Skrillex has designed a series of limited-edition phone cases for Android.
The Grammy Award-winning producer has come up with three different cases inspired by space and the galaxy.
The designs come with a “live wallpaper” which constantly updates to show users images of the constellations and the Earth, captured by a balloon satellite named “Nanou” after the star’s dog. The satellite was designed and built for the project by Google.
The cases are part of the Editions line, an Android initiative for a limited series of creative phone cases.
French brand By Atelier, located at the heart of Paris on the Champs-Elysées, has released a collection of luxury cases devoted to iPhone 6.
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The brand’s first collection for iPhone 6 is based on an entirely hand-polished steel structure designed for maximum protection, namely thanks to its reliable attachment system with four clasps.
So far, By Atelier offers seven cases for the iPhone 6, each different through the exterior finishing in different shades of sapphire crystal, calf leather or alligator leather. All of the items have a guaranteed flawless finish reflecting the brand’s high-precision techniques and savoir-faire.
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Each case may be purchased with or without the iPhone 6. The case alone costs between €1,690 and €1,990 (around $2,190 to $2,570).
That includes a one-year subscription to a concierge service inspired by those of five-star hotels. For one year after purchasing a By Atelier case, iPhone users have access to an exclusive app for personalized assistance with travel arrangements, dinner reservations and similar services.
For details on the By Atelier iPhone collection: byatelier.com
French brand CHRISTIAN LACROIX has introduced its first line of iphone and iPad cases, which will be available in the fall, starting from €24.90.
The line consists notably of a series of Butterfly Parade cases whose design conjures up Sevilian women walking through the Alcazar Gardens surrounded by colorful butterflies.
It also features Eden Roc, a tribute to the famous luxury hotel in Antibes in the south of France and Paseo with beautiful golden, silver and black tones.
These items will be available in phone shops and specialty shops, retailing from €24.90 for phone cases, €39.90 for iPad mini cases, and €44.90 for iPad cases.
The whole line has been developed in collaboration with BigBen Connected, an expert in smartphone and tablet accessories, and it was designed by Sacha Walckhoff, Christian Lacroix’s Creative Director.
Luxury mobile phone company Gresso has launched the Titanium Bumper, a collection of protective cases for iPhone 5 with prices ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
Made of solid grade 5 titanium, the handcrafted case is resistant to bending and compression. Each piece is manually polished for four hours to receive the desired metal texture.
Consisting of upper and lower protective frames connected by hinges, the case features a patented magnetic locking system which closes and opens up with a single move.
The back panel can be covered in either Italian leather or crocodile leather, with the addition of an 18-carat gold Gresso logo. Each case is available in original titanium or black color schemes.
Jean Paul Gaultier has unveiled a range of five different mobile phone and tablet accessories, working with French company Bigben connected, which already creates accessories for Kenzo and Swarovski.
All the pieces are inspired by three of the JPG brand’s key motifs: the Breton mariniere striped sweater, sailor tattoos, and the “boîte de conserve” tin can.
Priced between €19.90 and €49.90 the cases are set to hit French fashion and mobile phone stores this month, as well as Parisian concept store Colette.
Apple’s first gold-colour iPhone sold out immediately in Hong Kong and mainland China, according to reports and online buyers desperate to snap up the new status symbol.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 5S — also available in silver and “space grey” — launched at 6:00 am Tuesday in both Hong Kong and mainland China.
“Right after it started, the champagne gold model was sold out,” Phoenix TV — a Hong Kong-based broadcaster with most of its audience living on the mainland — said on its website.
Although Hong Kong resellers say demand is down for the new 5S and 5C models because they are also available on the mainland — the first simultaneous launch to both markets — one dealer told AFP that the gold phones could still resell at a profit.
Apple’s Hong Kong website on Wednesday took down the link to the 5S pre-order page, saying reservations would resume on September 21.
British luxury designer Stuart Hughes has created a £10 million ($15 million), solid-gold bodied, diamond-encrusted iPhone 5. The phone, which underneath its special shell, is no different from any iPhone in terms of hardware components, was commissioned by an unnamed Chinese businessman.
Called the Black Diamond because it features a 24-ct black diamond where the home key should be; it also has a solid gold chassis. If that wasn’t enough, it is decorated with what Hughes says are 600 flawless white diamonds set in gold on the back panel, while the Apple logo, now in solid gold takes on a three-dimensional quality and has also been enhanced by the addition of a further 53 diamonds.
One other notable difference, and one that could soon become a reality on all smartphones, is the use of sapphire glass rather than the standard Gorilla Glass to cover the iPhone’s display.
Sapphire glass is used to create body armor and only a diamond is stronger or more resistant. However, at current prices, a sheet of such glass costs 10 times more than Gorilla Glass.
Although this was a commission, Hughes is more than happy to produce another Black Diamond, if a consumer has £10 million to spare.
Omega has brought old-world craftsmanship to one of the world’s most popular high-tech devices. The brand has introduced a fine leather case for the iPhone 5.
The Just Cavalli “I Lock Your Love” and Python accessories (for iPhone4, 4S, 5 and for iPad 2) designed by Roberto Cavalli are available online at PURO.
As stories continue to circulate on Apple‘s message boards and on Twitter of iPhone 5s arriving in less than perfect condition, one London firm believes it may have found an elegant and suitably aspirational solution to the problem.
On Sep. 27, Gold & Co is set to unveil what it claims is the world’s first 24-karat gold-plated iPhone 5 at the Collector’s Palace in Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates.
As the world waits for the launch of Apple iPhone 5, Gresso, a manufacturer of luxury accessories, has rolled out a limited edition bumper case for the iPhone 5.
Gresso’s iPhone 5 bumper case is made of solid titanium with PVD coating and increases the weight and size by 35-grams and 1-mm, respectively.
Marc by Marc Jacobs and Incase have released a new collection of cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, available exclusively at the Apple Store.
Featuring signature Marc by Marc Jacobs prints, the new range of cases features four designs in a range of colorways; each case cost $39.95
Miansai have unveiled this gorgeous iPhone 4 case made of solid gold. It can be purchased either in yellow or rose gold.
Crafted by hand at Miansai, it can be customized according to the client’s tastes. Every case is engraved with its limited edition number. Price: $10,000.
De Bethune has released the Dream Watch IV, an iPhone 4S case that features a mechanical clock as well as protection for your phone… and your brain!
Clearly inspired by the unique piece made for Only Watch 2011 (below), the pocket watch face is made from blued titanium with gold and diamond stars.
The Dream Watch IV also provides electromagnetic protection for the user by reducing the physiological impact of its potentially damaging waves.
Luxury design company Brikk will launch a series of limited edition luxury iPhone cases, profits from which will benefit those in need around the world.
The limited edition collection revolves around the theme of “Altruistic Precision” and is launched with the Trim series of luxury titanium cases for the iPhone 4.
The luxury cases are available in gold, platinum, ‘black DLC’ and ‘grey stealth’ finishes and cost from $3,000 to $4,500.
The Maison Martin Margiela has released this two-piece smartphone holder for autumn/winter 2011 – seen here in brown.
Made from two pieces of richly-coloured leather, the phone holder is lined with a soft and fluffy shearling, mirroring pieces from the Margiela mainline collection.
The holder is the perfect size for an iPhone (both 3 and 4) or a Blackberry, so it doesn’t matter which camp you belong to.
Valentino iPhone case is made from black leather with silver pyramid studs, gold designer stamp and topstitch detail. It features snap-fastening fold-over tab – $245.
Louis Vuitton has released four different cases for the iPhone 4. There is the Damier Azur Canvas, Damier Ebene Canvas, and of course the Monogram canvas cases.
Each one sports an ultra soft microfiber interior, so there is no threat of scratches and is ultra slim so it fits into your pocketbook or pants pocket with ease.
Each Louis Vuitton case retails for $290. It costs almost 50% the cost of iPhone itself but that is the price you pay for style and a luxury brand.
Bentley and its luxury leather partner Ettinger have devised a range of modern must-have personal accessories to be launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Inspired by the Beluga and Hotspur interior trim colours of the Bentley Continental Supersports, the capsule collection of leather items in black and red leather with contrast stitching includes keyrings and iPad, iPhone and Blackberry cases.
The collections include everything from purses and wallets, passport cases, luggage labels and portfolios, as well as the iconic Bentley key case.
Swiss luxury watch maker Franck Muller has designed a special case for the iPhone, which is now available for pre-order in Japan for a whopping $1,270.
The cases will be sold as a limited edition, with Japanese iPhone provider SoftBank offering a total of 6 different models that will be produced 500 times each.