The Incase Bamboo iPhone Case: Made from Sustainable Materials

The Incase Bamboo iPhone Case: Made from Sustainable Materials

Range Govindan
Apr 16, 2009

You know you need protection for your iPhone. Since iPhones spend a lot of time in either pockets or hands, they can get easily scratched. It's one thing that most people hate, having scratched gear, especially if the display gets scratched. Thankfully, there are a lot of manufacturers out there with cases to protect your Apple gear. The one that I really find interesting is from Incase and uses sustainable materials.

With the amount of money that you've spent on your Apple gear, it's usually a good idea to buy some protection for it. Incase makes some really nice covers and lids for all of your Apple gear. Recently, they've released a Bamboo Slider case for your iPhone that is made out of bamboo pulp. It's actually made from reclaimed bamboo shards, which comes from materials such as construction scaffolding and chopsticks. 40% of the case uses this material. This allows to reduce the plastic content in the cases, which is a good idea.

What I really like is that it's not just random bamboo from a forest, but actually reclaimed bamboo, meaning that even this material was recycled in some fashion. The construction scaffolding isn't really used in the US, but it's everywhere in Asia. All buildings use this scaffolding while they are being built, and I've always wondered what happened to this material. Now we know. It makes cool iPhone cases. The Slider case is like most of the Incase line of products. It allows you to charge your iPhone while the cover is still on it. It also allows you to use a dock. [via PicoCool]

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