curly koa wood inlay phone case standing upright showing a turtle design laser etched
detail of honu laser etching on koa wood phone case
4 combined image details of all sides of the case
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Koa Wood Phone Case, Honu Reef Design, All Models

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Shoots...just the straight awesomeness of the most amazing Hawaiian curly grained Koa on the planet wrapped in a case designed with minimal bulk and maximum protection. Our Honu in the reef design draws its inspiration from my free diving days and the turtles that lazily meander through the reefs.

  • Slim case design (all the protection, none of the bulk)
  • Sustainably Harvested Big Island Koa (no guilt here)
  • Drop tested and approved (we're like drunken sailors around the shop)
  • Protection on all sides (including raised front lip to protect the screen)
  • Made in Hawaii (yes that's still considered made in the USA)
  • Free and Easy Returns/ Exchanges
  • Free and Fast Shipping...we make a bunch, send them from Hawaii to our shipping peeps in Florida, they ship next business day...for the win!

The cases are a combination of hard plastic backer and soft TPU sides which will bounce when dropped...we don't recommend testing that although we're pretty sure you'll find out eventually. All this work to create a one of a kind reminder of the islands...The Islands are Calling.

HAND MADE IN HAWAII...DID WE MENTION THAT BIT OF RIDICULOUSNESS

A ton of work goes into getting you the perfect phone case...here's the rundown...I hand pick every piece of Koa for amazing grain patterns which I then hand sand, finish with water-based poly, laser cut, sip a beer, etch a design, apply ink and assemble. Like I said, pretty much ridiculousness...but it makes a super unique wood phone case.

SHOOTS...BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WOOD?

We use only the finest sustainably harvested "curly" grained Koa wood from the Big Island of Hawaii. Koa only grows in Hawaii and was once reserved for royalty.  It was used for the first surfboards, warrior's weapons and the outrigger sailing canoes that explored the Pacific.

YEAH, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CASE...

two words...drunken sailers...that's what we are like in the shop...dropping and generally mistreating our phones. The case bouces when dropped (take my word for it) and protects nicely while being as thin as possible...cause who wants a brick in their pocket.

hand made Koa wood phone case with amazing curly grain pattern set on the dash of a dove blue vintage vw bus

THE ISLANDS ARE CALLING... HELLOOOO!

The perfect reminder of Hawaii that will literally go everywhere with you. Don't forget to grab one as a gift for someone missing the islands.

phone cases being made on shop bench

SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION

...if you can call it that. Each case is made in my shop...I sand, finish with poly, laser etch and cut, assemble, and ink every case that goes out the door. No wonder I'm not surfing these days.

Customer Reviews

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Kimberly Schmidt (Waterloo, US)
love the product

I absolutely love the case. I have several comments on how beautiful it is. It brings a bit of the Island that I so miss!

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John Seymour (Marinette, US)

Koa Wood Phone Case, No Design, All Models

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Kory Sperry (Denver, US)
Amazing Work!!

Love the Honu phone cover! I will always buy from Pono Woodworks and have a piece of home while living on the mainland.

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Sue King (Hilo, US)
Still the GOAT aka No Ka Oi aka Da Bes’!

I honestly don’t understand why everyone isn’t lining up for a Pono phone case. I’ve had at least three (phone upgrades!) and all three fit my phones perfectly—easy to snap on, and the fit is snug. The work is beautiful, the honu on my current case is intricate and looks striking on the koa wood. I’m a customer for life!

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James Diegel (Wailuku, US)
Pono Woodworks no ka oi!

This is my third case for my last three purchased phones. Best product on the market and na ka oi! I am partial to the honu case.