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



Wow. That case is really cool. Count me in on one of those. I love real wood used in products and not that fake stuff.

Element cases are the only case I use for my iPhone. I had a sector for my 4s and it was Brilliant. The Ronin is a masterpiece worthy of the iPhone 5! I'd love one!!!

This cases inspiration, a samurai who has no lord or master, fits my personality perfect. Therefore it would be the perfect accessory to my iPhone.

Love my job....but it won't provide me with such a cool case for my cool iPhone 5! :-)

(Thought I was just another one of those spammer, dintcha?!)

Thanks for the opportunity, iMore and Element case--this is probably the only case I'd stop going naked for!

I think Element Case has the coolest, most innovative cases I've ever seen! I'd own one, but for the cost... Not in my budget!

I have entered these contests many times and haven't won, I would love one of these cases to cover my iPhone as it's glass has shattered on me a few times!

This I want. I have not found the right case for my iPhone 5.... I am super picky about them, its like wearing the right shoes with your outfit. This for sure is what I would use daily. It's like a Rolex watch...goes with everything. Dress or casual. Nice job! Well done!

Pick me pick me! I don't have any case for my iPhone 5, and I really need one. And this one would be ultra cool to have!!!! :)))

I WANT ONE! Seriously, this Ronin case is sweet! I have loved Element case since I first laid eyes on them but couldn't afford one. But this one is just incredible looking! I WANT ONE!

"Sharp looking case you've got there..." said the stranger.
"Thank you, its the Ronin from Element Case" said I.
"Wow, sure beats the one I got from Monoprice for $2.95" said the stranger.
"We'll we all can't win something from iMore" said I. The sound of the alarm next to my bed jarred me awake.

I love the element cases. I had the AR-15 special edition case for my iPhone 4. Now I could really use one for the iPhone 5. The Ronin looks like the answer to me.

Want one!!! have try some cases so far but this one looks more modern and rustic at the same time... great combination of metal/wood/leather; like the color also.

Oh wow, that is one good looking case!
$199 is a bit steep for my budget but FREE sounds a wee bit more affordable.
Put me in the 'Yes please' crowd.

I would love this case!! Not only is it beautiful but it would give me the opportunity to tell my hipster friends I have something they have never heard of.

This is without a doubt the most impressive case I've ever seen. I would absolutely love to be chosen to receive one. I'd immediately pass it on to my wife for her newly acquired iPhone 5.

I've been shopping around for a case for my iPhone. I fell in love with this design. I would love to get my hands on one.

Yes please! That's actually a pretty awesome case. I would actually take my LifeProof case off for that one. I love the wood and leather retro look. That's very tempting.

I'm a purist and generally don't case my iPhones (I don't tend to drop them either) but for a case like this I'd make an exception.

I really DO want one!

This is by far the nicest case I have ever seen, for ANY phone, and I would love to have one (except for the fact that I don't have that kind of money). So please pick me!

I'd love to have one. It's hard to find an elegant case that looks good enough to put on an elegant phone like the iPhone. It would fit right in on mine.

Dear Element Case,
I would truly enjoy having the Ronin for iPhone 5 wrapped around my iPhone 5. Thanks!

This case is fresh to death. I have yet to find a case worthy of attaching to my iPhone, because let's be honest, most cases don't look very nice. In the meantime, my iPhone has acquired a few battle scars from its Kamikaze attempts to destroy the earth. I would love to call the Ronin my first case.