iFlakJacket - Carbon Fiber Case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by rainmanca, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. rainmanca macrumors newbie

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    I heard these Carbon Fiber cases are finally shipping. They're expensive, but if it's real Carbon Fiber--I'll take one. Anyone out there have one yet? How thick are they?

    www.iflakjacket.com
     
  2. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    WOw this thing looks awesome and very classy! I wonder how thick it is...

    compared to let's say the Seidio slim rubberized case.
     
  3. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    edit... the are apparently real carbon fiber but not lined at all... there web site says

     
  4. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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  5. iphone21 macrumors newbie

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    iFlak Rip OFF???

    Got press release March 06 via email stating iFlak Jacket for iPhones are available from R. Henson (president of Creative Composites). March 07, I placed order for the iFlakJacket. Since then, I placed numerous phone calls and emails to R. Henson. no response to any of the emails and phone messages. The only thing that works right is the shopping cart and PayPal since it is independent from Creative Composites.
     
  6. rainmanca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, not a ripoff

    Just talked to a guy who ordered two. Like the site says, razor blade thin but super strong. Perfect profile and nice textured feel to the case. Not all epoxy resin like automotive wet layup. Apparently only .05 thickness--can that be true--that's so thin. I guess carbon fiber is like that because they're building all thos Airbus airplanes out of it and saving tons weight and adding strength.

    I'm going to order one as soon as I get paid next week.
     
  7. iphone21 macrumors newbie

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    iFlak case arrived

    Just received the case this Thursday and looks good, I will post photos of the product soon. It is true carbon and truly one to look for.:)
     
  8. Bentov macrumors regular

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    Case thickness.

    Is the case really only 0.5mm thick? Also, the color and pattern on it look odd. It is black with the same color pattern as normal carbon fiber and they are just using some kinds of funky lighting, or is really that bronze color?
     
  9. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I love the look of that case, but why in the heck did they leave the bottom part of the iPhone unprotected? Jesus, you'd think the whole phone would be protected for that kind of money.
     
  10. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    i agree 100%
     
  11. rainmanca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Duh--Blocks Reception

    The bottom of the iPhone, the black part, is actually the antenna of the iphone. Anything, leather, plastic, aluminum, and especially carbon fiber shields the antenna from reception.

    I guess they could wrap it in carbon fiber but then you wouldn't be able to make any phone calls!:eek:
     
  12. rainmanca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thickness is really .025 thick, that's 25 thousands of an inch

    Check out their web site under frequently asked questions--gives the true size--amazing

    www.iflakjacket.com
     
  13. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I was watching Master Blasters and they wrapped a raw egg in carbon fiber, dropped it from the top of a ladder and it didn't break. I believe it.
     
  14. iason macrumors newbie

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    Did anybody else finally receive the iflakjacket ?

    I ordered mine a couple of days ago and am worried it might be only vaporware.
    In addition it took more than 4 weeks to deliver - I suppose to USA.
    Now, I want this to be delivered to GERMANY.
    Please, help me not to loose my belief and tell me that this is real stuff and will be delivered soon...
     
  15. Bentov macrumors regular

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    I must have a lemon..

    Well I finally recieved my iflakjacket yesterday and guess what...it doesn't fit in my dock. :mad: Guess I got the one made on friday afternoon, 10 minutes before Miller time. Anyone else who has ordered one have the same problem? Is the iPhone dock different than a Universal dock? I may just dremel my dock down a bit, it's close, but it definitly doesn't dock with the case one. Besides that there are some slight cosmetic things that I wouldn't expect a $90 case to have, but overall, the only thing that really bothers me is the non docking aspect. The search continues for the ultimate iPhone case....that I can carry in the Griffen holster and dock :)

    Bentov
     
  16. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    pics?
     
  17. Bentov macrumors regular

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    re: pics?

    Yea, I was thinking I should do that, I'll post some views later tomorrow night. I'm probably being pretty picky about the cosmetic things, but the only carbon fiber items I have are a pen from work, and a front section of a pool cue. I think the issue that both of those items are under some kind of acrylic or clear plastic; so the presentation is a little cleaner. I know they make carbon fiber hoods for cars, but never inspected one up close.

    Bentov
     
  18. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    bumping this to request some end-user pictures of this case. it seems pretty cool from the site, but their pictures aren't the greatest. Is it really that brownish color in person? I would have hoped it to be more black/silver in color
     
  19. ACKRITE macrumors member

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    Their site has listed an iflakjacket Carbon Fiber case for the iPhone "G3" as they like to call it. Has anyone tried this yet. If so, any pix?

    Much thanks,
     
  20. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    Very interesting case! Does this truly protect your phone if you were to DROP it? I've got ghost-armor on now that is protecting from scratches, but I'd like something to protect from dropping it (from about waist high would be the threat mostly). Anyone have any experience dropping a phone with the carbon fiber case?

    Also, is it so tight fitting that it may not fit on the phone with the ghost-armor skin on it?
     
  21. rainmanca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The website gives all the details of the case under the FAQ

    Nothing better than aircraft grade carbon fiber. I've had one of these now for three months and dropped it many times. Total protection.

    Check out the cool leather cases in various colors. I like the green myself.

    Oh, and it looks like they carry the protection film now as well.

    Good luck!
     
  22. B.King macrumors member

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    on there website they show a guy with a bow and arrow putting a hole in the case... Just kinda does not impress me to watch someone ruin there product. I can kind of understand when blendtech ruins other peoples products. But that just left me super :confused:

    Anyone with pic reviews on this?
     
  23. pj rage macrumors 6502

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    Do you think the case would still fit your phone if you had a skin on your phone such as bodyguardz, IS, ghost-armor, BSE, etc?
     
  24. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    This strike anyone else as an advertisement instead of a review? :p
     

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