Awesome Translucent iPhone 5 Mod Kit Costs $40, Requires Nerves of Steel

So, you went out and purchased yourself an Apple iPhone 5, is that it? Great, so have millions of others. If you want to stand out from the crowd with a truly unique and geeky looking iPhone 5, one way you can do that is by dropping an additional $40 on a translucent iPhone 5 Mod Kit. It might very well be the best (or worst) phone accessory investment you ever make, depending on handy you are with DIY projects.

Let's assume you're comfortable tearing apart your iPhone 5 and aren't at all concerned with voiding the warranty. Or maybe you're just fed up with all the scratches your iPhone 5 has accumulated. Either way, iPhone5Mod has begun selling a replacement see-through chassis for $40, and it's available in a variety of tints, including pink, red, yellow, green, blue, white, or black.

Translucent iPhone 5

For a limited time, iPhone5Mod will include with every purchase all 7 colors of detachable top and bottom slats so that you can mix things up. Check it out in the video below.

Fair warning: assembly and installation is required. If you've ever tinkered with Apple products before, you know that's something not to take lightly. Apple is notorious for making its products overly difficult for end-users to service, repair, or mod on their own. On the bright side, the iPhone 5 is reportedly easier to take apart than the iPhone 4S, according to iFixIt's teardown analysis.