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. ;-)
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