Cellhelmet Is World’s First iPhone Case To Include One Year Of Free Accidental Insurance

Cellhelmet Is World’s First iPhone Case To Include One Year Of Free Accidental Insurance

cellhelmet is a new case built from thermoplastic polyurethane rubber (TPU) which promises to provide the “ultimate protection” for your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. In fact, its creators, cellpig, are so confident their case will save your device from accidental damage that with each purchase they throw in free insurance for a whole year. No other case offers this level of protection.

Slapping a good case on your iPhone is the most practical way of ensuring it is protected from accidental damage, but sometimes not even that’s enough. cellpig recognizes this, and so it has set up a Kickstarter project in the hope of becoming the world’s first case manufacturer to offer free insurance with its cellhelmet case, which are manufactured entirely in the U.S.

cellpig has teamed up with Global Warranty Group, one of the nation’s leading iPhone insurance administrators, to ensure that if your iPhone breaks while it’s inside a cellhelmet case, you are guaranteed free repairs. Not just one; you can file as many claims necessary within the one-year policy and you device will be fixed for free. This negates the need for those pricey iPhone insurance policies.

What’s more, if your iPhone is beyond repair, cellpig promises to replace it. Though replacements are limited to one per policy, so try not to completely demolish more than that.

Each case is constructed from robust polyurethane, will not stretch or lose its shape, and promises to protect your device from “drops and falls, time and time again.” You also get two interchangeable backplates so that you can customize its color scheme.

Cellhelmet Is World’s First iPhone Case To Include One Year Of Free Accidental Insurance

But cellpig can’t offer the cellhelmet case without your backing. $20 will get you a free cellhelmet t-shirt and an invite to its launch party, but with a $40 pledge, you could be one of the first to get your hands on a cellhelmet case — with the accident insurance. Check out cellhelmet’s Kickstarter page for more information. The offer is currently only available to customers in the U.S. and Canada, but cellpig hopes to extend its reach internationally soon.

  • FriarNurgle

    Good luck with that business model. 

  • CellPig

    Thanks so much – we appreciate it!

  • Nathan Strik

    Yeah, and it’s ‘accident insurance’, not ‘accidental insurance’, or does the insurance itself happen by accident? ;)

  • Clark Wallace

    If there is one thing I detest about some iPhone cases it’s that hideous circular cutout on the back  so that you can see the Apple logo, all because the manufacturer can’t be bothered putting in a little more effort to have the Apple cutout.

    Just my two cents.

    On the other hand, is the insurance only offered in the U.S. or in the U.K. aswell?

    Edit: Nevermind, only U.S. coverage, how sucky.

    “All claims are subject to a $50 handling fee, which is payable when a claim is filed. Water damage is not covered by cellhelmet.”

  • Peter Artuso

    this thing is perfect it really is all you need in a phone case cause its simplistic and you get to pick the back plating and some personal preferences to the case that make it really interesting. I’m sold plus the fact that it gets you an entire year of insurance for only $40, most of the cases that actually protect your phone, like this one, dont even offer that for the same price or even more.

  • Chelsea1365

    i’m totally sold. i’ve been looking for something like this for a LONG TIME!!

  • CellPig

    Great – we’re glad to help.  We truly appreciate your support!

  • CellPig

    We really appreciate the support!

  • CellPig

    We’re working on international agreements, but we want to get through the campaign, before we throw all of our eggs into one basket.  One thing is for sure though, we want to get cellhelmet launched correctly and not be one of those companies that flops on their Kickstarter backers.

    cellhelmet is currently available in the US and Canada.  My assumption would be the UK and Australia are next.

    We really appreciate your input and would love to hear more!

  • CellPig

    Thanks for pointing out that typo – makes sense.  Changing it right now.  We really appreciate the support!

  • Stevaroo01

    This is intriguing to me! I would love to be able I drop my monthly insurance expense!! Only thing I’m curious about is how much bulk does it add to the phone? I can’t quite tell from the pics. I already have a case on my iPhone 4, but I don’t like bulky cases!

    As for the $50 deductible or handling fee or whatever it is, that’s pretty normal and far more reasonable than the $169 my carrier charges!!

    Good luck y’all!

  • CellPig

    Hey – thanks so much for the support!  The cellhelmet was designed with this mentality in mind – we purposely made it slim and sleek.  We despise bulky cases ourselves!

    Originally, we wanted to create the most indestructible case, but this would have involved heavy and bulky materials.  Finally, a light bulb went off and we thought, “wait a second, lets make it sleek and slim, but get an insurance backer” – welcome “cellhelmet.” 

    The case is more protective than the average cover, but its surely not the size of those “military grade” boxes out there.  Regardless, its still the most protective case on the market.  We guarantee it.

  • jasonj566

    it doesn’t ship until March? early or late march?

  • jasonj566

    just bought 3 of them

  • CellPig

    Thanks so much for the support!  As of the very moment, our injection mold appears to still be on schedule.  It is expected at our manufacturer in Latrobe, PA on March 8th.  We should begin production shortly after, but this will be dependent on a few variables.  I’d say we’re looking at around mid March.  Please don’t hesitate if you have any further questions.  Thanks again!

  • Aaron

    There’s a plastics joke there… “I’d rather be blown than injected.”  :)

  • CellPig

    Ha – thanks Aaron.  We appreciate the support!

  • Rusty1231

    I own an Element – Vapor Pro case which is made from aircraft aluminum. How’s is your plastic case better.

  • cassie88

    i don’t think it’s the actual case that makes it better. it’s the insurance that goes along with it

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