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ION unveils CarbonFiber Leather Shell for iPhone 3G

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
News Categories: iPhone Accessories

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ION has introduced its new CarbonFiber Leather Shell for the iPhone 3G. The open faced case features a hard shell wrapped in premium leather, with an exposed stripe of carbon fiber running down the center of the case’s rear. It offers open access to the iPhone’s touch screen and home button, volume and power buttons, ringer/silent switch, and headphone and Dock Connector ports. Available in white, black, or grey, the ION CarbonFiber Leather Shell for iPhone 3G is available now and sells for $80.

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Comments

1

Shame it’s so puffy. It’s a nice looking design, but adds way too much bulk to the phone.

I was a leather SKIN!

Posted by kloan on August 27, 2008 at 1:59 PM (PDT)

2

I read about this company a while back, the cases are actually plastic with a “featured” strip of carbon fiber on it… which from what I hear is actually black fiber glass, there would have to be cutouts on the back for signal reception. Carbon fiber causes interference!! 80 bucks for a fake carbon case from hong kong.
Not for me

Posted by carbonguy09 on August 27, 2008 at 9:21 PM (PDT)

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The ION Carbon fiber Leather Shell is made of Polycarbonate inner shell with soft interior lining for protection. And finished with full-grain lamb leather and carbon/graphite fiber composite.

In our lab test, the carbon fiber strip is benchmarked and stated negative in effected any perceptible signal interference.

ION support team

Posted by dr-jelly on August 28, 2008 at 4:51 AM (PDT)

4

This looks like a good case, unfortunately it is a little misleading as Carbon fibre is just featured on the case not the main component in its construction. It should be called a Polycarbonate case with carbon fibre detailing. Though I still think I would buy one.

Posted by Mr_Pneumonic on August 29, 2008 at 2:57 PM (PDT)

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