We got our photos posted on our regular site droconcepts.com Check them out and let us know if you see anything we missed. Making lots of progress with the new neoprene supplier and everything is back on track. August 10th is coming up fast and we WILL BE SHIPPING that Monday! Thanks for everyone being so patient and supportive. Thanks for reading and checking us out!
We are disappointed to say we have had to push back the shipping date for the Pre-Ordered carbon fiber iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS cases. While the carbon fiber work is actually finished and in full production we have met a problem with the neoprene liners. We ourselves are mainly a composites company and do not produce the liners for our carbon cases (we do design them). We used the neoprene supply company from our last carbon fiber cases design as we already had a great relationship with them. Unfortunately times have been tough for them and after speaking extensively with yesterday and this morning it has become apparent that they are not going to be able to fulfill our order on time. (delivery was suppose to be yesterday so we could finish the liner installation and ship today.) Unfortunately we are looking at 9-12 days before we can begin shipping. We will have a firm date for you first thing Monday August 3rd.
We want our customers to know we are not trying to make excuses and are trying our very best to get the neoprene liner production finished up and final assembly completed.
In the mean time we wanted to go ahead and share some photos of our production and a sneak peak at some of our tooling / molds.
Production Carbon fiber cases waiting to get their final toughened highgloss finish.
Pictures of our outer tooling for the top and bottoms of the carbon fiber cases.
Thank you for your patience and continued support. These cases are magnificent and we are very confident these cases will be worth the wait. If you have any questions or comments please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have had several people ask about the photos on the main site droconcepts.com and our blog here.
We wanted to let everyone know that these are our pre-production photos that we took right here in the shop of prototypes, not our finished carbon fiber iPhone cases. Most of our photos are samples that do not have our toughened high gloss coating or any of the finishing touches and wanted to assure everyone pre-ordering that the productions cases will be of the highest quality that we know our customers have come to expect from DRO Concepts.
Our production version cases have been sent out to our professional photographer and we should have the photos up on the site and blog late next week.
Thank you for everyones continued support and interest. Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any questions, ideas, or comments.
Well we finally heard back from our engineering and sales team today to get some firm dates and pricing. According to our engineering and production guys we will be shipping all pre-orders on Wednesday July 29th. This is a few days after our original projection but we are confident these great carbon fiber cases will be worth the wait.
Good news for those who have pre-ordered or those who are interested in pre-ordering, we will be honoring and extending our pre-order pricing ($84.99) up until July 29th. We will then be adjusting our pricing on our new carbon fiber iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS cases to $95.99
The general sale release and shipping will take place a few weeks after we take care of our pre-order customers, on Monday August 17th.
We also have some new pictures to better explain the difference between the Unidirectional Carbon Fiber and the Original Plain Weave Carbon Fiber.
The Unidirectional carbon fiber case is on the bottom, notice all of the carbon fibers are running in one direction across the case. The Original Plain Weave carbon fiber case is on the top and you'll see the carbon fibers are woven over and under each other in a hatch pattern.
Both cases are made with 4 layers of carbon fiber and provide incredible strength, especially for such a light weight case. This two piece case model (dubbed the "stealth") will fit both the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS as they are identicle in size. Ofcourse our carbon fiber cases are still padded with supple neoprene liners to reduce scratching and improve impact resistance. And as always with each carbon fiber case we sell, we provide one of our D-shield protect screen film, a microfiber polishing cloth, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
We got a few new pictures of the samples with our new toughened high gloss finish only available on DRO Concepts real carbon fiber cases!!! Check em out. Our new stealth design (shown below) will be shipping a just a few weeks. Pre-orders are available on the website. (as a note* we will not be producing the previous model of iPhone 3G cases any longer. All pre-orders are for the newly designed "stealth" iPhone 3GS / 3G cases )
With the Toughened High gloss finish.
The twill weave... we are considering releasing this option with our plain weave and unidirectional.
Thanks for reading, have a great and safe July 4th. Check back soon for more updates on the full release coming in July!