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AL13 is an Aluminum Bumper for Your iPhone [Kickstarter]

AL13 is an Aluminum Bumper for Your iPhone [Kickstarter]

Posted December 28, 2012 at 8:47pm by iClarified
AL13, an iPhone bumper made from lightweight aerospace aluminum, is seeking funding on Kickstarter.

AL13 is a slim, lightweight bumper made from aerospace aluminum that offers protection without changing the look of your iPhone. We need your help to move it into production. We’ve perfected the design and made the moulds, but we need additional funding to bring it to market.

AL13 works by raising your iPhone away from surfaces protecting the edges and absorbing the shock from bumps and knocks.

● AL13 raises the phone from surface contact.
● Rubber Lining acts as a shock absorber to minimize impact damage to your phone and also protects your iPhone when your installing AL13
● High impact, anti-scratch, anti-fingerprint and anti-glare polyurethane screen protector keeps your screen in pristine condition.
● Simple Slide Cover – no screws and tools, It simply glides on and locks into place

The bumper is available in black, red, silver and a limited edition Kickstarter green. An early pledge of $45 can get you a bumper. The project has raised $3,118 of its $20,000 goal with 47 days to go.

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AL13 is an Aluminum Bumper for Your iPhone [Kickstarter]
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Michael B
Michael B - January 3, 2013 at 3:01pm
@Davy Manzana that's not a fair comparison. The quality of those other bumpers is poor and the biggest issue they have is they KILL your signal! Plus half of them don't look as good. Besides eBay isn't a retail store. That's like going to a yard sale and saying you got an LV bag for $20.
spidude - January 3, 2013 at 12:39pm
Check the updates section on their Kickstarter page. they show side by side signal tests
Davy manzana
Davy manzana - January 2, 2013 at 3:42am
go on ebay search for iphone aluminum bumper and you will see it there most of them are less than $10.00
Al - December 31, 2012 at 3:56am
Have you done enough research on the effect of using aluminum on the iPhone 4s'? Not to rain on your idea, but there are a number of aluminum bumpers being dumped due to the negative impact on the phone's reception, "antenna gate" Do a search on Amazon on "iPhone 4 Aluminum Bumper" and look at the original prices, selling prices and the negative reviews. I've been tempted numerous times to buy them, they are beautiful. The iPhone 5 has a different antenna design so I don't know if it will fail on that device.
Guy - December 30, 2012 at 11:29pm
Good chance it will interfere with the antennas and reduce reception.
Zirks - December 30, 2012 at 11:07pm
Woww 45$$?? I will buy it for 10$ max
Dave - December 30, 2012 at 5:20pm
I would be more inclined to believe that there was some actual engineering and testing that went into this if he had not called it aluminium. It's aluminum on this side of the pond.
Anonymous - December 30, 2012 at 4:43am
Geez,$45?That's damn overpriced.Should've cost $15 for that one,and It looks like any normal bumpers except it IS aluminium.I would buy the cleave's bumpers instead.
BuckDouble88 - December 29, 2012 at 10:35pm
Great idea. But way too much. I would by the bumper if it was about $10 cheaper. But everything else is an amazing idea.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - December 29, 2012 at 6:57pm
It's not bad but it's too much $. Spigen/ SGP I think makes the best bumpers and cases out their. The colors, styles and quality of their cases are awesome.
Matt-nyc - December 29, 2012 at 5:58pm
Suck lol
iceblu121 - December 29, 2012 at 3:18pm
Not worth it Get the zero 5 case From CAZE. It's awesome thinnest out Don't offer much protection really but it's super thin
Nothing new
Nothing new - December 29, 2012 at 3:13pm
Nothing new here, I had a bumper case before I even bought the phone, it cost me 5 bucks and other iPhone 5 owners always ask where I got it, so sorry but $45 its waaayyyyyyy to much for a bumber case, besides its metal and will mess up with the signal
asdf - December 29, 2012 at 2:09pm
nothing innovative here, move the f- along
MK - December 29, 2012 at 2:07pm
Anything metal on the borders (where the actual antenna of the iPhone is) will attenuate the signal.
MUKAI - December 29, 2012 at 6:14am
Got my bumper for only 2 dollars. And works really well. It's a rip off.
Adcpolo - December 29, 2012 at 2:20am
They dont show how do you attach it to the phone... and by the time they get to ship this, a new phone will be out..!
Thoune - December 29, 2012 at 12:41am
It makes iPhone 5 thicker and thus it's ugly.
Dangsta - December 29, 2012 at 12:03am
$45, No thanks. I have this one and it works perfect and is only $12.99 free shipping.
Dangsta - December 29, 2012 at 12:02am
They already made cases better than this available now, and less expensive. C'mon $45? No thanks. Here's one for $12.99 and free shipping. And check out the comments on past orders. Good reviews.
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