standing upright phone case with exotic super curly koa wood grain with magsafe compatible magnet inlayed into the wood
upright view of both side edges of the phone case
details of tiger strip Koa wood grain, magsafe magnet and pono woodworks logo
closeup of the pshycho curly Koa grain and the magsafe inlay
phone case detail showing protective raised edge and port holes
closeup of curly koa wood grain and magnet inlay on phone case
empty inside view of phone case showing raised protective bezel
selective focus floating phone case with koa and magsafe
magsafe compatible koa wood phone case stood on edge w/ selective focus

Premium MagSafe Koa Wood Phone Cases: Handcrafted in Hawaii

Regular price$49.00

Took a hot minute but I finally figured out how to inlay the Apple style magnet into our Hawaiian Koa wood to create the ultimate wood phone case. Combine the straight awesomeness of the most amazing Hawaiian curly grained Koa on the planet, a case designed with minimal bulk, maximum protection, and the functionality of've got an amazing case.  For the MagSafe cases, we're using a special log of Koa with spectacular curl and color...I haven't seen anything this amazing in 8 years. Our cases are a great reminder of where you'd rather be...on a beach in Hawaii of course.  

  • 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)
  • Magsafe compatible...wireless charging, mounts, wallets etc
  • 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.



A ton of work goes into getting you the perfect phone'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.


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.


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 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


...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

Based on 23 reviews
Richard S (Park City, US)
Amazing quality

I love the unique design and the high quality.

Roger S. (Norristown, US)
A great product at a great price.

This unique iPhone case his very attractive and extremely well-made. Every time I pick up my phone, I feel a little aloha. I made a mistake on my initial order, and there was a minor problem, but the owner rectified it immediately and made it very easy for me to obtain the case that I needed.

Robert (Chicago, US)
So far so good

The case looks beautiful. I love the wood color. I have not tested the case to see what would happen if water were to get splashed onto it. I’ve only had a few weeks. I have not tried to see what would happen if the phone fell from a height of 5 feet.

Luis F Diaz (Santa Clara, US)
Excelent product

Very, very high quality and prompt service. I just wish that PonoWood works could include a design around the "magsafe" circle

Taz Lee (Portland, US)
iPhone 14 Pro max

Very nice case and I love everything about it. The only issue I have is the case do not have enough hold with the mag safe car holder I have in my car. My solution was to just put a thin metal metal plate inside the case between the phone and the problem solved. The unique grain of the koa wood and the none slip edge give me a good grip on my phone.
Keep up the good work and I’ll be buying your case for my next phone upgrade.

Aloha Taz