Fashionistas see the iPhone and iPod touch as more than just an accessory. To them, it is an integral part of an outfit, a statement, a clever way to enhance their get up, or vica versa. It’s all part of the game and it makes sense. At the other end of the spectrum are the geeks. This fun-sucking group keep their portable devices locked away in Otter Boxes and wear only the most manly of earphones, swearing that it’s girly to accessorise a piece of steel and glass.
For the proud iPhoneÂ owners out there, there’s a good chance that you’ve already purchased some form of protection for your beloved iDevice (as they say, “no glove no love!”). More likely than not, your case is made of silicone or even leather. What if you wanted something different, something say, made of wood? Enter Skydda Designs, a company that has taken on the task of making premium iPhone 3G/3GS cases carved from a single block of premium-quality hardwood and hand-polished to a satin finish. Skydda offer two types of cases: the TradCase is made from Walnut, Cherry or Teak hardwoods, while the TradDuo (two-toned) comes in Maple/Walnut or Maple/Cherry flavors. Surprisingly, these unique cases are quite affordable, considering that you’re getting wood carefully carved to fit your iPhone like a glove. A TradCase will set you back $44.99 US, while the TradDuo will cost $54.99. More info including piccies after the break.
And if you always wanted to see the Skydda in action, check out TMA’s review of the TradDuo
Like vultures circling the half-dead carcass of hapless desert hunter, accessory makers will be swooping in to take advantage of the iPad’s hype. Some already have and if Tom Bihn’s accessory bags are any indication, the iPad hasn’t really met accessory makers yet. Both the Cache and the Ristretto appear to be made for another product and at the last minute, got an ‘iPad’ pasted over the top, but come on Tom, you could do better. If the above designs catch your fancy, the marketing report below may just put you over the top.
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