Meet the breathe app
Breathe is the only screensaver in the world that doesn't use pixels to weave its magic. Instead, it animates the actual brightness of your screen to make your backlight artwork 'breathe'
We carve out the MacBook's original logo and
replace it with your own, backlit design.
We've crafted the backlight designs for luminaries around the world, from the CEO's of Evernote, Flipboard and Snapchat, to world-famous artists like Hardwell, Laidback Luke and Jamie XX
We try to make it look simple, but in fact every Uncover is a complex operation involving a number of different expertises.
First, one of our designers will work together with you to make the perfect cut-out design. Depending on your wishes, this can be a very fast process, or involve more drafts going back and forth. The designs should be simple, as well as beautiful and we live by the philosophy of less is more.
After finalizing the design phase, we start the creation of the inlay. This is the piece of half-translucent plexiglass that we embed into the MacBook screen to be backlit. For most designs, this also includes the lasercutting of perfectly fitting aluminum 'islands' to be encrusted into the plexiglass inlay.
Showtime. This step actually involves the careful disassembly of the MacBook's screen with the use of meticulously applied heat and suction cups. This generally takes an hour to do, after which we place the aluminum top cover under an industrial laser cutter to carve out your custom artwork.
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How does it work?
We won't reveal our secret sauce because it took a long time to get the recipe right, but suffice to say that we use the fact that there's a gigantic light panel behind the entire aluminium case.
What does the process cost?
Uncovering a MacBook is a costly process and definitely not for everyone. Our costs depend on the complexity of the design, the type of MacBook and the design work required on our.
How the process works
1. We start out with some questions about your design and your MacBook.
2. Upon confirming your order and receiving payment, we will start to make the plexiglass inlay for your design.
3. Once your inlay is finished, we will give you the green light to ship us your MacBook, so we can start working on it right away. We will ship it back immediately upon completion, at the latest within 48 hours of receiving your MacBook.
What happens to my warranty?
Uncover takes over Apple's warranty with a limited 6 Month warranty on the screen. Any screen damage that is caused by the Uncover, and occurs in the 6 months after delivery, will be covered by our warranty.
How long does it take to Uncover my existing MacBook?
The procedure of making an Uncover and replace it on your MacBook will take 4 days plus the time it will take us to receive and return your MacBook, though we have some premium express options available