by Brent Dirks
June 6, 2013
Well-known for its high-quality laptop bags and iPad cases, accessory maker booq is moving into the world of iPhone 5 protection. The company has just announced its Fibre Collection for Apple’s latest handset. Taking inspiration from booq's natural fiber cases and Mamba line, the snapcase combines protective polycarbonate with a soft-touch finish and genuine fiber fabric. A thin-walled design with thick sides provide a maximum amount of protection without looking too bulky.
“The Fibre snapcase is our first venture into iPhone cases, and we’re really excited to finally offer Apple lovers shelter for their most important and used device,” says booq’s Lead Designer, S. Kema Subsomboon. “We’ve thought about this case for a while, but the challenge was getting those same materials that make our bags highly-durable to translate to such a small piece of casing without compromising design and protection. The natural fiber from the beloved Mamba was just right.”Available in black, gray, purple, or sand, the case retails for $29.95 and can be ordered directly from booq’s site and other select retailers. For other recent accessory news, see Win A Pair Of Wicked Audio Reverb Headphones And Start Listening To Wicked Sounds, Save $50 On A Jambox Speaker And Put It At The Top Of Your Pop's Chart, and Grove's New SkateCase Is A Beautiful And Unique Way To Protect An iPhone 5.