Object of Desire: Wood Camera iPhone Case

October 17, 2011

By Dan Havlik

We can never really get enough of cool iPhone cases. Don’t ask us why. Here’s another camera-themed case we’re really digging lately: the simply named Wood Camera iPhone Case from Signicase in Hong Kong.

Available in two durable wood options—bamboo or walnut, both of which are sustainable, i.e. not on the endangered woods lists—this iPhone case not only looks good, but it won’t crack, scratch or splinter, according to the manufacturer. And unlike that nasty old plastic case you used to use, it won’t end up in some disgusting landfill when you’re done with it.

Ok, the politically correct portion of this write-up is done. Equally important for some of us, the Wood Camera iPhone Case looks cool. Each case is engraved by lasers—no decals are involved—giving the exterior a swell, burned-on outline, made to resemble a classic camera. (One version even has a Leica-like M1 design.)

The slider-style case comes in two parts and each section has a thin, felt pad on the bottom to help swaddle your lovely phone against the wood. The Wood Camera iPhone Case weighs less than an ounce (22 grams) and is compatible with the iPhone 4 for both AT&T and Verizon.

Cost: $42
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