I’m on a mission to find the best looking iPhone 6/6 Plus case. So far I have tested the Incipio NGP, the Griffin Reveal and the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case. Today I’m writing about the Maple iPhone case from Grovemade (which is beyond awesome).
I’ve always wanted to try a wooden iPhone case. There’s something about it that just seems cool. Maybe it’s the interesting contrast between organic and inorganic materials colliding; the best of nature and the best of technology, together. Or maybe it’s the unique factor: I haven’t actually seen another person walking around with a wooden phone case and the grain for each case is different from the rest. Perhaps I just like the look. Actually, I think it’s a little of each.
Prior to trying the Maple iPhone case, I had never used a Grovemade product before (they also make cases and covers for Macs and iPads). While I am aware that there are other makers of wood-based iPhone accessories, Grovemade always seemed like it sold the best quality and most stylish wooden products (based purely on what I saw online)—thus the company was a natural starting place for the category. Once the product arrived, I was instantly impressed.
The looks of the Maple iPhone case are indeed very impressive (I’m sure the walnut accessories are equally so, it’s just that I preferred a lighter wood to match my white iPhone 6 Plus). The attention to detail is actually incredible: you can see how perfectly the top, bottom and sides fit together at the corners of the case. The cutouts for buttons and cords are precise and attractive (but yet, thanks to the nature of the wood, not perfect upon very close inspection… which I love because it feels like it is one-of-a-kind.)
The case is very smooth to the touch (but not slippery at all) so you won’t be getting any splinters 🙂 The buttons make the most satisfying click too.
The wooden case does feel slightly bulkier than the other cases I have tested as part of this series—but I simply don’t care (or don’t mind I should say). My iPhone 6 Plus is already large—a few millimeters doesn’t make much of a difference. In my mind, it is clearly worth a bit of bulk for the unique look of a wooden case. I’m sure it comes down to the nature of ...