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A slim profile bumper case that provides amazing drop protection. Protection that does NOT compromise on the original design
A slim profile bumper case that provides amazing drop protection. Protection that does NOT compromise on the original design
A slim profile bumper case that provides amazing drop protection. Protection that does NOT compromise on the original design
8,635 backers pledged £242,849 to help bring this project to life.

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RHINOSHIELD Crash Guard: Slim impact Bumper for iPhone5/6/6+

£242,849

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order your RHINOSHEILD Crash guard here!
order your RHINOSHEILD Crash guard here!

Product features:

  • Slim profile bumper is only 2.5mm thick
  • Allows for the device to be seen and not wrapped up in a bulky case, the way Steve intended
  • Super-lightweight (weighs 12 grams, less than half an OUNCE!)
  • Ultra-high impact absorbing properties, with no visible damage to the device following drop tests of over 20 feet or 7 meters
  • Hard and soft construction with a matte texture for ease of grip
  • Available in attractive fashion colors including pink, purple, black, white, orange and teal 
  • Compatible with third-party headphones (including Beats by Dr. Dre) and lighting cable
  • Design of bumper allows for easy access to all ports and buttons
  • Powered by Egg Drop Technology 
  • Available for the iPhone 5/5S/5C, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

Rewards (new rewards; Early-ish bird)

Reward explained, get your early bird deal!
Reward explained, get your early bird deal!

Bigger case is not better!

There are a lot of cases out there for the iPhone, however the cases that offer protection are often very bulky and heavy. Our new product Rhino Shield Crash Guard is about to change that. Rhino Shield Crash Guard is unique, as it offers extreme protection without any bulk.

Design details

The Crash Guard bumper features a minimal design approach. Our goal is to cover up as little of your device as possible while adding maximum protection. Our Crash Guard bumper- style case allows for as much exposure of your device and Apple’s original design as possible. The Crash Guard bumper has a matte finish, which is not only fashionable, but also serves as a means of enhancing your grip on your device. The finish also serves to make the bumper more durable as it is harder to scratch (unlike cases and bumpers with a glossy/ candy shell finish, which scratch very easily).

Crash Guard prototype for iPhone 6 (Actual product photo)
Crash Guard prototype for iPhone 6 (Actual product photo)
Crash Guard prototype for the iPhone 5 (Actual product photo)
Crash Guard prototype for the iPhone 5 (Actual product photo)

IPhone 6+ with RhinoShield crash guard and screen protector

The bumper uses hard and soft polymer construction to perfectly fit and wrap your iPhone. The Rhino Shield Crash Guard bumper will not slide around like many silicone, TPU or some snap-on cases. We also pay special attention to ensure all the buttons (power, volume, etc.) are fully accessible, and all the ports have sufficient openings so they are easily accessible and compatible with headphones (including Beats by Dr. Dre) and third-party charging accessories.

Schematic drawing of iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 plus
Schematic drawing of iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 plus

Technology:

The Rhino Shield Crash Guard is packed with new technologies. There are two levels of innovation in our bumper case design. The most important is the Egg Drop material, which provides more than 90% of its impact absorbing capability.

24ft-drop test
24ft-drop test

The product, while similar in design to current bumpers, is much stronger than anything ever created in the space. Based upon our R&D in developing the polymer formulation used in our Rhino Shield impact resistant screen protectors, we created a new polymer blend, capable of absorbing tremendous impact without adding any bulk, as you will see in the video.

iPhone 6 bumper with honeycomb structure
iPhone 6 bumper with honeycomb structure

 The bumper used with our screen protector is fully capable of providing at least the same level of impact protection as many leading brands or any other brick-like case product, and our product adds almost ZERO bulk. The polymer used in the manufacture of our bumper differentiates it from everything else currently on the market.Anybody can wrap a phone in a brick to protect it from being damaged. We think the real skill is in developing materials fully capable of providing the highest levels of protection while shrinking that protection down to the form factor of the device.

Eggdrop technology could save that egg
Eggdrop technology could save that egg

We push the impact protection boundary even further by utilizing an innovation in structure, the “Honeycomb Structure” within the inner lining of the bumper. This will add an additional 10%-15% of overall impact absorbency to that of just the materials alone. This property has been known to have an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio, which helps to improve the overall effectiveness of the material by spreading the area of impact across a larger physical area, in effect reducing the force at any given point (the actual point of impact).

Impact dispersion around the bumper case
Impact dispersion around the bumper case

Bend Protection:

As many of us know, the iPhone 6 Plus has proven bendable through normal usage. (# bendgate). The Rhino Shield Crash Guard offers protection against bending for your iPhone. When properly installed (and the install isn’t rocket science), the Crash Guard bumper can protect your device against more than 225 pounds (or close to 100Kg) of pressure.

You will see in our video a demonstration of an iPhone protected with our bumper that is run over by a car, which survives the impact without any damage.

The bumper is also screen protector-friendly. While it will be compatible with most screen protectors on the market, the overall impact protection you see demonstrated in our videos will only be achieved with the use of our Rhino Shield impact resistant screen protector.

<Due to the curved edges of the iPhone 6, the fitting of your Rhino Shield screen protector is manufactured to cover the flat, forward facing portion of the screen, but it will not wrap around the curved edge. The shield is manufactured to cover the entire display area of the device. Our bumper is designed to cover the curved edge and leave no area of the screen exposed.>

The bumper style case reflects simplicity while offering a possibility for personalization. We hope to offer many fashion colors.

Different colour, same protection
Different colour, same protection
 

RHINO SHIELD Crash Guard are currently available for the iPhone 5/5S/5C  the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

Colour options of the RHINO SHIELD Crash Guard
Colour options of the RHINO SHIELD Crash Guard

Special Thanks to Patrick Calderon for working really hard with us and has been a great help with PR exposure and crowdfunding expertise! 

Risks and challenges

There is minimal risk in terms of us not delivering the product. We have completed all of the research and development of the project. The tooling is complete for the iPhone 5, and underway for both of the iPhone 6 models.

We just need your help to get us over the hump in helping us to finance the final tooling cost and production of the iPhone 6 models.

Upon the release of the Kickstarter funds to us, we should be able to ship all iPhone 5 orders within a week to ten days, and iPhone 6 models by the end of November, well in time for the holiday season.
We have a history of success in fulfilling product to our Kickstarter backers, and they shouldn't expect anything different this time around.

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    1 X Rhino Shield Crash guard for your iPhone 5, 6, or 6 Plus. Your choice of colour. You will be saving 30% off of the retail price

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    Early Bird COMBO set: Rhino Shield combo set which includes 1 Rhino Shield Crash Guard bumper and Rhino Shield front and back impact resistant screen protector. Available for the iPhone 5, 6, or 6 Plus. Your choice of colour. You will be saving 40% off of the retail price

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    Early-ish Bird COMBO set: Rhino Shield combo set which includes 1 Rhino Shield Crash Guard bumper and Rhino Shield front and back impact resistant screen protector. Available for the iPhone 5, 6, or 6 Plus. Your choice of colour. You will be saving 40% off of the retail price

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    The 2 Pack-2 Rhino Shield Crash Guard bumpers (any combination of model and colour). You will be saving at least 40% off of the retail price

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    Get one Rhino Shield Crash Guard bumper in each color for your iPhone 5, 6 or 6 Plus. You will be saving at least 35% off of the retail price

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