Forget the leather, plastic, or pleather in your life, because if you’re an owner of one of the world’s most popular phones, you’ll be able to skip the standard material choices and see something else, something more urban.
That slightly more urban take on devices is to embrace a style of clothing so many Australians rely on from day to day.
Much like the jeans many of us wear day in and day out, STM Bags is tackling the woven fabric by applying its rough and durable texture to that of phones and tablets, or specifically the iPhone smartphones and iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 4 tablets.
Tested this week, STM’s “Atlas” range isn’t very large, existing for only recent iPhones carrying the number “6” next to their name, or the two aforementioned models of the iPad, but it does offer a look unlike that of any other case we’ve seen.
Simply put, it’s a fashionable take on the standard case that doesn’t try to be any other plastic case, nor does it falsify its existence with a fake leather or even something real.
It is denim, simply put, offering the iPhone and iPad something to grip that feels coarse between the fingers when grasped, and yet still solid enough that you can have no fear that nothing will penetrate that flap and dirty your device up in the process.
Stand support is folded into each of the variants, and owners of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4 will find an easy way to fold the fabric back into its casing to reveal a way of standing the tablet up or giving it a sturdy slope to type on, which is handy.
But the owners of an iPhone variant will find something even more useful: suction cups.
Yes, it’s not enough that we get to see and feel the denim of our clothes applied to the casing of our phone, but STM has been kind enough to add a little bit of suction power to the iPhone casing.
Why, you might ask?