One issue with wood iPhone cases is that they're generally quite thick and bulky just to insure that dropping one doesn't cause the entire case to crack. Most wood case manufacturers either use hardwood for strength or bamboo for light weight and flexibility, with varying results. Now Pad & Quill has "scienced the heck out of wood cases" (to badly paraphrase Matt Damon in The Martian) with its new Woodline cases for iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus (US$49.95).
We'll have a hands-on review of the Woodline case soon, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on the look of these gorgeous cases. Pad & Quill managed to create an incredibly strong wood case that's only 0.9mm thick through a new innovation: melding a hardwood shell with a Kevlar core.
Yes, Kevlar - the same material that's used in bulletproof vests and other armor, sports equipment, and more. The material is five times stronger than steel at the same weight, and the design offers excellent protection while doing away with the bulkiness of other wood cases.
The Woodline cases look great, coming in four hardwood options: American Cherry, Rosewood, Zebra Wood, and American Walnut. Every case is completely unique in terms of its looks thanks to the vagaries of nature, and Pad & Quill continues its tradition of giving its craftsmen the opportunity to make their mark by stamping their initials on the inside of each case.
Expect our full review of the Pad & Quill Woodline cases soon.