The Titanium Case That Costs as Much as an iPhone
How cutting edge can you get?
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With all the complaints we heard after the iPhone 4 launched with its signal-squeezing metal frame, it's surprising that anyone would think of wrapping it in yet another layer of metal. Yet here we are, staring at the Case-Mate Titanium iPhone Case ($300).
This precision-machined case is made from a single piece of titanium and matches the curves of the iPhone 4 perfectly — the fit is so tight, in fact, that minor assembly is required. Bet you can't say that about your current rubber case.
According to the manufacturer, titanium, most often used in aircraft engines and automobiles, adds high-power durability. A laser etched logo completes the case -- and probably adds a bit of that cost.