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  • General

    • Are Grovemade cases drop proof?

      No, Grovemade cases are not 100% drop proof. Being made of natural materials, your case may not survive an impact. This is true of any case made of bamboo or wood. Your Grovemade case will protect your iPhone and iPad from normal wear and tear, but it is not guaranteed against drops of any kind. For cases that break from being dropped, we offer our Case Replacement Program. Because natural material varies greatly, sometimes the case survives really harsh drops onto concrete, other times they break from the slightest drop onto carpet. This depends on the unpredictable chance of where it hits and the variation in the material. This is why we say our cases won't survive drops, even though they often do. If you are prone to dropping your phone, we suggest cases made of silicone or rubber, such as Otterbox. Although we cannot guarantee it, there have been numerous incidents where iPhones and iPads have been saved by our case. Like a motorcycle helmet, it might break in a crash, but it will save your iPhone or iPad's life.
    • How will my case wear over time?

      The case will wear gracefully like fine, hand-oiled furniture. The oils from your hand polish the case, as a result of the natural oil and wax finish used on the wood or bamboo. If you want your wood or bamboo to be completely sealed, we recommend purchasing from manufacturers who clearcoat their products with a layer of plastic.
    • What are the specs on your products?

      Detailed dimensions can be found at the bottom of each product page on our website.
    • Do you offer custom laser engraving?

    • Will you be making cases for other cellphones and devices?

      We currently do not have plans to develop cases for other phones. Please follow us on Twitter @grovemade or Facebook for updates.
    • Can I use 3rd party headphones/docks with your case?

      In general, probably not. Our headphone hole diameter is approximately .3 inches, and it will easily fit the Apple headphones but not headphones with a much larger jack. If you would like to use larger headphones, you can use an adapter, which can be readily found for under $10. We recommend searching "iPhone Headphone Adapter" on Amazon.com. We have a Grovemade Dock for iPhone that works with our cases. We haven’t tested other docks with our case. A lot of docks will not work with most hard cases, including Grovemade's. If you are having trouble with using your Grovemade case on a third party dock, you can look into adapters called "dock extenders".
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  • Desk Collection


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  • Returns and Refunds


  • Shipping and Orders

    • Do you ship worldwide? How much does it cost?

      Yes. We ship globally with the US Postal Service (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS), depending on the product or location. Please add your item to the cart, and, at the bottom of the page, you will see an estimated shipping charge generator. Shipping options and prices will also become available during the checkout process, before you finalize your order. PLEASE NOTE: THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS FEES, IMPORT DUTIES, OR TAXES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY YOUR COUNTRY’S CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT.
    • What are my shipping options?

      These are general shipping methods, and they may vary for multiple products or change at any time. For most P.O., A.P.O., and F.P.O. boxes and non-contiguous U.S. states and territories, we will ship using USPS Priority Mail (this service only has limited tracking). Desk Collection Items: UPS Surepost (2-5 business days) UPS International Express Saver (7-10 business days) *Single Monitor stand (shipped Internationally) USPS First Class International (Varies by Country) Walnut Back: USPS First Class (7-10 business days) USPS First Class International (varies by country) SkateBack for iPhone 5/5S: USPS First Class (7-14 business days) USPS First Class International (varies by country) iPhone Cases (Bamboo iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S, SkateCase, Maple or Walnut Case: UPS Surepost (domestic 2-5 business days) UPS International Express Saver (7-10 business days) WoodSmart Cases for iPad Air or iPad Mini: UPS Surepost (domestic 2-5 business days) UPS International Express Saver (7-10 business days) Docks for iPhone: USPS Priority Mail (3-7 business days) USPS International Priority Mail (7-20 business days) Notebook Covers: UPS Surepost (domestic 2-5 business days) UPS International Express Saver (7-10 business days) Gift Card: Electronic delivery to your email. If you don't receive an email with your gift card code within 1-2 business days, please contact us via the Support page. PLEASE NOTE: THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS FEES, IMPORT DUTIES, OR TAXES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY YOUR COUNTRY’S CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT.
    • Can I pay extra to have my product shipped sooner via FedEx or UPS?

      No, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Our order processing system does not allow for special exceptions for shipping, even if our customers are willing to pay for it.
    • Why am I being charged an extra fee by UPS to deliver my international package?

      Please be aware that UPS will request payment of customs, duties, and other applicable charges at the time of delivery. Many Customs Offices require recipients to pay applicable duties and taxes on each shipment entering into that country. These charges may include PST, GST, HST, duties, and other taxes of goods (e.g. excise tax). Canadian Recipients Your order will be shipped under UPS’s e-Tailer Brokerage Program (eBP), in which eligible UPS Standard shipments imported into Canada for non-commercial purposes and valued under CAD $200 are subject to a reduced brokerage fee of CAD $10, plus any applicable duties and taxes. (Orders over CAD $200 may incur additional charges.) To pay these charges ahead of time and eliminate the need for payment on delivery, please call UPS (1-800-742-5877).
    • Can you combine discount codes or use them on introductory prices or pre-orders?

      We’re sorry, but we cannot honor combined discounts. Our checkout system only allows for one discount code to be used per transaction. Thank you for your understanding.
    • How can I find out the status of my order?

      Your order should ship in the lead time stated at the time of purchase. You can check the estimated ship date on the order status page. You will receive a shipping confirmation email as soon as your package leaves our doorstep, which will include a shipment tracking number (if applicable).
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  • iPhone Case

    • How durable is the case? Will it survive a drop?

      Bamboo or wood cases, ours included, may not be the best choice for people prone to dropping their phones. Grovemade cases are not 100% drop proof. The case may not survive an impact. This is typical of many cases made from natural materials or hard plastics. If you are worried about dropping your phone, we suggest cases made of silicone or rubber, such as Otterbox. That being said, we’ve engineered our new model of case for the iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5/5S to be as durable as possible. Although, we can’t guarantee the case against drops, it is possible for it to survive many standard drops, along with some gentle wear-and-tear. In the event that your case breaks from a drop, we offer a case replacement program. For any manufacturing defects, your new case is covered under our standard warranty from the date that the case is shipped.
    • Will screen protectors work with your iPhone case?

      Yes. Any type of front screen protector, covering only the screen of the phone, will not interfere with the case. However, due to the tight fit of our case, any screen protectors which wrap around the sides or back of the phone are not compatible.
    • How can I clean the case and maintain it?

      Use a damp rag to rub the case clean, then dab it dry with a clean cloth. If needed, use a diluted solution of water and mild dish soap on a rag and wipe dry. This is not a necessary step, but if you would like to re-oil the case, you can use boiled linseed oil.
    • Can I just get a replacement for the top or bottom?

      Unfortunately, our tops and bottoms are not interchangeable, since each case is milled from one single piece of material to have a unique fit. If we were to send you a top or bottom piece, it would not align properly with the other half for a smooth and snug fit.
    • Will Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter for iPhone 5 work with your case?

      No. There are two different Lightning to 30-pin adapters offered by Apple. Neither of these adapters will work with the bottom of your Grovemade case on. They are both larger than the regular Apple Lightning charger. We are not yet aware of other third-party adapters that will work with the bottom of the case on. However, if the Lightning head of the adapter is the same size or smaller than the regular Apple iPhone 5 charging cable, the adapter should work without removing the bottom of the case.
    • Do you offer a custom, monogrammed or the Artist series cases?

      No. We have permanently discontinued custom laser engraving and our Artist Series cases. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check for Limited Edition cases on our shop page for special designs!
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  • iPad Case


  • Sleeve

    • Will you be making other sleeve sizes?

      We are currently producing sleeves for the iPad Air, iPad Mini/iPad Mini Retina and the 13'' MacBook Air. We don't want to make promises about future sleeve size releases but we urge you to sign up for our Newsletter which will inform you of any product launches in the future!
    • Will the sleeve fit any device other than the device it was specifically designed for?

      Unfortunately no. All of our sleeves are designed to have a snug fit around the product it was designed for to secure the product from slipping. Inserting a device that is smaller or thicker than the intended device may result in a drop or broken sleeve.

  • Dock

    • Will the Dock work with my case?

      The Dock is designed to work with or without a case, but we cannot test every single case out there. It is guaranteed to work with a Grovemade case, which tends to be on the thicker side. This means most cases will work. Measure your case to see if it will fit within the Dock’s opening size of 2.66" x .64". See here for the complete Dock dimensions.
    • How does the Dock affect the phone's sound?

      The Dock is designed to amplify the sound coming out of the iPhone's speakers. A hidden channel directs ringtones and other audio freely through the front of the dock. You will actually hear an increase in volume with your phone docked.
    • Which Phones are compatible with the Dock?

      The dock works with iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, and 5C. Unfortunately, our Dock is designed specifically for the iPhone family and will not work with other models.
    • Does the Dock charge your phone?

      Yes, the Dock charges your phone using your own Apple 1M cable, which feeds through the bottom. Please note that our Dock does not come with a charging cable, and only the standard Apple cable that comes with the iPhone will work with the dock.
    • Which charger cables will work with the Dock?

      Only the original charger, provided with the iPhone, is compatible with our iPhone Dock. Any chargers/cables (including other Apple cables) could break the key component of the Dock station. *Please be aware Apple does sell charger cables slightly larger than the standard Apple cable. These cables WILL break the key insert to the Grovemade Dock.
    • How do you put the Dock together?

      Illustrated instructions come with each Grovemade Dock. (Please note, only the standard Apple charger, sold with the iPhone, is compatible with our Dock. Any other chargers (including other Apple chargers, will break the key insert).

  • SkateBack

    • Are the SkateBacks Removable / Leave Residue ?

      SkateBacks attach with a peel-and-stick 3M adhesive. It is removable and will not damage your phone or leave behind a permanent residue. Any residue left can be removed using rubbing alcohol. The SkateBack may be able to be removed and repositioned when first applying, but this product is not intended to be taken on and off like a case. The adhesive will not survive repeated removal.
    • Does the SkateBack fit with the Apple Bumper ?

      The Grovemade SkateBack is compatible with the Grovemade bumper but unfortunately is not with Apple's Bumper.
    • Will the SkateBack protect my phone?

      The Grovemade SkateBack is not a full-coverage case and is not guaranteed to protect your phone against damage. However, the SkateBack will protect the back of your phone from scratches and normal wear and tear.
    • How will my SkateBack wear over time?

      You can expect the Grovemade SkateBack to wear gracefully over time and darken with age, like hand-oiled furniture. The oils from your hand will polish your case as a result of the natural oil and wax finish.
    • Where does the material come from for my SkateBack?

      The SkateBack makes a short journey from raw skateboard waste at skateboard factory PS Stix, to eye-catching ply with Lindsay at Maple XO, to cell phone accessory at Grovemade. PS Stix owner Paul Schmitt, of Costa Mesa, CA, has been designing and producing skateboards for nearly three decades. A skateboarder himself, his products are known worldwide for their quality, performance, and durability. PS Stix makes more than 4,000 skateboards every day, 200 per hour, more than three per minute! Thanks to Paul and Lindsay, we’re repurposing those scraps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ehQ2fSYcIo About Maple XO Saving skateboards from landfills since 2005, Lindsay Holmes of MapleXO makes recycled skateboard jewelry and other rad upcycled accessories. Recycling the boards has been her way to give old boards new life and contribute to the community by reducing the environmental footprint of skateboarding.

  • SkateCase

    • Which color combination am I going to get?

      SkateCases have varying color combinations; no two are exactly alike. The SkateCase is made from recycled post-industrial waste. Thin strips unusable for skateboard manufacturing are rescued from a skateboard factory dumpster and glued together to create our material. Due to the hand-selected nature of this process and the random coloration of the material, the color combinations will vary. You don't choose your SkateCase. Your SkateCase chooses you.
    • Do you have a SkateCase for the iPhone 4 or 4s?

      We're sorry, but we only make the SkateCase for the iPhone 5/5S. The case is not available for older iPhone models.
    • Where do you get your recycled skateboard material?

      The SkateCase makes a short journey from raw skateboard waste at skateboard factory PS Stix, to eye-catching ply with Lindsay at Maple XO, to cell phone accessory at Grovemade. PS Stix owner Paul Schmitt, of Costa Mesa, CA, has been designing and producing skateboards for nearly three decades. A skateboarder himself, his products are known worldwide for their quality, performance, and durability. PS Stix makes more than 4,000 skateboards every day, 200 per hour, more than three per minute! Thanks to Paul and Lindsay, we’re repurposing those scraps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ehQ2fSYcIo About Maple XO Saving skateboards from landfills since 2005, Lindsay Holmes of MapleXO makes recycled skateboard jewelry and other rad upcycled accessories. Recycling the boards has been her way to give old boards new life and contribute to the community by reducing the environmental footprint of skateboarding.
    • Can I get my SkateCase Engraved?

      We cannot offer any engravings on the SkateCase, aside from the standard Grovemade and MapleXO logos engraved on the side of the case.

  • Bamboo Backs

    • What devices do the Bamboo Backs work on?

      Bamboo Backs are designed for the MacBook Air 13", MacBook Pro 13", MacBook Pro 15", iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad Mini with Retina Display. We have not tested on older models (such as the white MacBooks), but our Bamboo Backs may work. However, if used on non-tested models, there is a risk of less than ideal performance.
    • About the Bamboo Backs/ Application

      Bamboo Backs adhere to your MacBook or iPad with a special 3M adhesive, like double sided tape but stronger. It is removable and leaves no residue. To apply: Remove the backing. Hold the bamboo back with two hands about ½ an inch from the device and visually center it (for a MacBook, the cutout should be centered within the Apple logo on the laptop, with leaves pointing up toward the opening end of the device). Softly contact the bamboo back to the device. Check the alignment. If placement is off, carefully remove and retry. Once satisfied, gently press down, working your way from the center to the edges. You may be able to re-apply the Bamboo Back a few times, if necessary; however, it is meant for one-time use. The center of the cutout is delicate and could crack upon removal.

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