Aluminum phone cases are a dime a dozen these days. They started somewhere around when the iPhone 4 was launched in 2010, and then the manufacturers improved their designs very quickly. We started seeing no-screw installations, slim designs adding minimum bulk, inner protection layers, and so on. So what else is there?
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The folks at Truffol, who just released the Signature Case for the iPhone 5, think cross-material designs will be the future. The Signature employs a slide-in mechanism that secures the main frame with either a stainless steel cover to form a bumper-styled case, or an Italian leather cover to form a full enclosure. The case also features supplementary buttons, so users don’t have to reach for buttons through cutouts.
A noteworthy feature is the brushing treatment of the aluminum frame, something you’d usually only see on high-end European timepieces. For reference, Apple uses sandblasting treatment on their iPhones, iPads, and iMacs.
The Signature case starts at $60, and Truffol is running a daily pre-launch giveaway until their full launch in July. Visit http://www.truffol.com
Article by Gordon Lee, Hong Kong