The KLOQE is billed as “the iPhone case for those who don’t like iPhone cases.” As a vocal member of that group, I feel qualified to judge this case. But that;s not it. The KLOQE also promises to be the only aluminum iPhone case without reception issues. So let’s get that part out of the way first.
The case is split into three parts, separated by insulating strips, just like the aluminum antennae of the iPhone itself. This, apparently, stops the case from blocking the signal to the iPhone’s cellular radios, and has the side effect of making the case look just like the body of the naked iPhone. Only fatter, obviously.
Now on to the claim the the case is perfect for “for those who don’t like iPhone cases.” I think I can safely reply here that “No it’s not.” The prefect case for case-haters is no case, which is exactly what I use when not testing cases for CoM. One of the main reasons I don’t use a case is that they make my iPhone too big and bulky to fit into the front pocket of my skinny jeans. Making a case that looks just like the iPhone only fatter won’t help there.
In fact, even people who like cases mightn’t want this one. At least when your phone is in a fat case, people see it and think “Ah, he has an iPhone in a fat case.” Upon seeing the KLOQE, they’ll think “Ugh, look at that dummy. He bought a fake iPhone. A really fat fake iPhone.”
Still want one? Then you can pitch on on Kickstarter at the comedy price of $99 (or $85 if you get in early enough).