Staring at Koa all day, while magical, does get a bit old sometimes. California Redwood burl is one of my favorites...and we just so happen to have some amazing pieces floating around the shop. We certainly have to thank Mother Nature for these remarkable wooden phone cases. Sure we've been busy sanding, polishing and cutting, but She's spent decades growing the burl knobs on the Redwood trees. The result of our combined efforts is a one of a kind, handmade wooden case that literally brings a bit of the forest home to you.
We are proud to say our wood iPhone cases are carried in over 50 stores throughout the Hawaiian Islands. We use only the most beautiful (and expensive) burl redwood which I personally sand, etch, cut and assemble. 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 Redwoods.
...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.
Excellent craftsmanship. Beautiful design. And very durable. It was the best gift I could think of giving my husband for Father’s Day since we had to cancel our trip to Hawaii this year.
Shipping was super fast and loved the way of communication.
Will definitely shop here again.
I very quickly received the iPhone 7 Plus case with the Hawaiian islands. The fit is perfect, the sided are perfectly grippy, and it looks great. There are a couple of things I was curious about, though.
1) The islands appear to be etched out of the wood. It's a cool look, but the area around the island cutouts was very scratched up upon arrival. It doesn't interfere with my review score, as I will end up adding many of my own scratches with use, but it was something that was immediately noticeable.
2) I purchased this item because it mentioned that it was genuine koa wood from the Big Island. It was strange, then, that the packaged shipped from Reno, NV. I hope that the Nevada facility is just a warehouse for domestic US shipping because I really wanted to purchase something that is made from materials from Hawaii.
Other than those two minor things, I really like the new case. I have received a few compliments in the two weeks I've owned it, and that's great considering we're so limited as to where we can go with the whole COVID-19 thing. I made sure to tell the people who liked it where I got mine from. :)
Koa Wood Phone Case, Honu Reef Design, All Models
I loved the case I purchased during my first trip to Maui, so when I upgraded my phone I wanted to get the same case. Reason: I’ve dropped it many times in the past year and it’s very durable. Impressive! Love you guys!!
Looks great came fast. Love it. Aloha!!!