Known for creating some of the world's best aluminum iPhone cases, Element Case has introduced a number of new cases for the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 that join the company's rugged composite line at CES 2013. For the iPhone 5, the Ion 5 case continues Element Case's Ion series featuring a sleek ergonomic shaped body constructed out of impact-resistant TPU with reinforced corner protection, and a genuine carbon fiber back inlay. The Ion 5 is also built with integrated volume and sleep/wake buttons.
The Ion 5 composite case for the iPhone 5 will be available in black, gray, red and white colors. It's excpeted to be released very soon.
Second to join Element Case's composite line of Galaxy S3 cases is the new Eclipse. This is perhaps the most amazing case Android users have access to. Unlike the $50 Atom case for the Galaxy S3, the Eclipse is considered to be the flagship case as it features an anodized CNC machined aluminum bezel, and incorporates a flip-out kickstand and a unique "Sound Boost System" that channels the audio coming from the back facing speaker towards the front while enhancing the sound quality. The Eclipse combines the aluminum bezel with a high impact resistant TPU body and a real carbon fiber inlay.
The Eclipse case is thicker than the Atom due to its added benefits, yet it offers the same ruggedized protection and integrated buttons. You'll be able to pick the Eclipse four different colors and finish combinations. We've yet to hear about pricing or availability, but it's safe to say you'll pay a pretty penny for the Eclipse case.