iPhone5Mod Launches Translucent Mod Kit for iPhone 5

translucent iphone 5iPhone5Mod, the firm behind one of the first unofficial third-party Lightning accessories, has announced the launch of the Translucent Mod Kit for the iPhone 5, which lets you replace your iPhone’s black or white body with a translucent casing that exposes the innards of your device.

The kit includes translucent replacements for not only the iPhone 5’s body, but also for the SIM card tray, mute switch button, power button and the Lightning port. The material is an elastic plastic that is scratch-proof and fingerprint-resistant. The kit comes in 7 translucent colors: white, black, blue, green, pink, red and yellow. iPhone5Mod lets you choose the colors for the main body and the top and bottom panels separately, keeping in mind the iPhone 5’s existing two-toned design.

translucent iphone 5 back

You can buy the kit for $39.90 from iPhone5Mod’s site, and for the first 48 hours, iPhone5Mod will be giving away all seven colors of the top and bottom panels with every purchase. Keep in mind that replacing the body involves removing the body of your iPhone, which would void your warranty and could also result in damage to your device.

Via: MacRumors

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  • Passerby

    Not sure about this. Have never been a fan of see through iPhone. It just doesn’t look very slick.

    Perhaps if there were solid colours I’d pay more interest to this.

  • mkimid

    Look so ugly -.-

  • chungpham2004

    something like this on a girl would be sexy.. but on an iphone (or any type of phone) is just straight up fugly…

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  • starfall

    terrible idea. fail.

  • http://twitter.com/putra0212 DasH0212

    what’s the point?

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  • Eltoro

    I finally received my translucent mod kit today. I thought this would be a cool mod and had a few hours to sit down and begin the process of modifying my phone. I want to begin by saying I am fairly experienced working on iPhones. I must go on to say though that this mod is not for the faint of heart. It is a daunting task to say the least. First of all, there are no directions and all the pieces are not included and not all of the threading are correctly sized to receive the stock screws. I had a number of screws thee did not fit where they were supposed to go when reassembling the device. Also, there is a metal bar that is used as a hinge that seats the power switch that is missing and impossible to transfer from the original device. I had to cut a needle the correct size to replicate the missing part. After 2 hours of work I was successful with the mod and I am writing this post on the finished product. If you have any questions about this mod feel free to contact me and I can tell you all about it. My impression of this mod is generally positive although I have mixed feelings about the quality of construction. I also have a new appreciation for the men and women that put these devices together. Eltoro1975icloud@gmail.com