Finally Found My Case!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jonfish, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. jonfish macrumors newbie

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    I love the new iPhone design so I was hesitant to cover it in rubber etc, and then I found this, not a traditional case but really nice.

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    steel, glass, & wood. Kinda sexy.


    ibackwoods.com
     
  2. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    It's actually just a back plate replacement... not exactly a case. Still cool, though. Better than walking around with the back glass shattered!

    EDIT:

    From the site description, it's not even a back plate. :eek: It's just sticky. No case at all.
     
  3. Psant macrumors regular

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  4. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    My point exactly. No protection at all! :p It's purely cosmetic.
     
  5. jonfish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah its wood treated with an adhesive coating. Should give me more grip, and keep the back scratch free.
     
  6. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    For the same price, other companies are offering a complete back panel replacement in many different materials and designs. Just sayin. ;)
     
  7. jonfish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I hear ya, thats a bit of a commitment. I would like to keep it removable and my warranty intact.:apple:
     
  8. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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  9. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Links?
     
  10. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    http://www.elementcase.com/iphone4.html

    They will be offering a carbon fiber one. There are wood ones also, and other glass replacements but I can't seem to find them now. :(
     
  11. mavis macrumors 68040

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    That's a glorified bumper. :confused:

    What I'm looking for are back panel replacements, which you said many companies are offering in many different materials, etc. If you have any links, I'd love to see one, because so far the only replacement back I've seen is that $3000 African wood with the gold inlay.
     
  12. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Yep. That site will be offering a back plate via that page. If you go to the preorder page, you will see an option for a carbon fiber back along with a note they will be selling them for $29. ;)
     
  13. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Right on, thanks. So that's one company - any others?

    Also, I wonder if/where you can buy replacement screws - those little five-point screws are almost stripped on my iPhone, just from taking the back off one time. :eek:
     
  14. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure you can (or soon will be able to), and I know there are other companies, but I can't seem to find them now.
     
  15. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    When ur that attracted to the looks protection is the last thing on your mind:p
     

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