real carbon fiber case?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by teabonesteak, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. teabonesteak macrumors regular

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    does/has anyone make a real carbon fiber case? i would think that it would offer one of the best possible bend/damage protection for the size.

    if im not mistaken, carbon fiber is supposed to be stronger than steel right?
     
  2. dealmaker macrumors regular

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    A friend of mine purchased a genuine carbon fibre case from eBay - he has had to remove it as he said it killed his Cellular signal!
     
  3. Ergates-thi-Ant macrumors 6502

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    Yup, carbon fibre is not very radio-transparent. Bad case material, IMO. Don't get caught up in the hype.
     
  4. teabonesteak thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow, did not know that. since carbon fiber isnt metal, i thought it would not interfere with cell/radio signals.

    thanks for the info. now back on the hunt for a good case :)
     
  5. allen.stark.5 macrumors newbie

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  6. teabonesteak thread starter macrumors regular

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    look very nice.. but the ones that look the best to me are 130 and up :(
     
  7. trifid macrumors 65816

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    Evutec (http://www.evutec.com) had a cool kevlar case for the iPhone 5, we'll have to see how good the 6 is:

    [​IMG]
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  8. oplix macrumors 65816

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    Really need someone to step up and innovate on the carbon fiber front to produce a very thin (.5mm or less thick) case which would be more rigid than steel.

    Would be willing to pay $100 for a case like this.
     
  9. teabonesteak thread starter macrumors regular

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    i am too.. but to be honest, i think itll cost more that $100. :(
     
  10. trifid macrumors 65816

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    The evutec is 0.3 - 0.7mm, and they claim 5x stronger than steel:
    http://www.evutec.com/category-s/1885.htm
     
  11. teabonesteak thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow, those seem on point. do you know when they will release 6/6+?

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    whoops.. saw that they are available for the 6.. wonder when the 6+ comes out? :(
     
  12. teabonesteak thread starter macrumors regular

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    still waiting on this company to respond to request for eta on 6 plus.

    does anyone have experience with this case on the 6?
     
  13. machtv macrumors regular

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    just curious as to why someone would want to put a plastic carbon fiber case on there aluminum iphone. i thought that was one of the key points to buying an iphone was to get a way from the plastic stuff.:D
     
  14. teabonesteak thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont think it's plastic. unless i skimmed wrong, it's real carbon kevlar. should improve rigidity of the phone.
     
  15. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

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    How much would you pay for this hideous thing?
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  16. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I would pay to have that jpeg destroyed.
     
  17. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

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    I open to offers...
     
  18. machtv macrumors regular

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    my point was that carbon fiber is part of the plastic family. do your research and google it.
     
  19. jackwins macrumors regular

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    I had the carbon fiber shell from Evutec for my 5S and I LOVED IT! I emailed Evutec asking if they will create a carbon fiber shell for the 6+ and below is the response I got...

    "We will be launching our cases for the 6 plus and our new “SI” Series (available for Samsung GS5, iphone 6 and iPhone 6 plus) soon! Be in the loop for future launch dates of our new products by signing up on our newsletter at our website or like us on Facebook!

    With Best Regards,

    CUSTOMER SUPPORT
    EVUTEC CORPORATION"
     
  20. teabonesteak thread starter macrumors regular

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    even so, it would be exponentially stronger. that's my point.

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    got the same dang email. i dont understand why these manufacturers would ignore the entire 6+ market segment.
     

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