Finding the perfect case for your iPhone 5 is no easy task.  After all, the iPhone is thinner than ever, in addition to being lighter.  In fact, the idea of adhering a case to the anodized aluminum body seems to go against logic since the iPhone 5 is not only more svelte than its predecessor, but should now prove far tougher with the removal of that glass back.

Nevertheless, we’ve always been fans of the Grove’s Bamboo cases.  The company is based out of Oregon, and has been crafting Bamboo cases for the iPad and iPhone for sometime now.  And much like the iPhone 5, their newest case for the handset is said to be tougher and thinner than previous models.  The outside is precision milled from a solid block of bamboo, while the interior is lined with a plant fiber composite to add another layer of protection.  The solid bamboo exterior is made of 100% post-consumer fibers and renewable bamboo, and is bound together using water based resins.  In short order, this case is environmentally friendly.

You can preorder the Grove iPhone 5 case now and you’ll enjoy a $20 discount, bringing the total price to $59.  Otherwise, it will cost $79 when it begins to ship.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."