RADIUS is an Ultra-Minimal Bumper for the iPhone 5 [Kickstarter]

Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:55pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 18419 views

RADIUS is an ultra-minimal bumper for the iPhone 5 that is seeking funding via Kickstarter.

The RADIUS consists of the corner modules and the X frame that holds them together. The corner modules are beveled (or chamfered as Jonathan Ive called it) much like the bezel of the iPhone 5, while raised profiles at the front of the corner modules elevate the touch screen, allowing the phone to be placed facedown on flat surfaces.

The ultra thin profile of the corner modules precisely and securely grips the thin bezel of the iPhone 5 without covering any part of the touch screen. This design allows protective film to be used on the touch screen.

The corner modules have reportedly been designed to avoid the antenna strips so as to not impede reception. The X frame connects the corners and is secured using 4 custom screws.

RADIUS will be available in polished aluminum, anodized red, anodized cyan, and a limited edition Kickstarter green.

The project has raised $15,386 of its $25,000 goal with 10 days left to go. A pledge of $49 can get you one of the first ones.

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Bruno - January 10, 2013 at 11:04am
I like it but I'm not secure this will protect my iPhone ! It is really nice to keep more free possible but seems not to really protect , and if u make a video showing how it protect the phone and also compare to others cases ... Hugs from Brazil - Bruno
Dhruv - January 10, 2013 at 5:23pm
Wow I'm surprised that the commentators didn't even see the full video. It is clearly visible that it has layers of transparent plastic will protect it and the case is built in such a way that will also balance,not only that they have made it stylish too and it is available in a variety of colours awesome!!!!
yamen - January 11, 2013 at 9:07am
Well,that is a hypotheses without proof!
madness - January 10, 2013 at 3:23am
Would suit on the Google Phone X concept phone better than the iPhone...
Bla - January 10, 2013 at 1:05am
I'm with others. There is no shock absorbtion qualities of the product. Putting corner stickers would protect the same. Also this would feel weird in your hand. You would have to like the design and look of it.
Claudio - January 10, 2013 at 12:37am
Otter Box is the better bumper for all iPhones, protect all surface
Sooo... Lets recap - January 9, 2013 at 9:14pm
For 45 dollars you can be the proud owner of an ugly X shaped metal corner and back side scratching "bumper" that in no way serves any purpose of protecting your iPhone 5? So I'm caught up? How about No. Just buy a LifeProof case
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