If you have fond memories of 70s technology that was generously soaked in wood panels, you’ll love this cute iPhone 12 case from Limited77.
It combines a flexible, shock-absorbing shell with a wood finish that gives your smartphone a lot of protection and a little extra character. It is also fully compatible with MagSafe accessories.
See our full review here – and pack yours at a 17% discount on the usual price.
In the 1970s and 1980s, manufacturers added wood paneling to stereos, televisions, and even computers and game consoles. This not only helped them fit into other furniture, but also made them feel less intimidated at a time when certain technologies were just starting out.
That is no longer the case – and most of us are grateful for that. Today’s all-aluminum Apple computers look much nicer than the wooden boxes that used to have a lot of Apple I units, while the latest consoles are nicer without the Atari 2600 wood paneling.
But if you have fond memories of the first beginnings of technology and want a little more wood in your life, Limited77 has the ideal iPhone case for you.
The wooden bumper cover looks great on the iPhone
The wooden bumper for the iPhone 12 combines a polycarbonate case with real walnut, bamboo or rosewood. The inner shell is soft but firm to protect your smartphone from accidental drops, while the wooden panel adds a unique and attractive finish that helps your device stand out.
The real wood and curved edges of the polycarbonate shell help make the wooden bumper feel great in the hand. And they provide enough grip without making the case too heavy to tuck into backpacks, purses and tight pants pockets. The wooden bumper is also remarkably lightweight.
The case design, while super protective, won’t stop you from charging your iPhone wirelessly. In fact, it’s fully compatible with MagSafe accessories – including the MagSafe wallet, Apple’s own MagSafe charger and the corresponding wooden charger from Limited77.
I have a bunch of different wireless chargers, including a magnetic power battery, that I use with my iPhone and they all work great with a wooden bumper. My MagSafe charger attaches perfectly and stays as securely attached as it is without any cases.
Excellent build quality
If you prefer wireless charging, the wooden bumper allows easy access to the Lightning port of your iPhone. It also protects the buttons on the handset without having to press hard and provides decent protection for your iPhone’s screen and camera lenses.
The wooden bumper is well made for such an affordable housing. It fits your iPhone like a glove, and the wood panel seems to be well attached so there’s no danger of it ever falling out. Its flexibility makes it easy to put the case on your iPhone and remove it again.
A hand-polished wooden board will be scratched if you are not careful with it. However, it should look good – and even more unique – with little wear. Having said that, I’ve been using this suitcase for a month now and I still don’t notice any significant scratches or dents on my own.
I wasn’t around when it was cool to apply wood panels to almost everything. But there is something satisfying about the feel of the smooth wood in the palm of your hand while using the iPhone. And I like how the wooden bumper looks on my iPhone 12 mini.
I also have no doubt that the case will protect my iPhone when I drop it. It has already helped keep my appliance in perfect condition after a few minor falls on the tiled kitchen floor.
The wooden bumper is available for all iPhone 12 models, and if you order yours from the Cult of Mac Store today, you’ll get it for just $ 29 – compared to $ 35.
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