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  • [GIVEAWAY] PEACHii iBooKas - Bamboo for your iPhone

    In our third PEACHii review in the past week or so, we're taking a look at their iBooKas, an all-bamboo case perfectly machined for your iPhone 4 or 4S.

    Designed in Florida, and "made in a sweaty shop" according to the engraved text on the inside of the case, we've become big fans of the stuff Nick from PEACHii and his crew make. Over the past couple weeks I and my wife have both been using the iBooKas around town, and get a lot of compliments on them.

    These pieces are nice in their unique look - wood cases (ok, ok, we know bamboo is TECHNICALLY a grass) are rare, and this one fits perfect on the device and looks good, too.

    Precision machined from a single piece of bamboo, all the necessary cutouts are on the case to allow you to access the various buttons and ports of the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S (the SIM tray is not accessible with the case on; the though being it is used rarely). The back also has an circular opening where the Apple logo shows through.

    There are also indentations cut in where your fingers and palm tend to gravitate to on the case, making for a solid, contoured grip. The warmth of wood makes a nice step away from the hard plastic or metal most cases offer. Each case is hand-sanded and finished with an oil blend before getting to you.

    Getting your device in and out of the case is simple, but snug enough you're not worried it's going anywhere. You can simply bend the bamboo (VERY slightly, please) just a tad as your putting the phone into the case, and it snaps in with a satisfying feel.

    The iBooKas comes in a few colors - natural (pictured standing up in the first photo in this review), carbonized (a browner color), or marbled (a combination of the two). They don't add much thickness to the device (you know you've got a case on, but it's still thin), and run $49.99 each on the PEACHii website. Give an average of a week before it ships, as PEACHii is busy!

    The guys at PEACHii were cool enough to hook us up with a giveaway iBooKas, so feel free to leave a comment here with your bamboo thoughts or experience, and we'll pick a winner to send one of these to tomorrow!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [GIVEAWAY] PEACHii iBooKas - Bamboo for your iPhone started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 106 Comments
    1. asymkowick's Avatar
      asymkowick -
      Yay for PEACHii giveaways! I'd love to win one of these, also, MMI just read that post about Apple firing employees for saying negative things about the company. Seems they're in the right since they aren't sending them to jail, which would violate 1st amendment rights, just removing them from their company.
    1. netranger007's Avatar
      netranger007 -
      A unique and interesting case. Would like the opportunity try the case and spread the word to fellow iphones users. Thx
    1. bambam724's Avatar
      bambam724 -
      I've got a bamboo shirt and a bamboo towel so why not a bamboo case for my new iPhone 4S? But really, this case looks amazing.
    1. jamez1's Avatar
      jamez1 -
      I really like the look of these cases. Very unique and professional!
    1. Lemuel K Maxwell's Avatar
      Lemuel K Maxwell -
      very easy to use a panda bear will love it
    1. justibackwardsn's Avatar
      justibackwardsn -
      Awesome job on the case. It looks elegant and durable. It's also nice to know they guys work hard to make the cases perfect in "a sweaty shop!"I bet Steve would approve.
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      Every time bamboo is mentioned it reminds me of Puerto Rico. I lived there and in Chicago growing up at night the wind would blow and you could hear the bamboo chutes rubbing up against each other as they made a very unique sound. Always been a fan of the many uses that bamboo has had over many years to know cover our beloved iPhones. -Luis
    1. ByteArt's Avatar
      ByteArt -
      This case is Great!! its seems like it could give my i4s the extra push to make it seem like a new iPhone!!! But really, its nice.
    1. myiphone3gs4055's Avatar
      myiphone3gs4055 -
      Wow this is amazing. It will make my phone 4 look style and classy. Perfect case for iPhone.
    1. headstrain0z's Avatar
      headstrain0z -
      I think it is a very original idea. The case looks very sleek and finely crafted. These will definitely sell well. I tried my luck in the last give away with the camera lens, but I had no luck , I hope my luck is better this time. I thought my picture from Comic Con was pretty cool, glad to share it with the community. Crossing my fingers! Good luck everyone.

      Amazing case. Love it a lot. Fingers crossed again this time! Good luck everyone. Hope this doesn't duplicate - not sure if my other post went through.
    1. deepakwins's Avatar
      deepakwins -
      Looks cool!!!! Hope to see one soon!!!
    1. x_IMMORTAL_x's Avatar
      x_IMMORTAL_x -
      Beautiful looking case. Wil complement my iphone 4s quite well.
    1. amperisk's Avatar
      amperisk -
      These are awesome. I might buy one if I don't win!
    1. Laniemme's Avatar
      Laniemme -
      Wow these are neat - I would love to win one of these so when my contract expires and I can update to the 4S, I will be the coolest kid on the block!
    1. Xrevofmanx's Avatar
      Xrevofmanx -
      A farmer currently living in Arizona, and a fashion designed born and raised in Florida, I need the durability of bamboo at the farm, and the natural & carved beauty of the case made in Florida. A match made....in Arizorida.
    1. sharkb8's Avatar
      sharkb8 -
      Beautiful case!!! Great idea,wish that I had thought of it. It would fit well on my iphone 4. Bamboo is such a cool wood.
    1. Sagacious-O's Avatar
      Sagacious-O -
      OH I would Love 1 ... the natural bamboo color would go so well with my white iphone. I actually went to their website to ask them if they would consider any metal cases since they seemed to be very well versed in the engineering and affects of cases on various iphone related matters....i.e. reception. sadly, they were not planning on making any such cases. But no matter..I am quite keen on this bamboo case. PICK ME!!!
    1. andrewb283's Avatar
      andrewb283 -
      Looks pretty cool, hope i win
    1. psychomd's Avatar
      psychomd -
      Exquiste looking case. Can't wait to get my hands on one. Perfect for this Florida weather.
    1. Sagacious-O's Avatar
      Sagacious-O -
      That natural bamboo case is gorgeous and it would look fantastic with a white iphone 4s :-)These guys really seem to know their engineering with case and reception interference. I also like how each case is machined from a single piece of bamboo. PICK ME!!!