We're always tinkering and trying new things here in the shop...sometimes it blows up spectacularly and sometimes we create a magic little nugget. These turned out pretty magic and we love the combination of earth and sea. The abalone comes from Maui and is responsibly harvested. The Koa of course comes from private ranches on the Big Island from dead or dying trees....so...this doesn't have to be your guilty pleasure.
We've attached all this awesomeness to our standard slim design case...our most popular for good reason. All of the protection without the bulk. We are proud to have our phone cases carried in over 50 stores throughout Hawaii. These however are only available on the website as the abalone and Koa combination is too difficult and expensive to make.
...sure it's amazing looking but that's just the start of it's story. We source our Koa from fallen or dying trees from private ranches on the Big Island of Hawaii. The curly grain pattern is the most rare and expensive and we use only the most beautiful (and therefore expensive). The current log we are using cost more than my truck...and it's a pretty nice truck. I personally hand sand, finish, etch, cut, ink and assemble all the cases going out of our shop. Hopefully this year I learn to delegate.
Last year I personally made over seven thousand phone cases...that's not a typo. During those efforts, I've learned a few things more than how to relieve aching finger pain and the marvels of watching Netflix into the wee hours of the morning. I found the case that everybody loves...it's not too thick, plenty of bounce if dropped, gripies (that's the technical term) on the side, and a protective lip for the front side. It's everything you need and nothing you don't.
Check out the video below. The islands are calling...answer already. No really, this is all I got. It's time to pull the trigger.
This is my second case from Pono Woodworks. I got my first one while on vacation in Maui and it lasted years and was by far my favorite phone case I have ever purchased. I recently had to get a new phone, so I went back to Pono to get a case for the new phone. I ordered from their website, shipping was fast and easy to track. I love my new case just as much as the old one and I'm sure it will last just as long! The cases fit very slim to the phone so they don't add bulk, but they protect the phone nicely. They are drop proof, I dropped my old phone a lot and it never broke this case or the phone, it even protects the screen a little bit as there is a slight ledge on the edges that keep the phone from smacking screen first on the ground. Buy it, you won't regret it!
outstanding service combined with a really nice and unique phone case
I updated to a new Iphone, so had to order a new case, again in the koa and abalone. I had received many complements on my previous koa/abalone case, and I know this one will receive the same admiring attention. I think of beautiful Hawaii every time I use my phone. Another gorgeous product!
Did I mention that I had also given them as gifts to my brother and sis?
Awesome case!!! Beautiful craftsmanship and it has saved my iPhone a few times.
It is amazing and beautiful