What you need to know
- The Gray Alter Ego Aurora iPhone 13 cases are stunning and cost up to $3,399.
- Each case is limited to 500 pieces and is machined from aerospace-grade titanium.
- Orders ship in January 2022.
Fancy spending three times as much on your iPhone case as you did your iPhone? If you do, you're in luck — the folks at Gray have the Alter Ego case and it's definitely a looker.
Prices for the Alter Ego start at $1,899 depending on the finish you want and the size of iPhone you plan to put into it, but it's the Aurora finish and iPhone 13 Pro Max size that sees the price jump all the way up to almost $3,400. That's a whole lot of money, but you could argue it might even be worth it! each case is limited to a run of 500 units and is CNC machines from aerospace-grade titanium. That takes 12 hours per case, by the way.
Gray says that the Alter Ego is a "sculpture, not a case" and it's difficult to argue with that. If you're looking for iPhone protection that somehow manages to enhance the look of Apple's design, this might be for you. You'll just need to have very deep pockets to justify it.
Time to start saving those pennies — this might be the best iPhone case money can buy!
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