HTC’s new One S has a crazy metal unibody, that the company proudly claimed was made using micro arc oxidation. But what the hell is that process? It’s freakin’ cool, that’s what.
It involves pumping 10,000 volts through the aluminium shell in a process akin to lightning striking the thing, which causes microscopic changes in its structure and ends up providing its black colour and smooth texture. The aluminium ends up being five times stronger as a result. Great! But what really matters is that essentially your phone has been struck by lightning. [HTC]