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iPhone 5 iMpkt Extreme Protection Aluminum Case

iPhone 5 Extreme Protection aircraft grade aluminum case. This is a new innovative way to protect your Iphone 5 from iMpkt (IMPACT).

iPhone 5 iMpkt Extreme Protection Aluminum Case

iPhone 5 Extreme Protection aircraft grade aluminum case. This is a new innovative way to protect your Iphone 5 from iMpkt (IMPACT).

$10,780
pledged of $80,000pledged of $80,000 goal
106
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 5 2012 6:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

iM·pkt   noun  /ˈimˌpakt/   The action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.

I have always wanted to build an aluminum case for the iPhone, but I wanted it to be different than the rest that are out there.  Now with the iPhone 5, I thought what a perfect opportunity.  I have a secret.  The secret lies in the technology around the phone. There has been a lot of research and development that has been put into designing a case that can complement the iPhone 5 itself and be an effective barrier from the worst of scenarios.  Not only does this case complement the iPhone 5, it also functions very well.  I love my iPhone, but I have to admit that sometimes I'm clumsy.  I have dropped every version of the iPhone on the ground since they announced the original, resulting in a complete phone replacement or an expensive screen repair that was just never that same.  I won't give that secret away just yet because it is so innovative and simple that it will be duplicated.  I want to let my backers to be the first to experience it for themselves.  All of the money to help back this project will go towards the development of the iMpkt iPhone 5 case such as materials (6061 T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum), Tooling, Cutters, Hardware (Stainless Steel Screws) Allen driver for assembly, anodizing, product packaging and shipping cost.  With your help and support we can make this a successful project.  Thanks for your support!

Please see the bottom for FAQ's...

The following pictures are Clear Anodized iMpkt Case.

Tech Specs
Tech Specs

The iMpkt case has been feature in Apple Magazine, eMastercam.com, MFG.com, and the Salt lake City Mayor's office. 

Apple Magazine
eMastercam
MFG.com
SLC Mayor Ralph Becker KICKSTARTER

Front
Front
Side/Bottom
Side/Bottom
Left side buttons
Left side buttons
Backside/Camera/Flash  (Relief for reception of 4G/LTE/BLUETOOTH/WI-FI)
Backside/Camera/Flash (Relief for reception of 4G/LTE/BLUETOOTH/WI-FI)
Bottom/Back
Bottom/Back
Empty case side engraving only
Empty case side engraving only

The following pictures are of the PROTOTYPE production of the iMpkt case.(NOT the final product as pictured above)

These are PROTOTYPES to show the anodized colors.
These are PROTOTYPES to show the anodized colors.
Raw Stock Aluminum 6061 T6
Raw Stock Aluminum 6061 T6
Probing operation
Probing operation
Rough Cut/Inside
Rough Cut/Inside
Probing Operation
Probing Operation
Production Facility
Production Facility
Horizontal Machining Center
Horizontal Machining Center

Check out the iMpkt blog for the latest updates.  http://impkt.blogspot.com/

Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc. Apple iPhone 4/4s/5 are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Risks and challenges

With any product design there comes many risks and challenges. The challenge for me that was the biggest part was making sure that the design was perfect. I have built a complete prototype for many iPhone's, but have not yet brought them to the market. With the prototypes that I have built there has come many revisions of minute detail to make sure that it performs up the claimed standards. I am excited to announce one of the first produced aluminum case for the iPhone 5. I have scrutinized its design over and over to make sure that fit and finish is of the highest quality. I also wanted to make sure that its function is up to par. The iPhone 5 has met its match in beauty and construction. The only positive risk that I can see is that these are going to be so popular that I will have to hire a few people to just send these out in the mail! The best part about me is that when I am faced with a challenge, I take that challenge head on. As I work with other Design Engineers and manufacturing facilities on a daily basis, I am confident in my suppliers and vendors that have pulled thru many times in the past. I am very excited to see the pledges come in from people that want something new to complement their new phone. I am excited now as I have send out a preview to hundreds of friends and have had tons and tons of positive feedback. I can't wait to let the KICKSTARTER world see what's in store for them. We will begin production when we meet and exceed our goal on our closing date. The iMpkt case will receive updates on all the latest happenings. There will be complete transparency with this project, so feel free to ask me any questions. Thanks for your support and enthusiasm! Become an iMpkt iPhone 5 case BACKER now!

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1

    Thanks! Every little bit helps to cover costs for research and development of the iMpkt case. You will be added to the Priority Email list and receive specials and updates about iMpkt products and promotions.

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    Pledge US$ 26 or more About US$ 26

    Get one iMpkt embroidered Polo shirt for supporting us! Black, Red, Blue, or Green. Comes in sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large. Also get exclusive updates and added to our priority email list.[Shipping included, add $20 for international]

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    Pledge US$ 39 or more About US$ 39

    Get one iMpkt injection molded polycarbonate case. Black or KICKSTARTER green. [ $4.95 Shipping US, add $20 for international]

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    Pledge US$ 55 or more About US$ 55

    Get one iMpkt injection molded polycarbonate case. Black or KICKSTARTER green with a ZAGG High Definition screen protector. [ $4.95 Shipping US, add $20 for international]

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    Pledge US$ 89 or more About US$ 89

    Get one iMpkt billet aluminum Extreme Protection case in a bead blast finish with clear anodize. Similiar to the finish on Apple products. [Shipping included, add $20 for international]

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    Pledge US$ 99 or more About US$ 99

    Get one complete iMpkt billet aluminum Extreme Protection case in a matte black anodize finish. [Shipping included, add $20 for international]

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    Pledge US$ 109 or more About US$ 109

    Get one complete iMpkt billet aluminum Extreme Protection case in a custom brillant red, dark blue, deep black, lime green, pink, orange, or clear anodize. [Shipping included, add $20 for international]

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    Pledge US$ 285 or more About US$ 285

    Get one complete Limited Edition iMpkt billet aluminum Extreme Protection case any custom anodized color with contrast cut. [Shipping included, add $20 for international]

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    Pledge US$ 350 or more About US$ 350

    Get one complete Limited Edition iMpkt billet aluminum Extreme Protection case in a custom anodized color with contrast cut. In addition to the custom color, we will engrave any name or logo of your liking in the back of the case. [Shipping included, add $20 for international]

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Funding period

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