For the last few weeks I’ve been using a beautiful bamboo case for my now, old, iPhone 3GS. I love it. Part inspired by the bamboo bike project, when the offer came from the memorycardzoo.com chaps to road test one of their products, I couldn’t resist the beautifully engineered Pro-tec iPhone case.
First impressions were of the fine fit and the pleasing amount of screen space the case affords. I found that the bamboo case wins for access to the camera (no bagginess and slipping over the lense as with rubbery/plastic cases) and also the solid bevels which provide easy access to the volume and power buttons.
Audio is well served generally, with the speaker vents big enough to let the sound out and not gather too much dust and clag. Sliding the bottom portion off to charge is easy and again means for a simpler fit onto most docking stations. Carrying the iPhone around in my bag or pocket benefits from the smoothness of the surface again reducing the amount of crumbs and gunk that previously built up inside a looser fitting case.
One small flaw – a chip out of the top after a couple of weeks of using headphones in and out. That however doesn’t affect performance in anyway and I still love it.
Functionally it wins, likewise on form factors too. It’s a beautiful piece of wood and has been widely admired by all those that have seen it in the last few weeks. I shall be looking out for a similarly well-designed iPad case! To get the iPhone 3G/3GS case – visit memorycardzoo.com.