Sure, your iPhone was assembled in China by workers who live on-site in dormitories, but what if it looked like you whittled it yourself out of a chunk of grandpappy’s nappin’ tree? The Wood S case from Evutec combines a wood veneer with Kevlar to give the iPhone a natural look with a moderate amount of protection.
The Wood S is a single-piece hard shell case, made by fusing layers of wood veneer to sheets of Kevlar, then shaped for the iPhone. It covers the back (except for the camera and flash, of course), but everything else—buttons, ports, speakers—are exposed. The case is raised on the corners, but otherwise has no “lip” around the edge of the touch screen. The texture is relatively smooth, but not slick, and a little bit of the wood grain remains in the surface.
The case is very thin, but durable; the veneer/Kevlar mix protected the iPhone 5s well during a few drops. While it snaps on easily, getting it off proved a bit trickier since it clamps onto the corners and doesn’t want to let go (good for protection, bad when you need to get the case off quickly).
How much you’ll enjoy the Wood S case depends on how much…well, how much you want your iPhone to look like a piece of bark. The case protects the back, to be sure, but all the ports are exposed and it barely lifts the phone off the table if you put it face down. The Kevlar reinforcement makes it more flexible and protects the case against scratches, but for this design, it’s really more about the look and feel than the protection.
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Provides: Scuff, scratch and minor drop protection for the iPhone 5/5s
Minimum Requirements: iPhone 5/5s