hollow x frame aluminum iPhone cases by mod 3 hollow x frame aluminum iPhone cases by mod 3
jan 12, 2013

hollow x frame aluminum iPhone cases by mod 3

radius: hollow x-frame aluminum iPhone cases by mod-3



based in san jose, california, design studio mod-3 has kickstarted the ‘radius’ – an iPhone case that consists of corner modules composed into an x-frame that holds them together. the components are beveled much like the bezel of the iPhone 5, while raised profiles at the front elevate the touch screen, allowing the phone to be placed face down on flat surfaces. held together by stainless steel screws, the thin profile of the corner pieces precisely and securely grips the chamfered edge of the phone without covering any part of the touch screen.


the ‘radius’ is currently seeking funding on kickstarter.


‘radius’ front (left), ‘radius’ x-frame (right)



‘radius’ color variation



small and intricate corner modules





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  • Really cool but could have have a lot less pieces.

    Robin says:
  • It would be great if we could see some info on how does this product perform. For instance, what happens if the phone is dropped?

    Ted says:
  • Ultra minimalist, only protects corners of phone. Beautiful.

    mArkW says:
  • Cool product – But I’m really getting tired of hearing “ultra”… “ultra thin, ultra minimal” – I kinda felt embarrassed for you when I heard that…

    Seth says:
  • very cool –
    … wonder if it (really is aluminium and hence) might have any impact on wi-fi/net connectivity
    (heard that using metal with iphone cases is not recommended by apple).

    naaah – am not a killjoy but have been looking at bazillions of iphone cases
    for my new, beloved infoplaytech-toy-friend
    and read billiarbazillions of amazon-user-comments on all sort of “nice, but …”
    things to keep in mind … *sighs*

    but it really looks pretty cute

    marc_is_curious says:

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