No big deal...just the straight awesomeness of the most amazing Hawaiian curly grained Koa on the planet. A case for the purist...no design to clutter the beauty of the wood...Turns out, it actually is a pretty big deal.
We are proud to say our wood iPhone cases are carried in over 50 stores throughout the Hawaiian Islands. 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.
...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.
Looks great came fast. Love it. Aloha!!!
My second Pono phone case. The only reason for a second is my upgraded phone required a new size case. Bought the first one in Hawaii 5 years ago and needed a new one for my new phone! I like wood items in general and it being from Hawaii, Hawaiian wood and hand made makes it all very special. Brings good memories of Hawaii and makes me Happy when I look at it! Beautiful piece of art!
PS: love your clever emails about shipping etc!
Keep up the good quality!
The case shipped quickly and came as described. It’s well-made and quite beautiful. The case itself is slender and easy to hold with grippers on the side
My first PONO phone case (a pineapple model) was purchased in Maui while visiting and I absolutely loved it not only for its beauty but also how well it fit my phone and protects my phone while also making it easy to hold with the textured grips on the side. So, when I purchased a new phone recently, I had to get another PONO case. I got the turtle model (Hanu reef) this time and it's every bit as good. Love it!
I got this flower design case for my wife. It’s really nice. One small corner was slightly raised up that seemed it may snag and break over a short time. Brett resolved it with sending me a new case. I would consider buying a different pattern for myself.