OK. You spent $100 on your iPhone 4 (plus the invisible $1 trillion your contract will extract from you over the next 24 months). What do you do next? How about dropping $160 on an aluminum bumper case? Thanks to the fine folks at ElementCase, you can do just that with the Viper Pro Stealth 2.
The VPS2 is an update to the original 2010 Viper, a product so successful it was discontinued. The new version adds in all kinds of extra accessories, (including a case for the case!) to try to justify the cost.
The bumper is CNC machined from aluminum, and comes with “all black screws,” “non-glare black Flux Finish™,” a carbon-fiber rear panel, a “speed wrench” and a screen protector. If you manage to scratch your iPhone when it’s tucked safely inside that lot, you are probably the Hulk.
Oh, and the kit also includes a “black ultra suede ear pad.” Handy.
I figure that a bumper case is pretty essential for any klutz out there, but this seems to be complete overkill. It reminds me of amateurs beginning new sports and buying top-end gear they don’t need, or weekend bike racers who replace every part of their bike with ultralight titanium and carbon components, only to flop on top of their ride with a 5-kilo belly.
Still, at least now the “high demand from [the] customers” for this previously axed product can be fulfilled. Available now.
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- Thanks Derrick!