Every Layer Has A Story - The Coolest Phone Case
Every Layer Has A Story - The Coolest Phone Case
Stronger than Steel. The First-Ever G10 and Carbon Fiber Phone Cases with Leather Wallet. Extremely Durable, Protective and Stylish.
Stronger than Steel. The First-Ever G10 and Carbon Fiber Phone Cases with Leather Wallet. Extremely Durable, Protective and Stylish. Read more
About this project
Phone cases are something we know a lot about. Having worked in the mobile phone industry for many years, we have seen our fair share of cases. We believe the perfect phone case should be unmatched in quality, design and durability, a true masterpiece. Something that didn’t exist…until now.
REDEFINING THE PHONE CASE
You wouldn't leave your house without dressing your best, would you? Neither should your phone. And just like a perfectly layered outfit, our phone cases are “layered” to give you superior quality, extreme durability, innovative design, protection and style.
CUTTING-EDGE DESIGN + LIFE + STYLE
Lifestyle. One word says it all. The Linen Micarta phone case was designed to fit your life and your style.
It offers superior protection but without a bulky, suit of armour look. We offer premium materials, extreme durability and a bold, yet elegant, style all blended together in a cutting-edge design for a case that is a genuine work of art. Our G10 and carbon fiber composites are machined with specially designed tooling fixtures using a state-of-the-art, two-stage CNC milling process by skilled experts in the craft. This precision machining is very labor intensive and costly though the results are well worth it. The finished piece reveals gorgeous cuts, curves, patterns and layers...all in one seamless unibody hard shell.
The Linen Micarta phone case is where rugged and rustic meet style and sophistication.
Multi-layered Protection- The high flexural strength of the G10 and carbon fiber composites greatly alleviate impact, while the polymer rubber helps absorb the shock
Kickstand- Adjustable video viewing angle
Card Slots- Unique, fully embedded with easy access
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RF Protection- Deflects harmful radio frequencies
Detachable Wallet- Easy and effortless removing and attaching, fully functional without the wallet
Hassle-free access- Easy to reach buttons (even when wallet closed), port openings, wide camera opening
THE DROP TEST
The Linen Micarta G10 Phone Case survived three separate drops from 18 feet high with no damage to the phone case or the phone. (During the test, the leather wallet was not in place.)
MAKE IT YOUR OWN!
There are hundreds of ways you can customize your Linen Micarta case with all the colors and patterns unlocked.
There is no scientific evidence that links wireless device use to cancer or any other illness though the topic has been a huge cause for concern among consumers for years. To address this concern, we’ve included a layer of protection in our leather case that helps to deflect EMF/EMR emissions and reduce your exposure to the potentially harmful radio frequencies that cell phones emit. The material we use for our protective shielding has been tested with a patented close-proximity radiation detection device to measure and ensure EMR/EMF deflecting effectiveness.
Close-proximity radiation detection device for determining radiation shielding device effectiveness and a method therefor
US 6492957 B2 ABSTRACT: A radiation detection device for locally detecting radiation of RF energy emissions from close proximity direct line-of-sight electromagnetic fields emitted by a wireless transmit/receive electronic equipment antenna 22 or body 21 such as a cellular telephone, in miniature/planar design form with suitable embedding form-factoring fashioned arrangement capability joined with radiation shielding devices. Said radiation detection device operates without prerequisite need for a battery or external power source, operationally self-powered by the embodiments of this invention when exposed to electromagnetic field radiation of predetermined thresholding energy level setting for the user's own personal alerting verification and assessment means of suitable predetermined radiation detection measurement tester coupling to radiation shielding devices to encompass an overall shield effectiveness system solution in real-time monitoring response fashion operation.
G10- Stylish, Lightweight, Stronger than Steel
G10 is an extremely durable composite made from layers of fiberglass soaked in epoxy which is then subjected to intense pressure and heat. Once the binding/curing process is complete, G10 is stronger than steel. It is waterproof, shock resistant, lightweight, and is an excellent insulator against heat. Impervious to changes in temperature, it will not swell, warp or crack (unlike wood, plastic or metal). As testament to its durability, G10 is commonly used in storm shelters and in the military. As for aesthetics, our G10 materials are custom layered in multi-color combinations to offer a unique and stunningly exquisite appearance.
Carbon Fiber- Sleek, Lightweight, Exceptionally Strong
Carbon fiber is a composite that is lightweight and ultra-thin, yet remarkably strong. As its name suggests, it is made from strands of carbon fibers layered and woven together and then bathed in epoxy before being compressed and baked. Once cured and polished, it takes on the sleek, modern appearance for which it is known. Visually, the carbon fiber case is a real show stopper, and its ability to reflect light puts it literally in the spotlight! Carbon fiber’s superb strength to weight ratio, makes it an excellent high-performance material commonly used in military equipment, NASA and NASCAR. Our carbon fiber materials are custom layered and woven using a variety of color combinations that turn an already gorgeous product, into a work of art.
Leather- Rustic, Vintage, Authentic
The leather we use is hand-crafted from premium, full-grain cowhide by skilled craftsmen in Istanbul, Turkey. This exceptionally soft leather is flawlessly produced to highlight its natural characteristics and patterns. We use organic pigments in our dying process to offer a variety of colors while allowing the leather to retain its natural appearance. Classically refined, modernly designed.
Polymer Liner- Semi-Soft, Shock Absorbing
Our polymer liner is made with honeycomb cutouts to offer greater shock absorbency and a raised lip surrounding the edge to protect against surface scratching and face drops. We’ve made the cutouts large enough for accessibility to all ports and plugs while keeping the side buttons covered for protection. The liner also assists in removing the case from the phone. Due to the unibody design and rigidness of the G10 and carbon fiber, the polymer rubber offers that needed “give” to allow for easy removal. As for style, our liners are offered in a variety of colors to allow for building a custom look.
FROM PROTOTYPE TO PERFECTION
We spent more than a year working on our prototype development phase. During that time, we took every detail into consideration. Perfecting and fine-tuning every design element. Some of the changes we made:
- Significantly reduced overall thickness to enhance sleek style while still providing optimal protection
- Made hundreds of CNC runs until perfected the fit
- Improved the rubber insert fit and quality
- Reconfigured the camera angle opening
- Increased magnetic latch strength
- Added leather strap to secure case when closed
- Improved credit card slots
- Improved G10 patterns: golf, diamond burst, frag, and plain.
Available for iPhone 6/6S and iPhone 6/6S Plus models:
Every pledge we receive helps to get us closer to our goal. By pledging $1.00, we'll give you a giant Thank You! Here it is... THANK YOU!
Recommended Retail Prices (RRP):
- G10 + Leather Wallet: $119
- Carbon Fiber + Leather Wallet: $149
*To simplify pricing models for this campaign, we have made iPhone 6 Plus case prices same as iPhone 6.
$300,000- Every pledgee will receive an ADDITIONAL polymer liner, your choice of color, for FREE!
Why we’ve locked some color options? While it’s fun to reveal new options as goals are met, the main reason we set these goals has more to do with the cost of manufacturing. Meeting our stretch goals allows us to offer you more customized choices. The cost to purchase the raw materials needed for our products is costly so with each financial goal we reach, we gain the funding necessary to acquire additional colors/patterns.
We are a group of entrepreneurs, designers, craftsmen, and all-around really great guys (at least that’s what our moms say). Our team is literally based all over the world. Our design group is located in New York and Ohio. The G10 fiberglass composite and carbon fiber are sourced from Connecticut and milled in Ohio. The leather comes from Istanbul, Turkey, and the rubber liner is manufactured in China. We are truly a global effort, and because of dedicated people who genuinely care and work tirelessly together, we've been able to take these different elements, and have them come together in one seamless and really remarkable product.
The short answer: Kickstarter is a proven startup platform that we strongly believe in.
The long answer: Kickstarter places tremendous value on innovation and smart design, and in doing so, allows entrepreneurs the opportunity to flourish. The Kickstarter community is invaluable in providing funding as well as in assisting in product refinement and feedback. Its' mission encompasses so much of our own business beliefs, and we couldn't think of a better place to introduce our product. We feel it's a perfect fit!
We are confident in the quality of the materials and the superior craftsmanship that went into making our products. We stand behind our name and proudly offer a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. Please note, the warranty does not cover damage caused by abuse or normal wear and tear.
Global Shipping to our supporters all over the world. We will provide tracking info when your shipment makes out the door.
- The USA (domestic): Free
- Worldwide: $10 Flat (There may be customs duties, taxes, or tariffs imposed by the destination country which you may have to pay.)
We are asking for your help as we introduce this next generation "We're asking for your help...as we introduce this next generation…in redefining stylish and protective phone cases." We have successfully completed our design and prototyping phases. We are now ready to take our product to the next level and mass produce them, but we need your help in getting there. We need your financial support for purchasing the raw materials, molds and special tooling needed so that we can get a case into every hand, everywhere...especially yours!
SPREAD THE WORD!
News travels fast so help us get our message out! By telling friends and family about our products, you can help us reach our goal!
Aww, shucks! We couldn’t have gotten to this point without you!
Thank you to @TridentDesignOH for helping us see our vision through to reality. Your expertise has been an invaluable resource!
Thank you to Nicole Fox. Our video production made possible by your script, and we wouldn’t have such a nice descriptive copy on the product if it wasn’t for you.
Thanks to Ersin Yilmaz for his awesome filming and photography. @eyilmazus
Thank you @OneGirlCookies for the awesome pastries and coffees during our Kickstarter filming in Brooklyn. You helped keep our minds fresh and our bellies full!
We had the pleasure of having Turkish meal at ABA Istanbul Restaurant. The lamb chops were amazing (the restaurant scene).
A special thanks to all of the wonderful people we had the chance to meet during our filming in Times Square, NYC. Your honest and thoughtful feedback on our phone cases was greatly appreciated, and you made our job fun!
Huge thanks to Onul Ozalp for his efforts in our logo and branding.
Thank you to Excellent Limousine & Livery for the amazing drivers and breathtaking vehicles you provided. Classiest.Car.Ever.
Risks and challenges
We have sourced manufacturing facilities in the United States, Turkey and China for all the major components used in the Linen Micarta Phone Case. Over the past year, we’ve worked hard cultivating solid relationships with each one of these companies. They have been invaluable and active partners during our prototype development phase, and we will continue to rely on their expertise as we move forward.
Challenges are just that- challenges. Hurdles to get around and we will. Machines break, shipments get lost, bad weather strikes, any of which could cause delays in production and/or shipment. And while we’re not fortune tellers and can’t predict the future, we are planners and problem solvers and are certain we can tackle and overcome any unforeseen challenge in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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