force, told GoMobile News, “I very much doubt this will take off.”
*Cloud Cuckoo Land
Update: This was an April Fools gag! No such cover exists.