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  • [GIVEAWAY] Glow Tech LED Glow Kit Review


    Glow Tech’s LED Apple Logo kit is a newer entry into the iPhone 4/4S glowing logo kit market. Co-Founder Tyler Shick kindly supplied ModMyi with a review kit and a few to giveaway (more details on that later).

    The kit retails for $59.99 and includes:

    • Black/White Back Panel
    • LED Light Pad
    • Pentalobe Screwdriver
    • Phillips Screwdriver
    • 3M Foam Tape (2)
    • Light Diffuser
    • Glue Dot





    Everything is neatly packed in a small box with protective foam inserts. The inclusion of both pentalobe and Phillips head screwdrivers is a huge plus. For those unaware, most iPhone 4 models and most of Apple’s new products use ridiculous proprietary pentalobe screws in their devices as a means to deter owners from modifying their products.

    Glow Tech's website has a complete 15-step walk-through of how to install the glow kit, as well as video walk-through which proved incredibly helpful. Anyone who has previously opened up their iDevice knows the process isn’t for the faint of heart or larger human beings (which I am). Thanks to my large ogre-hands I managed to “misplace” one of the screws on the bottom of my iPhone 4.

    However, I was still able to finesse my away around the inside of the iPhone and secure the LED Light Pad in place. The kit essentially works by drawing power from the LCD. so any time you click your screen on, the LED light turns on. It’s simple, effective, but because of all the small parts involved tricky to install.

    Glow Tech claims you can install the LED in 15 minutes, and I’m sure normal sized people can, but I needed a little extra time to make sure I handled the small pieces of foam tape right, as well as positioned the LED light pad right. Note, there is a slight trick to positioning the LED pad right. I somewhat goofed up the foam tape pad used to secure the power connector, and every time I pushed the iPhone 4 back plate into position it would pull the LED light pad down ever so slightly and disconnect it from the power supply. I simply pushed the strip farther up above the connector so when I pulled the back plate into place it dragged the power connector into place. Just something to keep in mind.

    Overall, the install is straight forward, the result eye-catching, and the value extremely good considering you get the LED light pad, two screwdrivers, and an entirely new iPhone 4/4S back plate made of real glass just like the one on your phone right now.

    Now, as for the giveaway, two winners will be chosen. To be eligible all you need to do is follow both @ModMyi and @startglowing on Twitter, and share this story in a tweet with the hashtag #glowgiveaway. If you don’t have a twitter, share this story on your FaceBook wall while mentioning Glow Tech’s fan page or the Modmyi fanpage in the post so we can keep track of everyone who enters.

    *Winners*

    Bryan Lanning and Christian Ramirez
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [GIVEAWAY]Glow Tech LED Glow Kit Review started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. TT KH's Avatar
      TT KH -
      Very nice
    1. metaljay's Avatar
      metaljay -
      unfortunately, they still use the same backplate as the previous light mod...
    1. illcaptive's Avatar
      illcaptive -
      This is cool
    1. myiphone3gs4055's Avatar
      myiphone3gs4055 -
      I have a dream one day Black and White iPhone will have Apple logo glow and my dream came true
    1. rivryan's Avatar
      rivryan -
      hope i win!
    1. prettymuchaaron's Avatar
      prettymuchaaron -
      pretty dope man. prettay dope.
    1. Repins's Avatar
      Repins -
      Very nice.
    1. phanb's Avatar
      phanb -
      niice
    1. locobans's Avatar
      locobans -
      Just twitted and followed! I was looking into this few days ago now having a chance to get one is just great!
    1. p1mpdog1's Avatar
      p1mpdog1 -
      done crossing my fingers i am one of the lucky 2 this is awesome!!
    1. insane08's Avatar
      insane08 -
      I would love to have this ! i never win anything pleaseee.. just did the 2 requirements !!!!!!
    1. iShoppell's Avatar
      iShoppell -
      WOOT WOOT! Just entered can't wait!! https://twitter.com/iShoppell/status/217835458191822848 Thanks ModMyi!!!
    1. Akanaz's Avatar
      Akanaz -
      How do I enter to win this cool mod? 'cause I'd like to win this, Aloha
    1. Dademira's Avatar
      Dademira -
      I want it!!!
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      Hmmm. I wonder how many people will mess their phones up with this kit. I bought the last light mod kit that Modmyi featured and it was a train wreck. The glass on the rear face plate cracked since it was so thin. Not like the one you have on your phone as it mentions above, Wires were so fragile it rendered the LED inoperable, Fitment issues with rear plate, so many stories of people loosing key features on their phones, etc...
      So just make sure you weigh out the risks of breaking your expensive phone vs. having a light on the rear of it before wasting your hard earned money.
    1. PsychoKilla420's Avatar
      PsychoKilla420 -
      Thats Badass!
    1. RoloDiva13's Avatar
      RoloDiva13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Hmmm. I wonder how many people will mess their phones up with this kit. I bought the last light mod kit that Modmyi featured and it was a train wreck. The glass on the rear face plate cracked since it was so thin. Not like the one you have on your phone as it mentions above, Wires were so fragile it rendered the LED inoperable, Fitment issues with rear plate, so many stories of people loosing key features on their phones, etc...
      So just make sure you weigh out the risks of breaking your expensive phone vs. having a light on the rear of it before wasting your hard earned money.
      +1
      I'm one that bought that last mod featured here but after seeing all the disasters others had trying to install it that thing sat in its box never to touch my precious iPhone. I think I'll wait a while and see how many folks have issues with this one before potentially wasting another $50-$60.
    1. joliano24's Avatar
      joliano24 -
      I like it a lot win it yes like it too
    1. StartGlowing's Avatar
      StartGlowing -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Hmmm. I wonder how many people will mess their phones up with this kit. I bought the last light mod kit that Modmyi featured and it was a train wreck. The glass on the rear face plate cracked since it was so thin. Not like the one you have on your phone as it mentions above, Wires were so fragile it rendered the LED inoperable, Fitment issues with rear plate, so many stories of people loosing key features on their phones, etc...
      So just make sure you weigh out the risks of breaking your expensive phone vs. having a light on the rear of it before wasting your hard earned money.
      We haven't had any complaints yet! Check out our installation page, and you'll see there's no more wires! Our rear panel is made up of 100% glass.
      Installation | Glow – Make your iPhone glow with the iPhone Glow Kit.
    1. SeveIV's Avatar
      SeveIV -
      Retails at $60? Are you kidding me....that thing cost maybe $5 to make if that.