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skateback iPhone art

by Grove and MapleXO
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Call of the Wild Side

Deck your smart phone with a street-ready new look. Designer Lindsay Jo Holmes is not only an avid skateboarder, but also an admirer of the beauty in skateboards themselves. With her team, she gathers wood scraps from a skateboard factory, presses them into plywood, and cuts thin cross sections that expose and highlight the vibrant array of colors inside. This sheet is then precision cut to the phone's dimensions, hand finished, and given an adhesive to attach it securely to the back of your iPhone. The durable new deck will protect against accidental grinds, while giving your phone a makeover that will earn you some mad props. Made in Portland, Oregon.

  • details
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21976
Made from
recycled skateboards
Measurements
4.45" L x 2.2" W x .09" H (Fits iPhone 4/4S)
Notes
It's important to keep your SkateBack away from moisture and extreme temperatures! Before applying it, make sure the surface of your phone is clean and free of oil and dust. Use the camera and flash holes to correctly align the SkateBack. You can expect the SkateBack to wear gracefully like fine, hand-oiled furniture and darken with age. The oils from your hand will polish your case as a result of the natural oil and wax finish. To remove, use the included plastic blade. The SkateBack is not designed for repeated removal. Warning: the SkateBack may interfere with flash photography.
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Grove and MapleXO

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SKATEBACK IPHONE ART
 
4.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

the perfect thing!

By 

from Derry, NH

About Me Artist, Skater

Pros

  • Colorful
  • Durable
  • Perfect I Skate Too

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SKATEBACK IPHONE ART:

      i love skating too its a perfect way to describe who i am in a phone case!

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      • Personal
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      3.0

      great aesthetically, not as practical

      By 

      from Washington, DC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Aesthetic
      • Colorful
      • Eco-friendly
      • Green
      • Pretty
      • Unique
      • Upcycled

      Cons

      • Interferes With Flash
      • Non-reusable
      • Not protective

      Best Uses

      • Aestheic
      • Unique Case

      Comments about SKATEBACK IPHONE ART:

      I love the look of this Skateback, but it is highly unpractical. Unless you are SUPER safe with/responsible with your phone, I wouldn't recommend it only because it provides absolutely no protection for the phone, itself. The concept is awesome, but I don't think it's worth the money.

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      Q and A

      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

      602votes, 56 comments

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      We love that this smart phone art is made from the wood leftover after creating actual skateboards. Would you decorate your phone in true skater style?

      Elise
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I like the look of the case, but the adhesive attachment to the phone is a deal breaker.

      Kathryn
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I absolutely adore this...it's beautiful. And, from how it's manufactured, I'm sure its very tough and will protect the back from scratches. I voted "no" because I tend to do the bounce test on my phone A LOT. I think this for people who are easier on their phones and me, I'm too much of a klutz.

      Kristin
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      A very unique idea, but it doesn't give the phone any protection and would preclude using another case that does provide more protection.

      Amy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Adhesive? um, no....no real phone protection. I LOVE the colors though!! Could same material be kitchen trivets or coasters or serving trays? Those I'd dig!

      Liz
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      would rather have a whole case not just a back piece

      Stephanie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Pretty and unique design, but the adhesive really is a deal breaker.

      Amy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      If I'm buying a case I want the whole thing covered or at least the back and the sides. I'm not crazy about the colors.

      anita
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      wild and handsome. nice guys gift.

      Cathy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Way to be Green, very inventive!

      Carolyn
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I love that she found a use for the scraps!

      Elle
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The whole adhesive attach thing is a deal breaker for me.

      Virginia
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      not unusual enough

      Debbie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I am usually buying gifts and people like to pick their own on this item.

      Merle
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Really nice idea but needs another attachment mechanism. Adhesive is out.

      Terry Lee
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      My son and his friends will love these!

      Pamela
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Don't have iphone. What about other smart phones????

      Angela
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Cute, depending on the price...

      Connie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      My iPhone would love this.

      Elizabeth
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      The only reason I said no is because of the adhesive - wouldn't want to do that on my phone.

      Linda
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      there are plenty of iphone covers out there.

      Janice
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I like it, there are a million Iphone cases but this is different and nice.

      Patricia
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I don't own an I-Phone

      Jennifer
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      You should offer cases for non iphones too

      Carol
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Adhesive...really? The colors are pretty but I would not adhere anything to a very expensive phone. Would love to see an option for those of us with a different smartphone brand.

      Heidi
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      not protective enough!

      Valeen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I prefer iPhone cases that protect edges too.

      Kimberlee
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I have to admit, these are actually kinda cool looking, but I don't have an iphone, plus, while I can appreciate the coolness of it, it isn't my style, but I'm just one of your many customers ;-)

      Pamela
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Awesome! My friend just bought one of these. He's started skateboarding again and then saw this and bought it for his phone.

      Louise
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Tired of iPhone products. There are other phones.

      Linda
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Looks nice

      Patricia
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I don't own an I-Phone so this would be of no use to me.

      Giselle
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I like it but it seems there's so many cell phone covers around not sure it'll do well.

      Dannielle
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      We haven't had good luck with wood phone cases

      PennySue
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I don't own an iphone so I wouldn't need one of these but they certainly are nice.

      Danielle
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Why add bulk without protection?

      carol
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I need more protection

      Kathleen
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Agree with what everyone has said. Although I love the look and like the idea of the recycled skateboards, some other product would be more functional. Don't want to stick anything to my phone.

      Alisha
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      This is so good looking, but it's for iPhones (Android user here) and it it glues to your phone, um no...

      Jessica
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I love the look, really unique and beautiful, but the adhesive is a no go for me. If it was a snap on case I would give it a thumbs up.

      Francesca
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      phone covers are flooding the market, a very common product for UNCOMMON

      Lisa
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      I like to protect the sides of my phone as well

      Rawan
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Gorgeous and interesting, but useless in terms of protection. I would love it if it were an actual phone case.

      Mylah
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Love the colors and look but don't like the adhesive. Would definitely buy ifit were an actual case.

      Darija
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      LOVE the look, and fact that it made from Skateboard scraps. LOVE.

      Jessica
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love that it's made of another products leftovers but really concerned about the adhesive....that's a def no.

      Laura
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Colorful. Not my style, though. Hope it's NOT heavy.

      Betty
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      There is an enormous amount of Iphone covers on the market that I would prefer

      Anita
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      My phone doesn't need a "makeover"

      Cheryl
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Beautifully done and probably would be enjoyed by the skateboarder. Don't like the idea of adhesive.

      Bailey
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      From Bailey wow!!!these are great!

      Michelle
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Nice, but not everyone has an iPhone...

      Susan
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      This doesn't look very original.

      Suesan
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      This is very cool, but how about some cool covers for the Droid.

      Peggy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Love the concept but protection must come before coolness when it comes to my phone. I also don't like the adhesive attachment idea. Sorry. :-(

      Amanda
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Iphones always have the coolest cases available - but unfortunately I have an android!

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