We Couldn’t Have Resisted Getting Twisted

by ecadmin on November 27, 2017

Barona Speedway in the hills of east San Diego County is home to a veritable smorgasbord of competitive racing events, offered up with the family in mind. It’s not Indy car. It’s not Formula 1. It’s not NASCAR. It’s just dirt and dust, kids and dogs, and plenty of BYO and RPM.

The semi-banked, quarter-mile clay oval track features super stock, mods, pro pony, stock pony, pure stock, street stocks, sprints, dwarf, and mini dwarf—in a pure Americana setting, with an authentic hometown vibe. And recently, the venue added one more item to the menu, playing host to the ultimate all-comers event.

The inaugural Twisted Throttles featured a “Run What Ya Brung” day of flat track and drag racing. A chance for average folks to hit the oval and throw down the gauntlet against their fellow everyman (and woman).

Twisted Throttles also boasted bike shows, live music, and plenty of vendors…as well as a kickoff party, burlesque show, and vintage bike show in the nearby city of Ramona. Many rode in for the Saturday to compete (or to spectate), but a whole bunch maximized the experience by dropping in the night before and camping overnight.

We couldn’t resist checking it out for ourselves.


We’re Turning Black Friday Into Black OPS Friday

by ecadmin on November 21, 2017

The Friday after Thanksgiving is a day that people are typically looking for bargains and deals. But we believe it doesn’t always have to be focused on price slashing, mega discounts, and freebies. Sometimes a good deal – let’s make that a great deal – is simply being able to get a hold of something that’s painstakingly-engineered, carefully-crafted, and built to last. Good old fashioned high quality that’s worth every penny.

The latest edition of our greatest case is exactly that.

We’ve chosen to introduce the 6th generation of our flagship case, Black OPS, this Friday. The same day the big box stores will see shoppers tearing other shoppers’ hair out in the almighty quest to see who can grab hold of that last $99 off-brand TV.

While those folks are inflicting bodily harm upon each other to secure merchandise of questionable quality, you can sit in the comfort of your own home and go online to obtain the case that delivers the ultimate in covert protection for your new iPhone X.

Black OPS is decidedly ultra-premium, featuring CNC machined aircraft-grade aluminum, a military-grade G10 reinforced back plate, and super tough black type III “hard anodized” coating. It also unveils our revolutionary new DropShock™ Body: an exclusive impact absorbing three-layer design (aluminum, polycarbonate, TPU) that dissipates energy to withstand extreme bumps, drops, and collisions.

Black OPS is set for deployment this Friday at zero hundred hours. So, get ready, because we know you know a great deal when you see one.


When the weekend rolls around, we here at Element Case are always up for catching some rays in the So Cal sun…as well as getting a little more exposure for our brand. So, it was fitting that the weekend found us a stone’s throw from the Pacific at something called Exposure 2017.

The biggest women’s skateboarding competition in the world, the event featured a purse of $50,000 and attracted dozens of top skaters from virtually every corner of the globe. Five different events were contested—street am, bowl am, vert am and pro, street pro, bowl pro—with each split into two age categories (14 and under, 15 and over). The competitors ranged in age from a mere 5 years old to a grizzled “grayhair” of 35.

Hundreds of fans enjoyed a full day’s worth of grinds, flips, and slides, giving us a chance to enjoy some face time with a whole bunch of folks that make “thrill” a part of their everyday lives. We even invited attendees to visit our tent and #upgradeyourcase…and more than a hundred people gave us their current iPhone case in exchange for a shiny new REV.

The competition was staged by an organization called Exposure, whose motto is “Empowering women and girls through skateboarding.” The group’s events serve a dual purpose: to create opportunities for professional, amateur, and beginning female skaters; and to support at-risk communities by raising awareness, funding and resources for local non-profits.

Great cause. Great skaters. And a great time.



by ecadmin on November 8, 2017

Element Case #UpgradeYourCase Event at Moto Beach Classic

Moving from nosebleed seats to field level. Getting a banana split instead of a single scoop. Switching out the alley-side standard room for the penthouse suite with ocean view.

It’s known as the upgrade. Something we at Element Case like to do when the inspiration strikes us. ‘cuz we like people, we like happy, and we like making people happy. It’s just the way we are.

At the Moto Beach Classic in Orange County, California, our company tent turned Surf City into Swap City when we announced to the crowd that we were offering a chance to get a stylin’ new Element Case. All they had to do was give us their current iPhone case and make a social media post about the exchange. More than 200 people took us up on the offer and the hashtags started flying.

The case upgrade. Just our way of promoting the act of recycling and helping to make the world a better-looking place.


Drifting into Irwindale for Some Formula D

by ecadmin on October 27, 2017

2017 Formula Drift in 1 minute

At Element Case, we like stuff that gets our motors running, both figuratively and literally. So, we drifted on up from San Diego to the LA Basin to catch the last-ever Formula Drift event at the Irwindale Speedway.

For those unacquainted, professional drifting first came to the United States with a one-off exhibition at Irwindale in 2003. The event was such a success (the first time the Speedway sold out its 10,000 seats) that it spawned the Formula D Series…and the Speedway has become the most iconic venue for the sport in the U.S.

But next January, the “House of Drift” is closing, to be demolished and replaced by a shopping mall. Drifting away into mere memories.

Legends in the sport, who’ve been competing at Irwindale from the start, came to say their goodbyes and put on a show. A new champion was crowned, as well: Irishman James Deane nabbing his first Formula D title.

Drifting is a natural connection for Element. The sport is all about creativity and inventiveness, with judging criteria focused on three aspects: line, angle, and style. Given our approach to engineering, the way we design our cases…yeah, we can relate to that. Not to mention, we’re about to roll out a new case for iPhone X that we’re calling Formula.

On an October Saturday at the Speedway, with the cars and the crowds and the volume and the venue, we really felt like we were in our Element.

If you catch our drift.


We’re back.

Didn’t mean to go all Rip Van Winkle on everyone, but there’s really no other explanation for the hibernation that’s been going on at the Element Case blog. But we’ve taken a giant yawn, cleared the crust from our eyes, and did some major stretching. And now we’re ready to roll. First stop: Bolsa Chica Beach, California!

Sun & sand. Surf & sounds. Stunts & sprints. The Roland Sands Moto Beach Classic is the definitive Southern California experience, bringing together bikes and (surf)boards and bands—plus a whole bunch of people looking to have a great time on the shores of the Pacific. All that appeared to be missing from the mix was Element Case.

So, naturally, we had to go there.

In addition to getting folks to visit our booth and trade in their old cases for a shiny new REV, we also did some spectating ourselves. Here are the top five thrills and spills that we enjoyed:

1. The Crashes

2. The Motorcycles

3. The Racing

4. The Squatch

5. The Stunts


Drop Testing Element Case in Thailand

by ecadmin on December 15, 2016


Design EC Trailer

by ecadmin on August 30, 2016

Design EC Title

Dive deeper into Element Case with our new blog series, Design EC. The series will cover history, design process, and new products from Element Case.

The design and engineering of a genuine Element Case starts with the materials and manufacturing processes we’ve specifically adopted to achieve our creative vision.

Be the FIRST to learn more about the new products








Brands will coexist, benefit from improved quality, service, distribution growth

San Diego, CA – January 4, 2016 – STM, a leading designer of innovative bags, cases and accessories for consumer electronic devices, today announced it has acquired premier phone case maker, Element Case. Under the new agreement, STM will have exclusive global distribution rights and exclusive global licensing rights for the Element Case brand.

Moving forward, STM will provide the Element Case brand with access to industry leading inventory planning and logistics, a greater investment in product design and innovation, marketing and sales, and a network of global distributors to support the expansion of the ultra-premium case brand worldwide. Together, STM and Element Case will work to provide consumers with the highest quality and extraordinarily unique products in the bag and case market.

“Element Case is a clear leader in the luxury phone case market. The brand has established itself as a visionary in premium case design,” said STM Bags CEO Ethan Nyholm. “By adding STM’s manufacturing and quality expertise to the equation we will be able to drive the future of the high-end case market globally.”

“When Element Case first began it was born out of my own personal need and background as a designer,” said founder Jeff Sasaki. “We have created a niche, cases for an upscale market that are beautifully crafted and as exquisite as a luxury sports car. I look forward to being able to expand our audience to a worldwide platform with STM’s support. Our shared resources will enable us to strengthen each others products and brands.”

About STM Bags
Founded in 1998 in Sydney, Australia, STM offers a full range of lifestyle-oriented laptop bags, tablet cases, smartphone cases and accessories. STM’s mission is to provide a more comfortable, secure and stylish means to transport digital gear. All products are backed by a product lifetime warranty. For more information about STM, please visit the company’s Web site at http://www.stmbrands.com.

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Professional grade lens manufacturer Schneider Optics and legendary case manufacturer Element Case team up on kit that converts the iPhone into a stunning photography system

Image Lens System for iPhone 6

Image Lens System for iPhone 6


San Carlos, CA—JUNE 19, 2015 – Element Case (www.elementcase.com), the original manufacturer of ultra-premium smartphone and tablet accessories, announced that it has partnered with renowned photography lens manufacturer Schneider Optics to create the Element Case IMAGE / iPro case and mobile photography lens system for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The system is purpose-built to enable professional quality photographic and video imagery with the iPhone by adding the benefits of interchangeable Macro, Wide Angle, Super Wide, Fisheye, and Telephoto lenses to capture more in every shot. The IMAGE/iPro Case and Lens System’s professional optics are simple to use, easy to handle, and smartly designed.

The components are designed to work together. The lenses use a bayonet mount to securely fasten onto the custom Element Case IMAGE iPhone case. This case is easy to install and offers the renowned performance and protection that Element Case is known for. The case also gives users the option of attaching a Tripod or Grip Handle. The Volume Button serves a dual purpose where it functions as a snapshot button in camera mode.

Optimized for both still and video images, the iPro Lens System offers a choice of 5 precision-made, genuine Schneider Optic lenses, designed by the same team who are known worldwide for quality television and motion picture optics. Lenses available in the kit include: Wide Angle, which increases the iPhones field-of-view by 35 percent; Telephoto, which narrows the iPhone’s field-of-view by half, bringing objects closer; and Fisheye, which alters the field of view by a dramatic 165° for everything from panoramas to action sports shots. Superwide and Macro lenses are also available.

The IMAGE/iPRO 6 Kit is available now and the IMAGE/iPRO 6 Plus Kit will be available in Black at the beginning of July, 2015. Additional lenses will be available separately at (www.elementcase.com). For further information, go to (www.elementcase.com/image)

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