12th February 2016 - GEAR4 BLACK today launches its range of D3O® impact protection mobile phone cases for both iPhone and Samsung handsets exclusively in Carphone Warehouse stores nationwide. Used by Olympic ski teams and the military, D3O® is a smart material scientifically proven to deliver superior impact protection through advanced shock absorption. Integrated into all GEAR4 Black phone cases, the case range is the first to use an injection moulded grade of D3O® technology to deliver increased impact protection per cubic millimetre than other leading materials.
D3O’s unique patented technology has been used to make soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties enabling GEAR4 to create slim, stylish, and ultra-protective cases that can easily survive modern life.
GEAR4 BLACK / D3O® IceBox Tone / WhiteIce / AllBlack – from £29.99
Available for iPhone 6 and 6s in silver, rose gold, gold, space grey, white
Designed to complement the iPhone 6/6s’ distinct colours, the injectable D3O® material inside the case has been modified to match the colour of the device and is a world first for metallic D3O®. The slim-fitting IceBox frame has a clear polycarbonate back plate protecting the back and sides of the device in a minimalistic design without creating any bulk.
GEAR4 BLACK / D3O® IceBox Shock – from £29.99
Available for Samsung S6, S6 Edge/S6 Edge Plus, iPhone 6/6s and 6s Plus
The sporty and stylish ‘Shock’ range carries the classic orange D3O® colour in its slim fit frame that also features a clear polycarbonate back plate protecting the back and sides of the mobile device. The minimalistic and clear design allows the user to continue to show off iPhone modern looks while making sure it is fully protected.
GEAR4 BLACK / D3O® BookCase – from £34.99
Available for Samsung S6, S6 Edge/S6 Edge Plus, iPhone 5/5s, 6/6s/ and 6s Plus
Providing advanced impact protection, the GEAR4 BookCase features a stylish flip-over screen cover and magnetic closure offering complete protection. It includes two card slots ideal for those who like to keep their phone and wallet in one place, plus a convenient stand feature for watching movies while commuting.
GEAR4 BLACK / D3O® SpaceSuit – from £29.99
Available for iPhone 6s Plus
This slim-fitting SpaceSuit case is perfect for who want to stylishly protect their iPhone without adding any excess bulk. Finished in a brushed metal PU, the case offer advanced protection and covers the phones back and sides.
GEAR4 BLACK / D3O® JumpSuit – from £29.99
Available for iPhone 5/5s, 6/6s and 6s Plus
The JumpSuit has a translucent TPU back with a protective layer of D3O® inside. It looks great and the case’s stand out design brings the back of any iPhone 5/5s, 6/6s and 6s Plus to life without ruining the phones aesthetics.
D3O develops groundbreaking impact protection solutions and is a market leader in protective wear and shock absorbing materials. The Group currently supplies leading brands in the footwear, electronics, sport, motorcycle, industrial workwear, law enforcement and military protection markets.
D3O’s unique patented technology is used to make a soft and flexible material with high shock absorbing properties. In standard conditions the material’s molecules flow freely, allowing it to be soft and flexible, but on impact, lock together to dissipate the impact energy and reduce the transmitted force.
A growing range of innovative new products and international growth have enabled D3O to treble in size over the last three years and to build a customer base of leading brands and organisations. These include number one American Football helmet manufacturer Schutt Sports, Furygan the French motorcycle brand, Burton Snowboards, Snickers Workwear, the US Special Forces, and Dr Martens and Karrimor footwear.
In April, D3O raised a total of £13 million in funding from its existing investor Entrepreneurs Fund and new investor Beringea, to support the further expansion of the Company’s impact protection products and international market growth.
Founded in 2006, GEAR4 is the UK's largest consumer audio brand specialising in both portable and home speakers. The company also offers high-end mobile phone cases and accessories.
In 2015, GEAR4 launched GEAR4 BLACK, a brand that has teamed up with experts worldwide to create more advanced products that are smart, modern and functional.
Established in over 40 countries worldwide, GEAR4 was previously owned by Disruptive Hong Kong Limited (formerly Disruptive Ltd) and now is part of the STRAX European brand portfolio. The team at GEAR4 pride themselves in the constant delivery of unique, innovative, well-designed products that respond quickly to the rapidly changing market.