Cyberphone Billionaire - $20,000 Caviar iPhone 11 Pro max Cyber Phone
Just a little entertainment for you while some of us are staying inside. Do you remember the cyber truck, it made a lot of headlines, mean angles, no curves at all pretty unconventional looking, to say the least, but then after that do you remember all the articles that came out about the phone that was based on the cyber truck that was gonna come out just a few weeks later.
So this phone is called the Caviar iPhone 11 Pro max Cyber Phone and we guess it's appropriately named because that's all this is.
It's an iPhone 11 Pro built into you a casing that looks somewhat like a cyber truck we guess. There are no curves to this body at all. It's very angular it's a straight-up rectangle, stands on its own, very industrial looking.
Its also like the cyber truck is huge so it turns the regular-sized iPhone into a wide heavy like a brick-like object that would honestly, probably be better as a self-defense projectile than anything else. This cyber truck used cold-rolled stainless steel as it's outside body panels giving it that distinctive look.
Can they call it cyber truck phone, hold on, oh it's the CYBERPHONE right? That's safe so the cyber phone also uses bare metal and it's Titanium, they say, now they sent us this review sample which they say is aluminum but the final versions will be titanium.
If they ship any but just overall you get the picture. You already know it an iPhone is and you know what it looks like. Just imagine it in a case made of curved 'less metal with some clicky button cutouts and grooves on the sides.
That's really what it is, that you know the more you look at it the more it just looks like an iPhone in a ridiculous case and it costs $7,000/- That's this is why we preface this by saying it's ridiculous, no one with a right mind would pay thousands of dollars for an iPhone in the metal case, right?
But then again here's the thing about pricing, why would a thousand dollar phone wrapped in $300 with metal suddenly costs seven thousand dollars. The pricing has everything to do with the logo on the back Caviar. Yes, they're also the ones that made that hundred thousand dollar gold iPhone.
Imagine if Incipio or like OtterBox or somebody tried to sell a metal case for the iPhone like this. How much could they get away with selling a case like this? For $1.99 maybe $249 at the most but caviar is doing their thing going way over the top with the fancy packaging and then the whole bunch of separately packaged accessories and the ton of paperwork including a certificate of authenticity and a bunch of advertising for their other products.
You might see a sort of a theme here so where you and I see a six-month-old iPhone wrapped in a metal case for seven thousand dollars. Caviar and its customers potentially see another tech-themed accessory collectible that happens to be writing the press wave of the actual cyber truck.
Bingo, it's kind of dumb, the more you hold the phone and just look at it and try to use it, the more you realize this case makes the iPhone experience worse.
We know a lot of people buy nice cars and put them in a garage and maybe those same people buy this phone and never use it but if you try to use this, there are a couple of things you might notice that are pretty bad.
- There's a sharp metal lip at the bottom of the phone where you're supposed to swipe up for all your gestures every time you unlock. So that's pretty unfortunate.
- The lightning port at the bottom is now recessed pretty far in thanks to the thickness of the case, which means every time we try to use any higher quality lightning cable other than the cheap one that comes with the iPhone, it doesn't work as it doesn't reach the Lightning port. It's too far recessed.
- Also as you may have imagined a thick metal case like this nooks wireless charging. You can say goodbye to that feature too.
- We haven't tested the antenna performance but can't imagine a case like this improve signal strength at all.
- There's also a huge hole on the side because that's where the SIM card ejector tray is. They included this fancy tool, which is metal with both a pin and a hook on it to fish the SIM card tray out of the case. You need both to eject it and then use that hook to fish it out. It's cool that they thought of that but now there is an ugly hole in the side of your case.
So after all this, we thought maybe it's a durability angle. Do you remember the thing that attacked the cyber truck played the durability angle pretty well, right?.
Do you remember the promo videos with a dramatic folding piece over the front of the screen for protection and ergonomics, but this one doesn't have that. See, this is the Cyberphone light and this one doesn't have any moving pieces.
Cyberphone Billionaire Price
But on their site, you can step up to the full-on Cyberphone for $7680 which gets you that fancy ergonomic plate thing or you can step up to the $20,000 Cyberphone Billionaire Edition where the body is made of silver with gold accents. Isn't silver a pretty soft metal, well that probably won't hold up to drops.
Well but there you have it the Cyber truck phone from all those videos and all those headlines do exist in real life and it's ridiculous and nobody should buy one.