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LAX Gadgets Wooden Case with a Polymer Lining

I get to try a lot of cases, and I'm rarely impressed, but one case maker at CES hit the right mix with their wood-backed cases that use a polymer interior. The problem with 100 percent wood or bamboo cases is they can chip, crack, or respond to humidity and lose their ability to safely hold your iPhone.

LAX Gadgets wood case with polymer liningLAX Gadgets wood case with polymer lining

The cases from LAX Gadgets use a traditional soft polymer for the part that touches your iPhone, and the back has a beautiful real wood layer. Choose from light or dark wood, with numerous variations of each. At CES, they even showed off versions with images burned into the wood! The cases are rigid, protective, and still have the organic feel that only real wood can offer. 

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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.