Bamboo = Better

Thursday March 29, 2012 Written by basil

If you want to protect your iThing from the cruel world's scratchy stuff without bubble wrapping it, then we've got something for you.

iBark bamboo cases are less pricey than most and home-grown to boot. What's so good about bamboo anyway? Well, it looks gnarly, and it's certainly different to your seen-better-days-rubber-slash-plastic cover. It's eco friendly, biodegradable and regenerative. Finally, it's smelly, in a good, natural way.

Will it survive a drop from your mate's balcony? Negative. It's a natural material so there's variation between each unit, no 100 percent guarantees of impact resistance. Then again, a case is much cheaper to replace than a phone.