The Element Case Vapor Pro is the Lamborghini Reventon of iPhone 4 cases -- cold carbon-colored aluminum chassis over space-aged, antenna insulation. And this year is works as good as it looks; on my review unit I didn't drop a bar in over a week of constant testing. Not one, not ever. So while it may still look like a hypercar, it performs even better.
There have been other improvements to the limited edition as well. The bottom has been cut wider to allow for a greater range of dock connectors. An extra portly Monster Cable still might not fit but I had no problems with any recent car or A/V connector I threw at it.
The special edition comes in a box that includes the bumper, a carbon-fiber printed adhesive back protector, 2 extra screws (very welcome), a certificate of authenticity, and a newly re-designed key for screwing the case on and off. Now, instead of a simple bent bar you get a very nice keychain that twists open to reveal the tool. Since it takes a tool to put the Vapor Pro on or take it off, having it handy is paramount should you want to switch to a charge case, put it in a car or A/V mount, or just clean it.
But the Vapor Pro has never been about convenience any more than it's been about economics. Like the Reventon, it's purely about possession. If you want a Vapor Pro, you know it.
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The fine folks over at Element Case are offering up four (4) of their brand new iPhone 4 Vapor cases for TiPb readers. Machined from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and anodized in brilliant color, Vapor is about the only thing that can make your iPhone 4 look even more like something out of a sci-fi flick.
The frames come in silver or black, the caps in black, silver, blue, yellow, red, and pink. If you're picked for the give-away, you get your choice of color combo.
Available in a wide array of custom color options and custom features, the Vapor consists of a solid, CNCd aluminum frame made from aircraft grade metals lined with a new, shock-absorbent liner material to protect and stylize.
And yes, it'll also insulate the iPhone 4 antenna band to prevent any attenuation-related issues.
We'll be getting our geeky little hands on some soon, and thanks to their usual awesomeness, doing a give away just for you. In the meantime, in joy the pics!
UPDATE; Element Case just sent us one more pic, an exclusive look at the cutouts. Check it out below.