Evutec's sleek and rugged Karbon SI case.

The new big screen phones present a problem for case designers.

Their primary challenge has always been between bulk and protection, but recently that balance has shifted. The introduction of large screen smartphones means the need for protection hasn’t changed, but the requirement for slimmer cases has. People want the security, but they no longer have room for extra bulk in their pockets and handbags. The winning smartphone case is going to be one that meets rugged standards, while sporting a sleek profile.

The Karbon SI case is amazingly sleek for a MIL 810G drop tested* case.

The Karbon SI case is amazingly sleek for a MIL 810G drop tested* case.

Well that case is here in the form of Evutec’s latest smartphone case, the Karbon Snap Impact (SI). In a classic case of new meets old, the Karbon SI case consists of a woven Kevlar shell lined and trimmed with an ultra-slim layer of TPU rubber. The case leverages the legendary strength of Kevlar, adds a thin layer of TPU, and ends up a mere 1.5 mm thick. That, and it just passed Military Rugged Standards (Mil 810G)* based drop testing. The future is here.

Buttons are well formed and perfectly responsive on Evutec's Karbon SI case for the iPhone 6

Buttons are well formed and perfectly responsive on Evutec’s Karbon SI case for the iPhone 6

Evutec hits all the proper design points with the Karbon SI. Buttons are covered perfectly and remain responsive through the case, while the case trim sits just barely above the surface of the screen, allowing it to be placed face down without the screen touching. Ports holes are shaped to accommodate a variety of chargers and headphone plugs, and each Karbon SI case is treated with with Evutec’s patented Evutouch treatment, giving it a smooth, velvety texture that is easy to grasp firmly.

Evutec's Karbon SI has just enough of a lip to protect the iPhone 6 screen laid flat

Just enough of a lip to protect the screen laid flat, not enough to hinder your touch screen experience.

Evutec’s use of Kevlar in these cases is a game changer. It’s strength and lightness mean real protection at a fraction of the bulk and weight of other cases.

Military standard drop protection at a mere 1.5 mm thickness. Challenge met.

Evutec’s SI case is available now for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, with the Samsung Galaxy S6 in the works. 

*Military standard drop tests performed by the National Analysis Center. Test results can be requested through your rep or Hitfar contact.