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Edge and interior treated with our SmoothTexture finish, making it soft to the touch
Beautiful bamboo wood backing
Cutout for camera/flash, top buttons, side volume control, charging port
Snap-fit attaches easily and securely
Lightweight & durable
The bamboo plant grows in single stalks, called culms. An extremely fast growing plant, as much as 39'' in one day, each culm grows to full height and strength within 2 years. Between years 3-5, a fungus begins to grow along the outside of the stalk, eventually overtaking the bamboo and destroying it from the inside out sometime 5-7 years into its life.
Harvested, then, during years 2-4, the bamboo plant finds purpose as a food source, a building material, and as a raw product in things like textiles, paper, and musical instruments.
Enter the True Bamboo Minimus Case, a refined and responsible choice for your device.
The True Bamboo Minimus Case features an ultra slim, anti-slip design, fitting like a glove instead of a winter coat: real protection without sacrificing functionality and range of motion.
A great combination, the Bamboo backing of the True Bamboo is surrounded by our Jet Black, Winter White or Maroon Minimus Case shell. This shell is constructed using hard plastic and enhanced with our signature SmoothTexture finish. Our SmoothTexture finish is known for its:
Strong resistance to oil, grease, and fingerprints
Ability to repel surface dust
The True Bamboo Minimus Case: Pitch Perfect
Wireless Phone Accessory
Bamboo - Jet Black
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Overall, I love the bamboo look and feel, and the combination of that with a more easily grippable, rubberized outer edge was exactly what I was looking for. It doesn't seem to heat up much (or retain heat), and of course, the bamboo protects the phone like a champ. My only potential issue with it is that I've only placed it on my phone once, about a month ago. Then, about 2 weeks ago, a stress crack started forming on the edge (haven't dropped or abused the phone). I'm almost positive that if I were to try to remove it from my phone, it would break off. I think my next case will be something more easily removed for cleaning, without the worry of breaking the case. Otherwise, this would have been my first and last case for this phone!
Update, 10/3/13 - A few weeks later, and the portion that had developed the stress crack did break off, and the side is starting to fall apart. Taking a star or two off of the review- while the case looks and feels great, there's no way it...
The bamboo is handsome, sure, but I can't escape the feeling that it's...cheap. The bamboo, while real bamboo (I work in various wood species, so I can tell), must have been coated with whatever is on the plastic; it's a nice, soft feel, but it doesn't feel anything like wood so it's an odd disconnect. The corners of the case feel brittle, and when mine arrived I had to manually trim some excess rubber from the sides and wood glue from the back. Kind of lazy assembly. I've had the case for about two weeks now and it is holding up fine after a couple of drops, but I can't help but feel like I could have spend my money better (especially after dropping extra money for speedier shipping). Basically it's okay, but you can and probably should do better.
I asked if it was actual carbon fiber and 3 people responded saying that it probably wasn't. It was less than $10 so i bought it anyway. I am happy to say it is actual carbon fiber. The lacquer finish is pretty horrendous though, but its $10. What do you expect? Other than that i am happy with the case. Its not too big and fits in my pocket well. If you want to know details about how the case fits, longevity, other finishes, etc read the other reviews. I just cared about the CF. :D
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