Made for Apple. Cases Grove

I don't remember if Sergei Kuzmin talked about Grove in his numerous articles about Apple accessories, or I learned about them from some other source, but that's not the point now. I think you will agree with me if I say that the appearance of the Apple iPhone has seriously shaken up the market for phone accessories. Before the release of the iPhone, only scary, frankly speaking, cases in the form of a holster or books made of hard leather and rarely a transparent film on the front side were presented here, and the imagination of the designers and inventors of such cases very rarely produced something more interesting than a decorative insert in the form rivets and something similar.

Now there are a lot of cases for smartphones and phones, and they have become very diverse, users have a choice in literally all areas: case form factor, type, color, materials from which it is made, and even purpose. Case for carrying the device on a belt, in a bag or backpack, for diving with it under water, and so on. However, even now there are not so many companies dealing with wooden cases, and I want to tell you about one of them.

They lived in Portland, Oregon, USA, two comrades, Joe Mansfield (Joe Mansfield) and Ken Tomita (Ken Tomita). The first had been laser engraving on various surfaces for many years, and the second made furniture, and both of them worked in small companies on the same street, across the street from each other. After some time, the comrades became friends, played football together and shared different ideas, and one day they decided to turn one of these ideas into reality - to make the coolest case for Apple iPhone in existence. It was 2007, the year the first Apple iPhone appeared. In for several years, Joe and Ken have been figuring out the details of a new business for themselves, studying the features of conducting business and learned to work on a milling machine.

Joe on the left, Ken on the right

The guys launched their first case on April 19, 2010, it was an accessory for the Apple iPhone 3GS. Unfortunately for Grove, almost immediately after they released their case for the iPhone 3GS, someone in a bar in one of the US cities forgot the prototype of the fourth "iPhone", and the whole world turned towards the new unusual design of this model, and the 3GS became forget. Grove gathered their strength and decided to use the prototype leak to their advantage by preparing a lot of cases in the time remaining before the release of the new product.

This moment can be considered the beginning of Grove's success. Today, the company employs just over twenty people who do everything from preparing and sourcing materials to manufacturing and post-processing cases (by hand) and selling them. Grove is a very small enterprise, and this leaves its mark. It may take more than one or two months from the moment of ordering and paying for it on the site until the moment you receive the finished case, but, as a rule, it's worth it. After all, this is one of the few companies that makes bamboo cases completely by hand, from the selection of trees and their processing to hand engraving and final processing of the product.

About Grove cases

One of the main features of Grove cases is laser engraving. On the site, you can choose one of the many already available pictures, or if you have a fantasy or you know how to draw, send your own image or borrowed from someone to put it on your case. There are a number of requirements for sent pictures, but if something doesn’t work out, the guys from Grove are always ready to help with advice by mail, suggest picture sizes and other details.

A case for the Apple iPhone 4/4S with one of the pictures offered on the site will cost 89 or 109 US dollars depending on the color of the frame, but if you want a case with your own picture, the cost will rise to 119 and 139 dollars, respectively.

In addition to iPhone cases, Grove makes iPad cases and other cool stuff, like wooden stickers for Apple phones. Previously, they also made such stickers for laptops, but now they are not on the site.

But I started preparing this material not at all because I wanted to talk about the company itself, but simply to show you how Grove cases look in reality and how good they are.

iPhone Bamboo Case

A wooden case, I wrote about the cost above, comes one and a half to two months after paying for the order on the grovemade.com website. Case in a box made of hard cardboard, smells very cool of fresh wood and also this smell, I don’t know what to call it, that occurs when you burn wood. The cover is assembled from two components: the base and the lid, the "iPhone" sits in it like a glove.

It should be noted that after a year of operation, such a cover wears out and its halves already fit so tightly to each other, but, on the other hand, it pleases you for a whole year.

The case has slots for buttons, a hole for a 3.5 mm jack and a charger with speakers.

As for the drawing, in the photo you can see a cover with a drawing that I sent to Grove, and before that I found it on the Internet. This is a gift for my girlfriend, as you can see, the case has a gorgeous owl on it (smile).

What else is there to add? It seems to me that the cover is just excellent, although expensive, of course. But if you like natural materials, the smell of wood, then this cover will delight every day.

iPad Bamboo Case

The iPad case looks and smells just as impressive as the iPhone case. It comes in a beautiful and cheerful package, which depicts the entire path through which this case has passed: from manufacturing to packaging and mailing. Already inside the case there is another cardboard with drawings - instructions for installing the "iPad" inside the case.

The case has openings for the speaker, a separate wooden button to turn on the tablet and a cool leather cover with a pattern that you select from the site or send in by you.

Inside the case is lined with soft black material.

Looks, as I said, very cool, but you need to see it live, of course, it’s beyond words.

A variant of the iPad Bamboo Case with one of the designs offered on the site will cost $169 with shipping. The cover goes on for a long time, at least it took about three months before me, but it was worth it.

Conclusion

Just a short summary. In my opinion, Grove makes excellent cases, they are very individual, not factory, I don’t know how to accurately put it into words. You can feel the soul in their cases, you take a Grove case in your hands and you feel that it was made by people who love their work and who tried. The only pity is that they only make cases for Apple products. For example, I would love to use wooden cases from Grove for HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III, for example, although I don’t use cases at all in my life. But, apparently, in the near future I will no longer use them, because Grove does not plan to expand its small enterprise completely. And if in the current conditions they make cases for one and a half to two months, that is, they barely manage to fulfill orders, then they will hardly dare to present cases for other smartphones. Therefore, so far only lovers of high-quality wooden cases and at the same time owners of Apple products have been lucky.

Made for Apple. Cases Grove

I don't remember if Sergei Kuzmin talked about Grove in his numerous articles about Apple accessories, or I learned about them from some other source, but that's not the point now. I think you will agree with me if I say that the appearance of the Apple iPhone has seriously shaken up the market for phone accessories. Before the release of the iPhone, only scary, frankly speaking, cases in the form of a holster or books made of hard leather and rarely a transparent film on the front side were presented here, and the imagination of the designers and inventors of such cases very rarely produced something more interesting than a decorative insert in the form rivets and something similar.

Now there are a lot of cases for smartphones and phones, and they have become very diverse, users have a choice in literally all areas: case form factor, type, color, materials from which it is made, and even purpose. Case for carrying the device on a belt, in a bag or backpack, for diving with it under water, and so on. However, even now there are not so many companies dealing with wooden cases, and I want to tell you about one of them.

They lived in Portland, Oregon, USA, two comrades, Joe Mansfield (Joe Mansfield) and Ken Tomita (Ken Tomita). The first had been laser engraving on various surfaces for many years, and the second made furniture, and both of them worked in small companies on the same street, across the street from each other. After some time, the comrades became friends, played football together and shared different ideas, and one day they decided to turn one of these ideas into reality - to make the coolest case for Apple iPhone in existence. It was 2007, the year that the first Apple iPhone appeared. In for several years, Joe and Ken have been figuring out the details of a new business for themselves, studying the features of conducting business and learned to work on a milling machine.

Joe on the left, Ken on the right

The guys launched their first case on April 19, 2010, it was an accessory for the Apple iPhone 3GS. Unfortunately for Grove, almost immediately after they released their case for the iPhone 3GS, someone in a bar in one of the US cities forgot the prototype of the fourth iPhone, and the whole world turned towards the new unusual design of this model, and the 3GS became forget. Grove gathered their strength and decided to use the prototype leak to their advantage by preparing a lot of cases in the time remaining before the release of the new product.

This moment can be considered the beginning of Grove's success. Today, the company employs just over twenty people who do everything from preparing and sourcing materials to manufacturing and post-processing cases (by hand) and selling them. Grove is a very small company and it leaves its mark. It may take more than one or two months from the moment of ordering and paying for it on the site until the moment you receive the finished case, but, as a rule, it's worth it. After all, this is one of the few companies that makes bamboo cases completely by hand, from the selection of trees and their processing to hand engraving and final processing of the product.

About Grove cases

One of the main features of Grove cases is laser engraving. On the site, you can choose one of the many already available pictures, or if you have a fantasy or you know how to draw, send your own image or borrowed from someone to put it on your case. There are a number of requirements for sent pictures, but if something doesn’t work out, the guys from Grove are always ready to help with advice by mail, suggest picture sizes and other details.

A case for the Apple iPhone 4/4S with one of the pictures offered on the site will cost 89 or 109 US dollars depending on the color of the frame, but if you want a case with your own picture, the cost will rise to 119 and 139 dollars, respectively.

In addition to iPhone cases, Grove makes iPad cases and other cool stuff, like wooden stickers for Apple phones. Previously, they also made such stickers for laptops, but now they are not on the site.

But I started preparing this material not at all because I wanted to talk about the company itself, but simply to show you how Grove cases look in reality and how good they are.

iPhone Bamboo Case

A wooden case, I wrote about the cost above, comes one and a half to two months after paying for the order on the grovemade.com website. Case in a box made of hard cardboard, smells very cool of fresh wood and also this smell, I don’t know what to call it, that occurs when you burn wood. The cover is assembled from two components: the base and the lid, the "iPhone" sits in it like a glove.

It should be noted that after a year of operation, such a cover wears out and its halves already fit so tightly to each other, but, on the other hand, it pleases you for a whole year.

The case has slots for buttons, a hole for a 3.5 mm jack and a charger with speakers.

As for the drawing, in the photo you can see a cover with a drawing that I sent to Grove, and before that I found it on the Internet. This is a gift for my girlfriend, as you can see, the case has a gorgeous owl on it (smile).

What else is there to add? It seems to me that the cover is just excellent, although expensive, of course. But if you like natural materials, the smell of wood, then this cover will delight every day.

iPad Bamboo Case

The iPad case looks and smells just as impressive as the iPhone case. It comes in a beautiful and cheerful package, which depicts the entire path through which this case has passed: from manufacturing to packaging and mailing. Already inside the case there is another cardboard with drawings - instructions for installing the "iPad" inside the case.

The case has openings for the speaker, a separate wooden button to turn on the tablet and a cool leather cover with a pattern that you select from the site or send in by you.

Inside the case is lined with soft black material.

Looks, as I said, very cool, but you need to see it live, of course, it’s beyond words.

A variant of the iPad Bamboo Case with one of the designs offered on the site will cost $169 with shipping. The cover goes on for a long time, at least it took about three months before me, but it was worth it.

Conclusion

Just a short summary. In my opinion, Grove makes excellent cases, they are very individual, not factory, I don’t know how to accurately put it into words. You can feel the soul in their cases, you take a Grove case in your hands and you feel that it was made by people who love their work and who tried. The only pity is that they only make cases for Apple products. For example, I would love to use wooden cases from Grove for HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III, for example, although I don’t use cases at all in my life. But, apparently, in the near future I will no longer use them, because Grove does not plan to expand its small enterprise completely. And if in the current conditions they make cases for one and a half to two months, that is, they barely manage to fulfill orders, then they will hardly dare to present cases for other smartphones. Therefore, so far only lovers of high-quality wooden cases and at the same time owners of Apple products have been lucky.

Made for Apple. Cases Grove

I don't remember if Sergei Kuzmin talked about Grove in his numerous articles about Apple accessories, or I learned about them from some other source, but that's not the point now. I think you will agree with me if I say that the appearance of the Apple iPhone has seriously shaken up the market for phone accessories. Before the release of the iPhone, only scary, frankly speaking, cases in the form of a holster or books made of hard leather and rarely a transparent film on the front side were presented here, and the imagination of the designers and inventors of such cases very rarely produced something more interesting than a decorative insert in the form rivets and something similar.

Now there are a lot of cases for smartphones and phones, and they have become very diverse, users have a choice in literally all areas: case form factor, type, color, materials from which it is made, and even purpose. Case for carrying the device on a belt, in a bag or backpack, for diving with it under water, and so on. However, even now there are not so many companies dealing with wooden cases, and I want to tell you about one of them.

They lived in Portland, Oregon, USA, two comrades, Joe Mansfield (Joe Mansfield) and Ken Tomita (Ken Tomita). The first had been laser engraving on various surfaces for many years, and the second made furniture, and both of them worked in small companies on the same street, across the street from each other. After some time, the comrades became friends, played football together and shared different ideas, and one day they decided to turn one of these ideas into reality - to make the coolest case for Apple iPhone in existence. It was 2007, the year that the first Apple iPhone appeared. In for several years, Joe and Ken have been figuring out the details of a new business for themselves, studying the features of conducting business and learned to work on a milling machine.

Joe on the left, Ken on the right

The guys launched their first case on April 19, 2010, it was an accessory for the Apple iPhone 3GS. Unfortunately for Grove, almost immediately after they released their case for the iPhone 3GS, someone in a bar in one of the US cities forgot the prototype of the fourth iPhone, and the whole world turned towards the new unusual design of this model, and the 3GS became forget. Grove gathered their strength and decided to use the prototype leak to their advantage by preparing a lot of cases in the time remaining before the release of the new product.

This moment can be considered the beginning of Grove's success. Today, the company employs just over twenty people who do everything from preparing and sourcing materials to manufacturing and post-processing cases (by hand) and selling them. Grove is a very small company and it leaves its mark. It may take more than one or two months from the moment of ordering and paying for it on the site until the moment you receive the finished case, but, as a rule, it's worth it. After all, this is one of the few companies that makes bamboo cases completely by hand, from the selection of trees and their processing to hand engraving and final processing of the product.

About Grove cases

One of the main features of Grove cases is laser engraving. On the site, you can choose one of the many already available pictures, or if you have a fantasy or you know how to draw, send your own image or borrowed from someone to put it on your case. There are a number of requirements for sent pictures, but if something doesn’t work out, the guys from Grove are always ready to help with advice by mail, suggest picture sizes and other details.

A case for the Apple iPhone 4/4S with one of the pictures offered on the site will cost 89 or 109 US dollars depending on the color of the frame, but if you want a case with your own picture, the cost will rise to 119 and 139 dollars, respectively.

In addition to iPhone cases, Grove makes iPad cases and other cool stuff, like wooden stickers for Apple phones. Previously, they also made such stickers for laptops, but now they are not on the site.

But I started preparing this material not at all because I wanted to talk about the company itself, but simply to show you how Grove cases look in reality and how good they are.

iPhone Bamboo Case

A wooden case, I wrote about the cost above, comes one and a half to two months after paying for the order on the grovemade.com website. Case in a box made of hard cardboard, smells very cool of fresh wood and also this smell, I don’t know what to call it, that occurs when you burn wood. The cover is assembled from two components: the base and the lid, the "iPhone" sits in it like a glove.

It should be noted that after a year of operation, such a cover wears out and its halves already fit so tightly to each other, but, on the other hand, it pleases you for a whole year.

The case has slots for buttons, a hole for a 3.5 mm jack and a charger with speakers.

As for the drawing, in the photo you can see a cover with a drawing that I sent to Grove, and before that I found it on the Internet. This is a gift for my girlfriend, as you can see, the case has a gorgeous owl on it (smile).

What else is there to add? It seems to me that the cover is just excellent, although expensive, of course. But if you like natural materials, the smell of wood, then this cover will delight every day.

iPad Bamboo Case

The iPad case looks and smells just as impressive as the iPhone case. It comes in a beautiful and cheerful package, which depicts the entire path through which this case has passed: from manufacturing to packaging and mailing. Already inside the case there is another cardboard with drawings - instructions for installing the "iPad" inside the case.

The case has openings for the speaker, a separate wooden button to turn on the tablet and a cool leather cover with a pattern that you select from the site or send in by you.

Inside the case is lined with soft black material.

Looks, as I said, very cool, but you need to see it live, of course, it’s beyond words.

A variant of the iPad Bamboo Case with one of the designs offered on the site will cost $169 with shipping. The cover goes on for a long time, at least it took about three months before me, but it was worth it.

Conclusion

Just a short summary. In my opinion, Grove makes excellent cases, they are very individual, not factory, I don’t know how to accurately put it into words. You can feel the soul in their cases, you take a Grove case in your hands and you feel that it was made by people who love their work and who tried. The only pity is that they only make cases for Apple products. For example, I would love to use wooden cases from Grove for HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III, for example, although I don’t use cases at all in my life. But, apparently, in the near future I will no longer use them, because Grove does not plan to expand its small enterprise completely. And if in the current conditions they make cases for one and a half to two months, that is, they barely manage to fulfill orders, then they will hardly dare to present cases for other smartphones. Therefore, so far only lovers of high-quality wooden cases and at the same time owners of Apple products have been lucky.

Made for Apple. Cases Grove

I don't remember if Sergei Kuzmin talked about Grove in his numerous articles about Apple accessories, or I learned about them from some other source, but that's not the point now. I think you will agree with me if I say that the appearance of the Apple iPhone has seriously shaken up the market for phone accessories. Before the release of the iPhone, only scary, frankly speaking, cases in the form of a holster or books made of hard leather and rarely a transparent film on the front side were presented here, and the imagination of the designers and inventors of such cases very rarely produced something more interesting than a decorative insert in the form rivets and something similar.

Now there are a lot of cases for smartphones and phones, and they have become very diverse, users have a choice in literally all areas: case form factor, type, color, materials from which it is made, and even purpose. Case for carrying the device on a belt, in a bag or backpack, for diving with it under water, and so on. However, even now there are not so many companies dealing with wooden cases, and I want to tell you about one of them.

They lived in Portland, Oregon, USA, two comrades, Joe Mansfield (Joe Mansfield) and Ken Tomita (Ken Tomita). The first had been laser engraving on various surfaces for many years, and the second made furniture, and both of them worked in small companies on the same street, across the street from each other. After some time, the comrades became friends, played football together and shared different ideas, and one day they decided to turn one of these ideas into reality - to make the coolest case for Apple iPhone in existence. It was 2007, the year that the first Apple iPhone appeared. For several years, Joe and Ken figured out the details of a new business for themselves, studied the features of running a business and learned how to work on a milling machine.

Lived in Portland, Oregon, USA, two comrades, Joe Mansfield (Joe Mansfield) and Ken Tomita (Ken Tomita). The first had been laser engraving on various surfaces for many years, and the second made furniture, and both of them worked in small companies on the same street, across the street from each other. After some time, the comrades became friends, played football together and shared different ideas, and one day they decided to turn one of these ideas into reality - to make the coolest case for Apple iPhone in existence. It was 2007, the year that the first Apple iPhone appeared. IN Over the course of several years, Joe and Ken have been figuring out the details of a new business, learning how to run a business, and learning how to operate a milling machine.

Joe on the left, Ken on the right

The guys launched their first case on April 19, 2010, it was an accessory for the Apple iPhone 3GS. Unfortunately for Grove, almost immediately after they released their case for the iPhone 3GS, someone in a bar in one of the US cities forgot the prototype of the fourth "iPhone", and the whole world turned towards the new unusual design of this model, and the 3GS became forget. Grove gathered their strength and decided to use the prototype leak to their advantage by preparing a lot of cases in the time remaining before the release of the new product.

This moment can be considered the beginning of Grove's success. Today, the company employs just over twenty people who do everything from preparing and sourcing materials to manufacturing and post-processing cases (by hand) and selling them. Grove is a very small company and it leaves its mark. It may take more than one or two months from the moment of ordering and paying for it on the site until the moment you receive the finished case, but, as a rule, it's worth it. After all, this is one of the few companies that makes bamboo cases completely by hand, from the selection of trees and their processing to hand engraving and final processing of the product.

About Grove cases

One of the main features of Grove cases is laser engraving. On the site, you can choose one of the many already available pictures, or if you have a fantasy or you know how to draw, send your own image or borrowed from someone to put it on your case. There are a number of requirements for sent pictures, but if something doesn’t work out, the guys from Grove are always ready to help with advice by mail, suggest picture sizes and other details.

A case for the Apple iPhone 4/4S with one of the pictures offered on the site will cost 89 or 109 US dollars depending on the color of the frame, but if you want a case with your own picture, the cost will rise to 119 and 139 dollars, respectively.

In addition to iPhone cases, Grove makes iPad cases and other cool stuff, like wooden stickers for Apple phones. Previously, they also made such stickers for laptops, but now they are not on the site.

But I started preparing this material not at all because I wanted to talk about the company itself, but simply to show you how Grove cases look in reality and how good they are.

iPhone Bamboo Case

A wooden case, I wrote about the cost above, comes one and a half to two months after paying for the order on the grovemade.com website. Case in a box made of hard cardboard, smells very cool of fresh wood and also this smell, I don’t know what to call it, that occurs when you burn wood. The cover is assembled from two components: the base and the lid, the "iPhone" sits in it like a glove.

It should be noted that after a year of operation, such a cover wears out and its halves already fit so tightly to each other, but, on the other hand, it pleases you for a whole year.

The case has slots for buttons, a hole for a 3.5 mm jack and a charger with speakers.

As for the drawing, in the photo you can see a cover with a drawing that I sent to Grove, and before that I found it on the Internet. This is a gift for my girlfriend, as you can see, the case has a gorgeous owl on it (smile).

What else is there to add? It seems to me that the cover is just excellent, although expensive, of course. But if you like natural materials, the smell of wood, then this cover will delight every day.

iPad Bamboo Case

The iPad case looks and smells just as impressive as the iPhone case. It comes in a beautiful and cheerful package, which depicts the entire path through which this case has passed: from manufacturing to packaging and mailing. Already inside the case there is another cardboard with drawings - instructions for installing the "iPad" inside the case.

The case has openings for the speaker, a separate wooden button to turn on the tablet and a cool leather cover with a pattern that you select from the site or send in by you.

Inside the case is lined with soft black material.

Looks, as I said, very cool, but you need to see it live, of course, it’s beyond words.

A variant of the iPad Bamboo Case with one of the designs offered on the site will cost $169 with shipping. The cover goes on for a long time, at least it took about three months before me, but it was worth it.

Conclusion

Just a short summary. In my opinion, Grove makes excellent cases, they are very individual, not factory, I don’t know how to accurately put it into words. You can feel the soul in their cases, you take a Grove case in your hands and you feel that it was made by people who love their work and who tried. The only pity is that they only make cases for Apple products. For example, I would love to use wooden cases from Grove for HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III, for example, although I don’t use cases at all in my life.But, apparently, in the near future I will no longer use them, because Grove does not plan to expand its small enterprise completely. And if in the current conditions they make cases for one and a half to two months, that is, they barely manage to fulfill orders, then they will hardly dare to present cases for other smartphones. Therefore, so far only lovers of high-quality wooden cases and at the same time owners of Apple products have been lucky.