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K11 Bumper | iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Who covers up their new iPhone? We are back with a mind blowing engineering overhaul. This, my friends, is how you make a phone case.

K11 Bumper | iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Who covers up their new iPhone? We are back with a mind blowing engineering overhaul. This, my friends, is how you make a phone case.

pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 22 2016 3:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 13, 2016

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About

 

Show that back off!
Show that back off!

 

 

"This is the best iPhone 7 bumper so far, and it protects better than most full cases" -Zach Epstein
"This is the best iPhone 7 bumper so far, and it protects better than most full cases" -Zach Epstein

 

 

 
Watch Aaron do his own drop test! It's cringe worthy!
Watch Aaron do his own drop test! It's cringe worthy!

 

 

The K11 Bumper was funded last year by backers like you who saw our vision. Plain and simple... We hate cases, so that is why we did it. Who in their right mind buys a magnificent JET BLACK iPhone and then covers it up with a case? Or even worse, a case that is only $8 on the “ACME” black market of endless deals and fake reviews. We wanted something better! Enter the K11 Bumper that magnifies the Apple in all of us that wants that amazing piece of engineering art to shine bright. Tens of thousands of other people thought the same thing when they bought the K11 Bumper for their iPhone 6’s. Even with the success we had last year there is always room for improvement! We heard you and now it’s is time to show you what we have been working on for the last 8 months.

 

Top: New K11 Bumper Bottom: Old K11 Bumper
Top: New K11 Bumper Bottom: Old K11 Bumper

We know, as Apple fans, our customers have an amazing attention to detail; so, things like rattling buttons are enough to drive us up the wall (even if it’s so tiny we’re the only ones that notice). No longer will our sanity be tested with these new and improved TPU injected buttons. Don’t worry, your thanks are implied.

 

Gray/ Silver Option
Gray/ Silver Option

 

Look, we get it. That mute switch is a staple we can’t live without and easy access is a must. Thus, we have completely redesigned the cutout so even those of us with the sausage-iest of fingers can get to that beloved silencer of sound. You’re welcome…

 

No bend gate here! Structural integrity was a must on this redesigned K11 bumper so we decided to strengthen the aluminum this time around. By making the aluminum only .2mm thicker (that’s only the thickness of our glass screen protector), we were able to increase the strength of the K11 by 50%! And no more bending during install! The only way you’re bending this bad boy is if you have a massive drop. Just wait till you see our 16 foot drop test *wink*.

 

No longer let it slip!
No longer let it slip!

 

Both sides you say?
Both sides you say?

 

As you can see, we’re all about improving and solving problems here at ThanoTech. Sure, aluminum is slippery, but you don’t need to worry about that anymore with the updated K11. We made the TPU gaps bigger this time, giving us a way to add a little bit of traction. Don’t worry about it, we got you.

 

 

 

As if the first K11 didn’t give enough protection, we decided to take it even a step further. This new K11 will feature additional impact protection using our proprietary impact pattern on the inside of the bumper. This pattern molded into the TPU will help disperse the energy from the impact into a larger area giving you peace of mind when gravity attacks, because you know it will.

 

 

 

 

Admittedly, we’re as nitpicky as anyone when it comes to our own products; so this last feature was really born of our own criticism. We noticed that when holding the phone with one hand, the TPU at the charge port would dig into our finger. Even without the bumper on you can feel the iPhone charge port dig a little bit. (We know, we know, first world problems) But our hands deserve better. So, we redesigned the cutouts to have rounded edges for better comfort while we twit, facebook, and Instagram. Really, it’s just better for everyone.

 

 Still the same awesomeness as before! 3rd Party chargers are happy.

 

7 Plus
7 Plus

 

iPhone 7
iPhone 7

We raised the TPU on the bumper .1mm more than last year to be over cautious. Now it is .4mm and it doesn't even make the phone rock when flat. See video below:

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It is even easier than before so no need to worry about bending the K11 or feeling like you can stretch it.

 

Having a case that that blends into your iPhone while still showing it off is a must.
Having a case that that blends into your iPhone while still showing it off is a must.

 

 

 

 

 

                  

 

 

*Prototype color. Not available
*Prototype color. Not available

For those that want that little extra oomph. You get a perfectly matching PET back protector with a flawless static adhesive that is easy to install and remove while giving you the protection you want.

 

  • Black/Black to match the Jet Black and Black iPhone 7/7 Plus
  • Gold/Gold to match the Gold iPhone 7/7 Plus
  • Rose/Gold to match the Rose Gold iPhone 7/7 Plus
  • Gray/Silver to match the Silver iPhone 7/7 Plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you see it? Yeah... We thought so
Can you see it? Yeah... We thought so

Designed to be a perfect fit on your K11 Bumper or most of those "other" protective things. No more worrying about all that debris and lint that gets caught between your glass protector and your case when paired with the K11 Bumper. Easy to install and a lifetime warranty on our E2E Glass means you don’t have to fret!  

  • 0.2mm Thin Edge-to-Edge 2D  
  • 3D Touch Compatible  
  • Fits perfect w/ the K11 Bumper (No Gap!)  
  • New electro plated Anti-Fingerprint layer  
  • 9H Hardness  
  • 100% Clarity w/ Japanese Glass  
  • Top Quality Japanese Adhesive for Zero Bubbles and No Residue  
  • Lifetime Warranty! ($5 replacement in the US, $10 replacement worldwide)

 

 

 

 

 Here is the damage to the K11 Bumper after the 6 drops up to 16 feet! 

After all 6 drops!
After all 6 drops!

 

After all 6 drops!
After all 6 drops!

 

The Crew! **Missing Dennis and Mike**
The Crew! **Missing Dennis and Mike**

We need your help! We are so close to completing the tooling and get the samples of the final colors. Once we confirm them and you help us hit our goal we will be able to place the order for the minimums to get you the K11 Bumper you deserve. 

 

Don't have an iPhone 7? You can buy the K11 Bumper for the iPhone 6 Series with the upgraded buttons HERE:

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

With this K11 Bumper being manufactured for almost a year, we do not have any issues with production. We are redesigning the retail box and hopefully have it done in time for shipment. If not, we will use the same package that we currently do. Since this is our second K11 Bumper Kickstarter we know that shipping and logistics are key. Last year we had some hiccups on where to ship from but we are confident that we are ready to go! We just need you help to pay for it!

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    Early Bird K11 Bumper

    You will receive (1) K11 Bumper for the iPhone in the color and size of your choice at 50% off retail! Includes a back protector.

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    Discounted K11 Bumper

    You will receive (1) K11 Bumper for the iPhone in the color and size of your choice at 37% off retail! Includes a back protector.

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    K11 Bumper/E2E Glass Combo

    You will receive (1) K11 Bumper for the iPhone in the color and size of your choice at 42% off retail! You will also receive (1) E2E Glass screen protector of your choice. Includes a back protector.

    MSRP | $39.95 K11 Bumper
    MSRP | $29.95 E2E Glass

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    Early Bird K11 Bumper X2

    You will receive (2) K11 Bumper for the iPhone in the color and size of your choice at 50% off! That is $20 each! Includes a back protector with each K11.

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    Discounted K11 Bumper X3

    You will receive (3) K11 Bumper for the iPhone in the color and size of your choice at 50% off! That is $20 each. Includes a back protector with each K11!

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    Discounted K11 Bumper X4

    You will receive (4) K11 Bumper for the iPhone in the color and size of your choice at 57% off! That is $18 each. Includes a back protector with each K11!

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    K11 Bumper/E2E Glass Combo X2

    You will receive (2) K11 Bumpers for the iPhone 7 or Plus in the color of your choice at 50% off! And (2) E2E Glass screen protectors of your choice. That is $20 each! Includes a back protector with each K11!

    MSRP | $39.95 K11 Bumper
    MSRP | $29.95 E2E Glass

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    K11 Bumper/E2E Glass Combo X3

    *BEST DEAL*

    You will receive (3) K11 Bumpers for the iPhone 7 or Plus in the color of your choice at 57% off! And (3) E2E Glass screen protectors of your choice. That is $18 each! Includes a back protector with each K11!

    MSRP | $39.95 K11 Bumper
    MSRP | $29.95 E2E Glass

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    K11 Bumper/E2E Glass Combo X4

    You will receive (4) K11 Bumpers for the iPhone 7 or Plus in the color of your choice at 59% off! And (4) E2E Glass screen protectors of your choice. That is $18 each! Includes a back protector with each K11!

    MSRP | $39.95 K11 Bumper
    MSRP | $29.95 E2E Glass

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    Wholesale Pack K11 Bumper X10

    You will receive (10) K11 Bumper for the iPhone in the color and size of your choice at wholesale! That is $15 each. Includes a back protector with each K11!

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