Cellhelmet injection-molded case guarantees your iPhone for a year, aims to end insurance payments

Cellhelmet injection-molded case guarantees your iPhone for a year, aims to end insurance payments
Over at Kickstarter, where startups try and crowdsource an initial round of investment, a pretty interesting project is underway. Called Cellhelmet, it is essentially an iPhone case made of injection-molded Thermoplastic polyurethane rubber (TPU) to protect the handset inside from drops, throws, bumps and so on - the founder guarantees various types of rough treatments but water damage, of course.

This guarantee goes as far as a replacement warranty if something happens to your device while inside a cellhelmet, with a proof of purchase. You send your device, pay a $50 handling fee, and it gets returned to you repaired within three days, or entirely replaced with a new one, if the damage is irreparable, limited to one replacement per guarantee.

The cellhelmet case itself costs $44.99, and you can color the otherwise boring TPU material with swappable backplates, two of which come with your cellhelmet, in the colors of your choosing. The case is adding a bit of bulk to the iPhone, at 0.48" (12.38mm), which is pretty good compared to some other ways to ruggedize your iPhone.

The founder Bryan McHenry hopes that people will appreciate the fact that the cellhelmet comes with a full protection guarantee via the Global Warranty Group for a year, and this way they save on expensive iPhone insurance. The Cellhelmet project has gathered north of $8, 000 at the time of writing, well on the way to its $10, 000 goal that will ensure the first round of production comes out on schedule March 8. Any pledges?


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