Modders are gonna have a field day with this new kit from iPhone5mod, the accessory firm that brought you cheap (and unofficial, of course) Lightning cables and adapters, docks, iPhone 5 backplate replacements and what not. So, if you’re afraid of dings and scratches appearing on your brand spanking new iPhone 5 the instant you look at it the wrong way – but dislike cases and sleeves for their bulk and because they hide the beauty of your ‘Rolex of smartphones’ – you should check out iPhone5mod’s new mod kit for the iPhone 5.

That is, assuming you’re okay with voiding your warranty as you should look to pros who are adept at disassembling gadgets because half a dozen parts need replacing with their scratch-proof, anti-fingerprint, see-through counterparts. As a bonus, replacements for the top and bottom panels on the back come in seven interesting colors so you can mix’n’match them for some unique styles. Oh, once pimped up, your device will be even lighter…

The kit contains detachable top and bottom panels for the back side, in addition to side parts like the SIM card slot, the mute switch, the power button and the Lightning port part, all made of highly durable plastic that can withstand strong collision and bending.

iPhone5mod iPhone 5 translucnet mod kit (image 001)

iPhone5mod iPhone 5 translucent mod kit (image 002)

iPhone5mod iPhone 5 translucent mod kit (image 003)

Besides, all the parts – from the smallest Lightning port to the physical button replacements, are transparent so everyone will be able to see the innards of your sophisticated device (which is mostly battery, really).

The only replacement this kit won’t provide is for the front panel assembly.

The kit retails for $39.90, or $169 if you want all seven color variations. You should know that during the first 48 hours only iPhone5mod is throwing in all seven colors of detachable top and bottom panels free of charge.


Head over to the iPhone5mod web store to learn more.

  • cooool… can i have a jailbreak first though?

  • Latinpride011

    Why would want to ruin the sleek look of the 5 with that kit and void warranty

  • That looks ugly. I wished they’d have the back plate type of mod. Much like they did with iphone 4.

  • This gives you a great view of the battery… and that’s about all you can see. Cool idea, but it’s kinda useless.

  • Jose

    That’s stupid who want to see your bones

    • Bitches do… They like a bone.

  • This will eventually damage light sensitive components in the iphone

    • Implying that there are any light sensitive components.

      • …Ambient Light Sensor?

      • The ALS is on the front of the device.

      • I realize this, but it’s in there nonetheless. I was pointing that our to him

  • looks a bit gay to me! glad i fled the apple nest last year, and landed safely in android heaven.. 😛

    • Brandon

      Then why are you on an idevice based site lol :p

    • Okay, so you are implying that someone made an accessory for a phone you do not have, so you are glad you bought another phone.

      I have no problem with you enjoying your android phone, but you are basically just using an ad hominem attack on the iPhone. That is an argument made personally against an opponent instead of against their argument.

      And FYI, I hate it when anyone does that, not just Androiders, but iPhoners, and religious nuts, and even atheist or anyone.

  • I don’t understand why people think this is somehow cool or even fun? Most of us pay a lot of money for these phones and count on the warranty if something goes wrong and you want us to buy a product that not only voids out the warranty but also looks hideous?
    I don’t understand why this is even an article this crappy product should be advertised on the bus stops maybe or maybe billboards on the highway but idbs love affair with this stupid website shows their bias and really does their readers a disservice.
    Maybe after the warranty is void like a year or two then this product may have a place and I stress “may”.

    • Not sure how long you’ve been around here, but iDB is entirely a modding website. One of their main things they post about is jailbreaking, and that’s essentially the software counterpart of what this post is informing you about. Not persuading you. They’re informing you that it exists. They even told you at the top to not do this unless you know what you’re doing. And not all people hate it.. I, for one, love it.

      • You love it however read the other posts here most people think its ugly and I know idb likes to mod the light mod was cool but I paid a pretty penny for the phone and voiding my warranty especially way before its even up is not something useful to a consumer however jail breaking has the same effect I guess lol.

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  • Looks ugly!

  • Reminds me of the old school see thru pagers

  • UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! if its $5 i might get it hahahahhaahhhahha

  • MagicDrumSticks

    Looks like one of those N64 controllers

  • Wes

    I’d buy it because I repair phones and void the warranty anyways. When people drop their phones in water it doesn’t matter anyways ha. I reckon people would buy it if I swapped it out

  • Solid

    Put ur skin out. Now show every1 ur arteries muscle and even damaged lungs with cigarettes or cancer. Nobody will like it right? Srsly wtf kinda s**t is that

  • That’s so ugly

  • Takes me back to 90’s gameboys and N64’s 😀

  • Hyr3m

    Aren’t the metal sides antennae ? I doubt plastic has the same properties in that sense… any info about “original vs modded” signals strengths?

  • So ugly!!

  • 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.