I liked the design of the Grove Skateback, but I’ve been waiting for Grove to release a full-on wooden case for the iPhone. It looks like that time has come, and you can even pre-order one for the iPhone 5. If you plan on sticking with your iPhone 4 or 4S, then you can buy yours right away.
The Grove Case for iPhones is handmade and made out of wood. The case uses a slide-together design made out of bamboo that has a plant fiber core. The back of the case looks very neat, and it’s the perfect place for some fancy artwork that you can either upload or choose from the available designs. There are also custom engraving options, but these will cost you $20 extra (that’s how much it costs for the iPhone 4S version).
If you pre-order your Grove Case now, until September 30th, with a $20 deposit, you’ll get the iPhone 5 case for only $59. That sounds like a deal. The case will be released in the first week of October – shortly after the anticipated mid-to-late September release of the iPhone 5.