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A long time ago I had a blog post about crowdfunding the Arc Pulse. At that time it was not quite clear whether the project would actually find enough supporters to enable it to be produced. Arc Pulse has now taken this hurdle without any problems and is now can be ordered online.
The Arc team kindly provided me with a free copy of the Arc Pulse for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I received the black aluminum version. Thanks for that!
I just received feedback from Arc in response to my article. You gave me some interesting information:
The makers of the Arc Pulse sent me a voucher code for you. With "SIRAPFELOT" you can at the cash desk at Arc Get a $ 10 discount on the purchase of an Arc Pulse.
If you look at the Arc Pulse, you will quickly see that this "shell" is anything but normal. In principle, the Arc Pulse is a design case for the iPhone, which is absolutely minimalistic, but still elegant.
The makers of the Arc Pulse put it this way:
How does it feel to hold iPhone without a case? With Arc Pulse you can finally enjoy the iPhone experience and protect it at the same time - without compromise. At Arc, you are at the center of our development efforts.
Arc Pulse is basically an iPhone case for people who don't want a case, because every case spoils the nice feeling you have when you have an iPhone without a case in your hand.
No savings were made in the production of the Arc Pulse. You can get the design case made of aluminum and titanium, although both models have a thin rubber insert that prevents scratches on the iPhone.
The workmanship is also flawless - which is what you can expect from the price of the Arc Pulse: the aluminum version costs 99 euros and the titanium version is available for 189 euros. There are no sharp edges or other unclean areas.
The seat is also quite clever, because you just slide the two Arc Pulse elements over the iPhone and they are so precisely worked that they sit securely. The good fit is of course also created by the rubber elements that are attached to the inside of the Arc Pulse. In any case, you can be sure that nothing shifts or wobbles here.
On the Arc website you can find a selection of the iPhone models for which an Arc Pulse can currently be ordered:
For each model there is the Arc Pulse made of aluminum or titanium. The aluminum version is painted glossy black, while the titanium version looks like it is chrome-plated.
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And by the way, the Arc Pulse has nothing to do with it HDMI ARC to do.
I tried the model for the iPhone 12 Pro Max and I have to say that I still find that my iPhone feels too "naked" with the Arc Pulse. Everything is protected by the minimalist cover. - There is even a frame around the camera module, which protrudes further than the camera hump. If the iPhone falls on a flat floor, it inevitably has to hit the Arc Pulse and is thus protected.
Only a fall on a rocky surface with stones sticking out could lead to damage to the iPhone with the Arc Pulse, which cannot prevent the case - but no normal case helps either, only armored glass on the iPhone display.
Sure, the design of the Arc Pulse is also “uglier” for some than a transparent plastic case, but with these you don't have an iPhone in your hand either, just silicone, TPU or the material from which the case was made.
What I found really nice during my test with the Arc Pulse was the feeling of having an iPhone in my hand without a “condom”. I haven't had direct contact with the metal frame of my iPhone models for years and somehow it feels nicer than a TPU or silicone case.
I think, given the price, the Arc Pulse case is definitely not for everyone. But if you like the iPhone design and would prefer to use it without a case, but don't dare to do it due to your own clumsiness, you should fall into the target group of the Arc Pulse.
The Arc Pulse case somehow convinced me. You have really little additional material on the iPhone and still have good protection. There is only one little thing that I would like to criticize: The aluminum version looks somehow, due to the paintwork, as if it were made of plastic. Here a version made of brushed aluminum would have been more suitable for the iPhone - but maybe that will come soon ?!
If you want to take a look at the case, you can do so here on the Arc website . make
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.