The case that lets you decide how much protection to give your phone. Made in the USA. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 25, 2012.
About this project
Finally, an answer to iPhone case overload:
Let's be honest, nobody wants to cover up the elegance of the iPhone. But nobody wants their iPhone to break from an accidental drop either. So why not compromise with a thoughtful, sophisticated case that offers your phone shelter from the elements?
We call this — Minimalist design, Maximulist protection.
The SHELLTUR case is an affordable, 3 in 1, customizable solution for the iPhone. The best part is that the SHELLTUR case will be the first expandable case on the market.
Gone are the days of having to decide between a non-protective case that offers some style, or a case with zero style that keeps your phone safe. Also, eliminated is the constant financial drain that having a case for every occasion causes.
Bumper + Rear Plate
Bumper + Rear Plate + Front Plate
The SHELLTUR case is your all-in-one go to case for any occasion.
Each SHELLTUR case will come with all three pieces to include a bumper, back plate and front plate — in your choice of color. From there, any future attachments or colors that we come out with will be interchangeable with your current case, at a way lower cost (about $10) than replacing it all together. This lends itself to so many different color and attachment choices that allow you to really make the case your own.
The SHELLTUR case story won’t stop here. We have a ton of ideas we want to implement once you help get the SHELLTUR case off the ground. The best part is that you will get to contribute to any future offerings for the SHELLTUR case. On the website (www.shelltur.com) you will be able to vote on the next color or attachment before it comes out.
Some ideas we have for expansions right now are; card holders, kickstands, LED flashlights, and collaborations with some of your favorite brands.
COLOR OPTIONSThe bumpers will initially come in a white, black, or dark grey.
The front and rear plates will come in your choice of six colors. Here is an example of what colors could be available, but every backer will get to help us decide on the six most popular colors before we start production.
DESIGNThe secret of the clean design of the case is in the patent pending interlocking design. The bumper case allows different plates to be slid in to the front or back — or both! You just have to decide how much protection the occasion calls for.
PROTOTYPEHere are some photos of our prototype that was printed on a 3D printer. The prototype has proven the design concept and the protection is outstanding.
You can help get a fully American designed and manufactured product off the ground.
Thanks for checking us out!
If you have a favorite blog about American made goods or just iPhone accessories in general, give them a shout for us — and of course, dont forget to tweet about the project!
Yes, we know! We just thought it sounded neat!
The bumper is a completely recyclable, shock absorbing, thermoplastic elastomer.
The front and back plates are made of a very strong and protective polycarbonate.
The case adds just 3mm of thickness. Comparable cases from other brands add over 5mm.
Sure! Just put the back plate on the front and you wont be able to use your screen. ;-)
Pledge $1 or more
Please accept our sincerest thanks for believing in this project and being willing to help. It means so much to us. With this pledge your name will be included on our final website as one of our Kickstarter backers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $3 or more
Button down! This reward gets you a mention on our website as well as a vinyl, diecut sticker plus a 1" button for your backpack, jacket, or 1" button collection!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
You believe in us, and we believe in you. With this amount your name will appear on our final website as one of our Kickstarter backers! It also includes a super soft American Apparel t-shirt with the SHELLTUR logo and "Made in the USA" logo on the front.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
40 backers Limited (60 left of 100)
Early adopters! Going once, going twice...! You will receive 1 (one) SHELLTUR case shipped to your door in your choice of colors. There will only be 100 available so get it while it's hot! ( add $10 for shipping outside the USA)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or more
Ready to rock? You will recieve 1 (one) SHELLTUR case in your color of choice at this special Kickstarter price. These will retail for $39.99. ( add $10 for shipping outside the USA)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)
FTW! You will receive 2 (two) SHELLTUR cases in your choice of colors shipped to your door. There will only be 50 available so get in while you can fit in! (Free shipping)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $60 or more
0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)
Kickstarter Special Edition SHELLTUR case. This reward gets you a special colorway that will never be available again. ( add $10 for shipping outside the USA)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
Make it rain! You will receive:
5 SHELLTUR cases,
There will only be 10 of these available so get in while you can fit in! (Free shipping)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
Retailer pack! This pledge gets you 30 SHELLTUR cases in your choice of colors shipped to your door or store. Shipping included.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
Our angel! This reward gets you an all expenses paid weekend for two at a beautiful Bed & Breakfast in Southern Maryland as well as a guided tour of the Nation's Capital from yours truly. Oh, and we'll throw in a few SHELLTUR cases while we're at it. ;-)
Reward can be redeemed anytime during summer 2012.Estimated delivery:
- (35 days)