Note--for all i13 models...iʻm waiting to get the blanks (Oct 15th)...then iʻll program all the cuts and get them perfect. Should take a day or so to start shipping once they are in hand.
No big deal...just the straight awesomeness of the most amazing Hawaiian curly grained Koa on the planet. Our wave draws inspiration from the the waves surrounding our island home. 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.
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This is my third phone I'd had a Pono case on, and they are absolutely my favorite cases. Brett has an amazing product, and stands behind it with awesome customer service. He took the time to contact us to let us know the 13 case molds were running behind due to arriving late and some planned (and well deserved vacation) and offered several more than fair options. Frankly we were fine waiting because the product is so good and we want to support a small local business like his.
The cases themselves are easy to grip, slim, light, and beautiful. I have a similar case from a different company that also makes beautiful wood cases, but the case just doesn't compare, it's less comfortable and bulkier, so I'd choose the Pono case every time.
All my experiences with Pomo are righteous. Care, Quality, and Aloha Spirit is always there. You guys have good Mana.
I'm very pleased with this Koa wood phone case. I am sending it to a dear friend , and will let you know how he likes it! But to me it's beautiful!
Can't wait until he receives it!