Kickstarter successes are pretty common. But a Kickstarter campaign that goes 400% over its goal and delivers to 100% of its backers on time? Not so common (according to a report at CNN.com, 84% of Kickstarter’s top projects are shipped late). That’s why the AL13 lightweight aluminum bumper for iPhone from designed by m is worth a look, and why it’s good news that those who didn’t back it can now place their orders online.
Seeking a comparatively low cost, high quality aluminum bumper that didn’t add bulk to the iPhone, designed by m CEO and founder Lester Mapp developed the AL13.
“The iPhone is elegant just as it is; the beauty of its design stands out, so we want to preserve it,” Mapp said. “The AL13 is created from aerospace grade aluminum, so you get a slim, lightweight frame that’s tough enough to shield your iPhone from bumps and scratches yet elegant enough to blend perfectly with the iPhone’s form.”
Regarding signal loss:
designed by m did tests and reported that the AL13 has a signal loss of less than 10%, while other metal bumpers tested had a loss of 20% or greater.
The AL13 raises the iPhone away from surfaces protecting the edges and absorbing the shock from bumps and knocks. A rubber lining acts as a shock absorber to minimize impact damage and also protects the iPhone while installing the AL13. A high impact, anti-scratch, anti-fingerprint and anti-glare polyurethane screen protector keeps your screen in pristine condition. The slide cover simply glides on and locks into place; no screws or tools necessary.
The AL13 costs $79.99 and is available for iPhone 4/4s and 5 in slate black, gun metal, silver, red, and blue.
For more information and to place your order, visit www.thinkbym.com.