Feeds

Bulletproof iPhone case set to survive shootouts

Protected in iRaq?

Intelligent flash storage arrays

We've seen some odd smartphone cases over our time, but this bullet-proof beast, heavy enough to crush a chap's toes, is a fine contender for the crown.

Madurai's Armoured Case 1 for iPhone 4/4S weighs in at 2.1kg and warns of serious injury should it be dropped on a hapless hoof.

Madurai's Armoured Case 1

It is apparently the world's strongest iPhone case, "designed for a direct hit of a 12.7mm bullet", as Google translates the original Japanese.

Despite this, the manufacturer insists it will not be held liable for damage and that nothing is guaranteed, particularly if you do decide to pop a cap in its backside.

In fact, Madurai admits "there is no practical use" for the case at all, which comes in both black and white versions and ships with a "dummy" 12.7mm bullet casing. Why not, eh?

Madurai's Armoured Case 1

Unfortunately, the weight means you should call with both hands and avoid placing it directly on tables as it would likely cause scratches. There is also the issue of a limited camera view, so those daring photographs of a front line firefight will be tainted with a vignette-like effect.

Still, if you fancy a case coated in plate armour with an anodised aluminium front cover - and you're over 18 years of age - you can pick one up for ¥52,500 (£411).

Picking it up literally might be more of a problem, though. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.