Ronin – Elegance in a Wood and Aluminum Case for the iPhone 5

by ecadmin on December 3, 2012

Rōnin or rounin was a Samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period of Japan. From the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master’s favor or privilege, the Ronin is alone. The Ronin answers to no one, and abides by no rules but his own. He becomes his own ruler.

The 2013 Ronin Line is a Masterpiece from Element Case.

Special showing and pre-release of Ronin FE (First Edition) on December 4th to our Element Case “Loyalty Rewards” members only. If you would like to be notified of Element Case pre-release products in the future please create an account at elementcase.com and start enjoying all the benefits that come with being a “Loyalty Rewards” member.

UPDATE: Ronin is available for purchase now…

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M.Sarar December 4, 2012 at 1:26 am

Like to have one….:))))

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BYEONGSOO KIM December 4, 2012 at 3:33 am

I want to you send to me about information of ‘Ronin FE’.
Please give me that.

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Asif Ahmed December 4, 2012 at 4:43 am

I would be interested in buying the ronin kindly let me know how do I go about.

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Lawson December 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Asif, what I can say is , if are staying in USA it will be free shipping. ;)

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Jason Schwarz December 4, 2012 at 5:08 am

Will the Ronin have the slightly larger cable hole to allow for the Apple cable 30 pin to lightening cable adapter and 3rd party cables that use the larger housing to fit? They are a hair too big to fit with the Sector 5 case.

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ecadmin December 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

The port on Ronin is about a half mm taller than the one on the Sector 5.

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tim December 4, 2012 at 5:27 am

already get my sector, but this one is awesome!!!

wanna more picture~ plz put it on white device, really like it!! plz!!

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Chris December 4, 2012 at 5:58 am

That is one handsome case. I’ve been holding out for the right case from Element for the iPhone 5 and this may be the one. I think I may be afraid to drop the phone to hurt the case though.. :)

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Mark Mackenzie December 4, 2012 at 6:51 am

This really does raise the iPhone 5 case game to another level! these look awesome and I’m guessing due to the sides being wood and not metal that we will not have any signal loss issues either, looks like a work of art, very classy… my only concern is that the timber might discolour through use from dirt or sweat? Not that that for one second make ne not need one of these in my life…

Great work the Element design team!

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alfredo zuniga December 4, 2012 at 7:07 am

i am absolute in love with ronin fe for iphone 5. i just couldn’t help order it! i have bought several cases and accesories before for iphone 4 and for ipad, and i ahve always had the best experience. my phone looks really cool and everybody asks about my cases, and I always feel comfortable knowing that my phone is completely safe. after 2 years of using an iphone 4, it is still in mint condition.

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Dave Taylor December 4, 2012 at 7:50 am

I like that you have that extra thing for the volume and mute buttons on the side. We could REALLY use an accessory like that for the Sector 5!

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Dave Taylor December 4, 2012 at 9:26 am

Price?

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Steve December 4, 2012 at 9:31 am

I wish I was a Loyalty Rewards Member

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Lawson December 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Wow. Just place my order on Ronin FE. What I can say is, You must get it.

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Andrew December 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Just ordered my Ronin 5 case, looking forward to yet another masterpiece from Element Case!

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Nathan December 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Looks like have a beautiful touching….LOL
THANK YOU ELEMENTCASE.
I have received email to order it.

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Collin_C December 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Why you no release before the Sector 5? I too broke too buy this one and i really want it. So nice. MUST HAVE!

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yohohooo December 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

yohohooo….. i recieved the confirmation order and it will be start to ship on december 06 .Thanks…. Gladly to be part of element loyalty member.

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Don December 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Would to purchase the Ronin case … Please tell me how!

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ecadmin December 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Click to see more Ronin info….

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Arti Nidi December 4, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I am still undecided between the black ops and now this!! I really want a streamlined, yet strong, beautiful, made in the US case for my sexy iPhone 5…please send me the info on this Ronin!!

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ecadmin December 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Mr.Picky December 5, 2012 at 12:28 am

I love the shape and design of the ronin over the sector 5, but im wondering if it will come in different colors. I like the blacked out look.

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Rich December 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

I really like the case and would even consider buying it but I hesitate because I haven’t even received the first case I bought yet. I hope to very soon but it really makes me
Hesitate to purchase another before receiving my initial purchase. Im just leery to get another one when it seems like your having difficult delivering my first purchase. Seeing it on the Internet is good but having it in your hand us better. Thank You

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Rich December 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

How much does it weigh

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ecadmin December 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

It just weighed in at about 12 grams for the case with no back plate.

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DENNIS HOLSTIN December 5, 2012 at 3:01 am

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN ORDER YOUR RONIN CASE FOR MY IPHONE 5.

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Jeremy scarsone December 5, 2012 at 5:25 am

What’s going to be the difference between the FE and the next model to come out? And how/when do we get this?

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ecadmin December 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

Not really sure what’s to come, but our designers are always exploring new materials and finishes to work with .

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Nick December 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

Are there any plans to add some sub-$100 cases, maybe made out of polycarbonate? These new cases are really nice looking, but they are way out of my price range.

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ecadmin December 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Yes, keep checking back here or on our Facebook page.

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peter colbeth December 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Hi element case,
The ronin case for the iphone 5 is beautiful, does it come with the cover case, or is that a separate case you need to purchase. can i purchase one by making a bank transfer instead of using a credit card.
please let me know regards peter from holland europe

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ecadmin December 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Yes, Ronin comes with the case shown in the photos. We accept PayPal for orders that are from outside the US.

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christos alexiadis December 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

watch out Cartier, this is huge and its perfect for that special type. Who can appreciate delicate looking style with an elegant wood finish WOW…

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christos alexiadis December 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

(RONIN) IM WAITING ON YOU, WHERE ARE YOU?I NEED U

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Kevin December 6, 2012 at 6:01 am

When are you guy will release a case for Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

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ecadmin December 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

AFAIK, we’re not working on anything for the Note 2.

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Thomas Brisse December 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

Dear Sir;
I love your new Ronin case, one thing that you could’ve added to the Ronin theme that was always part of there swords was the eel skin handles. Man what a great back plate, any chance it could become an accessory? I like the idea of an exotic eel skin as a back plate, what do you think? V/R

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ecadmin December 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Great feedback! Thanks, I’ll pass it on…

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kaster December 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

That’s a great idea!
Seriousely

fyi The handle was wrapped in sa-me or sting ray skin.

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Didi December 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm

これはいいね(^^)私が欲しいけどいくら?

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ecadmin December 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

それは$199です。あなたはここでそれを見ることができます: https://www.elementcase.com/Element-Case-Ronin-iPhone-5-case-a/306.htm

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Art December 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm

My father hand crafted exotic wooden Pens when he retired.

I have learned to appreciate those qualities through his craftsmanship and look forward to seeing your company’s endeavors continue in the Ronin iPhone case.

Please let me know when your product is available!

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ecadmin December 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm

It’s there now!

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Thomas Brisse December 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Dear Sir;
I originally stated samurai swords were wrapped with eel, well as someone pointed out it was stingray skin. I stand corrected, but I think the back plate in stingray would be just as cool!

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Jb December 8, 2012 at 6:36 am

Hey Element case !

First thanks for these awesome cases, can’t wait to have my first one for my iPhone 5 !
Just want to know if you plan to do differents colors for the Ronin’s one ?

Thanks again ;)

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April Castillo December 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Wow!

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rich December 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Just received my sector 5 case. Although I think the quality is definitely there. I’m find the sharpness of the frame and the awkwardness of it makes it difficult to handle. I think if I saw the ronin case first I might have gone for it instead. Does the ronin case go together as easy as the sector case. How much weight is there to it. As a repeat customer would I get any kind of discount or consideration if I decided to buy it. Ive had my sector for less than a week.

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Lynn Stanley December 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I am looking at the Element case in the exotic wood, when will they be available to purchase?

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ecadmin December 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

They are available now! Please see our main website…

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Chris Casey December 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Can you please let me know when the Ronin case is available?

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ecadmin December 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

It’s available now! Please see our website…

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Ryan December 10, 2012 at 6:24 am

I ordered one as soon as I got the email – well done Element!!

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Clint December 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I recently purchased an Element Sector for my new iPhone 5. I am thinking about purchasing another Element iPhone5 case – the Ronin wood case. However, I have several questions:
1) Is it available?
2) If I purchased it when is the soonest I would receive it?

Thank you,
Clint Hostetler

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ecadmin December 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Yes, it’s available for pre-order without an invitation and it is produced/shipped in batches. Please see the date on the order page to get an idea when the batch will start shipping.

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Tess December 11, 2012 at 10:20 am

I ordered last week, and it says shipping on Dec 12… I’m fairly intelligent, and know that means.. um Dec 12. But, I’m also impatient! Hah! Does that mean everyone who has (already) ordered, can expect their order to ship….. tomorrow!!?? Eeeeeep!! So excited! The only thing bad about going from the iPhone 4 to the 5, is that I can’t use my vapor pro case on my new phone. I’ll be sad to see it go :( Sooooo give me something pretty!!

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ecadmin December 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

The date shown is when the orders for a production batch BEGIN shipping. Each order is member of a production batch
and once the inventory for that batch is allocated, the date changes for the next batch. Orders are shipped in the order in which they are received and can take a couple days to all ship from our facility. As soon as it leaves, it will be shipped via the service level that you selected when you placed your order and a tracking number will be automatically sent to you.

If you need to change or cancel your order, please contact Customer Support: https://www.elementcase.com/Ticket_New.asp

Thanks for your order!

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james voorhees December 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I want to buy this Ronin case for iPhone 5, I’ve been trying off and on for two or three days, i cant make your site work and cookies don’t work on Safari as you say they do. I’ve bought two of your element cases before whats the problem?

Jim

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ecadmin December 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Have you tried using a different browser? FWIW, we haven’t had any problems using Safari on our site, though.

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Steve December 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

will it fit if i have the rash guard on? Thanks

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ecadmin December 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

The Rash Guard is thin enough that it shouldn’t be a problem.

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chaz December 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Woot, ordered me one also. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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Lawson December 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Just wondering, if I can get it before Christmas!!

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Justin James December 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I WANT ONE BABYY!!.

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Justin James December 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Hi Mr/Ms. ECADMIN,

just wanted to know if it comes with a Rash Guard??. is there any protection for the side incase there is no Rash Guard with a Ronin 5 package?

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ecadmin December 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Yes, Ronin comes with Rash Guards.

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Brad December 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

I really want Ronin, but Ronin is out of stock from today..
If somebody cancel the order give me a mail as soon as possible plz.
Or produce More Ronin quickly..plz.

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ecadmin December 17, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Ronin is once again available to order… :)

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Steve December 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

Fex Ex just delivered! Great job Element looks outstanding

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Dom December 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Guys… Holy crap! Mine came in, and you’ve really outdone yourselves with this one. Gonna have to give my Sector 5 FE to my brother (which is also awesome, by the way. The case, I mean. My brother’s OK ;-) ). Seriously though, this thing is straight up spectacular. You really can’t find this level of design and quality anywhere else, even down to the buttons and the leather wallet for the phone in the case. Absolutely worth it. Thanks!

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Michael Nolen December 27, 2012 at 2:58 am

I would like to order the G10 blackops backplate only..how much?

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ecadmin January 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Sorry, it’s not available separately at this time…. But it will be soon!

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Yann January 11, 2013 at 7:45 am

J ai reçu ce matin ma protectio Ronin, j en suis trés content car le travail de précision est bien au rendez vous…cher mais sans regret.
Petit bémol, la taxe de douane française élevé de 52,56€…qui est pour moi du vol a la Française pour pas changer. Ce qui n encourage pas les marchés trans Atlantique.

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Selvin Monzón January 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

Still undecided beetwen the back ops and the ronin!!! I wanna have them both!! But that’s too much money!! :-)

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Oldmantiburon January 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I got my Ronin today and I just have to say when you want a quality case the Element Cases are top QUALITY and worth the 200$ Thanks Element Case.

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Sean Beato January 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

This is best iphone 5 case I’ve ever seen.
The Ronin is very nice.
I want to buy it.
Please send me more info.

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Steve January 14, 2013 at 8:27 am

So CES i saw that there was a special edition Ronin that was wood and Gold! will you ever release that version?

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ecadmin January 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

It looks like that case will only be available through specific distribution partners, mostly in the Asian markets in celebration of Chinese New Year.

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sajid January 16, 2013 at 7:28 am

When is the case available or is there a 2nd edition coming out

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ecadmin January 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm
Michael January 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

Does the front of the case rise above the phone to prevent the glass from hitting the table in face down orientation?

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ecadmin January 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Yes, very slightly. There is “lay on the table” protection with this case.

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Michael January 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Many thanks! I placed my order. Hopefully it’s in stock and ready to go.

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신진우 January 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm

정말 이쁘네요
가격이 약간 비싸지만 제품의 퀄리티에 비해서는 나쁘지 않은 가격입니다.
하지만 가격이 비쌈…ㅜㅜ

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Kasey January 25, 2013 at 7:15 am

Is it possible to purchase the original leather case separately since it no longer comes with the Ronin? If so, when and how

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ecadmin January 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Sorry, we don’t have any in stock.

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kevin January 31, 2013 at 5:51 am

hi was wondering what the space is like for headphone jack to fit?? plus what would be cost in £gbp many thanks

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GEOFF March 10, 2013 at 12:19 am

Build it (deep breath)they shall come.

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