iPhone 5 case protects against extreme temperatures, looks good doing it

iPhone 5 case protects against extreme temperatures, looks good doing it
While smartphone cases come in all shapes and sizes, pretty much all of them are meant to protect our handsets from dents, drops, and scratches. The Salt cases for iPhone 5, however, are a bit different as they provide resistance against extreme temperatures as well. Why is that important? Well, a smartphone may shut itself down and/or get seriously damaged if exposed to temperatures beyond a certain threshold. The iPhone 5, for example, works best from 32° to 95° F, but may malfunction if it gets way too cold or too hot. Moreover, excessive temperatures may seriously shorten any battery's life span.

Naturally, Salt cases work by blocking heat, but the way they do that is a bit more complex than you would expect. In fact, they use the same material that NASA protects its equipment with against heat emitted by rocket engines and the coldness of outer space. Thanks to that and the company's Saltbloc "thermal layering technology", Salt cases successfully tackle "the mechanics of heat transfer: radiation, convection and conduction." They look pretty stylish as well, we must add. Red, green, tan, brown and black are the colors Salt cases will be available in. 

But before Salt cases for the iPhone 5 hit the market, their makers will need your financial support. That's where crowdfunding comes into play – people interested in buying a Salt case may back up the project via Kickstarter. If the $27 000 is raised before the September 23 deadline, then early backers will get their Salt cases before the end of next month. For more details, check out the project's page on Kickstarter.

source: Kickstarter



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

So its hardware or software should be optimized for such temperatures cases. Why need Case? And who keeps their phones in such temperatures often.

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Go look how many places are above 95F and below 32F right now.

2. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

that zipper looks dangerous

4. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That zipper looks awesome.. and will do a great job taking the finish off the aluminum casing

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I am so getting one

9. cab207

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

thanks for the support!

6. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That zipper is in the worst possible spot. lol who thought of this?

7. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Look closely at the 5th picture. The case has a built in case to cover the sides of the iPhone and hold it in place. It looks like the only opening on the sides is right by the volume and vibrate switch. Hopefully, they've done enough testing to make sure that opening isn't too big to cause the zipper to rub and strip the paint off of the aluminum.

8. cab207

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

Actually, I designed it and as the poster said above you can clearly see that the holder for the phone protects against the zipper. We have tested these case for over a year and never had a single scratch from the zipper.

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