Aluminum

  • The iPhone 5 Gets A Bumper It Can Be Proud Of Via New Kickstarter Campaign

    The iPhone 5 Gets A Bumper It Can Be Proud Of Via New Kickstarter Campaign

    The iPhone 5 delivered a lot of new things vs. its predecessors, but it also marked Apple exit from the bumper game; unlike with the iPhone 4 and 4S, Apple didn’t make a slim band exterior case for this device to protect its delicate edges. Apple’s oversight makes for opportunity for others, however, and the AL13 aluminum iPhone bumper (which comes in both iPhone 4 and iPhone 5… Read More

  • Nokia Said To Be Prepping An Aluminum-Clad Lumia For Release Later This Year

    Nokia Said To Be Prepping An Aluminum-Clad Lumia For Release Later This Year

    Nokia’s been awfully fond of slapping its high-end hardware into polycarbonate bodies, but that trend may soon come to an end if a new report from The Verge holds true. According to unnamed sources within Nokia, one of the Finnish phone company’s new top-tier Windows Phones (codenamed “Catwalk”) will be clad in lightweight aluminum instead of the usual colorful plastics. Read More

  • Full Metal Case: Exovault billet

    Full Metal Case: Exovault billet

    According to Answers.com, a billet is “a small, usually rectangular bar of iron or steel in an intermediate stage of manufacture” or “a small ingot of nonferrous metal.” I didn’t know that. I also didn’t know that you could get an iPhone case crafted out of such a material. But the Internet, my friends, holds many wonderful secrets. And you can, in fact, get… Read More

  • TMT wallets look strange, should show up on 24

    TMT wallets look strange, should show up on 24

    Wallets are becoming more and more functional these days. We told you about the Flipside wallet before, but here’s one that takes it to a whole new level of ridiculousness. Read More

  • Scientists do the impossible: create new alloy

    Scientists do the impossible: create new alloy

    Scientists in the U.S. and Sweden have created a substitutional alloy using aluminum, cerium, a little theoretical math, and a whole lot of pushing. Normally, aluminum and cerium don’t play well together, because their atomic radii and electronegativity are too far apart. But just like Oscar and Felix were able to get along in their apartment, so too can these two elements combine… Read More

  • Apple's "Brick" manufacturing process, applied to fine wine

    Apple's "Brick" manufacturing process, applied to fine wine

    Everything is better in unibody aluminum. If bikes hadn’t already proven this, then the new MacBooks did (ish), and if you still aren’t convinced, then feast your eyes on these little beauties. Volute premium portable wine’s aluminum bottles and wide mouths make them well-suited for, say, concealment at technology trade shows. No embarrassing Cabernet drip and glass… Read More

  • Need new headphones? In-ear are all the craze lately

    Need new headphones? In-ear are all the craze lately

    In the exciting world of headphones, in-ear buds are getting a lot of attention, which kind of bugs me since I find this style very uncomfortable and they have a tinny sound. Well, the fine folks at Marantz and Maxell would like to try and prove me wrong. Marantz just released aluminum earphones with 9.5mm drivers that produce a frequency response of 20Hz-20,000Hz, and a pressure sensitivity… Read More

  • RhinoSkin Aluminum Laptop Hardcase

    Observe exhibit A, one long-ass video about an aluminum laptop case. Sure it’s adjustable so it can fit basically any laptop you can cram in it, but does the video really need to be five minutes long? My attention span is good for three minutes tops, so if you’re like me here are the details on this RhinoSkin Universal Aluminum HardCase. Because it’s… Read More