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100% carbonfiber case for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 - elegant minimalism and intelligent design. Completely handmade. Read more

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$6,468
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Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on August 21, 2013.

100% carbonfiber case for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 - elegant minimalism and intelligent design. Completely handmade.

About this project

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You may have already heard about the patent Apple "Reinforced Device Housing", which refers to the use of carbon fiber for the body of the device, better known as carbon (carbon fiber).

While experts from Cupertino speculate wherever priladit one fashionable, lightweight and attractive material for iPhone 4/4S and 5, might already be available.

Ultra thin and light, but at the same time sufficiently strong carbon fiber case for iPhone fourth and fifth generations. In addition to turning your iPhone into a masterpiece of carbon fiber, you almost do not notice that it is installed.

Elegant minimalism and intelligent design - is carbon fiber case for iPhone. Completely handmade. Made of carbon fiber, it stands out from the variety presented unique leather and plastic products. Оur production gives quite a unique and exclusive look to your phone.

Carbon case for iPhone 5. 100% сarbon. Light and thin.

FEATURES: 

  • 100% carbon
  • Hand made
  • Durability than steel
  • Lighter than aluminum
  • Specially designed for iPhone 5
  • UV resistant

!According to preliminary estimates, and possibly for iPhone 5S!

Carbon case for iPhone 4/4S. 100% carbon. Light and thin.

FEATURES: 

  • 100% carbon
  • Hand made
  • Durability than steel
  • Lighter than aluminum
  • Specially designed for iPhone 4/4S
  • UV resistant

 At Carbonicum Case we love working with carbon. Not only because of the strength and lightness of this material, but because it provides such a beautiful and lightweight solution to a problem we've all had.

The power of simplicity that goes into designing every Apple product is what we fall in love with.

Our mission in developing the Carbonicum Case for iPhone 4/4S and 5 is to invite you too to fall in love with a case that protects the products you love.

As a sign of appreciation for helping us achieve our goals we are going to offer a unique numbering system on every case that gets pledged through our campaign. So - you could be the first.

The first person who pledges for a Carbonicum Case for iPhone 4/4S and 5 will receive unique identifier case #001.The second, third and fourth pledge will receive case #002, #003, #004 and so forth.

It doesn't matter what size or what color of case you order, we are going to track every pledge in the number it is received.

This could be a nightmare to track and organize but this will show the Kickstarter community that we are truly grateful for every single person who pledges to help us reach our goals.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask or contact us :)

Meta logo "Kickstarter", silver.

Metal logo "Kickstarter" - a metal plate on the basis of self-adhesive, with several layers of paint with a silver produced by the process of the temperature effect on the material, resulting in the formation of a particular color. Manufacturing technology to create a label with the smallest components (line thickness to 0.02 mm), whereby it is possible to create an image of any complexity.

Logo can be applied to any smooth surface of a low-fat.

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For additional information about the Carbonicum, please visit us on Facebook or  www.carbonicum.com

Our team:


Cat Tomas - Big Boss))

Andrey Veretentcev - Founder & Marketing guy

Andrey Yakovenko - Development & Production

Ann Bilin - Design & Graphics

Ala Chaburka - Finance & Operations

Why do we need the money?

Development and development only! I certainly like the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, but I decided to slightly delay the purchase)). The resulting funding will be directed at improving the process of production of cases for iPhone 4 and 5, development and production of new cases for the iPad 2, 3, 4 and mini, ergonomic strong carbon fiber cases for MacBook Pro and Air. And it's all carbon fiber!

                   The production plan

March - June: Devepment & Production prototipe

June - July: Media & Marketing

August: Kickstarter campaign (33 days)

September:  Pre-produce rewards (14 days):

  • order and delivery materials
  • design and production of packaging
  • produce rewards #1

September - October: Produce rewards, stage II (20 days)

  • produce rewards #2-7
  • packaging

October - November: Delivery rewards (14 days)

  • delivery rewards

!!!If the goal is reached for the users will have the option of selecting a design material Carbonicum Case for iPhone 4/4S and 5!!! 

ATTENTION!!! If we reach the goal, I promise to perform a dance as this lady and put the video. ONLY BACKERS! I'm serious.

All brands, logos, and trademarks displayed and/or mentioned are used for informational purposes only and are sole property of each respected company and owner. No endorsement or ownership implied.

Apple and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

HOW IT'S MADE

First of all, we should learn about what exactly Carbon Fiber is. Carbon Fiber, also known as Carbon Fibre, gets its name because it is actually consist of very thin (about 0.005 – 0.01 mm in diameter) carbon atom fibers which bond together in microscopic crystal aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. This crystal structure makes carbon fiber very strong, yet carbon fiber has a lower density than steel. Carbon fiber is very strong when stretched or bent, but weak when compressed or exposed to high shock (eg. a carbon fiber bar is extremely difficult to bend, but will crack easily if hit with a hammer). With this properties, we can apply carbon fiber to make case that is strong yet light weighted.

Now, after explaining what carbon fiber is, we will tell you the two kinds of carbon fiber products on the market – Wet carbon fiber and Dry carbon fiber. Wet and dry carbon fiber are manufactured in different process. Generally speaking, dry carbon fiber is better but it is 3-4 times more expensive than wet carbon fiber. Dry carbon fiber is made in a pre-preg and dry process which consists of vacuum forming sheet of carbon fiber into a mold at temperatures around 350 Kelvin. This process allows carbon fiber to form into a strong and lightweight composite. Moreover, since dry carbon fiber consists of vacuum forming carbon fiber sheet, dry carbon fiber surfaces are smooth and show no air bubble pockets. Wet carbon fiber is formed by using hand laid carbon fiber sheets into a mold then mixed with resin (30% carbon fiber, 70%resin). This process may allow air bubble form inside, then makes the wet carbon fiber structure weak and also is susceptible to changes in temperature.

It should be noted that the Carbonicum Case for iPhone 4/4S and 5 are produced on technology"Dry carbon fiber"!

Then you can see the stages of the production process

Risks and challenges

Carbon case for iPhone is a relatively easy to manufacture product. We've done a pilot run with the actual materials so we can run tests to minimize surprises. We are seeking the funding needed to cover the cost of the dies, carbon fiber, and manufacturing. Our goal amount is the break-even cost of our first production run (plus the Kickstarter and Amazon fees, as much as 10%). We've set a realistic goal to cover the costs to launch a product that we truly feel is great! We've loved carbon and want to share 'em with you!

We have many years of experience in produce some carbon products. We have many reliable contacts in the industry.

The only thing not in our control with carbon case is the supply of materials (from Germany and Switzerland); though we're confident to deliver, we've limited our risk by lining up backup. If we must switch gears and go with another supplier, carbon case will be delayed – but not more than a month because our run is such a small number.

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    $15 reward

    3 backers

    STARTER REWARD #1: 100% carbon fiber sheet protects for iPhone 4 (glossy or matt).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $15 reward

    6 backers

    STARTER REWARD #3: 100% carbon fiber sheet protects for iPhone 5 (glossy or matt).

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    $30 reward

    10 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD "4/4S" 100% carbon fiber case for iPhone 4/4S (glossy or matt)

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    $35 reward

    23 backers

    STARTER REWARD #4:100% carbon fiber case for iPhone 4/4S (glossy or matt).

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    $40 reward

    3 backers

    STARTER REWARD #5 100% carbon fiber case for iPhone 4/4S (glossy or matt) and logo Kickstarter (silver) for to the side or rear.

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    $40 reward

    10 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD "5/5S":100% carbon fiber case for iPhone 5 (glossy or matt).

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    $45 reward

    84 backers

    STARTER REWARD #6:100% carbon fiber case for iPhone 5 (glossy or matt).

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    $50 reward

    10 backers

    STARTER REWARD #7 100% carbon fiber case for iPhone 5 (glossy or matt) and logo Kickstarter (silver) for to the side or rear.

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    $911 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    STARTER REWARD #8 Want to make history? We'll name line of products by your nick name or First name (parents, girls, kids or your grandmother's - whoever you want)! U may ask:" What kind of products?" Now it's a Secret. But,it will be sufficient for the Apple.

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Funding period

- (33 days)