Review: Trunket American Rosewood Iphone 4 skins

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by weisjt, May 3, 2011.

  1. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    Trunket Real Wood Skin for iPhone 4
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    Real wood?? Yes thats right, Trunket has designed a real wood iPhone 4 front and back skin that looks amazing and gives a nice minimal protection look. The Trunket skins come in a very nice package, a cardboard wrapped package that has a swinging clear plastic door and on the inside lays the wood skins with a alcohol wipe to ensure a clean surface to install on. The wood skins are made of american rosewood and ill be taking a look at three color options today the Orange, Jet Black, and Sea Blue. At a price of $34 for a real wood skin I think they are priced just right.

    PROTECTION
    Trunket has a made a pretty nice product, The amount of protection it provides is good for a skin. The real wood skin on the back is thicker than most carbon and vinyl skins, so it provides a little bit more shock protection then a regular skin. The thickness on the front skin also ads some lay on table protection which you don't get much of from thinner vinyl skins. I wouldn't trust this skin to be a major layer of protection but paired with a aluminum bumper style case they would provide pretty good overall protection. The camera cutout is a keyhole cutout that worried me of flash problems but after testing i had no problems with the flash. There were also no problems with the cutouts for the front camera, proximity sensor, and speaker.
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    FUNCTIONALITY AND DESIGN
    The functionality of the Trunket skin is pretty limited as it is a skin. The thickness really only lets you use cases like the E13ctron, Draco, And Element aluminum style cases that do not wrap the front and back glass. The back Trunket skin has the Trunket logo along with a small Trunket brand on the bottom left corner, the logo sits directly over the apple logo and I personally like it. If the logo would have been cut out do to the thickness of the skin it would have caused problems. The skin ads a nice bit of grip and texture to the iPhone 4 and you will be able to pull it out of your pocket without andy snags. The Trunket skin is extremely easy to install, I would say the easiest I have ever installed. The skin is made of wood so it doesn't flop around while trying to install, you can also reuse the skins by just sticking it back on the wax paper it came on for storing.
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    Overall the Trunket Real Wood skin is a great product. It will offer a little bit more protection than normal skins and they look great. For someone looking for a minimal protection set up this is a great option, you can pick them up in a few different models, sea blue, jet black, hickory, orange, violet and blood red. Check out www.trunket.com for colors and pick one up at the price of $34.00.
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  2. allen2oo3 macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the writeup. i really like the look of the black one. its too bad it prob wouldnt fit with my battery case.
     
  3. weisjt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it would fit with a battery case that is for sure but they are extremely nice
     
  4. gugy macrumors 68030

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    Is this just a skin that you peel or is a very thin solid wood plate that you add to the back of your iPhone?
     
  5. Goldmansachs macrumors member

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    I'd really like to know the answer to this question.
     
  6. DanUC6 macrumors 6502a

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    it is a wood plate. very thin, very fragile
     
  7. Goldmansachs macrumors member

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    Thank you.
     

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