Evutec?  Heard of ’em?  Neither had I until their PR person reached out.  They make iPhone and Samsung Smartphone cases.  I agreed with reluctance to a hands on.  But only because iPhone cases are a dime a dozen.  Hence probably why you and I have never heard of them.

I was sent their Karbon S Series and Wood S Series. If you’d rather have a case that automatically charges your phone, you should also read our guide to the Sleek iPhone incase hardshell (with quickcharge bottom).

Evutec iPhone Cases Carbon Fiber and Wood-005

The Wood S Series comes in two different finishes: a natural or bamboo like finish, and a dark wood finish.  From the outside it appears and feels like real wood.  But hidden beneath its facade is a layer of Kevlar Fibers, yes, the same stuff used in bulletproof vests.  This makes the Wood S cases exceptionally durable and thin; just .9mm thick.

The Karbon S Series also comes in two carbon fiber like finishes (black and red) and also uses the same Kevlar Fibers from Dupont.  Evutec says that this case is 5 times stronger than steel of the “same weight” and it won’t block your iPhone’s reception.  It measures a scant .7mm thin.

Evutec iPhone Cases Carbon Fiber and Wood-004

So suffice to say neither case will add bulk or weight, at least that you’ll notice.  In terms of “performance”, I preferred the Karbon S since over the Wood S, as the latter case had a tendency to wear quickly on the corners as you can see in the pics.  Moreover, the Wood S didn’t feel as strong or as durable.  And while I didn’t break the Wood S case, every time I removed it I felt like it was going to snap in half.

Needless to say, I didn’t perform a drop test.  And although I’m sure both of these cases would provide some protection, neither have the insulation or housing to muster a significant blow to the ground.  No, they’re largely intended to prevent the back and bevel of the iPhone from incurring scratches, though that isn’t to say it couldn’t prevent a cracked screen in the event of a drop.

So there it is: Evutec‘s Wood S and Karbon S cases.  They’re each $39.95 and available now.

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."

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