iPhone 7 is here.

Apple’s newest creation is finally here – and we hope you’re as ready as we are. After engineering cases for 3 generations of iPhones, we’re certain that these will be our highest quality products to date.

As usual, we are running discounted pre-orders on a first-come, first-serve basis. Spaces are limited as we work overtime to meet demand for the newest generation of Carbon Trim Cases, so place yours today at our $5 off pre-order special pricing.

We’ll keep you updated frequently regarding the status of your pre-order, and offer a hassle-free money-back guarantee if you change your mind along the way. 

napov-iphone-6-7“I heard the new iPhone 7 is the same size as the 6. Does that mean my Carbon Trim Case for iPhone 6 will fit?”

This is a question we’ve been getting a lot in the past week. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no – here’s why.

The red lines in the photo above show where our Carbon Trim Cases for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cut off – as you can see, the enlarged cameras of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would be covered by existing cases. Don’t worry though – we’re already on it, and we’re already producing new cases to take this change into account.

We hope you’re ready to upgrade how you live the #carbontrimlife – it’s been two years in the making, and we’re incredibly excited to release our newest creation to our loyal customers.

Take a look at the release video for our Carbon Trim Cases for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus below:

 

Car Week 2016 Highlights

Every year around this time, the elite of the automotive world gather in Monterey, California for arguably the most exclusive car event in the world: Monterey Car Week.

From the coveted Quail Motorsports Gathering and ritzy afterparties to the record-breaking auctions, there’s always a ton of exciting news from all niches of the industry.

This year, we sent a few of our Brand Ambassadors, armed with their Carbon Trim Cases, FlexCarbon™ Wallets, and cameras to see some of the newest developments in the automotive sphere – with a particular focus on carbon fiber news (naturally).

So here you have it – the top 5 most exciting carbon fiber developments from Car Week 2016!

Blue Carbon on the Bugatti Chiron

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Without a doubt, the Bugatti Chiron was a top contender at CW 2016, as expected. If you were to look closely at this 1500-horsepower W16 beast, you’d find that that’s not blue paint – it’s deep blue tinted carbon fiber paneling. Photo: GTSpirit


Jaguar XJ220 Offered for Auction by Silverstone

Silverstone Auctions auctioned this British Racing Green Jag, with just 5,400 miles on the clock, this past week. Fetching $357,500, this 1994 beast was once crowned the fastest car in the world, in part due to its carbon fiber paneling in some models. Oh, and did we mention that this car has been literally museum-maintained?

Silverstone Auctions auctioned this British Racing Green Jag, with just 5,400 miles on the clock, this past week. Fetching $357,500, this 1994 beast was once crowned the fastest car in the world, in part due to its carbon fiber paneling in some models. Oh, and did we mention that this car has been literally museum-maintained? Photo: Carscoops


Ford GT’s Carbon Fiber Everything

We featured the new Ford GT in our “Carbon Fiber Year in Review” blog post late last year, and we’re bringing it back again to showcase the immense amount of carbon fiber utilized in this monster, including full carbon fiber seats and optional carbon wheels. In a surprising turn of events, Ford also announced at Car Week that they will be adding another two years of production to the Ford GT’s schedule – another 500 cars.
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Aston Martin Vulcan #11 of 24 Auctioned by Mecum

One of the most exciting modern cars to be auctioned off at the exclusive event was the new Aston Martin Vulcan. Boasting extensive carbon fiber inside and out, this futuristic take on the classically British brand has collectors around the world drooling. Photo: Top Gear


KODE57’s 2.5 Million Dollar Concept

It’s got to be great if boxer and hypercar collector Floyd Mayweather’s put a deposit down, right? Inheriting the first two letters of its name from its creator, Ken Okuyama, and the last two from the era of its inspiration, 1957, this concept certainly spent some time in the spotlight at Car Week. Okuyama is widely credited as the chief creative behind the Ferrari Enzo, and certainly appears to continue making waves with this 3,600 pound, 2.5 million dollar beauty. Photo: Forbes

It’s got to be great if boxer and hypercar collector Floyd Mayweather’s put a deposit down, right? Inheriting the first two letters of its name from its creator, Ken Okuyama, and the last two from the era of its inspiration, 1957, this concept certainly spent some time in the spotlight at Car Week. Okuyama is widely credited as the chief creative behind the Ferrari Enzo, and certainly appears to continue making waves with this 3,600 pound, 2.5 million dollar beauty. Photo: Forbes


And of course, no blog would be complete without a few photos taken by our fantastic Brand Ambassadors who visited Monterey for Car Week. Enjoy and send us your photos of the #Carbontrimlife to be featured!

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Carbon Fiber of 2015: A Year in Review

2015 was a big year for all of us – we at Carbon Trim have been busy with everything from the unveiling of our 1×1 collection to accommodating the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, finishing off with the release of our new FlexCarbon™ line. Here’s a look at the carbon fiber industry as a whole this past year.

 

January New Ford GT Announced, Has Full Carbon Cockpit

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Ford broke headlines this January with the unveiling of the new Ford GT. With a full carbon fiber cockpit and body panels, as well as a carbon fiber reinforced chassis, this twin-turbo update of the classic GT is expected to create over 600 horsepower. Production is said to be limited to less than 1000 units, and although pricing is yet to be announced, it’s rumored that the new GT may cost upwards of $400,000.

February Aston Martin Vulcan Limited to 24 Units

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By now we’ve all seen photos of the new Aston Martin Vulcan, announced this past Febrauary by the British automotive icon. The newest hypercar makes extensive use of carbon fiber both in the interior and the construction of the chassis itself, as you can see in the photo above. Priced at over 1.5 million dollars and limited to a production run of only 24 cars, it’s likely that most of these carbon fiber beasts will end up tucked away deep in private garages, but we hope to see a few of them before that happens!

March Carbon Fiber Gladiator Suit?

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We’re always interested to see creative, non-automotive applications of carbon fiber – like this carbon fiber gladiator suit made by company Unified Weapons Master. The Australia-based startup has indicated that they intend to sell these modern armored suits, but have declined to provide any insight into the pricing or release. We’re not really sure what to think of it, but it looks good to us!

April McLaren 570s Will Have Full Carbon ChassisMcLaren-570S

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Another exciting example of a new release that gained popularity in 2015 is the new McLaren Sports line, the 570s. Although most know that McLaren’s supercars are all based on carbon fiber construction, many may be surprised to learn that the 570s is the only model to have a full carbon fiber chassis, weighing in at just over 1300 kgs. Also impressive is the new supercar’s price tag, stickering at a cool $184,900.

May 1×1 Collection Released

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In May, we debuted our 1×1 collection of carbon fiber products. Made with plain weave carbon instead of the traditional twill weave, these products offer another level of customization for our original products. Made famous by its use in cars like Ferrari, our 1×1 weave products proved to be a hit this year.

June Three Arrested for Smuggling Carbon Fiber to China

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We’re no strangers to carbon fiber being a valuable material. From customers telling us their Carbon Trim Cases were stolen off their phones at the gym to the dozens of knock-off companies selling ripoffs of our products and designs, there’s no doubt that people love carbon fiber and will push the boundaries to get some in their hands. But this one’s new to us – in June, three people were arrested in Japan for smuggling nearly 8000 lbs of carbon fiber illegally to China, a sizeable amount given the light weight of the material. The export of carbon fiber from Japan to China requires government authorization for fear that it could be used for military purposes.

July Ford Partners with Australian Startup for Carbon Fiber GT350R Wheels

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Full carbon fiber wheels have been a sort of holy grail of the automotive world for a while now. Although they’ve been spotted by million-dollar-plus hypercars like the Koenigsegg Agera, it wasn’t until just recently that such products were available to the masses. Now, Ford has announced that carbon fiber wheels will be standard on the new Shelby GT350R, made possible through a collaboration between the American automotive giant and Australian company Carbon Revolution. The wheels have been specifically engineered to withstand extreme heat and stress, and weigh in at roughly half of a conventional wheel.

August Boeing Invests $5 for Carbon Fiber Research in South Carolina

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In August this year, Boeing announced that their manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina, will be collaborating with the University of South Carolina on carbon fiber research. The 5 million dollar research investment will focus on determining the best placement and applications of carbon fiber in the company’s passenger planes, and will take place right here in the same city that Carbon Trim Solutions is headquartered in.

September Mansory Huracan Torofeo at Frankfurt Auto Show

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We’ve long been fans of world-class performance customization firm Mansory’s work. That’s why we loved it so much when they unveiled their new Torofeo Huracan at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September! Featuring a full panel replacement with lightweight carbon fiber construction, the stock 602 horsepower V10 Lamborghini engine has been upgraded to an incredible 1,250 horsepower. Needless to say, Mansory has outdone themselves with this work of art.

October FlexCarbon™ Cardholder Wallets Introduced

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In October, we unveiled our top new product of 2015, the FlexCarbon™ Cardholder Wallet. As the first of our new FlexCarbon™ line, these cardholders are made with 100% carbon fiber sheets, treated with a clear coat while maintaining their flexibility. Available in five unique stitching colors, they are then stitched together in a similar manner to leather goods. We sold record numbers on Black Friday and throughout the Holiday Season, and look forward to announcing the newest additions to the FlexCarbon™ family in 2016. Stay tuned!

November Boeing and Toray Expand Carbon Fiber Contract

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Japanese carbon fiber giant Toray Industries announced in November that they will be expanding their carbon fiber contract with Boeing, which includes an American carbon fiber facility in South Carolina. The 11 billion dollar investment comes as a result of Toray’s contract with Boeing to provide carbon fiber composites for the construction of its new generation of passenger planes, including the 787 Dreamliner.

December Facebook Builds Carbon Fiber UAV to Bring Internet to Impoverished Rural Areas

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Finally, to finish out the year, Facebook announced that their first carbon fiber prototype of their project Aquila is ready for testing. Aquila is a solar powered, long-endurance unmanned aircraft aimed at bringing internet access to remote areas. When launched, it will provide high-speed internet to a 30-mile radius for as long as 3 months at a time at an altitude of 60,000-90,000 feet. In order to save weight, the entire wing structure is made of carbon fiber. Spanning the same distance as a 747’s wingspan, the entire vehicle weighs less than 1/3 of a car’s weight. We’re excited to see how this project evolves over the next year and what kind of effects it may have on bringing internet access to rural and impoverished areas.

 

There’s no doubt it’s been an exciting year for the carbon fiber industry. We can’t wait to see how this market continues to expand in 2016! In the mean time, we would like to wish all of our customers and readers a very happy new years from the Carbon Trim Solutions team.

Ambassador Feature: Calvin Courjon from France

We’re always excited to bring new Brand Ambassadors aboard the Carbon Trim team, especially when they have a unique talent and perspective with their photography. That’s why we’re so happy to welcome Calvin Courjon from France to the family!

Calvin is a lifestyle photographer specializing in aircraft and automotive photography. Given his location in Europe and a network of high-profile clients ranging from individuals to large corporations, he’s had the opportunity to shoot some incredibly subjects.

What’s even more impressive than his work is his debut into the automotive photography scene 6 years ago when he was only 10 years old. Now 16, Courjon has shot for companies like DesignMoteur and multiple car clubs including the European Ford GT Owners Club. Don’t take our word on his photography skills, though – see for yourself!

View Calvin Courjon Photography’s Website

See His Submissions

See His Work

Introducing our First FlexCarbon™ Product

Since 2012, we’ve been devoted to being your premier source of original, authentic carbon fiber lifestyle accessories.  Starting with the original Carbon Trim Case, leading us to the Carbon Trim Clip, and our best-selling plate frames, we’ve hit a roadblock. Our solid carbon fiber gear is made by laying sheets of fabric carbon fiber into finely machined moulds, which are then injected with a resin and baked to extreme temperatures to cure the final product.

We’ve found that limiting our production capabilities to only solid carbon fiber has kept us from developing some of our finest designs, which is why we’re proud to announce our all-new fabric carbon fiber line, FlexCarbon™.  These stunning new products are made by skipping the autoclave, and using a proprietary technique to stitch carbon fiber in a manner to similar textile goods.

We’re launching our first FlexCarbon™ product today, our original 100% real carbon fiber cardholder (pictured above). Available in a wide array of stitching colors, we’re certain we have a cardholder to match your lifestyle. Introductory pricing on these exciting new products is $99, which will increase to $119 after the first production run is sold out.

Reserve yours today to take advantage of the introductory pricing and to be alerted when available for shipment mid-November. No deposit or payment is required.

Yes – Our Cases Fit the New iPhone 6S Models

By now we’re sure you’ve seen Apple’s new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models, announced last week at their press conference in San Francisco. The new devices feature faster processors, a new force-touch feature, and better cameras than ever before.

But what we’re most excited about is that our current cases for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will fit the new 6s and 6s Plus models! Pick up a new Carbon Trim Case before you receive your new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus to make sure we’ve got you covered as soon as you get it.

As always, should you have any inquiries with regards to our cases or any other products, Contact Us or reach us directly at [email protected]!

$12 Flat-Rate Shipping for International Customers

Bringing down our international shipping costs has been a priority here at Carbon Trim Solutions since we launched in 2013. We make a lot of purchases outside of the USA and know what it’s like when the shipping charges are higher than expected.

Unfortunately, due to volume and contracts, we were unable to bring this cost down. As a workaround, we took steps to be considerate of the cost by offering free international shipping on orders of $150 or more.  This was great for most, but not those of you who were looking to purchase a single Carbon Trim Case or Clip.

That changes now.  Announcing our new $12 International Economy Shipping option – half as much as orders outside of the US have cost to ship in the past!  Working with a variety of international couriers to save you the most money from here on out, we hope you take advantage of this new, reliable shipping service.

Don’t worry – we still offer the same International Priority Shipping (3-5 Days) for $24, along with the existing Free Shipping on International Orders $150 and Free Shipping for all US Customers.

The new pricing is now live on the website – simply place your order and select International Economy Shipping at checkout. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

360 Degrees of our Beautiful Carbon Fiber – The Preview

We pride ourselves on taking incredible photography of all of our exclusive products. Our imagery has been featured all over the world, in publications like DuPont Registry, on websites like Yahoo Business, and seen and loved by almost 100 thousand instagram fans of our instagram.

It’s company policy to always keep a Carbon Trim case on our phones, and people notice them, they look at them, shine them in the light, turn them around, stare at the weave and it’s beautiful pattern and workings.

To bring this ‘awe inspiring’ views to our website, where most of our customers buy our products, we have taken it upon ourselves to deliver the next level in imagery – with 360 degree photography of all of our products:

360 Degree Money Clip (2×2 Weave, Matte Finish)

 

360 Degree iPhone 6 Plus Case(2×2 Weave, Gloss Finish)

 

We have been working tirelessly to get everything photographed and processed for web use, and each and every product, in all weaves and finishes, will be up on our site, each in their own 360 degree glory, so you can really see how the weave and finishes vary from product to product before you order your exclusive case, money clip, or license plate frame.

Expect an update when they are all live, thanks for being a part of the #CarbonTrimLife

Introducing 1×1 Carbon Fiber – Products You Know and Love, Redefined.

We know it’s been a while since we’ve released any new products, that’s why we aren’t releasing just one new innovative carbon fiber design this time – we’re updating our entire product line to now include an exclusive Carbon Trim 1×1 Weave Variation.

What’s the difference? 

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Our Carbon Trim 1×1 Cases, Clips, and License Plate Frames are made of individual strands of carbon fiber, uniformly woven in and over and under fashion, as opposed to the classic twill weave which we’ve offered since day one, which is woven in a 2×2 diagonal pattern. The 1×1 weave offers a different tensile strength due to its simple pattern, and provides a more professional, squared off look, with it’s checkerboard like pattern.

Plain weave, or 1×1 Carbon Fiber, is commonly found in a number of exotic cars, the most notable being Ferrari. As such, it’s only logical that we offer our products to match.

1×1 Variant Availability (Now!)

We are proud to offer our 1×1 Carbon Fiber for all of our existing Carbon Fiber iPhone and Carbon Fiber Lifestyle Products, with Samsung on the way, and in our two timeless finish options: matte and gloss.

The products are available for our Members and VIP-Level Friends, Family, and Clients, today.  Please sign in to view the exclusive ordering page until the products are open to the general public.

Each purchase of a 1×1 Product for the next 3 weeks qualifies you an entry in to our Ferrari Merchandise Giveaway – we will be announcing the giveaway in full detail later tonight.

We hope you’re as excited as we are in releasing these exclusive new options, as always, only available from us, Carbon Trim Solutions.