Yesterday we took a look at a new company to the ModMyi.com review desk - PEACHii. Their iBooKam 37mm lens attachment solution for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
is pretty cool, and I mentioned we have a bunch of products of theirs to look at. Next up is the iBooBak (get it? like bam
boo except i
Boo? and bak == back? Naming products is so fun...), a bamboo iPhone back casing replacement.
Conversion kits are nothing new - we reviewed
one of iHospital
's red conversion kit earlier this year for the iPhone 4. The iBooBak is however the first wood one we've had a chance to use on our phones.
We carry our iPhones around with us all day long, with a shiny glass backplate. Why not add a little earthy warmth with a real bamboo wood backing? After using this for a bit, I really liked it. The iBooBak gets a lot of comments (I must have spelled PEACHii.com to a dozen people), and adds a warm, personal touch to the iPhone which is such a part of our daily routine. I actually ordered a couple extras for my wife and a friend.
The iBooBak comes in 3 colors of bamboo - natural (that light bamboo wood in the photo under this paragraph), carbonized (the brown from the photo at the top of the article), and marbled (a mixture of both, as seen on our review unit). PEACHii puts it best when they say "This is not a skin or veneer that adds thickness to your preciously thin iPhone 4. This is a complete replacement part for the iPhone 4 rear glass battery cover. The iBooBak specs match the OEM battery cover size wise, making it compatible with most protective bumpers and cases." They fit flawlessly on the iPhone 4 (and 4S!) and do require a 2 minute install process (but the kit also comes with the screwdriver you need). Their site has a link to a quick and easy guide to removing the back of the iPhone (like this
All 3 colors come with either a white bezel
or a black bezel
. In fact, they also have a carbon fiber iPhone backing
(with a black bezel) as well, but we didn't test the carbon. Nick from PEACHii (which is a Florida company) has one in the mail to us. Make sure when you choose your iBooBak you correctly choose from the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S model from the dropdown on their site - since as you'll notice below they are NOT the same (iPhone 4 on top, 4S on the bottom):
The iBooBak is only $44.99 on PEACHii.com
($49.99 for the iKarbonBak)... but...
you know what's next... a giveaway! Like us on Facebook (ok, ok, you can do Twitter (@modmyi) too, but have you noticed we want some more Facebook followers?) and copy paste us there and here why you'd like one of these. We'll pick a creative answer and send the above-pictured natural bamboo iPhone 4 case to you in the mail.iPhone 4 ONLY - WE DO NOT HAVE A 4S iBOOBAK TO GIVE AWAY!