Caviar, a high end Russian accessory maker, has revealed its custom iPhone X case named the ‘Tesla.’
The phone case features not only an integrated, shock-resistant solar panel but also a secondary battery and a few design ornamentations. It is built with gold detailing, but does add 260g in weight and 8.5mm of thickness. The rest of the case features carbon fiber material.
There are no details concerning the solar panel capabilities. While rumors indicate that it might be just for show, it appears as if the panel feeds into the second battery. Even if it might take time to charge, this would suggest that the panels build up a backup charge in the extra battery.
Appleinsider has reported that Caviar only intended to produce 99 units of the Tesla, but the pre-order demand was so large that they decided on 999 units instead. The company intends to gift the very first device to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
The iPhone X Tesla (phone + case) is on sale for $4,587 for the 64GB model and $4,829 for 256GB.