Wooden gadget accessories appeal to a certain kind of dweebus—I am that dweebus. And Oregon's Grove has been among the best for years. Now they're making iPad cases. Are they worth it?
There are just five of Grove + MapleXO's skateboard deck iPhone 4 cases left, of the ultra-limited edition 50 piece range. Made over the course of a year, 300 skateboards were slices and sanded-down into layered strips, and constructed into cases. Pretty tricky craftsmanship, to say the least.
With free iPhone cases abounding, an iffy economy, and a new truck project that's capable of taking every last dollar I can throw at it, why did I buy a $70 iPhone case? Because it's the one I've always wanted.