by Brent Dirks
July 1, 2013
Grove, an Oregon-based accessory manufacturer well-known for its handmade and unique protection options for Apple products, has just introduced a Bamboo Back for the iPad and iPad mini. As the name suggests, each piece is made of smooth, all-natural bamboo. During the manufacturing process, each back is hand sanded and finished with natural oils for a smooth feel. A special 3M adhesive helps adhere the back to your iPad and doesn’t leave a permanent residue. Here’s a video of the Bamboo Back in action. Click here if you can’t see it. And to help add a unique touch of style, customers can choose from more than 50 special cutouts, including a peace sign, the famous Apple “Command” symbol, and even a mustache. Grove’s unique product is also available for both the MacBook Air (11- and 13-inch) and MacBook Pro (13- and 15-inch). When used with a laptop, the chosen cutout illuminates just like the original Apple logo. Each Bamboo Back costs $29 and can be ordered directly from Grove. Because of the handmade nature of each item, it will take two to seven days to ship to a customer. If you’re looking for a option from the company to protect your iPhone 5, Grove recently unveiled its Skatecase. Last year, I reviewed the company’s Skateback, and can attest firsthand to the high-quality accessories that Grove creates. And for just $29, I think the Bamboo Back is a great bargain.