The railcase is a high durability protective stainless steel case for the iPhone models 4 and 4S.
There it is on your desk... your brand new iPhone, still in the box! You carefully open the box and marvel at the natural glare of the glass screen, the high precision edge of the phone, the unmarred casing, even at the box itself, so perfectly designed to protect your new treasure! You hesitate to remove it from this safe harbor, only to clad it in a molded plastic or silicon case that you are certain will be difficult to get out of your pocket and uncertain will protect your pristine gem.
Lament no more! Allow me to introduce the railcase.
The railcase is a highly durable, protective enclosure for iPhone 4G and 4GS models. This protective shell is made of stainless steel lined with a foam gasket to absorb shock.
The design of the railcase emulates the high quality aesthetic established by the iPhone itself. Though minimal in form, the resilient railcase provides a profound sense of security for the user, all the while complimenting the shape of the iPhone. Because the railcase hugs the perimeter of the iPhone, the phone remains easy to remove from a pocket and maintains its sleek appearance.
The top and bottom pieces of the railcase overlap at the corners of the phone, doubling the protection at its most vulnerable points, and are secured by four small countersunk screws that create a semi-permanent connection that adds to the stiffness and durability of the frame.
note: screwdriver + 8 screws ( just in case! ) included with each railcase.
The extended shape of the corner connections leaves the sides of the phone completely unhindered by the railcase, allowing uninhibited access to the fundamental mechanical functions of the phone.
Additionally, all areas on the phone central to maintaining reception are left uncovered, eliminating the reception issues caused by most metal cases.
The outer shell of the railcase is made of stainless steel, chosen for its high quality bright appearance, non-corrosive properties and wear resistance.
Under the stainless steel shell is a layer of closed-cell foam gasket. This gasket absorbs any shock incurred at the shell.
Well, first and foremost, you can be one of the first to own one of the sweetest iPhone cases money can buy! I have worked on prototyping and sourcing the railcase for a good long time and it’s finally ready for prime time, but metal stamping is an expensive process that requires large production runs. I already have a sizable group of people ready to purchase, but not quite enough to justify the cost of a run. That’s where you come in!
Who is this guy?
Well, since attaining a degree in industrial design from RISD in 2004, I have had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of design fields including consumer products, furniture, retail architecture and architectural system design. This diversity has led me to approach design in a holistic, considered way. My goal is that my work be a driver of both cultural and financial growth. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries, railcase is not affiliated.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 12, 2012.
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