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San Jose, California-based mod-3 has introduced the RADIUS for Apple‘s iPhone 5. Billed as “the only aluminum case that showcases the iPhone 5’s design elements with its ultra minimalistic approach” and weighing in at less than 1/5 of an ounce, the RADIUS is a bold departure from conventional bumper and snap cases and consists of a simple aircraft-grade aluminum x-frame along with four corner bumpers and stainless steel screws to connect the pieces. Beveled like the iPhone 5 itself, the hollowed case’s corners extend slightly beyond the frame of the phone, thus allowing users to place it face-down on flat surfaces without the risk of damaging the 4-inch Retina display. Designed to match either the black or white versions of the device, the RADIUS has already reached mod-3′s funding goal via Kickstarter and is currently on target for a March 2013 release.