Black kevlar housing for iPhone 3G/3GS?

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  1. lavinci macrumors 6502

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  2. Synthetickiller macrumors regular

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    For the money, I'd get an element case.

    What makes this such a good case honestly?
     
  3. The Californian macrumors 68040

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  4. lavinci thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I see the your dreams part too. Makes you wonder if this really was a concept and how amazing it would be. Anyone recommend something close to that? It does look good.
     
  5. daonesteven macrumors 6502

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    not gonna lie, i would actually consider this. but i don't get what "Ships In: Your Dreams" means...
     
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I translate it is "Our Company is a joke".
     
  7. lavinci thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, not really. They painted the iPhone 2G an anodized black color instead of how colorware makes it glossy paint. It was last featured on gizmodo and uncrate.
     
  8. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    An element case?

    Whatever this stuff is it adheres to the shape of the Iphone so you actually are using an Iphone like it was designed, an Element makes the Iphone some huge bulky brick, how is that even comparable?
     
  9. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    This is either a joke or a scam, no?

    You have to SEND your device to them. Trustingly-ish.

    I don't know. Could be real. Couldn't find a review from an actual customer though.

     
  10. swr2000 macrumors member

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    That's actually in my parents backyard. Definitely a family neighborhood.
     
  11. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Yep that address is a residential house. Case looks cool, but I"d have to pass
     
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    my understanding is it doesn't just adhere, it completely replaces the back casing and bezel

    thatd explain why you have to ship it in

    try getting one of these swapped out at the genius bar
     
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I'd consider this if they let me put the casing on myself and they included their own warranty (like ColorWare does).
     
  15. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Looking back through that site, if this really is released, it says it comes with a better battery as well, so $100 seems fair. The company does have a casing replacement for the iPod Touch, so I'm assuming that this should come out by the end of the summer.

    It looks like this is a legit company:
    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=Knight+Creations&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    The black back replacement for the first-gen iPhone looks pretty nice, this is a big improvement over that, if it's released.

    EDIT: I guess there isn't a price on the site. This will probably cost around $1,000 like their last custom iPhone casing.
     
  16. Londonluke macrumors member

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    Just wonder how many people will trust sending in there new phones?

    But it does look amazing.
     
  17. mcdj macrumors 604

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    It takes more than pics of a Photoshopped iPhone and a web page made with iWeb to get me to send my phone to a random dude's house. Where's the real pics of the guy's work? Where's the testimonials/reviews?
     
  18. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    I have to say that looking in the sightings section of the website I was seriously doubtful that this quote was legitimate at all...

    especially when he misspelled "stateing" but the reference is legitimate.

    http://gizmodo.com/360046/weird-plasma-thingamachine-creates-the-sleekest-iphone-ever

    I looked up another reference on the page to BoyGeniusReport and it talks about the process.

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/02/24/mad-scientist-will-pimp-your-iphone/

    Here's the original article from Uncrate on a phone they sent...

    http://www.uncrate.com/men/gear/ipod-iphone/black-iphone-custom/

    It would appear he's more legitimate than we'd expect him to be. He's already done surface bonding to the iPhones in different forms. The only problem I have with this is that I have my 3G laser-etched and I know if there's ever a failure (I carry AppleCare on it) that I'd end up with a swapped replacement phone and the effort I made with the case would go away. This is a back cover replacement. How do you get your phone replaced without losing the investment. That's a lot of money to spend to throw it away if a swap happens.
     
  19. xanadeath macrumors 6502

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    THIS IS RIGHT UNDER THE BUY TAB:

    Works with iPhone 3G & 3Gs
    Included:
    NEW Black Kevlar 49 Housing
    NEW TiAlN Black Bezel
    NEW Li-Ion Battery
    NEW Ringer & Volume Buttons
    Ships In: Your Dreams

    EDIT: and there is no buy button... i think the ipod touch is legit but the iphone they are screwing with us
     
  20. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    The Kevlar housing will be available sometime in the near future per the email they sent me. It's basically a teaser but it just wasn't done that well.
     
  21. royalty11 macrumors newbie

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    Yes i spoke with them today. It will be available soon.
    If you have trouble departing with your phone and can follow disassembly tutorials fairly well; I would suggest purchasing a DIY kit.
    I have verfied that they will be offering DIY kits. And for close to the original iphone custom in price $$$. For reference he clarified the original iphone custom was around $299. For a DIY kit, i did not ask if it would cost less. It would sure mean less shipping though, and not having to part with your phone.

    And thats all the info i could gather up. :apple::D
     
  22. TMar macrumors 68000

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    That's for bumping a dead thread from July.
     
  23. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    These are nice, can't wait till they are released.
     

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