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.
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.
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!
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.