AL13 is a slim, lightweight bumper made from aerospace aluminum that is said to offer protection for your iPhone 5 without changing the look of your iPhone.
Designed by m, a studio headed by CEO and founder Lester Mapp, the AL13 works by raising your iPhone away from surfaces protecting the edges. It also absorbs the shock from bumps and knocks, and comes with a protective film for the display.
The inside of the bumper is coated with a rubber lining which acts as a shock absorber to minimize impact damage to your phone. It also protects the aluminum on your iPhone 5 as you install the AL13.
The $20,000 / €15,000 required to purchase the materials and pay for the manufacturing process has been raised, which will now take the AL13 from prototype to production.
See the project’s Kickstarter page to learn more and order your own. Shipping is expected to begin in April.