Fishbone Inlay SEASIDE SHELL CASE from Carved Review
I love wood with tech. The merging of nature and technology always looks really good, the guys over at Carved feel the same way and hand make some of the best, most unique cases for phones I have ever seen.
The Fishbone Inlay is a black plastic shell with a black wood back, with a fish made of shells. The plastic is flexible, which makes it easy to make it fit on my S7 Edge. The sides of the case features covered buttons, that protect the phones naked buttons, these are relatively easy to press, but I found them at times difficult to press. The sides of the case also feature a rough texture to giving it a greater grip.
The bottom of the case features cutouts for the microUSB connector and the 3.5mm headphone jack. Having had issues with bulky cutouts on other cases, I was happy to see the headphone cutout is shallow enough to allow use with various headphone connectors.
The back of the Fishbone Inlay features the key feature of the case, a wooden sheet and shell “logo”. The sheet is positioned in the middle of the case, with that black rubber surrounding it. This is the biggest problem with this case, the transition from wood to plastic. I find it lowers the overall look of that wooden cutout.
The Fishbone Inlay case works really well as a case. There isn’t much bulk, so picking up the S7 Edge isn’t much trouble. The grips on the sides offer a nice addition, and stops the phone slipping out my hands.
This is an easy decision for me, as this a great looking and feeling case. It’s not bulky and is grippy in the right places. That wood design is fantastic, looks great and when you get a unique cut gives it a huge advantage. The cases comes in at $52.00.