Pad & Quill’s new wood cases for iPhone are tougher than steel

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The wood on this case has an almost wax-line finish for scratch-resistance.
The wood on this case has an almost wax-line finish for scratch-resistance.
Photo: Pad & Quill

Longtime Cult of Mac readers know I can be a sucker for wood. It’s a material with integrity, and I like the way it juxtaposes with Apple’s preferred design materials of metal and glass. I loved using Monolith’s beautiful wood veneers with my old iPhone 5. And I can’t wait to try Pad & Quill’s new gorgeous wood cases for the latest iPhones.

Pad & Quill, a company that has made some of our favorite premiere cases, just announced their new Woodline cases for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The company’s first “snap on” models, the new Pad & Quill cases are just 0.9 mm thick, and have a Kevlar core to add strength and protection. Made of scratch-resistant, polished wood, they look gorgeous. And Pad & Quill claims it’s the thinnest wood iPhone case in the world! Despite that, though, they are supposedly tougher than similarly thick steel.

The Woodline cases come in American Cherry, Rosewood, Zebra and American Walnut, and cost $49.95 (unless you want the latter, in which case it’s $59.95).

Source: Pad & Quill