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About

Palmo GL (Genuine Leather) Pre-Order with Special Price Started!

ECBB MAKERS. was proven to deliver high quality product to around the world. Palmo Silicon Model, the first product, was the winner on the most prestigious design in Germany Red Dot Design Award in 2017. Before, in 2015, it also wins the best design award on Good Design Award and beat another Japanese design product. Now, they are back with the newest product, Palmo GL to answer iPhone users need of high comfortably design phone cover. 

What is Palmo GL? A Beloved iPhone Cover to Be Matured by Yourself

Palmo GL (Genuine Leather) is an iPhone cover, upgraded with Italian genuine leather, from Palmo silicon model, and handmade by Japanese master craftsman.

The concept of Palmo GL is “to be matured by yourself.” The more you use it, the more you can enjoy the characteristics of leather products, such as fitting into your fingers and aging with the changes of colors.

As you touch your iPhone every day, we would recommend the iPhone cover you can feel affection for.

Palmo GL is to be your beloved iPhone cover only for yourself.

What is Palmo? Re: Functions and Designs 

Have you ever felt afraid to drop off your iPhone while holding it? As iPhone screen getting bigger and bigger every year, it must be hard for you to reach out its corners!

Palmo ensures “easy one hand control” and “fall prevention” with just one finger, and protect your iPhone with “impact resistance/protection performance” certified by US military grade, in case you dropped it.

[Three-Dimensional Organic Curve by Ergonomics Design]

  • Increase the feeling of fitting for your fingers
  • Decrease the stress on your fingers 

[iPhone-Friendly Design]

  • Stabilize the ground contact area
  • Protect the projecting parts such as camera
  • Prevent iPhone from heatstroke and protect the battery life from wearing out, by increasing its heat release

[Human-Friendly Design]

  • Using a Palmo GL is stress free on your hand (Lightest is from 14g ~)
  • Consider the effects on the smartphone diseases, e.g., text thumb injury and text neck*
  • Consider the effects on human body (fingers, neck and back)*

*Supervised by the Senshu University Professor. Sato

  The Palmo GL maintains the functions of the Palmo Silicone Model and the award-winning designs, and you can enjoy the aging of high-quality leather specialized in the Palmo leather model.

Italian Genuine Leather x Japanese Master Craftsman

Palmo GL is made of stringently selected Italian genuine leather and carefully hand-stitched one by one by Japanese master craftsman.

As a material, we choice authentic Italian genuine leather. Genuine leather is natural leather derived from animals such as cattle, horses, and pigs that can enjoy "rich aging". 

Among cow leathers, bend leather (the part from back to hip), where fiber density is most rich, is used for Palmo GL. As this is the good part of leather, the quality is not only consistent, but also superior in both of strength and durability.

A genuine leather that is carefully re-elected for this campaign will supply to user the best Palmo so far in our product.

100% Tanned Leather

Palmo GL is 100% tanned leather. Tanned leather is about the leather just tanned but neither dyed nor processed. Tanning is about preventing skin from decaying and completing it to leather. The main characteristics of tanned leather are that it is a natural material without any chemicals and that the more you use it, the more it changes with graceful aging.

Palmo to Be Matured by Yourself: Fitting into Your Fingers and Changes of Colors

 The concept of Palmo GL, “to be matured by yourself,” consists of two parts, i.e., fitting into your fingers and changes of colors.

Everyday you use Palmo GL, get to fit the hand excellent in operability and fit feeling. Palmo GL is designed to be more delightful, if you raise it with the same affection when you raise living things.

With regard to changes of colors, it is about the tanned leather specific aging with the rich maturation of Palmo GL color. The above image is an example with Palmo GL CAMEL, which plays a central role in Palmo GL color variations, and of which the greatest characteristic is that you can realize the leather aging clearly. The speed and degree of changes totally vary depending on the amount of exposure to light, climate, humidity, and frequencies of touching (= the amount of natural oil on fingers) and care with oil/cream.

In terms of the two aspects, fitting into your fingers and changes of colors, Palmo GL will be your beloved iPhone cover, which is the only one in the world and the only one for yourself.

Palmo GL CAMEL, The Highest Quality

 The brand new tanned leather is colored CAMEL, the color like tea with milk. The fact is, however, that we only use the CAMEL leather carefully selected by Japanese master craftsman. As a matter of fact, cow leather has cow’s living evidences, such as scars, wrinkles, veins, and pores, collectively called “natural stamp,” and thus the beautiful and clean parts we can use for Palmo GL are very limited. Furthermore, the CAMEL color of tanned leather is prone to get dirty in the course of production, and even the experienced leather craftsman needs to handle it with extreme caution. Due to its ultra-rare material and manual labor with full attention, Palmo GL CAMEL has the best quality among Palmo GL color variations (to be explained later).

Palmo GL Black

Palmo GL has the color variations of Black and Red. Both of them are also made of and dyed from 100% tanned leather. Please select whichever, depending on your taste.

 Palmo GL Black is characterized by mystical radiance and massive feeling with luxury air. The elegance, only in true black, has the strength to tighten the surrounding atmosphere. The Black doesn’t have a dramatic change of color like the CAMEL, but, rather, the consistency is the attraction. With the Black, please feel the change of glaze, not the change of color. As the glaze will be increase with the natural oil of your finger, the more you use it, the more it will be glowing. Please enjoy the course you give the light to the absolute black!

Palmo GL Red

 Palmo GL Red symbolizes the feeling of women to have a bout and the pop and punk sense of fun. The vivid Red will not only catch the eyes of viewers, but also make the user to be aggressive. With the Red, you can feel the change of color like the CAMEL as well as the increase of glaze like the Black. Please enjoy the dynamic change from red to deep red, as if a girl becomes a woman!

For iPhone X? Definitely Palmo GL Black!

Palmo GL is compatible with iPhone X! The Japanese master craftsman succeeded in both of not interfering with the bezel-less screen, one of the characteristics of iPhone X, and stably holding iPhone X at the same time.

The decisive factor which ended the development was a “support tape.” Due to the characteristics of leather products, Palmo GL is to fit into your fingers and to be easy-to-put on and off as you use it, but someone may interpret it as a decrease of holding power. However, the built-in support tape in the inner will support the holding power of Palmo GL after it fitted into your fingers.

Palmo GL for iPhone X has been developed after many times of trial and error. And now this is finally released as the greatest work of ECBB MAKERS.  by Japanese master craftsman. Don’t miss it!

Color Variations and Compatibilities of Palmo GL

  • CAMEL
  • Black
  • Red

Compatibilities

  • iPhone SE/5s/5c/5
  • iPhone 6s/6
  • iPhone 6sPlus/6Plus
  • iPhone 8/7
  • iPhone 8Plus/7Plus
  • iPhone X*

*Palmo GL for iPhone X has only one color, Black, and CAMEL and Red are not available. For more details, please refer to the FAQ below.

About shipping

All orders of this project across any product category qualify for FREE Shipping.

As a rule, customs fees and import duties will be the responsibility of the backer. Please be aware in advance. Regarding tariff rates, please check with the relevant agencies, including customs, as necessary.

Risks and challenges

Palmo GL is to be sold on order, because it’s impossible to produce a large quantity at once, due to its nature that every single one of Palmo GLs is carefully hand-crafted by a Japanese master craftsman. The delivery date is expected, on June, but it may be longer depending on the situations. As the delivery will be “first-come, first-served,” we would recommend you order now!

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