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Accessory Review – Carbon Fibre Leather Shell


Manufacturer: Ion Factory
Price: From $80

There’s nothing we like more than seeing the technology that’s used in F1 race cars and fighter jets making its way onto our own gadgets. 
This Carbon Fibre Leather Shell from uses carbon fibre and leather to give your iPhone the build of a fighter jet crossed with the sumptuous interior of a luxury sports car. The result is an iPhone case that not only looks pretty sweet and feels glorious in the hand, but also does a fine job at protecting the most treasured of your gadgets. The phone slips in throughthe top of the case. Once it’s placed inside, the case forms what is essentially an exterior skeleton of protection for your iPhone. All of your ports are very easy to access and the phone can be slipped in and out easily. Sadly, the footprint of this case isn’t as tiny as we’d like and some people will no doubt prefer to have the slim profile of a silicone case, so there is a bit of a trade off.

If you want a case that will last the distance, protect your iPhone and come in handy should you need to fly through the air at hundreds of miles per hour, then you ought to give serious consideration to this case. Carbon fibre is in fact one of the planet’s strongest composite materials, and it’s extremely likely that this case will outlive your iPhone. Although the Carbon Fibre Leather Shell isn’t cheap, it’s definitely a worthy investment for the protection. And it’s pretty cool to be able to say you use fighter jet materials to protect your phone!

Practicality: 7.3

Design: 7.8

Value for money: 6.4

Features: 4.5

Durability: 8.9

Kung Fu Verdict: 7.8