DRO Concepts Full Carbon Fiber Case For The Apple iPhone

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We’ve had our hands on a couple of different carbon fiber related iPhone cases. We’ve looked at the Case-Mate carbon fiber leather case as well as the ION carbon fiber and leather/velvet cases. This time around we’ve got the hands-on scoop with the Dro Concepts full carbon fiber iPhone case. Each case is a little different from the next, but the Dro Concepts version is the first one that is made completely out of carbon fiber.

DRO Concepts full carbon fiber iPhone 3G case

The cases are hand crafted with 4 layers of genuine carbon fiber, and unlike many carbon fiber products, they are actually made in the good ole’ US of A (in Indiana to be more specific). The thing to keep in mind is that unlike many cases out there that use fake carbon fiber or a carbon fiber pattern print, the DRO Concepts case uses 100% real carbon fiber. The case (we’re looking specifically at the one for the iPhone 3G) is extremely light, our trusty scale says it weighs in at just 15 grams…and that’s with the inner neoprene cushion.

DRO Concepts full carbon fiber iPhone 3G case

The carbon fiber has a scratch resistant high gloss coating on the outer layer for protection, and as mentioned above the inside is lined with neoprene (with a sweet DRO Concepts logo) to provide a cushion to the iPhone. The design is extremely thing to not add too much additional bulk to the phone, and it’s designed to give complete access to all of the iPhone 3G controls. There is even a cutout on the back to display the Apple logo because we all know how important that is!

DRO Concepts full carbon fiber iPhone 3G case

The case also comes with a microfiber polishing cloth and a D-shield anti-static screen guard. The case is priced at $84.99, we liked it so much that we decided to sell it on our site, which you can purchase here. At this time we’re only carrying the iPhone 3G case in carbon fiber, but it’s also available for the regular iPhone. On top of that, it’s also available in silver texalium if you want the silver carbon fiber look. Just contact us if you’d like any of those, and we can get them for you.

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  • Mark

    I’m a huge fan of carbon fiber! I usually replace motorcycle parts with it. Anyways, I ordered from DRO Concepts on Feb 3rd and will be giving an update/review once I receive the product!

  • Mark

    Thanks Dave! My iPhone now has the carbon fiber wallpaper with the apple logo. DRO Concepts sent me an email with a tracking number for my CF 3G case today, so UPS needs to pick up the pace! lol

    Any suggestions to turn my macbook pro into a CF work of art?

  • You should have ordered it from us 🙂

    I believe Dro Concepts is working on a Macbook Pro CF case overlay, that we’ll more than likely carry as well. Details to come as we get them!

  • Campbell

    I bought the CF case from DRO Concepts 2 months ago… but they sent me the silver version. So I returned the silver CF case the same day … but they refuse to credit my AMEX and have not returned any of my emails. I am going to report them to the small business bureau and have AMEX contact them.

    Don’t buy from DRO Concepts!!!

  • Peter

    Bought this sometime last year. Blocked reception and fit way to snug. I also dropped it on a short carpeted surface and the Carbon fiber split along the seam. I would not purchase this case. Biggest reason is the blocked reception. A lot of people loved the look of the case and had lots of complements but other than that, not worth the money. The customer service sucks too.

  • Guys – we’ve listened to your issues, and no longer carry products from Dro Concepts.

  • Dan Reed

    I bought a Case from DRO Concept, when I order it, the cases were on backorder. On 10th May 2009 I received an email that said it was shipped priority mail. But it still hasn’t shown up, I live in TX, it should have been here a week ago. I’ve sent them two emails but they have not responded. No Case – Anyone else had this problem?

    • Dan Reed

      I did get my case after a couple of emails. They explained they were having trouble with the initial back-order shipments. The Case is excellent. No Complaints about the quality. Looks Great Performs as Expected. I have had it for almost 3 months now. I have dropped my phone a couple of time on a hard surface, good protection.

  • We no longer recommend purchasing from Dro Concepts. They have not answered any of our e-mails either, and we no longer carry their products.

  • I want to buy a dro concept case for my iphone 3g the one for 84.99 How do i buy this? thank you

  • Dan

    You can Order from the supplier.

  • antonio ramos

    I’ve bought an iphone case from dro
    concepts, and paid through paypal in mid october. I waited for it until yesterday,
    ocasionaly checking fedex’s site, were it allways said “available for
    clearence”.
    Past experience warned me the delay was normal, due to customs, and i would sooner or later
    be contacted with further instructions from fedex.
    Yesterday (22/12) i decided to contact fedex directly: i was told that they’d
    returned my parcel. As they did not have a phone number or e-mail adress to
    contact me (both of wich i gave DRO concepts…), and after trying to
    contact the sender several times to get that information, they “returned it
    to sender”, with the reference ############. That has happened a while back and
    DRO never informed of what had hapened, nor have they replied to my e-mail.
    It is the first time this happens to me, and i consider this whole affair
    unprofessional on Dro’s part.

    • Hi Antonio,
      We have sent you a few emails over the past several days trying to resolve this issue. I am sure you are quite busy with the Holiday season. We have spoken directly with the FedEx International shipping department and believe we have found the problem. Please contact us at support@droconcepts.com and we can get you properly taken care of.

      Thank you for your patience and understanding.

      Have a nice holiday season, hope to hear from you soon.

      Mary

  • Bill Sadataki

    I bought one of these cases (new two pc. design) for my iPhone 3GS. I never used it because once it arrived the fit, finish and overall quality were so substandard that I wouldn’t even consider using it in public. I exchanged a couple emails with Mary at DRO who was gracious in her offer to exchange the case for the newer redesigned case when it was released. I didn’t send the case back right away because, frankly, the delay in getting the first case and it’s poor quality had moved my interest to the back burner. Recently I sent Mary another email which has gone unanswered for a few weeks.

    Buy at your own risk. Very disappointing and not worth a fraction of the cost.

    • Sorry I meant to post this as a reply. Thanks for the email. The message below was also also emailed to you recently along with further details on how to handle the exchange.

      I apologize as well for being slow about getting back to you. We have been very busy over the holiday season. Our current version of the carbon cases have been updated considerably with improvements in fit and finish. Since you have not used the case we would be happy to exchange your case for our current production version.

      As you probably know our DRO concepts carbon fiber cases are made entirely by hand and we produce the cases in batches. Due to the great holiday demand we have sold completely out of our last production batch of carbon iPhone cases (as of December 16th). Our latest batch of cases will be finished and shipping in mid-January. As a FREE gift for waiting, we would like to include one of our carbon fiber pens with your order. More details can be found on our blog.

      Thank you again for your business and time, we truly appreciate it.

      Hope you had a Happy and Safe Holiday!

      Mary S.
      Customer Care
      DRO Concepts
      support@droconcepts.com

  • Thanks for the email. The message below was also also emailed to you recently along with further details on how to handle the exchange.

    I apologize as well for being slow about getting back to you. We have been very busy over the holiday season. Our current version of the carbon cases have been updated considerably with improvements in fit and finish. Since you have not used the case we would be happy to exchange your case for our current production version.

    As you probably know our DRO concepts carbon fiber cases are made entirely by hand and we produce the cases in batches. Due to the great holiday demand we have sold completely out of our last production batch of carbon iPhone cases (as of December 16th). Our latest batch of cases will be finished and shipping in mid-January. As a FREE gift for waiting, we would like to include one of our carbon fiber pens with your order. More details can be found on our blog.

    Thank you again for your business and time, we truly appreciate it.

    Hope you had a Happy and Safe Holiday!

    Mary S.
    Customer Care
    DRO Concepts
    support@droconcepts.com

  • Received a carbon fiber case from dro concepts for Christmas from my girlfriend and have nothing but good things to say about it. The shiny finish is beautiful and the case looks like a million bucks. I matches my Audi S4 interior perfectly and is a must for this carbon fiber lover. I haven’t had any experience with their customer service so I can’t speak to that.

  • Joe Morales

    My brother ordered a DRO concepts carbon fiber case for my iphone. I was excited to receive it in the mail but it never showed up. I contacted fedex but no luck. They said it was delivered and left on my porch, back door and front door ( I do not own a porch or do I have a back door. Fedex told me to contact DRO Concepts so that they could resend the order.

    Since 22 Dec 09 I’ve only received one email from them. Which I responded to in the same day. Since then, sent two more emails requesting more information on the status of the order. I have not received any information. I am extremely disappointed in the way I’ve been treated.

    I think I would have loved the product, if I received it. However, customer service is a major part of doing business and If you lack ever aspect known to man to communicate with your customer, Then you have failed us.

    I currently do not recommend this product but hope that we are able to fix this issue.

    • ** Message removed **

      Carbon Fiber Gear Note: DRO Concepts responded directly to Joe’s comment, but also did so via e-mail. There is no need to bring their support resolution to the comment area here, please continue to followup via e-mail/phone with customers. We do appreciate that you guys are in fact following up with customers.

  • Mike

    Gosh! i think i will give DRO a miss!

    • Joe m

      Mike i finally did get my carbon fiber i phone case. It did take longer than expected but i am extremely happy with the case. Mary caim through and i would recommend the product if you are looking for a real carbon fiber phone case. It is the best one out there. I hope the company works out any of the customer support issues.

  • Spencer S

    I pre-ordered an iphone 4 case on August 3rd. They were supposed to ship on August 17th. I finally got an email from DRO on Sept 1 saying the case would be shipping the next day and I should expect to see another email with a tracking number. I never saw a tracking number or the case. I have emailed them multiple times since then and not gotten a single response.

    I have not yet reversed payment but I’m getting close. I would love to get my case but I’m not sure how much longer I’m willing to wait. They are claiming that orders made after Aug 17 will begin shipping on Sept 17th… It’ll be great if people who ordered their cases after me receive their cases before me.

    I would love for Mary S from DRO to contact me so I could figure out what to do next.
    -Spencer

    • Or cancel your order and wait it out for our upcoming all carbon fiber iPhone 4 case. We should have some teaser pics before the end of the month I hope.

      Sorry for your troubles though, hope you get it sorted out.