Portland - Sept 5th, 2012
We at Grove are happily announcing our newest (and perhaps most exciting) design yet: the iPhone 5 case! We’ve redesigned our bamboo iPhone case for the upcoming iPhone with the needs of users in mind. Customers asked for a more durable case, and we listened! This case is both stronger and thinner, and still made with natural materials!
This smart, innovative design involves the combination of two materials - a beautiful, renewable bamboo exterior and a strong, solid surface material core (say that five times fast). The whole team is pleased to present a case that is equal parts sustainable, durable, and eye-catching! In signature Grove style, we design and make the case entirely here at our workshop in Portland, Oregon.
About the iPhone 5 case:
With our pre-order option, we’re giving customers a chance to reserve their place in line to purchase the case before the iPhone 5 is even released! For $20, the pre-order provides a discounted price of $20 off the case AND a place in line before those who don’t pre-order. We’ll be watching patiently, just like you, when the new iPhone is revealed on September 12th. Once we have the new iPhone in our hands on (around September 21st), we’ll finalize the case so it fits like a glove. We’re aiming to release the actual case by the first week in October.
Each Grove iPhone Case journeys through several days of hard work: milling, filing, gluing, sanding, soaking, oiling, lining, laser engraving, quality control, and packaging, before finally shipping directly to the customer. We take pride in finishing each of our pieces by hand to guarantee a smooth feel, an accurate fit, and unique artisan character.
Founded in 2009, Grove is a small team of passionate creators changing the way people think about products. As a small manufacturer, we are the ones who work on your product before it leaves our studio here in Portland, Oregon. From website design to sweeping up sawdust, one single location gives us a kinship with our materials and with each other. The result is greater innovation, complete accountability, direct human relationships, and superior quality. We do whatever it takes to make the most righteous products possible, and we have fun doing it!