If youre looking for a unique and special case for your iPhone, then youll want to check out Carveds offerings.
Company: Carved Product: Slim Wood Case Price: $34.00 Compatibility: All iPhones from iPhone 4 to current models, plus other devices Colors: Natural wood tones Date: Aug. 28, 2015
Carveds products are hand-crafted from real wood in their shop located in Americas heartland. They set out to bring the natural beauty of wood to our technology and theyve succeeded in a big way. They were kind enough to send me one of their Slim Wood Cases for the iPhone 6 to review, the Emily Jane Flower Fade.
The case snaps on easily, and the clear polycarbonate adds minimal bulk to the phone. The wood appears to be inlaid right into the polycarbonate. The ombr pattern of the wood and the engraved rose is gorgeous, and unlike any phone case Ive seen. The cut-outs for all buttons, toggles, ports, plus the camera and flash are sufficient for unencumbered use. The entire top is cut out, though Im not sure why because there arent any buttons on top of the iPhone anymore. The entire bottom is cut out as well, but with all the ports there its easy to see why.
This is a slim case, and as with almost all slim cases, I would say its protection level is medium. Still, the case seems to be pretty protective, except for one thing: the lip of the case isnt quite flush with the front of the iPhone. In a perfect world, the lip of the case would come up over the front of the iPhone just slightly, but the Carved case does not. This means that when I set my phone on the table face down, as I often do to show off the designof the case, my screen is in direct contact with the tables surface. I have a screen protector on my phone, so its not a huge deal for me. But if you dont have a screen protector, I wouldnt recommend placing the phone face down since the Carved case doesnt prevent the screen from touching the tables surface. If this is an issue for you, I would still recommend taking a look at Carveds site. There are many other case styles, some of which offer more all-over protection.
Every case is unique, so even if you order the same case, it wont look exactly like mine. In addition to the Emily Jane Flower Fade, there are quite a few other designs. You can even customize a case, designing it right on their website or uploading your own art.
Despite the lip of the case not coming up over the iPhones screen, this is an excellent quality case. It truly looks and feels like art; the craftsmanship and style is top-notch. If a slim case is not sufficient protection for you, Carved offers many other options. There is something for everyone who likes the look and feel of wood. The Slim Wood Case for iPhone 6 in the style Emily Jane Flower Fade is $34.00. Prices range from about $24.00-$49.00 for most of the iPhone, Android, and iPad mini cases; the all-over solid wood cases cost substantially more depending on selected style and materials.