Another reason why you don't need a f*cking case for your iPhone 5: laser engraving. They look really cool and, as far as I know, they are the first ones out there.

I remember the laser etchings that Phil Torrone made at the first Gizmodo Gallery, back in the day of the first iPhone. That model also had an aluminum back. They looked sweet in person.

The etched iPhone 5 looks equally as cool, especially the white model.


This is Kanye West's Cruel Summer album cover engraved on the black model.

This Louis Vuitton engraving sucks, though.


It's all about the subject matter, after all. [Thanks Yagiz Bor!]

Here's how one is made, via our very own Tony Kaye: