Pitaka’s Aramid iPhone 7 Plus Case
Pitaka’s Aramid iPhone 7 Plus Case is retailing for US$49.99 (S$71) while the iPhone 7 variant is retailing for US$47.99 (S$68).
Shipping is free worldwide mostly via DHL. If you are in Japan, it is via via FedEx. If you are in the Middle East and India, shipping is via ARMX. For China and Russia, it is via EMS.
This case is unique because it is made using Aramid Fibers.
According to Wikipedia:
Aramid fibers are a class of heat-resistant and strong synthetic fibers. They are used in aerospace and military applications, for ballistic rated body armor fabric and ballistic composites, in bicycle tires, and as an asbestos substitute. Aramid is derived from the words “aromatic polyamide.
Aramid fiber, in its natural state, is golden yellow. Since it is synthetic, scientists have been able to give it different colors such as black, red, orange, green and blue.
Aramid cloth typically comes in two type of waves. Plain and Twill. Twill weave improves the flexibility of the fabric, and Plain weave offers better stability. Not that it matters on an iPhone case anyway.
The Pitaka’s Aramid iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases are available in:
- Black/Grey (Twill)
- Black/Red (Twill)
- Black/Yellow (Twill)
- Black/Gold (Twill)
- Black/Grey (Plain)
- Black/Red (Plain)
- Red/Orange (Herringbone)
I chose the Black/Grey (Twill) to match my iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black!
The case is extremely slim at 0.65mm and weighs less than 10g.
It has scratch resistant and non-slip coating which gives you a better grip on your phone when the case is on it.
Because Aramid fiber is non-conductive, it doesn’t interfere with the wireless signals (cellular, wi-fi, GPS and Bluetooth) from your mobile phone.
It comes with a free tempered glass screen protector.
The paint peeled off at the bottom of my iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black. It is a very common problem. And because it is cosmetic, Apple will not fix it for you.
Despite being thin and light, it feels very sturdy when held in your hands.
Since it is brand new, I still find it slippery when it is held in my hands. I guess it needs to be seasoned.
The case doesn’t cover the iPhone’s buttons and the top portion as compared to Apple’s cases. I think that is important if you are using iPhone 7/7 Plus Jet Black.
Overall, it is a very nice minimalistic case which is strong, thin and extremely light.