We’ve been absolutely blown away by the reaction to our ICON Art Series cases from the world’s press. We’ve had some outstanding write-up from The New York Times, SlashGear, WIRED, Gizmodo, ChipChick and more. A sensational CES 2013 – with TATS CRU members, Bio, Nicer and BG183 coming over for a live demo – shone a light on ‘The Bronx’ cases. Here’s some of our favourite reviews of the last month.
New York Times - “Cygnett joined with some visionary artists for the line, called the Icon Art Series, to create some striking looks, including bright graffiti designs by Tats Cru, the Bronx-based muralists, and hypnotic birds by the Australian illustrator Nathan Jurevicius. I was partial to the bold designs by the Australian indigenous artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, which gave the cases a gritty, rough vibe.”
Gizmodo - “There are a lot of phone cases at CES. Imagine a warehouse full of iPhone cases and then multiply it by 10. Australian case vendor, Cygnett, is standing out by getting graffiti artists to make awesome cases before your eyes here at the show.”
SlashGear: “This week at Digital Experience (during CES 2013) we caught up with the case makers at Cygnett where they had none other than the world famous TATS CRU joining the fun for fully unique customized iPhone 5 ICON cases. The TATS CRU is a set of mural street artists that’ve been using their graffiti style since the 1980′s with explosive results.”
Wired - “The Cygnett Icon – Haven is a beautiful case. From the cover design (by artist Nathan Jurevicius) to the feel on my fingers, the Cygnett iPhone 5 cases are perfect for the person who always knows where their phone is. This is a luxury case, in the sense that it is for show and feel, not for rugged protection nor utility. It helps that the Cygnett is so slim and fits the iPhone 5 perfectly. For the majority of us who carry our phones in our pockets, there is really only the size of the phone showing. And there are many compliments once our friends do see it.”
RunAroundTech - “5 Stars. I’m always on the look out for a case that’s just “different.” A case that I wouldn’t expect to see someone else using if I say, wandered the streets of NYC for a few hours. The ICON – Rain Making case not only looks and feels good but perhaps more importantly, the case has a story behind it.”
ChipChick - “TATS CRU, the Mural Kings and internationally renowned graffiti artists, have recently teamed up with Cygnett to produce one of the best iPhone 5 cases around. Here at CES, Cygnett has not only showed off their second TATS CRU Icon Series case, but they flew the group out to customize cases right here on the CES floor!”
MobileSyrup - There are a number of reasons Cygnett has quickly become one of the top smartphone accessory manufacturers. From the high-quality materials used in its cases to the thoughtful collaborations with international artists, the company seems to be innovating in a constricting market with very tight margins and no room for error.
Companies like Speck, Insipio, Otterbox, Griffin and Spigen, among others, have watched as smaller companies like Cygnett dig into their market share and demand more attention from users and the press alike.”
Getty Images - “LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: Artists with Cygnett make custom iPhone covers during the 2013 International CES Digital Experience media preview at the MGM Grand Conference Center on January 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.” (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)