July 27, 2010
iPhone 4 case!
We are proud to present our new case for the iPhone4. Made of 100% bamboo, the new Grove case is available plain, artist series, or custom. Natural or amber bamboo colors + stainless steel or black bezel combinations are available.
The case is as thin as possible while still being durable. We took design cues from the new generation of apple designs and applied them to our design. Some people have been lamenting the feel of the i4 as being too boxy and wishing that it were curved like the 3G. By using chamfers (similar to iPad) the case feels much more round and friendly in your hand than the phone itself. Ergonomics are important to us here at Grove.
The button cutouts have been designed with great thought balancing form and function. The holes are cutaway so that you can access buttons easily in a natural hand position. The chamfers meeting create an interesting diversion on the back from the plain geometry of the iPhone4. The headphone jack has an extra cutaway for the noise cancellation mic. There is ample room for the microphone/speakers/charger at the bottom of the case. If you look carefully, you can see a micro chamfer on the speaker holes. Nerdy detail!
Of course, my personal favorite part is the hand rubbed oil finish (done mostly by my mom). 4 coats painstakingly rubbed on by hand bring out the grain beautifully and allow you to fully enjoy the natural material without a protective plastic barrier. The case will patina and age gracefully through use. The grove case will make you enjoy the feel of having the phone in your hand! -Ken