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This super-slim iPhone 6 bumper promises to protect your device from bending and so much more

Updated 4 years ago
Published Oct 21st, 2014 3:28PM EDT
Rhinoshield Crash Guard Kickstarter

We’ve seen a lot of iPhone 6 cases pop up on Kickstarter lately, but this one still looks like something special. The Rhinoshield Crash Guard is a new case that’s being pitched as a “slim profile bumper case that provides amazing drop protection for the iPhone 5/5S/5C, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Protection that does NOT compromise on the original design.” The case’s Kickstarter fundraiser has already exceeded its original goal of £6,000 and has now raised more than £100,000. It has 17 days remaining, and has already racked up an impressive 3,844 backers.

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RhinoShield case maker Evolutive Labs has promised protective products in the past and delivered with its original Rhino Protective Shield.  Its next endeavor looks as though it may deliver again with the Crash Guard. Have a look at the impressive specs, as seen on Rhino’s Kickstarter page:

  • Slim profile bumper is only 2.5mm thick
  • Allows for the device to be seen and not wrapped up in a bulky case, the way Steve intended
  • Super-lightweight (weighs 12 grams, less than half an OUNCE!)
  • Ultra-high impact absorbing properties, with no visible damage to the device following drop tests of over 20 feet or 7 meters
  • Hard and soft construction with a matte texture for ease of grip
  • Available in attractive fashion colors including pink, purple, black, white, orange and teal
  • Compatible with third-party headphones (including Beats by Dr. Dre) and lighting cable
  • Design of bumper allows for easy access to all ports and buttons
  • Powered by Egg Drop Technology
  • Available for the iPhone 5/5S/5C, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

Sure, that looks well and good, but will it survive a dramatic fall?

With the phone surviving an impressive test that involved dropping an iPhone from 24 feet directly onto concrete, a short slip from your hands shouldn’t be a big deal at all.

Evolutive Labs promises the new Crash Guard will offer minimal coverage yet supply maximum protection for your iPhone. Upon the release of the Rhino Crash Guard, Evolutive Labs plans to “ship all iPhone 5 orders within a week or 10 days and iPhone 6 models by the end of November, well in time for the holiday season.”

Considering that the case already hit its Kickstarter goal, iPhone users can look forward to protecting their iPhones within the next few weeks. Check out the Kickstarter page by following the source link below.