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Roxxlyn Encases Your Precious iPhone X in 350 Million Year Old Rock

02.16.18 | By
Roxxlyn Encases Your Precious iPhone X in 350 Million Year Old Rock
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Roxxlyn isn’t your average Apple iPhone accessory maker by any regard. Instead of typical plastics and rubbers normally utilized for protective duties, the German company specializes in producing luxurious iPhone cases featuring genuine quarried minerals as old as 350 million years old: granite, quartz, marble, and slate offered in a rainbow of hues. The resulting hand-machined cases seem nearly as precious as the phone its protecting within itself.

Each case is machined with diamond tools for precision, then engraved across the top surface using a high performance laser, finally sanded and cleaned to a smooth finish.

Weighing just 50 grams and only 0.7mm thin, the 2-piece luxury iPhone accessories features intricately detailed layers of sliced stone securely fastened to an anodized aluminum body frame without adding an excess of heft. Inside is equally luxe, with a protective layer of Alcantara or vegetable leather keeping devices safe while in its grasps. Like any unearthed mineral, each case presents a unique combination of color, swirling, and texture.

At over $400, the price of the Granite Case Lapis Lazuli reflects the mineral’s scarcity, a type of granite once used by the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians for jewelry and amulets.

At these upper echelon prices Roxxlyn acknowledges customization is par for the course, each model offered with varying degrees of options for design, frame color combinations (black, silver, gold), device model compatibility, and veneers. Covered in such a precious and pricey case, it guarantees careful and mindful handling a plastic or even leather bound case would never evoke – the best protection of all.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at gregoryhan.com.