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If you live in the jungle, than you most likely need a rugged-style case to protect your iPad Mini tablet. But if you reside in the urban jungle, then perhaps your Mini tablet requires less extreme protection, and more a stylish accessory. The Holz wooden tablet case by Germanmade is primarily a look-and-feel addition to the iPad Mini, which will bring a natural forest feel to the cool, clean Apple aesthetic.

Editor's Rating 

Although the Holz could have been made centuries ago, Germanmade employs high-tech machinery to make these wooden shells. Computer aided design and computer controlled milling is used to make a perfect fitting tablet shell for the iPad Mini. This is an expensive and somewhat unpredictable process. But Germanmade will not release any units with the slightest imperfection. This explains – although doesn’t necessarily justify – the relatively high retail price. The Holz is offered in a choice of Acacia, Ash, and Plum wood, each with its own unique grain and color tone. What all models have in common is that each is sourced from certified sustainable forestry partners. Since the Holz is rigid, it cannot be attached to the tablet like most plastic equivalents. The trick is that the single wooden plate is cut in half at the horizontal axis, and each piece is slid on from the short sides of the iPad Mini. Just knock on wood (no pun intended) that the grooves along the long edges don’t get worn out over time causing the Holz to start sliding off all by itself.

Pros

  • High quality material and construction
  • Choice of finishes
  • Long term durability

            Overall: GOOD

            The Holz is a naturally beautiful wooden case that gives protection and balances the space-age look of the handheld computer, all with a touch of earthen feel. With no extra features, it’s not the most practical and useful of all tablet cases. But in an age of mass produced plastic accessories, it is refreshing to see a product reflecting a completely different philosophy. This makes the Holz any loaded lumber lover’s best case scenario.

            Features

            • Exclusively designed to fit the Apple iPad Mini
            • 100% handcrafted in Germany
            • Available in Acacia, Ash or Plum wood-types
            • PEFC certified solid wood with high-end finish
            • Each case is one-of-a-kind with distinctive grain
            • Convenient, 2-component slider solution
            • Cutouts for all iPad Mini buttons, ports, speakers and rear-camera
            • Protection from dust, wear and scratches
            • Customized name or logo embossing via laser engraving

                          Specifications

                          Tablet Apple iPad Mini, Apple iPad Mini 2, Apple iPad Mini 3
                          Style Shell
                          Brand GermanMade
                          Function Mens, Womens
                          Price High End $80 - $149
                          Dimensions 5.7 X .30 X 8.3 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Wood
                          Closure
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Customizable

                           

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