iPhones are more expensive than ever, but there’s a subset of users who want even more luxury, and for whom cost isn’t an factor.
Those people should check out the Advent Collection iPhone case from Grey, a Singapore-based luxury brand. To our knowledge, it’s the only iPhone case with a price tag that significantly exceeds the cost of the phone itself.
In fact, an Advent Collection case will run you a cool $A1,700.
What makes it so expensive?
Grey says the case starts as a solid block of titanium that gets machined down into a case. Then, it’s treated to give it a rainbow glow. Finally, the cases are individually numbered, like prints of art.
That’s a pretty excessive process to create a simple phone protector. But then, the luxury market is not about functionality or necessity; it’s about exclusivity — or the appearance of it.
Grey loaned us one of these titanium cases to check out on an iPhone 8 Plus. Here’s what it’s like to dress your phone in a $A1,700 case: