Engine-Inspired iPhone 5 Case Protects And Looks Cool Too

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Best looking iPhone 5 in the office!

Best looking iPhone 5 in the office! (Photo: Terry A. Miller)

One of the perks of being a veteran technology writer is companies often send you cool new gadgets and accessories to try out hoping you will write about them.

A few months ago, I made a post about a cool iPhone 5 case that looked like a head gasket off a V8 engine. A few weeks later, a sample of it arrived in my mailbox. Only problem was I didn’t have an iPhone 5, so it sat on my desk waiting for the day I could use it.

Finally, I was able to put the case to use. And I love it.

I don’t get excited about phone cases, but this one looks very cool and is very well constructed. The aluminum structure is padded with suede inside and provides a perfect fit on the iPhone 5.

Though I wasn’t going to try and test it, I feel like the phone is protected petty well for normal use. If you are a phone-abuser, it may not give you enough protection.

Another thing I like about the kit is included a precision-cut screen protector. All speaker, mic and button openings are easily accessible as well.

If the typical plastic or rubber phones cases are not your style and you love cars, this case is for you.

The Gasket V8 from the mobile accessory company id America, is inspired by the shape of a head gasket on a performance V8 engine. It is constructed with aircraft aluminum and molded to provide a form fitting structure for the iPhone 5. The Gasket V8 case can be ordered at for $29.95.

The Gasket V8 is available in Titanium Gray, Vintage Gold, Aluminum Silver, Rally Blue, Brilliant Red, and Forest Green, Gasket V8 is the must have accessory for any automotive enthusiast.

“The Gasket V8 offers optimal protection and style for racing and automotive enthusiasts,” says Abraham Jackal, marketing manager of id America. “These additions to the id America family will undoubtedly bring out the race car driver in you in a subtle and fashionable way.”

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