Ridiculously hot case (Carbon Fiber), but expensive!

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  1. pjavan

    pjavan Member

  2. Le0_Br4zUc4

    Le0_Br4zUc4 Well-Known Member

    Looks good but is toooooo expensive, at least for me isn't worth it
  3. nickdickitt

    nickdickitt Member

    Post up some pics..... I need to see it.
  4. pjavan

    pjavan Member

    Pic Added
  5. Snowman

    Snowman Well-Known Member

    Wasn't there a guy on here selling cases just like those? If I remember right he had a few different colors as well as being about 80 bucks cheaper.
  6. radikal

    radikal Well-Known Member

    it may not scratch, but the screen will likely still shatter
  7. xjestersdeadx

    xjestersdeadx Well-Known Member

    Run over it with your car, I want to see if I should buy it. ;)
  8. pjavan

    pjavan Member

    It can still shatter, but it takes a good deal of pressure to shatter it. And when it does...its tons of tiny pieces...
  9. sukanas

    sukanas Well-Known Member

    looks too tacky for my taste :[

    naked is the best
  10. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

    Real Carbon fiber is sooooo over-priced in the U.S. It's less than half the price in the U.K.. That's been my experience with motorcycle parts anyway.

    Well ... duh! LOL
  11. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

    CF is the shizzz.. I have 5 CF bikes, rings I am a CF junkie. Stuff is strong enough - great strength to weight ratio - you are not going to damage it. They use it on the Shuttle, cars, bikes, planes... no worries on it shattering.

    anyone got the details to the cheaper model?

    this would be cool if they did a 12k weave
  12. T0LLPHR33

    T0LLPHR33 Well-Known Member

    i'm big into tuners...CF is sexy if its done right...

    $140 is definitely pricey...I might have to talk to my buddy who forms CF on a daily basis and see if he can't make some that are a little cheaper...
  13. T0LLPHR33

    T0LLPHR33 Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree with you more...:D

    would be TITS to see color CF as well...:eek:
  14. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

  15. Doubledee90

    Doubledee90 Well-Known Member

  16. BBtoDroid

    BBtoDroid Member

    Not to hijack, but can anyone recommend a cover that has a screen protector with it? I hate paying 20 for cover and another 13 for sticky screen covers.

  17. micp1480

    micp1480 Well-Known Member

    I can get an another phone for that price.

    MICP 1480

  18. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

    I have to wonder why you would choose Carbon Fiber of all materials for a cell phone case that's supposed to protect the device from falls and other shock:

    "Carbon fiber is very strong when stretched or bent, but weak when compressed or exposed to high shock" (Wikipedia)

    Why are you planning on stretching or bending your cell phone case?

    Though I suspect it's all for the "sexiness" factor of carbon ______. That's all you hear about nowadays. Carbon fiber, carbon nanotubes, it never ends...
  19. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

    because in this usage, it will be just fine. trust me. if you can crash a bike going 30+ MPH and not damage it, dropping your phone with a CF case will be just fine.

    your taking those quotes out of proper context.

    one of the benefits of CF, in bikes for example, is it dampens shock. So the "high shock" you quote here is not relative to a dropped phone case.. it would be relative to maybe a thrown against the concrete phone case.
  20. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, alright, I see. Thanks for clearing that up to me. There just wasn't any real context in that paragraph I read on Wikipedia. Teaches me to read only the introduction to the Wiki page before I post something about it, I guess. :D
  21. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

    anyone can post on Wiki.. and post anything they want really ;)
  22. pjavan

    pjavan Member

  23. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

    no, ya think? :p

    BUT.... if they can crank out in volume, and it comes out of Asia, where most all of the CF bike parts come out of, you would be surprised how cheap they can make them.. way cheaper than the OP's original post price.. way cheaper. the real big cost is often the mold.
  24. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

    Well yeah, but it's generally cleared up so quickly because of changelogs that the chances that you loaded up the page before someone changed whatever vandalism someone else posted is incredibly small. One time I DID come across a page with vandalism on it and I refreshed it five minutes later and it was gone. :D
  25. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

    I would think so too, but look at the price of the pre-made phone cases. They aren't as comparatively cheap as I would have expected.

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