–Edit 8/30/13: An earlier version of this review referred to the Avivo Rail Carbonite case. Avivo is not, in fact, trying for a Star Wars tie-in, so the article has been
updated with the correct name: Rail Carbonate.–
Avivo’s approach to iPhone case design involves a modular setup that lets you choose which components to use, based on either your design aesthetic or the level of protection you’re going for. The
newest addition to their Rail series, the Rail Carbonate, is composed of rubberized bumper and hard plastic jacket components. You can opt for full protection with the rail and jacket together, or
you can go for either piece independently. With an unusual combination of materials and suave sci-fi look, the Avivo Rail Carbonate is a stylish protection option for your iPhone 5.
Full Plastic Jacket
The foundation of the Avivo Rail system is the jacket, which is essentially a thin profile plastic shell case. Certain design variants feature additional materials, but the the Motif White we test combines a perforated plastic back and white rubberized outer rail. Other styles include the
Visor, which is a frosted black plastic; Monaco, which has the look of a fine suit cloth weave; and Suede Black (that one’s self explanatory)….