Element Case unleashes the Ronin for iPhone 5, and you can win one for free!

Enter now to win a $200 Ronin case from Element-Case!

Element Case makes some of the highest end, most exclusive, most luxurious iPhone and iPad accessories on the planet, and that's never been more true than with the Ronin for iPhone 5.

The Ronin FE blends CNC machined, aircraft-grade aluminum with ethically-sourced, renewable Ziricote wood offering a warm, lustrous finish and a soft, genuine leather backing for unrivaled style and protection unlike anything else in an iPhone case.

The Ronin features a wood and aluminum-blend frame completely encasing the iPhone 5’s perimeter with in-line volume, mute-switch and power button controls. Its slim-yet-stylish curves fully engulf iPhone 5 in a comfortable, smooth and luxurious package offering full protection and stand-out style no other aftermarket accessory can offer. Inspired by the clean lines of the “Katana,” or Samurai Sword, the Ronin bears its namesake for the legendary Japanese Samurai warriors with no allegiance to a lord or master -- thus the Ronin 5 lives in a category all its own.

I know they're drawing on Asian culture for inspiration, but to me the Ronin also looks like something straight out of the Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. It the kind of case Elrond or Galadriel would have born into battle and used to smite many a ruin upon the mountainsides.

But here's the best news of all... You can win one of your very own! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling Element Case you want one! We'll pick one of you at random, announce the winner in our usual post next week, and Element Case will send you your prize.

And if you just can't wait that long run, don't walk, over to Element Case and order yours now!

Source: Element Case

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samchkgo says:

It is amazing i hope i win!!! chicago needs to win one! lol


The most beautiful case, definitely want to give it to my gorgeous wife on this Christmas..

iendi says:

Amazing case. I'll take one please.

sZ1v says:

WOW this case is just beautiful,
The most beautiful case i ever saw for the iPhone 5, the combination of the aluminum and the wood is just awsome!
I already broke once my iPhone 5 screen,
But 199 USD is a bit too expensive for me for a case after i paid this much for a new screen..
Would love to have one like this to keep my iPhone 5 safe!

Thanks iMore and Element Case for your awsome cases and for this great giveaway :)

taalk2samson says:

I would love to have this case, it looks incredible!

rozinagul says:

This'd be a great present to get the son (;

melen says:

Sweet. I sure would like to have one...!!

Caggsy says:

Pick me! I need one! :-)

Ricky Isbell says:

This would so make my Christmas to win one of these cases. The Ronin is sweet!

mjdenes says:

I want to win this since it is beautiful and fits my style.........please!

tankcole says:

Well, here goes :) It certainly looks durable.

JC_Rich says:

I would really like one of those cases.

kepano915 says:

This is nice. I would like to have one. Just the slickness is cool.

juustin56 says:

I would love give one as a gift to my father:)

bshay1218 says:

I would really love one for my iPhone 5!

GoingDark says:

I just got my dad an iPhone 5 yesterday and he would be deliriously happy if I got him this case. Hook it up, iMore!

makya53 says:

Now thats one pimp case, I would love to rock that.

swhaley1231 says:

This is the most beautiful case I have seen yet! I would love to get one of these for my brother's iPhone 5! Would make a perfect Christmas present!

gholwick says:

Wow! That's a very nice design. I'd love to have one.

pgood4 says:

Classiest case ever! I'd love one.

A nthony says:

Damn it Element. I just bought an iPhone 5 case and love it. This one is calling me though. I'm such a sucker.

sdmcwilliams70 says:

I would love one of these cases!!

phul9112 says:

Element Case I want one!!

v1nn1e says:

I would love one - please pick me! I'm a huge klutz, but have managed to keep all my iPhones in good shape! Please help me keep that up. :)

TehHuff says:

Wow! That's a beautiful case! Pick me!

Mark Lee says:

love it , put me down for one thanks.

NullifiedOne says:

pretty nice looking case.

rkbrown81 says:

I love Element Case! I've wanted one for all my iPhone but haven't gotten one yet. I'd love this one! This is a case that I would want on my iPhone 5!

Stoopidemu says:

I'd love one and heres's why. I think the iPhone is beautiful and most cases are ugly. That is why I never run my phone with a case. However I've found that the iphone5 is very sensitive and, unlike all my other iPhones, this one is all scratched up, chipped, dented, I even shattered some of the glass on the back, something I've never done before. Still, I haven't bought a case because all the cases I've seen are terrible. This case is the only case I've ever looked at and thought it was as beautiful, if not moreso, as the iPhone itself.

rengle02 says:

I would love to have one of these from you to protect my phone as you make a great phone look even better.

Rudolph76 says:

Right on - reminds me of something out of the Hobbit! I really like the machined aluminum and wood combo. Please pick me

jreyes_009 says:

i want one!!! well please...

harshjhaveri says:

i really really want one . . .

techbyter says:

Ronin for my iphone 5, its all i want :)

Michael Knives says:

Please sir, may I be so lucky as to win this?

jimmers says:

Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!! PLEASE :)

linsiris says:

" It is the kind of case Elrond or Galadriel would have used" so would I if I get it!! I want one!!

abrooker says:

I have to have this case!!! Please???

Jeremy Wockenfuss says:

I would live the chance to win. This case is beautiful!

artjz24 says:

I'd like one for Christmas please!

Bill_Johnson says:

I'd love towin one for my iPhone 5!

jjca says:

that is a sharp case.. die to have one...

cyberpigg says:

Really sexy case, would love the ronin on my iphone 5.

pingpongitore says:

I would absolutely love one of these incredible cases. The quality is unbelievable and is a real head turner!

ALmusAL says:

My iPhone 5 deserves this RONIN 5 premium case!

dominikj says:

I would love to have this case.

mjdenes says:

what a beautiful case for the awesome iphone 5.......... I'm ready to WIN IT!

mdiffenderfer says:

I definitely want one of these beautiful cases for the iPhone I intend to buy.

jdunn says:

Classy, refined, and strong....Oh this isn't a personals website? Well those also apply to this case so my words aren't a complete loss.

khan_ms says:

I'd love one too!
Both the Ronin and the Sector 5 are gorgeous!

decagon says:

Looks good, mine's been naked till now. This case may be the one to convince me to clothe my 5's magnificent body.

JesseFont says:

I'd luv too have one !!!

redvil1 says:

Good day Element Case, I would love to have a Ronin case for my iPhone 5 please. This case is the best that I've seen so far for my phone without making it bulkier. Thank you in advance for my Ronin case for my iPhone 5.

Andyjhay55 says:

This is such a sexy case. I would love one ..

Jack_b_39 says:


I bought one of their earlier iPhone 4 cases on Georgia's review and loved it. It wasn't compatible with my backup battery so I ended up leaving it behind on long trips, but I was proud to show it off at other times.

ef4ervescent says:

the Ronin would look amazing on my phone

shafer5 says:

Sweet case...I'd rock it!

senor_1 says:

This case looks awesome. I want one!

Mike Edwards1 says:

A must have.... I love this case!!!!

charliewat#IM says:

Sign me up, when they say Free, I say Me

etnlnight says:

Get me the hookup for that awesome case!

rmanapat#IM says:

I would LOVE to win one of this.

DJ G.MAC says:

That is a stunning case. Please, if you find me worthy, allow me to have one. Thanks in advance.

V22 says:

I definitely want one!

jeet86 says:

I really really need this beautiful case for my iphone 5

hmss007 says:

looks cool, i'd love one

bshpefman says:

me! me! me! I want one!!!

drknight says:

It would be so awesome to win one!

snothross says:

I have just purchased the sector 5 for my wife and would love the Ronin for myself!

despair78 says:

The most lust worthy iPhone 5 case yet! Would love to have one - still waiting for my Sector 5 to reach me!

opph20 says:

I need that case in my life pls!!

Mark Passarelli says:

Beautiful case, excellent use of materials, plating and great choice of exotic sense wood.

cyaaa50 says:

No iPhone5 yet, but have to force the upgrade process somewhere. ;-)

jalbright3 says:

Would like to have one....

Evan_Beezy says:

I won already...Nobody else comment. No i really want this case though :)

huntersworld says:

Its really awesome. I want it...

dan_es_4 says:

I want one. I've been waiting for element to make a case like this for the iPhone 5...

prewanabe says:

I definitely want one. Please send it my way.

Jayfus says:

Awesome case. I'd love to have one!

johnp#AC says:

Awesome, I am sure the King would approve.

kevng9 says:

would love to get one. Thank you

donrigo says:

I will take it if you want to give it to me.

Sketch470 says:

I don't even have an iPhone 5 yet, but that is nice. I want!

Gunpreet Singh says:

This case is beautiful ... just to make my phone more preddy !!

c23rainman says:

This would be a great Christmas gift...for myself!

jdwong says:

looks awesome, love to have one

musiclover291 says:

This case is one good looking case. I want one

Davidto_15 says:

I would LOVE one. Please!!! :D

Ardiana Bytyqi says:

Dear Element Case,

I want one! I'm in love with it! :)


smileyboy says:

That case is beautiful! A close second to my Orbino.

dcorrales2 says:

Just got my iPhone 5 and this element case would be the perfect accessory to accompany my new favorite toy!

DatBit says:

Elegant and graceful with a protective flair.
I want one.

Ireadmore says:

Yeah lord of the rings reference!

fuzzeeman says:

I hate the idea of rocking a case on my beautiful iPhone 5, but this is too damn sexy to resist. Pick me, pick me!

menomonee says:

Entry for the case. Still waiting to win the phone.

Digginit2 says:

Any element case at all would be amazing! They're all the digs!

greenyoga says:

Cool case,but i have got a wood case for my iPhone 5, would rather another material case such as the aluminum bumper case like this one:http://www.slickfans.com/aviation-aluminum-bumper-for-iphone-5-with-yell...

jadihussain says:

I would like one, Please give me

fre12 says:


rbjr79 says:

Awesome case! I could so see myself with this case.

hydra94 says:

Element. Period. Cool~~~

omgjustin says:

I'd love to replace my casemate case with one of these beauties!!

ali5yusef says:

wow very sexy case, that would suit the iphone 5 that i'm dreaming to have it lol

ssivic says:

Looks like the best case ever! I want one! Pleaseeee!!

KyonCoraeL says:

Love to win one of these.

Will Gambla says:

Stunning. Please pick me!!!

weztimonial says:

I would love one please! Best ever.

Santiagodr says:

Got to have it! Thank you Imore!!

Carobob says:

Such an elegant case, I may need a hair makeover if I win it!
I would love it!

Jeff Xu says:

I would really want to have one

Arshdeepc says:

Puleeeeeseeeeeeeeeee Give me one!!

FarisAkmal_AG says:

This would be my birthday present if i get this one ! awesome !

freitame says:

Dear Element Case, I really really want one!

m_morales_ says:

I would like one , just got my iPhone 5 and I need a really good case

Raven Abaddon Seah says:

Looks sweet! Let me have one!!

MRHommel says:

I would love one also please!

Lygerseye says:

Simply gorgeous! This will look great on my iPhone.

MrBru06 says:

Element Case Please...Thanks in advance!

Dhenz says:

It's so cool..!!!! Me, me!

Bernardo Bonixe says:

I would love to get on of these, i will be giving to my father in christmas!

Denmeister says:

Terrific design. I can't wait to get my hands on one!

jbanning69 says:

Amazing looking case - would love to have one!

gibhyder says:

I would like the Ronin for iPhone 5 case please! Thank you!

TxGoatHead says:

Woah!! I've never seen such a nice case! I have just purchased my first Iphone and would love to be able to protect it and show it off with the Element Ronin iPhone 5 case!

eahinrichsen says:

I don't even have an iPhone and I'd still love one.



balki says:

Wow! High quality and unique. Good job.

Island Fever says:

I want one! I'll show it off to everyone I know.

LeftofCntr says:

I would like an iPhone 5 case.

Patrick Lee says:

Awesome case! I want one!

legalmind says:

This is one of the nicest cases I have seen, it would look unbelievable on my iPhone 4. I am an attorney and it would look sharp in court. I'd know I wold get all kind of comments.

Ryan Happ says:

i want one really bad!!!

andremr12 says:

seems like a great case to start off on a new iphone. I want one!

Trini-Shan says:

Element Case I want one!

Eklipze6663 says:

! of my all time favorite cases!! Sign me up for 1!!!!

Harsha Vardhan.Ch says:

I want one to ship to INDIA..... :)

oh1blksheep says:

I wood really like one. Get it "wood". Haha

Justin Pittman says:

Man that's a sleek case, I would love one of those for Christmas!

BDGuard says:

Amazing case! Would love to have one...

dfb8085 says:

now that i oen 2 iPhone 5's i have been on the hunt for a decent case. nothing really suits me up to this point. Man would I like to try one of these babies. Talk about super nice

MopedWill says:

This is not a case. It is a work of art! I'd love to have one.

kdl says:

Looks like a nice case. I would like one.

sweetlee00 says:

One for me please!!!! And Thanks!!!

RoryDexter says:

I would be very happy to have one, thanks for hosting the giveaway

360matrix says:

I would totally drop the money to buy this case, but I would really like to win it and maybe then I could get the Back Ops version. I liked the Vapor 4 a lot despite issues that were due to the phone, and not the Element's fault. The price now is way higher for the premium but I can see where the quality difference would be with the new iPhone 5 cases for the price.

jaymojones says:

Awwww, man!!!! I need this case. Please pick me!!!

txladi29 says:

The Ronin cases are pure elegance. The only case for me.

HeavyDD says:

Help me help element case get the word out that they make the best cases for iPhones. Show some Midwest love. Is Iowa ready for a case like this? I'd love to have a Ronin case so I can answer confidently that I got it from Elementcase.com!!

that_maynard says:

Wow, I would love one of these Robin cases! That is one slick case.

Lisacj says:

I would love to try that beautiful case!!

fireone23 says:

Looks awesome! I want one.

Jared Neal says:

iMore and Element Case, I would love to get my chance at this amazing case. I am currently unemployed and there is no room in the budget for something like this, but from the moment I saw this amazing case I knew it was only a dream to own something so extravagant. I would love to have this case! Thanks

Nobitacu says:

Wow.... it looks great, I would love one, but pretty sure with that price, it'll never happen for me, unless....

Dennis Levens says:

I would love to have this case!

rahul rayudu says:

I definitely need this case

Storm982 says:

That is best case I have ever seen!! Pick me pick me please!

jmontalto19 says:

I would love one of these cases. Getting an iphone 5 for christmas. Would go very nicely with my new phone. Thanks

Travis Clark says:

I would love the Black Ops case.

Connard says:

I want one! They are beautiful!!!

Matias Vad says:

This is THE best looking cover I've ever seen. It perfectly compliments the engineering feats of the iPhone 5 and is one of the only covers out there that actually makes the iPhone look BETTER.

Of course I want one! Everyone with an iPhone 5 should get one!

rr20 says:

Element comes out with another well crafted case...Please pick me!!!

maccauk says:

Never won anything on crackberry with my 9900 . Now I got the iPhone 5 a prize on my first post would be the icing on the cake. Really enjoying the iPhone experience BTW

mitch_melkonian says:

Yes please!
I had a case for my iPhone 5 that scratched it. It's in the trash. Need a new one! Please and thank you! :-)

traveling2 says:

Pretty pretty please....

jyrbain says:

Yes please I would like an element case!

DouglassJ says:

Amazing case. I'd love one for my iPhone

stinkballs says:

That case would rock on my 5. It matches my new wood flooring.

architorture says:

This case looks incredible!!! May I have one please?

IsaacMitchell10 says:

I want a Sector 5 Black Ops iPhone 5 Case

Landy Naylor says:

It's a work of art and a case in one. I need this in my life!

Ian OngBC says:

This case is one class above the rest... I want one too...

jeffuy says:

Would definitely love a Ronin ! Big fan of element case and this may be my first element case.


morris180 says:

This is the Feng Shui of iPhone cases- a perfect blend of wood and metal.

Element Case: Congratulations, you have made a uniquely beautiful product. I would be delighted to receive one. Thanks.

nchoksi says:

I hope I'll be lucky this time.

abc1111 says:

I would really really love one.


familyguy615 says:

Element cases are so elite - I don't usually use cases, but for this I would make an exception!

Ryan Cramb says:

I was drooling over the element iphone 5 cases this morning - stunning design

ml814 says:

That is cool. I would like one.

Solja says:

It's awesome! I would love one!

merlin87 says:

Oh yeah, pick me! I SO want one.

Big2Planker says:

Fantastic looking case, ship to me!

Hleibov says:

Case is amazing =) I want one please!

anon5460510 says:

Samurais are badass. Ronin, be mine!


khl says:

Very nice case. Thanks for the contest!

mdub311 says:

oh man! big time want!!!

Kevin Parlane says:

Pure class, my iPhone deserves one of these .. Element you have outdone yourself again.