by Tommy Ly
June 22, 2012
After raising nearly $1,000,000 for their gorgeous iPod nano wristwatch kits, LunaTik needs your help funding their latest Kickstarter project, the TAKTIK case for iPhone. The TAKTIK is a new take on the rugged iPhone cases. It's designed to take a beating, while also turning heads. From the look of it, this thing could probably smash some heads, too. If you can't see the video above, please click here. As stated on the TAKTIK's Kickstarter page:
TAKTIK's shockproof suspension features a patent-pending 9mm Impact Truss silicone perimeter compressed between two durable Ballistik polymer bezels or anodized aluminum bezels. The front bezel includes an adhered compression seal liner to protect from rain seeping into the case. Our design for the rear bezel features an open, unobstructed camera pass through that maintains brilliant photo and flash quality almost as if the case wasn't there. This sandwich construction compresses the silicone truss creating a suspension system to cradle your iPhone like the precious baby it is.If that's not enough, the dust and shockproof TAKTIK uses special coatings around the device's speaker and microphone, making them water resistant. In addition, the headphone jack and dock connector can be completely plugged up, preventing dust or water from getting into your iPhone. For more serious backers, you can pledge a bit more to get a TAKTIK with a Gorilla Glass protective lens on the front bezel. Yup, Gorillia Glass - the same glass that your iPhone already uses. If all goes according to plan, the TAKTIK is expected to ship this August. Wait a minute ... Isn't that just two months before the next generation iPhone will (hopefully) launch? Why should you waste your money? Luckily for you (and me), LunaTik will also develop a case for the next iPhone if the project gets funded. That model is expected to ship in December. A pledge of $75 will get you a TAKTIK case, while $100 will get you a TAKTIK with Gorilla Glass. If you like to plan ahead, you can pledge $250 for the Future Proof pack, which includes a TAKTIK case for iPhone 4, and well as the iPhone "5" variant when it launches. For more information on the TAKTIK, visit Kickstarter. With less than a month to go, the TAKTIK is about $50,000 away from its $150,000 goal. Will you back this project?