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16th February 2013
Quality and class
This draco Iphone bumper is the best. it makes my phone look even better and would recommend to anyone and have already shown friends and family of which have gone ahead and ordered one from you.
First class delivery came the very next day.
Thanks for a great product.
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21st November 2012
Well worth the wait!
I ordered a Draco 5 (Astro Silver) Aluminium bumper as soon as I saw it on the MobileFun website after doing some research I KNEW it was the best protective accessory for my iPhone 5 (white).
As I understand from MobileFun's helpful updates and Draco themselves that due to the demand of the product and supply problems meant I my expected date of delivery was put back about 2 weeks. I had to contact MobileFun about this issue due to a wrongly-issued dispatch email but the representative helped me and explained everything - what more can you ask when you have a question about something you really want!?
When I had the Draco Aluminium delivered along with a free MobileFun smartphone screen wipe, I was overjoyed as I had been using my new iPhone 5 for a week or so without a cover which was a nervous experience considering the investment! Previous reviews have mentioned that this product is tricky to put together and that they were glad that extra screws were included - I have to disagree.
Putting the case together only requires some normal hand dexterity and knowledge of how screws go into fixings. The buttons, spare screws and hex key come in a small sealed package securely in the Draco pack and I put the buttons (volume and mute switch) in place and assigned that half to my phone. The other half already has the flush power up button inbuilt and so I aligned them together to then see where I would secure the screws that were removed before putting it all together. The hex key and screws all fit perfectly in to where they should go - but nothing can compare to the build quality of the bumper case as a whole itself. Once the screws are tight (but not too tight as you have polymer dampers in-built to the bumper), you have an iPhone 5 which is beyond doubt IMPROVED from it's existing design.
If you have cared enough to buy an iPhone 5 you will already know how beautiful the machine is and how you would want to protect your investment. Although this bumper case is expensive it cannot be compared to a snap case or rubber bumper. The signal never drops, all 3.5mm jacks work under the phone, the new Lightning port cable fits just right and it actually improves the audio from the bottom speakers on the iPhone 5. I know from previous dropping experience that should you have no protection you will regret not protecting it. If I had held this product before buying, I would be happy paying even more for the look, and the protection.
With this amazing case, you have shock dampers in each of the corners, a small lip over the back and front panels of the phone (about 0.5mm) meaning your screen and back aluminium panel and camera are protected should you rest your iPhone on a table. I've always been a big fan of not covering any iPhone's material beauty with inferior materials and products but with this Draco case you have all round sexy shock protection with durable machined aluminium which will last the length of at least a 2 year contract whilst at the same time enhancing the design and trumping any case your iPhone 5 equals will have!
My only further recommendations is to tighten the screws tightly every month and take the case off once every 6 months to make sure that the dust doesn't accumulate (and to see your iPhone is in pristine condition!).
If you doubt the price of the case, think of it insurance it gives you and the next level of look it takes your iPhone. As an additional comment I wouldn't go for the half aluminium / half plastic and whether you have the black or white iPhone 5, I would say either Astro silver would suit both.
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- Made from precision 5 axis CNC milled Aircraft grade aluminium
- Designed for the iPhone 5
- Doesn't interfere with your iPhone 5's signal
- Ergonomically designed to fit nicely in your hand
- Provides drop protection
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Made from precision 5 axis CNC milled Aircraft grade Aluminium
The Draco Design Aluminium bumper for the iPhone 5 is made from a piece of Aluminium that is the same grade as is used on aeroplanes. Rest assured this case will protect your phone from damage. Made using a highly precise 5 axis CNC milling machine, this case is perfect in every way.
Provides drop protection
The Draco bumper features premium quality shock absorbing silicon pads to maximize the protection and fit of the iPhone 5. The side edge detail shows off the superior quality of raw aluminum and signature Draco curve line.
Doesn't interfere with your iPhone 5's signal
The draco bumper is precisely designed with consideration of antenna position to minimize radio interference. Top and bottom section of this draco bumper is ported out to fully utilize the antenna and cause no interference like other metal bumpers.
Ergonomically designed to fit nicely in your hand
Not only is the case designed for the iPhone 5, it has been designed ergonomically to fit nicely in your hand with a slightly wider top and bottom and a curved indent on the right hand side of the phone. This also helps protect the vulnerable corners of your iPhone from damage if dropped.
Designed for the iPhone 5
Designed specifically for the iPhone 5, this bumper has cut outs for all of the ports and features of the iPhone such as the charging connector, 3.5mm jack and microphone. As the power button and volume controls are covered by the bumper, there are extended buttons which will still allow you to press them as you would if you didn't have a case on.
The fixing screw heads are now inserted on the side of the bumper to allow a much cleaner design profile and elegantly designed aluminum volume keys and mute key enhances the premium quality of the bumper.
What's In the Box?
- Draco Design Aluminium Bumper
- 2 X Spare Screws
- Hex Wrench