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Heat Sensitive iPhone Backing

By: on June 11, 2012
$11.99
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Welcome back, Hypercolor. This heat-sensitive iPhone 4/4s backing responds to the touch of a hand--or lips or other body parts traditionally reserved for photocopiers--with thermochromic color changes that mirror its shapely outline. The self-adhesive skin starts out black (cold) and morphs into red, yellow, green, and deep blue as applied temperatures increase. A range of 90 to 95 degrees F, just below body temperature, produces a slick spectrum of color change as the surface warms and then cools again, as well as a multi-hued gradient emanating from the core of the heat source.

Backings are only 0.005" thick, so they won't add any noticeable heft to a phone, and will also fit comfortably under installed bumpers.

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Pyro - Open Palm Fireball Shooter

Discontinued

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Slow Dance - A Frame that Slows Down Time

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Imagine a club in Vegas. A go-go dancer. Strobe lights. It's a spectacle of stop motion animation, the fluidity of movement altered by the way the flashes of light play with your eyes. Now scale that scene way down and...

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Heat Sensitive Tile

$33 from Moving Color »

I thought the Heat Sensitive Table was the pinnacle of cool in the realm of thermochromatic commmodities, but this Heat Sensitive Tile has just upped the ante. Inspired by the stunning lights of Alaska, Moving Color's...

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Mousou Exposed Butt T-Shirt

I just...I can't...I...what the butt, Japan?! The Mousou Exposed Butt T-Shirt baffles me on so many levels. First, why is the butt positioned so that it's exploding out of the wearer's chest Alien-style? Why is it on...

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Shtox Ever-Spinning Glass

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Sixth Finger Ring

Whooooo wants a FINGERring? Come on, ladies, don't be shy. If you've ever felt like something was missing from your life, here's the perfect opportunity to find out whether or not that something is a 6th finger....