Alto Collective Wood Phone Cases

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  1. stuff99 macrumors 6502

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    So I've been in the market for a new iPhone case and I stumbled onto Alto Collective wood phone cases. They're doing a kickstarter right now and they're offering an early bird special:

    "EARLYBIRD: ANY case for just $25!!! Choose one case from any of these pledge levels: ExoticWood, Design, Burl, Inlay ______For iPhone and Samsung Galaxy: 4/4s, 5/5s, 5c and S3, S4."

    Just wondering if anyone had experience using them before? I like their designs and using wood seems to stand out from the run of the mill cases...especially since no wood grain is the same. Anyone have a wood case before?

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/altolongboards/premium-wood-phone-cases
     
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  3. ItBeMe22 macrumors 6502

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    I have had them before. They look cool and it's not that much money. Try one and let us know how it works out. :)
     
  4. stuff99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will do!
     
  5. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    I think it looks great and may back them but am not a fan of that style of case. I would simply prefer to have a stick on back like Trunket makes.
     
  6. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Those are nice, however I had to dismiss all wood cases and skins. Wood is soft and WILL dent, chip and splinter (like real wood) within a few months or less depending on how you handle your phone, or where you set it etc. Beautiful product but not ideal for mobile phone use.
     
  7. stuff99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered one from Alto via kickstarter. Hope it goes through. I will let you guys know how it goes!
     
  8. stuff99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like the kickstarter is going ahead. Did anyone else order from here?
     
  9. mysterydate macrumors 6502

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    You may want to explore some other awesome options.
     
  10. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    I went with a wood case from another vendor (Carved), mainly because I didn't want to wait, but I'm curious about the Alto.

    Post some pix when you receive it.
     
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  12. JM2 macrumors member

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    Evutec just came out with one that has Kevlar in it to strengthen the wood. I have their "Karbon" case on my iPhone 5S and its pretty nice. Its a very thin outer case (shell) with a rubber gasket insert as a cushion. Dropped my phone the other day (onto carpet thankfully) and it survived.
     
  13. ItBeMe22 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have pictures and where did you get it.:)
     
  14. JM2 macrumors member

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    Sorry no pics but this LINK shows my case (carbon fiber look, no wood). Got my case at the Apple Store. Just grabbed it on a whim, didn't do any research - just needed a case ASAP and was in the store so I figured "what the heck", turned out to be decent case.
     
  15. Merode macrumors 6502

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    Well, I was 30 minutes late to order mine. Now Kickstarter is finished and Alto's website has no way to place orders. :(

    Made me sad. :(
     
  16. stuff99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Think if you email them they're still taking orders.
     
  17. Merode, Jan 15, 2014
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    Merode macrumors 6502

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    I've tried that and I'm waiting for response. ;-)
     

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