Review: AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case - Tough, slim & Sexy....

The AL13 iPhone 5 bumper case is a successful Kickstarter project (What is kickstarter?) brought to us by Designed by m. The project raised $86,250 with nearly 1500 backers. 

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 is an ultra thin aerospace aluminum bumper case for your iPhone 5. The class of this iPhone case shines through before you've even opened the packaging. Encased in a sleek black box, the lid that slides off to unveil the AL13 cushioned in a bed of foam - it really does stand out from the crowd.

The bumper is raised away from your iPhone protecting it's edges, absorbing any shock and defending against bumps and knocks. Shocks are absorbed into a rubber lining that sits inside the bumper case, minimising damage from any impact. A great thing about the AL13 is that it doesn't require any screws or tools to lock it into place, it features a simple slide cover which locks the front and back of the bumper in place. 

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

Apple didn't releaser a bumper case for the iPhone 5 but the AL13 makes Apple's previous bumper case look like a kids toy. This is a serious piece of manufacturing, you can feel the quality and see the amount of work that has gone into it's design. It is crafted from aerospace aluminum and really does add to the iPhones sleek and slender design. AL13 features cut outs for all buttons and ports meaning that it won't change the way you use your iPhone and it weighs less than 16 grams.

One negative effect of the case is that there will be some slight signal loss of 5-10% but this is compared to the average 25% loss of other aluminum bumpers. But after using the case for the past day we have not seen any noticeable drop in signal.

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

Why we love the AL13 - it is an elegant yet tough bumper case that adds to your iPhone's design rather than obscuring it. If you would like to keep your iPhone looking stylish yet also keep it protected the AL13 is definitely worthy of your attention. 

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

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AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case

AL13 iPhone 5 Bumper Case