1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    We have seen no shortage of cool, innovative iDevice cases since Apple began revolutionizing the mobile tech industry earlier this century. But the latest creation from the creative folks at JackBacks goes way beyond the limits of a simple iPhone case. This time around, your iPhone 4 can have its very own customized wooden back.

    Introduced earlier this summer, JackBacks is finally seeing their wooden iPhone 4 backs catch on. Thanks to their customizable nature and reasonable price (most are available for somewhere just under or over $100), these wooden panels with custom etching are getting some serious attention even as early Apple technology adopters prepare for the iPhone 5.

    Although the need for a new back is sometimes warranted for repair purposes, the majority of iPhone back replacements are engendered by users who simply want to customize their devices and make them unlike anything else around. Clearly, JackBacks is targeting this growing market segment with its popular line of wooden iPhone 4 backs.

    Best of all, to give your iPhone wood - so to speak - you don't have to send in your iPhone or part with it at all for that matter. Given that JackBacks are easy to install, once your order arrives, simply pop off the back of your iPhone (by first removing the two screws at the bottom of the device) and then replace the back with your customized JackBack.

    If you haven't seen one yet in the wild, you're bound to eventually. For now, you can check out the official JackBacks page by clicking here.

    Source: JackBacks
    2011-09-06 09:38 PM
  2. eightyk88's Avatar
    There are a few companies that make these I would recommend it over a metal back, to retain good service.
    2011-09-06 09:40 PM
  3. iPod's Avatar
    Add an apple logo, or a cut out for the apple logo, and I'm sold
    2011-09-06 10:25 PM
  4. RICO_'s Avatar
    Do not want.
    2011-09-06 10:45 PM
  5. hogcia's Avatar
    It's like a vintage phone if that makes any sense lol.
    2011-09-06 11:57 PM
  6. Rytchy's Avatar
    Ugly...IMHO
    2011-09-06 11:57 PM
  7. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
    So unbelievably overpriced.
    2011-09-07 12:28 AM
  8. johnr9412's Avatar
    I bought one!
    Has the "Blackra1n" drop where the apple should be, says "john's iPhone" at the bottom where it normally says iPhone, and underneath it says "Make it Ra1n"

    Love it!!
    my SPOON is too big
    2011-09-07 12:54 AM
  9. teej1410's Avatar
    Meh, wood be even better if there was a front too.
    2011-09-07 01:23 AM
  10. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
    Ewww ugly!
    2011-09-07 01:53 AM
  11. punjabi212's Avatar
    fugly
    2011-09-07 02:09 AM
  12. luvmytj's Avatar
    Meh... GadgetShack has wooden covers for $15.
    2011-09-07 02:17 AM
  13. mmaboi21's Avatar
    Not my cup of tea...
    2011-09-07 02:42 AM
  14. spider_romeo's Avatar
    NOOO, latter my iPhone got cockroaches inside.....
    2011-09-07 04:07 AM
  15. exNavy's Avatar
    Grotesque and over priced. Just watch the rich guy who has everything needs to think he's with the in crowd I guess.
    2011-09-07 04:36 AM
  16. iphone?3gs's Avatar
    NOOO, latter my iPhone got cockroaches inside.....
    WTH? How?
    Username is 3GS, but theres stuff past that:

    iPhone 4
    iPad
    Macbook Pro
    2011-09-07 05:40 AM
  17. R.Mortera's Avatar
    Fob
    2011-09-07 05:46 AM
  18. DaLsim's Avatar
    Add an apple logo, or a cut out for the apple logo, and I'm sold
    why not put ur name on it?
    R your phone # and address, in case you lose it?
    2011-09-07 07:26 AM
  19. OrganicApp's Avatar
    I've got a wooden icarbons skin on my iphone4, looks pretty much the same plus an apple logo...
    2011-09-07 09:53 PM
  20. PEACHii.com's Avatar
    Grotesque and over priced. Just watch the rich guy who has everything needs to think he's with the in crowd I guess.
    So unbelievably overpriced.
    Yes they can be found cheaper, for instance I manufacture a very similar product for $45 base price, but I use three variations of bamboo (grass) and no wood. You can get your iPhone 4 customized to your liking for quite a bit less at PEACHii.com


    But the quotes below are referring to products that are not the same as this.

    I've got a wooden icarbons skin on my iphone4, looks pretty much the same plus an apple logo...
    Meh... GadgetShack has wooden covers for $15.
    I find it humorous that people comment without reading or investigating the actual product link.

    This is a Battery Cover Replacement not a thin sticker to put on top of the rear glass, that is stupid. The point is to replace the delicate glass with something alittle more durable and give the phone a earthy feel. It is the full rear cover. The stock glass (which breaks a lot) is replaced with a thin piece of wood or bamboo (grass).

    Those really cheap stickers add thickness to the phone, which would not allow it to fit in many aftermarket cases. Obviously they would still fit in the Apple bumper case though.

    Add an apple logo, or a cut out for the apple logo, and I'm sold
    this is what is called Trademark Infringement........
    2011-09-08 01:27 AM
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