I’m not sure I see the benefits in this case, but apparently a lot of people at Kickstarter did when they funded this project at more than 200% of the goal. The Radius case for iPhone 5 from mod-3 takes minimalism to a new level. It covers only the corners of the phone, with a thin X of aluminum across the back to hold the four corner pieces in place. The designers at mod-3 say they found that the most frequent damage to their “naked” phones occurred at the corners, so they designed a case to protect only the corners. The Radius has been completely funded, so you can no longer pledge at Kickstarter, but you can pre-order a case at the BiteMyApple website for $69.99. It’s available in color schemes to match either the black (slate aluminum with slate, cyan, “polish”, or red corners) or the white iPhone 5 (polished aluminum with red, cyan, slate, or “polish” corners). Shipment is expected in early March 2013.
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