New iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood

feeling_skin.jpgWe thought we couldn’t know any more about what our friends are doing at any given moment, thanks to the world of social media, but The Feeling Skin has now created a social network based on emotion, complete with a smartphone case that lights up to tell you what mood your friends are in.

The case, which works alongside an app, glows different colours depending on your friends’ mood, thanks to a built-in LED. You can also ask your friends how they’re doing throughout the day, just by touching a ‘pulse’ button on the back of the case. The app works by letting you record short Vine-style videos, to which you can add either a “Mood Up” or a “Mood Down” emotion. These videos can then be posted to the app’s network, along with Twitter and Facebook, for your friends to see.

The case, designed for the iPhone 5s and 5c, also works as a battery recharger – with a 1450 mAh battery built in, which gives your iPhone an extra energy boost between full charges.

Paris, France-based developers Twelve Monkeys Company claim they have a patent pending design which allows you to sync your iPhone to your computer without having to take it out of the case first, which has already passed Apple’s MFi (Made for iPhone) certification process.

The Kickstarter project is aiming for a total amount of $40,000, and with 25 days left they’ve raised $13,810. The anticipated shipping date for the first batch of cases is in July.

While this is an interesting idea, we’re not sure if it will catch on, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Hayley Minn