wood casings?

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  1. isephmusic macrumors 6502

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    has anyone experiance with using wood grain cases? which are the best highest quality one?

    http://www.toastmade.com/

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    grovemade.com where the 2 that pop up the most. does it look good for a male in college to have that ? finance student near nyc so idk if its business appropriate. anyway im also looking to protect against bumps while opening doors, setting the laptop down , etc
     
  2. blooperz macrumors 6502

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    It shouldn't really matter..it's just college, nobody is going to look at you and make a judgment based off what you use to protect your computer...it's not like you are covering it in lewd images.
     
  3. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Wood finishes are old-fashioned. In the old days they covered everything with wood textures.
     
  4. jmgregory1 macrumors 65816

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    I'm a bit biased, but I like the real wood wrap I have, made from real wood with a PSA back. Not only does it protect the aluminum from bumps and scratches, it adds grip in a way that pvc or other plastic cases can't.
     

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  5. isephmusic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol would be awesome if you tell us where you got this ? from who? thank you !
     
  6. jmgregory1 macrumors 65816

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    Right now, they are one-offs my company is making, but we hope to get a site up and running in the next 45 days or so (www.peeledwood.com).

    Not to toot our own horn, but holding a rMBP with the wood wrap just feels right. The wood takes away the slipperiness of the aluminum, as the wood is uncoated / untreated. Of course, if you want to stain, print, paint or varnish the wood wrap, it's a simple thing to further personalize the wood.

    One thing to keep in mind, unlike the PVC film wrap companies that talk about their products being cut-proof and guarantee them forever, the wood is going to take abuse to the point where it shows. I don't consider that to be a negative, as I'd rather replace a $30 wrap than to have scratches on the computer.

    We've even toyed around with doing wood wraps for the keyboard top, even the keys. Because the wood is thin enough, the lighted keys still shine through. I think it's going a bit too far with wood. An interesting thing, when we put our wood wrap on the trackpad, it remains fully functional. I could shoot a quick video to show you, if interested. We figured that out when designing the Peeled Wraps for the iPhone, which we also have almost completed.
     
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  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Your thread title is misspelled.
     

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