A worn-out smartphone display is always a depressing sight. A screenprotector is often considered to be good protection for the display. It does indeed prevent against scratches, dents or potentially even some (light) cracks. However, when a phone hits the ground screen-face down, often it will still crack and as such a screen protector by itself is not an all-round solution to protect your phone.
What’s worse: frequently a screen will crack when the phone hits the ground not even on the display, but rather on the corner of the phone instead. No matter the quality of the glass nowadays on modern cell phones, including those from Samsung or any latest iPhone, hitting the ground exactly the wrong way will almost certainly crack the screen.
Hence, more and better protection is required than just a screen protector, which comes in the form of a phone case. Phone cases come in many shapes, sizes and forms. Hard, soft, with polycarbonate, with TPU, with metal, and yes, also with wood. A wooden phone case is generally made of a combination of several materials, as wood alone wouldn’t provide sufficient protection and hence would break as well on the moment of impact. To provide a real solution in terms of protection, these cases are generally made with a polycarbonate hard framework, the actual case, which tightly fits around your phone and then carry a real wood plate on the back. So, what do you need to look for when searching for a wood iPhone case?
Thoughts for Picking Out A Wooden Phone Case
Let’s take a look at the major reasons for choosing wood iPhone cases.
100% Unique:The first and most often given argument for going for a wooden iPhone case, is that each and every piece of wood is distinct, making each and every case slightly different and unique.
Less plastics:Choosing forwoodeniPhone cases effectively reduces the amount of plastic required to be produced compared to going for a 100% plastic case. Some form of plastic is still recommended in combination with wood, as using wood solely will not provide sufficient protection. But less plastic is always better and the positive side of using natural resources is that it can grow back and be replenished at any given time, especially if care is given to how the wood is sourced and it is being replanted or grown specifically for the production of (wood) products, such as is the case with bamboo.
- Quality:it is vital that the phone case is of sufficient quality to provide the protection that you need. Generally speaking, that means using materials that last, do not chip or become brittle with time. Wood is such a material that does not just become brittle over the course of time. We further recommend choosing phone cases that useTPU as a bumper around the wood back plate to provide the perfect protection that you are looking for.
- Wood breathes and is alive:like with all wood products, wood changes with time. Wood can become more yellow or darker, while the wood grain become more visible. This is a beautiful aspect of a living thing, it ages and the longer you have it, the more of your memories will go into the wood.
- Engravings:One of the nicest aspects of a wood phone case is that it can be engraved by laser, creating absolutely stunning drawings. Especially bamboo and maple lend itself for laser engravings, as the dark engraving stands out from the lighter bamboo or maple woods. Engravings can look good on darker woods like walnut too but will be less clearly visible.
In conclusion, choosing a wood iPhone case requires some research making sure it is made with the best quality materials to provide the protection required against drops and falls. TPU and polycarbonate can make a good base for the case, while wood will differentiate your phone case from all others. Add a beautiful engraving to the mix and you have yourself a unique case that many of your friends will ask you where you got it.