Review: Sleek and Sturdy Evutec Cases for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S

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When someone buys their favorite smartphone, the immediate next purchase for the most users is usually a protective case to keep their precious phone safe. Oftentimes than not, cover cases can mar the look and feel of our awesome devices. But it is equally necessary to keep them safe. What’s the way out?

Sleek, elegant and top-notch quality cases to give your phones the protection they need as well as a rich feel. Evutec’s S and SP series cases claim to meet this criteria. We were lucky enough to get our hands on two of their top products – The Wood S Series Case and Karbon SP Series Case. We tested them for a few days to see how they fare in the real world. The results are encouraging.

A Brief Introduction to Evutec

Evutec has over 15 years of experience in manufacturing consumer electronic products, and they strive to use the best material to create their products. They use high tech materials such as DuPont Kevlar, Fiberglass and real wood veneer fused with Kevlar. These guys are pretty serious about creating quality products and follow strict quality control standards and rigorous testing.

Here’s a graphic that shows how they create their cases:

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Click on the image to view a larger version.

Wood S Series Case for iPhone 5 / 5S:

Structure

The Wood S series is made up of several layers of real wood veneer and DuPont Kevlar fiber (Yes, it is really strong. Boasts to have 5 times the strength of steel on an equal-weight basis.) These layers are compresses together to form 0.9 mm thin sheets that are then shaped as cases and sprayed with a scratch-resistant coating.

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Evutec Wood S Series is a sleek looking but sturdy iPhone case.

All this sounds complicated, doesn’t it?  It is, and the result is mostly worth it. The case is solid, only slightly flexible and scratch resistant. The reduced flexibility make the case snap on to the device where it fits very tightly.

Ease of use

The design of the case is such that it snaps on to the device, and you really need to struggle against it when you need to remove the case. But I’ll say that it is an intended behavior. Since the case only offers a single layer of protection, it would be pretty useless if it came off at the first jerk. The way the case fits, you can rest assured that it would stay on even after a bad fall (Hope your phone never has to go through that trauma, but if it does this case will provide the needed protection.)

The Wood S Series is more about a sleek look for your device and giving it a beautiful wooden look, rather than complete protection against bumps and falls. It will give a nice protection from scratches and the occasional spills while giving an awesome look to your device.

Karbon SP Series Case for iPhone 5 / 5S:

Structure

The Karbon SP cases are made from strands of Kevlar woven together to form different patterns that are then dipped to make the source material. This material is then shaped into these cases, which form the outer protective part of the case. On the inside there is a TPU case that protects the device against shocks and bumps.

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Created using strands of Kevlar this case is both beautiful and tough.

The resultant case is solid, fits snugly on the phone and gives good protection against falls and scratches. It may not have the look of wood, but it surely scores more in the protection area.

Ease of use

The Karbon SP case is easy to put on the device and relatively easy to remove as well. The two layers can be removed individually, making it easy to remove the entire case. A possible downside is that the device may seem slightly bigger or thicker in some manner (especially compared to the Wood S case) after putting on the case. That totally depends on personal perspective, but I’ll say that it is worth the protection it offers.

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The Karbon case look great on either the white or black iPhone version.

The case scores both in terms of protection and looks. It feels sleek and snug in your hand and looks great on the phone as well.

Pricing

These cases may seem a bit pricey at first, but considering the material used and the quality of manufacturing, these cases are pretty reasonably priced.

Wood S Case: $39.95

Karbon SP Case: $49.99

You can check these out on Evutec’s website.

Conclusion:

Evutec’s cases for the iPhone 5 and 5S are solid products, and  if you are out to get a case, I would recommend buying them. If you are very concerned about the look and would love the wood look for the device, you may go for Wood S. If you are more concerned about device protection more than looks, you can go for the Karbon SP.

 

We plan to giveaway a couple of these cases to interested readers. To stay updated with the Giveaway, please follow us on Twitter or Subscribe to our RSS Feed. If you own an iPhone 5/5S or know someone who does this is a good oppurtunity to get a beautiful case for your device.



  • http://www.wrappedinwood.com/ Wrapped in Wood

    Wood is definitely the way to go! Stylish and surprisingly protective.