On February 11th, GEAR4 launched its D3O range impact protection mobile phone cases for both iPhone and Samsung handsets exclusively in Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide.

Used by Olympic ski teams and the military, D3O is a smart material scientifically proven to deliver superior impact protection through advanced shock absorption. Integrated into all GEAR4 Black phone cases, the case range is the first to use an injection moulded grade of D3O technology to deliver increased impact protection per cubic millimeter than other leading materials.

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D3O develops groundbreaking impact protection solutions and is a market leader in protective wear and shock absorbing materials. The Group currently supplies leading brands in the footwear, electronics, sport, motorcycle, industrial workwear, law enforcement and military protection markets.

Gear4’s D30 is used to create a strong, yet flexible material that has excellent shock absorbing qualities. In standard conditions the material’s molecules flow freely, allowing it to be soft and flexible, however when it hits the ground the molecules lock together to get rid of the gravitational energy and reduce the amount of impact on the device.

Due to the very high quality of D30, lots of different brands and companies have started using D30 in their products. These companies and products include number one American Football helmet manufacturer Schutt Sports, Furygan the French motorcycle brand, Burton Snowboards, Snickers Workwear, the US Special Forces, and Dr Martens and Karrimor footwear. This has allowed D30 to grow by 300% over the last 3 years.

In April, D3O raised a total of £13 million in funding from its existing investor Entrepreneurs Fund and new investor Beringea, to support the further expansion of the Company’s impact protection products and international market growth.

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D3O’s unique patented technology has been used to make soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties enabling GEAR4 to create slim, stylish, and ultra-protective cases that can easily survive modern life.

Designed to complement the iPhone 6/6s’ distinct colours, the injectable D3O material inside the case has been modified to match the colour of the device and is a world first for metallic D3O. The slim-fitting IceBox frame has a clear polycarbonate back plate protecting the back and sides of the device in a minimalistic design

GEAR4 IceBox phone case

GEAR4 IceBox phone case

without creating any bulk.

The sporty and stylish ‘Shock’ range carries the classic orange D3O colour in its slim fit frame that also features a clear polycarbonate back plate protecting the back and sides of the mobile device. This style of case compliments the already excellent design of the iPhone 6/6s and works with it to create a good looking phone with excellent protection for the device.

Providing advanced impact protection, the GEAR4 BookCase features a stylish flip-over screen cover and magnetic closure offering complete protection. It features 2 credit card slots, to keep a few cards close to hand for convenience. It also folds into a nice little stand which will probably be more useful for the larger iPhone 6s plus due to the larger screen.

This slim-fitting SpaceSuit case is perfect for who want to stylishly protect their iPhone without adding any excess bulk.

Finished in a brushed metal PU, the case offer advanced protection and covers the phones back and sides.

The JumpSuit has a translucent TPU back with a protective layer of D3O inside. It looks great and the case’s stand out design brings the back of any iPhone 5/5s, 6/6s and 6s Plus to life without ruining the phones aesthetics.

GEAR4 BookCase for iPhone

GEAR4 BookCase for iPhone

Overall, Gear4 are releasing a new style iPhone case that offers a lot of protection for one’s iPhone 6/6s or Samsung S6. Depending on which case you opt for, it will retail for around £30. Purchase a Gear4 IceBox here for just over £18!


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