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AL13: Ultra-Thin Aerospace Aluminium Bumper for iPhone

A project in Miami Beach, FL by designed by m

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Made from lightweight Aerospace Aluminum, Al13 offers protection without altering the look of your iPhone 4 or 5.
Backers: 1426
Average Pledge Per Backer: $60

Funded: $86,250 of $20,000
Dates: Dec 27th -> Feb 13th (49 days)
Project By: designed by m
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Latest News

What to Expect When Launching a Second Kickstarter Campaign

April 7th - via:
How one phone case company, which already beat its goal, prepared for its sophomore effort. (Read More)

Review: AL13 raises the bar for iPhone bumper design

May 18th - via:
Designed by m has managed to craft one of the most exquisite and well designed iPhone bumpers we've ever seen — in fact "bumper" seems too unrefined a descriptor — but one flaw could mar for some people what is otherwise a nearly perfect companion to Apple's smartphone. (Read More)

An iPhone case Apple could have built

May 6th - via:
Few mobile devices are in the same league with the iPhone 4 and 5 in terms of hardware design -- at least until the HTC One came along. Of course, Apple has famously traded function for form at times. But from a purely aesthetic point of view, the real challenge for the iPhone is that its owners value the device so much they wrap it in hideously ugly cases to protect it. (Read More)

Random Update

March 28th - via:
Greetings to all Some of you have been asking for another update, so let me reassure you that everything is running according to schedule and if that changes you will be the first to know. All units of AL13 are ready and now need to be packaged. Once... (Read More)

Random Update

March 15th - via:
Greetings Everyone,  I just wanted to give you a quick update.  Everything is going according to plan and we expect to ship to you in mid to late April as promised. I’ll be able to give you an exact date once production is finished. ... (Read More)

Production Update

February 24th - via:
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Quick Update

February 18th - via:
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Hello World!

February 13th - via:
Exactly 48 days ago my team crowded into my office and nervously watched as I hit the button on my keyboard that would send us live on Kickstarter and take AL13 to the world. Today we are excited beyond belief as we've reached the end of our... (Read More)

AL13 now available in FIVE Colors

January 31st - via:
We did it!!  We hit our first stretch goal and will be able to offer AL13 in at least one additional color. We can’t tell you the winning color yet, but those of you who have been following can probably already guess which color is in the lead,... (Read More)

What we've been up to...

January 16th - via:
You’re probably wondering what we’ve been up to this past week with AL13. Well, we’re still working hard, tallying your votes and making preparations to include the new colors in our production run should we reach our stretch goals. But today... (Read More)

Help us reach our Stretch Goal

January 11th - via:
WOW!! We’re receiving a ton of votes and we’re getting really excited about the idea of seeing AL13 in new colors; so we need your help to reach our stretch goals Help us get the word out about AL13. We’re asking for help from the best... (Read More)

We DID it! Thanks to your incredible support

January 10th - via:
Exciting News!It's really happening!! Thanks to your incredible support we've more than doubled our funding goal and WILL be going into production. Woo-hooooooo!!  We have production samples and J and I are busy working on testing as well as some... (Read More)

AL13 aerospace grade aluminum bumper arrives on Kickstarter, protect your iPhone without spoiling its looks

January 4th - via:
We have seen many different bumper designs for the iPhone but we have never seen one as thin and simplistic as this one. The AL13 is currently seeking pledges on Kickstarter and looks to offer protection for your iPhone without adding much bulk or spoiling its beautiful design either. (Read More)

So here’s the thing (pt3)….Signal Loss Issue

January 2nd - via:
It hasn't been a week yet and we are almost 80% funded!! You guys are AWESOME!! Apart from trying to control our excitement, J and I are working hard on testing, product refinement and a bit of marketing. It looks like it's going to be a big year for... (Read More)

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