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Go ahead and throw a Tantrum - the phone cases we've designed are built to withstand dropping, throwing, kicking, even running over! Read more

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Go ahead and throw a Tantrum - the phone cases we've designed are built to withstand dropping, throwing, kicking, even running over!

About this project

A few cases from our first product shoot
A few cases from our first product shoot

We're coming out of the prototype stage and gearing up to produce the toughest cell phone case ever made.  We've dropped it, thrown it, run it over with a truck and even thrown it out of a moving car!  We're a small group of business development and professional craftsmen who like to produce cool stuff and quite honestly, this is one of the coolest.  We call this "Tantrum" because its OK to throw one.

We're raising funds to automate our production process and continue to produce these cases here in the US.  We've got about 100 of these units out in the world right now and have gotten some great feedback.  We were making them specifically for tactical purposes, but enough folks said they wanted them for everyday life, to face everyday challenges.  There is nothing cooler than showing it off to employees in the Apple Store (we gave one to the floor manager of the store in San Francisco) or throwing it on the ground in Best Buy and watching the employees mouth's drop.  Our cases aren't just as idea, they are an actual thing that deserves to be in the hands of many more people.

The Tantrum is an aluminum frame and able to withstand over several thousand pounds of force.  The stainless steel hardware makes for the ultimate in weather protection. The Tantrum case fully supports itself, not like other hard cases that use the device for support.  See, that's the thing, the plastic cases are just that - plastic.  Without the phone in them, you can bend, fold and mutilate them.  The Tantrum is its own exoskeleton that absorbs all the shock and distributes all the impact. All your device's buttons and jacks are accessible, the unit is easy assemble, and a single simple tool provided. Oh, that circle on the back, that's the built in bottle opener. The design protects screen from most scratches and accidents with no added protection films. 

What's more, people can start using their phone as a tool with level and angle construction apps....and we'll be making some apps to go along the phone down the road!  Phone dimensions: 5 1/2" x 2 7/8" x 3/4" and we are going to have them for iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and Galaxy III and IV phones.  iPads and tablets are down the road (but as you've seen in funding, we'll custom make one of those for you too!)

Risks and challenges

We're baring all the risk with this project, not the funders. We are making these now and will 100% complete the cases for 100% of the people who back this project to a successful funding. Our design is already done and proven with cases already being tested in public.

The worst case scenario is that we raise the money and the machines break. No worries, they're under warranty and we'll get replacements. That might set us back a few weeks to get you your case because we'll go back to operating our equipment by hand...but you can be damn sure we're going to make your case FIRST and support the people that have supported us!

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FAQ

  • Aluminum face and back plates with steel stand off posts supporting the case all the way around and is less than 10 ounces with the phone in it (the phone weighs more than the case)

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  • We manufacture the cases in Kerrville, Texas right here in the United States.

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  • A few things....

    1) Its metal, not plastic or rubber and it CANNOT be bent, folded, twisted or crushed. This is one strong case.

    2) It protects your phone while NOT affecting the sound quality (muffled in some cases)

    3) It is the only case that when you're in a group of friends, you can make the bet "whoever throws their phone the farthest doesn't have to pay for dinner" - you'll eat for free for quite some time.

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  • No it does not. Its a common question and we're glad you asked it. A few things....

    1) We've got friends at Apple (friends since high school actually) and we sent it down for A/B testing - we're all good.

    2) The design of the case isn't just for looks (even though it is very cool looking) it is to allow the on board antenna to have direct access to the signal (not shrouded and encased in metal or waterproof plastic and rubber)

    3) We personally have the case on all of our phones and we haven't dropped a call yet.

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  • Oh, that's an entirely different Kickstarter campaign.

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Rewards

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    $25 reward

    3 backers

    You'll receive a Tantrum logo t-shirt as a thank you for helping us grow from one fella fabricating these cases from a single template by hand to purchasing the equipment and scaling production to a level where everybody who wants a Tantrum can throw one!

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  • You selected
    $65 reward

    74 backers

    Get the Tantrum for iPhone or Galaxy before we make it available online for purchase (and for less that what the retail price will be). Much like the Model T Ford, the first production run will be all black Tantrums. You are guaranteed to be the first one of your friends and family to get one.

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  • You selected
    $80 reward

    11 backers

    Just a few weeks later and once the initial run is done, we're going to add some color to the cases. Pick red, blue, green or pink for a Tantrum that really pops out.

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  • You selected
    $100 reward

    14 backers

    More than just picking your color, we're going to have your name (or favorite quote) laser engraved on to the back of your Tantrum.

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  • You selected
    $250 reward

    2 backers

    An indestructable iPad case - custom built to your color and accent color specifications. We have no planned release date to the public for this product, so you'll REALLY have an exclusive.

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  • You selected
    $1,500 reward

    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    1 iPhone case and 1 iPad case, any color, PLUS the opportunity to name a future model of the Tantrum. The name you choose will be used in packaging and marketing exclusive to that model!

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Funding period

- (35 days)