In my opinion, wood is one of the nicest materials you can make a computer case out of. Sure, it's not as durable as aluminum or stainless steel and it doesn't have the protective qualities of polyurethane or silicone. But for sheer beauty, the warm colors and the feel of natural wood just can't be beat.
That's why I was immediately attracted to a new series of iPhone cases from UK-based Mu Mu. Their new Slide 2.0 iPhone cases are available for both iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S at a quite reasonable price tag of £35 (about US$56).
Mu Mu uses sustainable hardwoods -- maple and walnut -- to make their Slide 2.0 cases. The entire case is made of multi-laminated maple and walnut for a striped look, while the back retains the look of maple (the lighter colored wood) or walnut. The wood is rough-cut to shape by CNC milling, then de-burred and sanded by hand until perfect. A light wood oil is applied to protect the wood from moisture and bring out the natural grain of the wood.