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 13 reviews
Stan Yonemura (Santa Cruz, US)
Excellent as always

This is probably the 5th or 6th Pono Woodwork cell phone case that I have purchased. The quality is always excellent. I will continue to be a loyal customer.

NB (Rockwall, US)

Great looking phone case!

Scott Worner ('Ewa Beach, US)
Always great!

I have purchased many items over the years and none of them disappoint. Superb service and quality work.

Ed Kriebel (Wellsville, US)
One of a kind case

Very nice case. I’ve had wood cases in the past but this case truly gives my iPhone character. From the look of the case to the feel the case is exquisite. No other case can come close it’s craftsmanship. Two thumbs up to an excellent design. If I ever need another one I will definitely return to Pono Woodworks

Lathe Gill (Eureka, US)
iPhone 15 case.

It’s my third phone case from Pono. I have previously bought the Honu case for my iPhone X and a redwood burl case for my Samsung. The cases are durable and attractive.