One new iPhone 5 case offers protection for your handset while realizing two further aims: To emulate the sound of an unsheathed sword when the smartphone is withdrawn from its case, and to mirror that of a “locking and loading” gun when the iPhone is returned.
The accessory in question is V-MODA’s METALLO Case for the iPhone 5, a precision engineered metal case that can provide total protection for the smartphone. Though the case itself is a complex creation, allowing users to lock in their handset, to stand it upright, and to reveal the iPhone’s camera via a sliding mechanism, as Cult of Mac notes one feature of the METALLO stands out above the rest.
Labeled “Tactile Sound Feedback” in the product’s online description, V-MODA explains:
- Tactile Sound Feedback: Precision metal back plates make a sound like unsheathing a sword when removed and locking and loading a gun when installed (listen and see)
How do you like the sound of that?
Besides such impressive, albeit slightly nerdy, built in effects, the METALLO includes a number of further features, made possible by the product’s so-called “VERZADOCK” system:
- VERZADOCK Mount: patent-pending VERZADOCK transforms your smartphone into a uni-body mobile hi-fi system and extended battery pack
- Lock and Load: Innovative sliding lock mechanism ensures your phone stays secure to your VERZADOCK plate
- Two Back Plate Options: Includes two back plates, one for sleek portable use or VERZADOCK plate such as the extended functionality of the VAMP VERZA
- Double Protection: Protector skin is included to protect the back of your phone from scratches
- Camera: When paired with VAMP VERZA, the sliding lock mechanism allows you to use the camera while remaining attached
Each METALLO takes around one hour to forge from a single aluminium block, and so the cases don’t come cheap.
At the minute, iPhone owners can order one of V-MODA’s METALLO cases online for $101.00, and the product comes in four different colors (black, silver, red, and orange). Tempted? Let us know in the comments.
For further V-MODA-related articles, see: Enhance Your iPhone’s Audio With Some Xcite-ment And Beats By Dr. Dre, and V-MODA Announces $650 Headphone Amplifier For iPhone.