In 1999, a group of gadget-obsessed designers set out to fuse fashion and function in the electronics accessories industry. The result was Incipio Technologies, a company dedicated to manufacturing accessories for the iPhone, iPod, Zune, and BlackBerry.
The company had every reason to win an iLounge Best of Show Award in 2010. Their case creation, dotties, includes 15 colors loaded into the case and 30 additional colorful dots that can be easily interchanged, making iPhone cases completely customizable.
The customization makes the grade. For the iPhone 3G, 3Gs, 4G, iPod touch 4G and other electronics, there are six to eight core color combinations, including black, pink, white, blue, purple, gray, and red. Each of those, on the back, have dottie spots, where you can pop out and put in six color combinations that match the base with enough extra dots to be as eclectic or nihilistic as you want.
The iPhone 4G has 13 spots to fill. Other phones and touches have as many as 15. Most cases retail from $15 to $25, depending on where you shop.
Dotties Helps Raise The Bar For Innovative Design.
The case itself is made from a high density silicone core that wraps snugly around your iPod or iPhone for some more shock-absorbing protection. There are even special camera-ready holes to leave the camera open or closed, depending the model you happen to own.
Equally compelling is the new product launch Incipio has planned for January, specific to the iPhone 4G. A much bigger investment than the colorful and stylish dotties cases, the super thin offGRID case (6mm in thickness and adding only two ounces of weight) is much more than a cover.
Inside the elegant design, Incipio concealed an ultra thin rechargeable battery with an Apple Dock Connector plug, allowing you to charge your iPhone 4. According to the manufacturer, the internal battery will double the life of the already longer-lasting iPhone 4G specs. It also allows you to charge sync to iTunes using the provided micro-USB cable. Smart stuff.
If you are looking for more than high tech solutions or the smart and stylish dotties customization, Incipio has teamed up with a handful of outside designers and skaters to put their graphics skills to work. Their team page includes Greg Lutzka, Jeremy Stenberg, Louie Vito, PLG, and Ryan Villopoto.
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There is a lot to like about Incipio, with the company making some of the highest rated consumer cases on the market. They live up to all the promises they make, and seem to be driving the accessories market in new and different directions. That sure beats some of the early case designs that either added too much bulk or hard-to-remove plastics.
You can find several retailers selling dotties like this red dotties case for iPhone 3G, 3GS. Incipio sells these direct too, including this black dotties case iPod Touch with glow-in-the-dark dots. Both links will make it easier to find other models, but we haven't seen any iPhone 4G offerings there yet.