ONTARIO, CALIF. — Trident Case has begun shipping a redesigned line of its flagship Kraken AMS-series protective cases for the iPhone 5 that it said shaves 20 percent off the thickness of the case without any loss of protection.
The cases have been upgraded with an added layer of dual-injected thermoplastic elastomerinterior cushioning that makes the new series 20 percent thinner than the models it replaces.
According to marketing VP Erin Luzzi, the development of the thinner Kraken AMS series results from a new engineering design that overmolds dualinjected thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) onto a polycarbonate shell, combining a cushioned interior within a hard, rigid exterior. “As a result, we no longer need to include the Perseus silicone case as part of the solution, and that makes for a significantly thinner Kraken AMS series case,” she said.
The cases are independently tested to meet military standard MIL-STD-810F to protect damage caused by excessive vibration, dust, sand, rain or drops, the company said.
The new Kraken cases come in black, red, pink, blue and Trident Green and include a new holster that is compatible with all of the new Trident Kraken, Cyclops and Aegis series of cases. The holster mounts on the front of the device and can attach to a belt, bag strap or seatbelt. It features EVA foam to provide cushioning and includes a 360-degree ratcheting swivel clip, a media stand for landscape viewing, and a slot that allows for device charging while holstered.
The Kraken cases includes a rear AMS attachment port that is compatible with more than two dozen custom-fitting accessories and mounts, such as a tripod attachment, belt clip, bike rail strap and a variety of car mounts.
“We are very excited to introduce the all-new Kraken AMS series of iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s cases,” Luzzi said. “The introduction demonstrates our ability to design and manufacture a significantly thinner line of cases that remains every bit as rugged and durable as the models they replace. What’s more, our unique Adaptive Modular System remains part of the design, which means our thinner Kraken series for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 still works with all available Arkon mounts and accessories.”