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  • 'Wood' You Believe What JackBacks is Doing to The iPhone 4?


    We have seen no shortage of cool, innovative iDevice cases since Apple began revolutionizing the mobile tech industry earlier this century. But the latest creation from the creative folks at JackBacks goes way beyond the limits of a simple iPhone case. This time around, your iPhone 4 can have its very own customized wooden back.

    Introduced earlier this summer, JackBacks is finally seeing their wooden iPhone 4 backs catch on. Thanks to their customizable nature and reasonable price (most are available for somewhere just under or over $100), these wooden panels with custom etching are getting some serious attention even as early Apple technology adopters prepare for the iPhone 5.

    Although the need for a new back is sometimes warranted for repair purposes, the majority of iPhone back replacements are engendered by users who simply want to customize their devices and make them unlike anything else around. Clearly, JackBacks is targeting this growing market segment with its popular line of wooden iPhone 4 backs.

    Best of all, to give your iPhone wood - so to speak - you don't have to send in your iPhone or part with it at all for that matter. Given that JackBacks are easy to install, once your order arrives, simply pop off the back of your iPhone (by first removing the two screws at the bottom of the device) and then replace the back with your customized JackBack.

    If you haven't seen one yet in the wild, you're bound to eventually. For now, you can check out the official JackBacks page by clicking here.

    Source: JackBacks
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Wood' You Believe What JackBacks is Doing to The iPhone 4? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      There are a few companies that make these I would recommend it over a metal back, to retain good service.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Add an apple logo, or a cut out for the apple logo, and I'm sold
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Do not want.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      It's like a vintage phone if that makes any sense lol.
    1. Rytchy's Avatar
      Rytchy -
      Ugly...IMHO
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      So unbelievably overpriced.
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      I bought one!
      Has the "Blackra1n" drop where the apple should be, says "john's iPhone" at the bottom where it normally says iPhone, and underneath it says "Make it Ra1n"

      Love it!!
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Meh, wood be even better if there was a front too.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Ewww ugly!
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      fugly
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Meh... GadgetShack has wooden covers for $15.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Not my cup of tea...
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      NOOO, latter my iPhone got cockroaches inside.....
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Grotesque and over priced. Just watch the rich guy who has everything needs to think he's with the in crowd I guess.
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by spider_romeo View Post
      NOOO, latter my iPhone got cockroaches inside.....
      WTH? How?
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Fob
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Add an apple logo, or a cut out for the apple logo, and I'm sold
      why not put ur name on it?
      R your phone # and address, in case you lose it?
    1. OrganicApp's Avatar
      OrganicApp -
      I've got a wooden icarbons skin on my iphone4, looks pretty much the same plus an apple logo...
    1. PEACHii.com's Avatar
      PEACHii.com -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Grotesque and over priced. Just watch the rich guy who has everything needs to think he's with the in crowd I guess.
      Quote Originally Posted by Rokesomesmeefer View Post
      So unbelievably overpriced.
      Yes they can be found cheaper, for instance I manufacture a very similar product for $45 base price, but I use three variations of bamboo (grass) and no wood. You can get your iPhone 4 customized to your liking for quite a bit less at PEACHii.com


      But the quotes below are referring to products that are not the same as this.

      Quote Originally Posted by OrganicApp View Post
      I've got a wooden icarbons skin on my iphone4, looks pretty much the same plus an apple logo...
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      Meh... GadgetShack has wooden covers for $15.
      I find it humorous that people comment without reading or investigating the actual product link.

      This is a Battery Cover Replacement not a thin sticker to put on top of the rear glass, that is stupid. The point is to replace the delicate glass with something alittle more durable and give the phone a earthy feel. It is the full rear cover. The stock glass (which breaks a lot) is replaced with a thin piece of wood or bamboo (grass).

      Those really cheap stickers add thickness to the phone, which would not allow it to fit in many aftermarket cases. Obviously they would still fit in the Apple bumper case though.

      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Add an apple logo, or a cut out for the apple logo, and I'm sold
      this is what is called Trademark Infringement........
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      $100 is a reasonable price? Did you get paid to post this?

      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Add an apple logo, or a cut out for the apple logo, and I'm sold
      You must be one of the cult. The one who buys the device and wants everyone who sees him/her in public to know that he/she is sporting an iPhone.

      Quote Originally Posted by PEACHii.com View Post
      this is what is called Trademark Infringement........
      Cutting out a spot for the logo would not be trademark infringement. Adding one would be. I'll give you that.