Not only does this one-inch thick steel case add 4.6-pounds to your iPhone, it costs $650. That’s a relatively small sum, I suppose, for those looking for protection against .50-caliber rounds. The case will only protect the back of your device, so keep that in mind the next time you’re on duty. Why didn’t Apple include this as one of the free iPhone 4 case options during antennagate?
I would imagine entombing your iPhone in this bulletproof case would also make an excellent instrument for close-quarters combat or even battering down doors. Other uses might include, but are not limited to: boat anchor, wheel stopper or dumbbell. Luckily, the case doesn’t compromise too much functionality when it’s on; the Japanese manufacturer of the case drilled a hole in the back so users can still snap pictures.
I can’t wait until the iPad version of this case is announced.