Cheap LED message notification options for iphone (and Android)

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Found 6th Dec 2017
The iphone has no front notification LED but this also applies to most Androids when in pocket/bag. What are some cheap (under £10) devices that will notify of new messages using LED, ideally multi colour (RGB) options that can be set up? It can be an device (smartwatch, fitness tracker, etc.) but additional features are not really valued. I really just need something that will light up or blink repeatedly until acknowledged.

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RichSturman1 h, 59 m ago

Also there is a Lenovo mobile that has a front led.


Yes, I am aware most Android phones have a front notification LED, this wasn't my questiin.

You can buy those cheap Chinese android spy watches for about £15. £10 is probably pushing it and most people use a vibrate option.

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Edited by: "kester76" 6th Dec 2017

I'd get an Xiaomi Mi Band 2 for £10-15, probably the best bet, it has an OLED screen though not RGB LEDs. If you just want a vibrate/flash alert then the Xiaomi 1S has no screen and just white LEDs. Don't get some generic unsupported Chinese junk, it will just be a miserable experience.
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 6th Dec 2017

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dcx_badass2 h, 35 m ago

I'd get an Xiaomi Mi Band 2 for £10-15, probably the best bet, it has an …I'd get an Xiaomi Mi Band 2 for £10-15, probably the best bet, it has an OLED screen though not RGB LEDs. If you just want a vibrate/flash alert then the Xiaomi 1S has no screen and just white LEDs. Don't get some generic unsupported Chinese junk, it will just be a miserable experience.


A Xiaomi band band ever the popular item on HUKD was my main consideration, there is not sufficient price difference between Xiaomi and junk to go for junk. I will have to look at the Mi app to see if it.can handle notifications the way I need it to.
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