About this project
Carbon Fiber iPhone 6 Cases by ProtoSix
- 6K twill weave
- Less than 1 mm thick
- iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
- Weighs less than 12 grams
- Beveled edges for screen protection
- Full carbon fiber (not just a strip on the back)
- Aerospace grade PAN carbon fiber & epoxy resin
- White Silicone strips for grip (color options in Stretch Goals)
The Cloak carbon fiber iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus case wraps so closely around your precious iPhone it doesn’t even change its profile in your pocket, but keeps it safe from that inevitable fumble off your lap as you’re getting out of the car. So light and thin your phone can feel your hand, but strong enough to protect from all your everyday wear and tear.
At ProtoSix, we design and manufacture high end carbon fiber components used in everything from industry to automotive, and we’ve taken that same level of seriousness to designing and prototyping our Cloak carbon fiber iPhone 6 cases. We’re a half dozen prototype versions in, and have landed on a product we know you’ll love. Light, strong and sleek, but designed to stay in your hand.
We want to bring you the highest quality carbon fiber parts, but at a price that doesn’t make your wallet as light as your carbon fiber iPhone case. This is no carbon fiber gimmick, not a rubber case with a fancy sticker on the back. This baby is 100% pure high quality PAN based carbon fiber, the same stuff used on F1 cars and airplanes, but hey, why should they have all the fun?
Whether you’re an automotive fan and love the look of carbon fiber, or just want to take advantage of the sleek design and functionality of using carbon fiber to protect your iPhone, we know you’ll appreciate some customization to make that case more yours. With that in mind, we built out our stretch goals to give you the choice how to add that flare to your Cloak iPhone 6 case. Color options on the strip, kevlar weave, and monogramming are just a few of the exciting things we can make happen with your support! Thanks Kickstarters!
Why Carbon Fiber?
Due to its high cost and challenging design requirements, carbon fiber is traditionally used only in high end, out of reach applications. We love F1 cars and fighter jets as much as the next guys, but we wanted to see this amazing material brought to products that we see and use every day.
Every year carbon fiber is being used more and more in our everyday lives. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and BMW’s new i series are just a few of the exciting new commercial applications of this versatile material. With your help, ProtoSix aims to find even more ways we can use carbon fiber. It’s an exciting time for for the material, manufacturing techniques and the expansion of carbon fiber production is making it increasingly accessible.
How we get it done
We have already put our money where our mouths are, finished the design work, layup maps, and tested resin formulations. Our prototypes have been made from lower cost low volume moulds, and we’re just waiting for you guys, the Kickstarter community, to give us the green light. Our manufacturing partners are standing by for the go ahead to cut us up a block of stainless steel for moulds so we can knock these babies out at volume.
Who is ProtoSix?
ProtoSix is a small design and engineering firm focused totally on innovation in carbon fiber composites and its application to new products, industries, and applications. We have years of experience in the industry, and utilize our network to give designers, entrepreneurs, and engineers access to the resources they need to redesign their products to utilize the light weight and strength of carbon fiber composites.
Risks and challenges
This is not our first carbon fiber rodeo, but it is our first time making a product that we bring straight to you. We’ve been in the industry for a few years now, and know our way around a factory floor, but thanks to you, the Kickstarter community, we can bring what we’ve learned out of the factory and make some cool stuff we all can enjoy in our everyday lives. As a matter of fact, if you have a great idea for a product that would be better if it was made from carbon fiber then please, let us know, you can join us on the next KS round!
There are so many exciting variables to deal with in making The Cloak iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus case. Weave type and size, design additions, and special finishes are just a few of the many things on our drawing board, and we’re excited to bring them out via stretch goals and see what you think.
We want to be fully transparent with you, our loyal Kickstarters, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated to the day of any updates, changes, or exciting additions.
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