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LuMee Case for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus Price Starts at Php 2,999 : Unboxing, Installation Tips, Quick Review, Sample Selfie Shots

Yesterday, I posted this photo on Instagram and Facebook, which shows me using a new vanity case for my Apple iPhone 6S Plus. The smartphone sleeve - which has LED bulbs lining its sides to illuminate the users' face when taking selfies - piqued the interest of some of you, enough to message me and inquire about the name and availability of the product.

LuMee Case for iPhone

For those who are asking, the name of this case is LuMee and it's now very popular in the United States as well as among celebrities here in the Philippines.

LuMee Case for iPhone

Used by popular personalities like Kim Kardashian at home and in events, LuMee Case for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus doubles as a protective sleeve and selfie-illumination tool for the Cupertino company's flagship handsets.

LuMee Case for iPhone
Here's how LuMee Case's original packaging looks.

LuMee Case for iPhone
Beware of fakes and cheap imitations! Get it only from authorized retailers.

LuMee Case for iPhone
There's not much inside; Just the case, microUSB cable, and the two-fold user manual.

LuMee Case for iPhone
Product use is pretty straight-forward. You just have to install it properly, charge it when needed, and press the sole button at the back to turn on the lights.

LuMee Case for iPhone
The entire shell is made of polycarbonate. The part that serves as a cradle for the handset is made of clear yet tough plastic.

LuMee Case for iPhone
The back plate is rather thick and is made of what feels like hard ABS plastic. If you're scared that your iPhone might 'bend' in your pocket, this case can help prevent that.

LuMee Case for iPhone
At the back, near the bottom, you'll find the depressed button for turning on the LED lights. And at the rear, you'll a microUSB port for charging the case. You can use your iPhone's travel charger with the microUSB cord that comes with the package to power up the sleeve.

LuMee Case for iPhone
LED lights line either sides of LuMee. They're quite bright and they have a yellowish tint, which gives you more natural-looking skin tone in your selfies.

LuMee Case for iPhone

Here are some tips when installing the case:

1. Clean the back plate of your iPhone first. Remove grimes.
2. Make sure that there are no dusts or grains of sand on the case that can scratch your iPhone during installation.
3. Slide the iPhone sideways starting at the right panel then carefully push the other side down until you hear or feel that satisfying click.

LuMee Case for iPhone
There's a groove at the bottom the case for your handset's loudspeaker, microphone, lightning port, and 3.5mm audio jack.

LuMee Case for iPhone
On the right panel, there's a groove for the power button...

LuMee Case for iPhone
and on the left, there's one for the volume up and down buttons as well as the silent switch.

LuMee Case for iPhone

Is it the right iPhone case for you? Well, if you absolutely love taking selfies and you want to take those shots even when there's little to no ambient light to illuminate your face - like inside bars or clubs - then you should consider getting this.

LuMee Case Sample Selfie
Selfies of my good friend, Myka Basco - Marketing Communication Associate of MacPower Corporation - taken using iPhone 6 with (Right) and without (Left) LuMee Case in a low light setting.

Currently, LuMee Case is exclusively available in the Philippines at all Switch Stores nationwide. I heard, though, that the product will also be up for purchase at Lazada starting in March 2016. As for the price, the model for iPhone 6 and 6s sell for Php 2,999 while the one for Apple iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus go for Php 3,199. Yeah, it's not particularly cheap -- but just think of it as an investment if your profession or passion requires you to post lots of your self-photos on your website or social networking accounts.

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