Crimson Aluminum iPhone 5 Case Review

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Crimson Aluminum iPhone 5 Case Review

The toughest iPhone cases are often the bulkiest, but Crimson's Aluminum case bucks that trend. Cladding your iPhone in a rigid frame of aircraft-grade aluminum, the case's minimal design offers protection from everyday scrapes.

Installing the case is simple enough, with four small screws holding the two-piece design together. But be careful. Do you remember where that hex key is that you needed to put together your Ikea table? Now imagine keeping track of a teeny, tiny version of that, because that's what you'll need to get your phone out of the Aluminum case. It comes with two extra screws, but frankly we're far more likely to lose the one tiny hex wrench.

The stiff case will definitely protect against everyday bumps, but with a decent amount of give in the metal, we're not confident that that your iPhone would emerged unscathed from an encounter with a curb, or the edge of a table, for example.

The bottom line. The Aluminum offers good protection with only the smallest amount of bulk, but ultimately it feels more "office-grade" than "heavy-duty."


iPhone 5


Made of aircraft-grade aluminum. Light, and very minimal. Six colors.


You'd better not lose the tiny included hex wrench. It only frames your iPhone, so curbs, table edges, and the contents of your pocket can still do damage.



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Noel Smith

The cases from EDGE Design are way more stylish.


Claudia Jimena ...

Nice case, but I prefer the Pong Research iPhone case. The amount of radiofrequency energy a cell phone user is exposed to depends on the technology of the phone, the distance between the phone’s antenna and the user, the extent and type of use, and the user’s distance from cell phone towers. Then I researched ways to avoid the danger from cell phone radiation. I found cases from Pong Research, I read that this technology reduces exposure to radiation while optimizing the mobile reception. I was skeptical about it, anyway, I decided to try it, because Pong is the only technology proven in FCC-certified laboratories to reduce the exposure to mobile device radiation by up to 95% below the FCC limit without compromising the device’s ability to communicate.

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