All new design coming soon!
We have been hard at work for months on an entire redesign of our Live Edge case.
We are in the final stages and our goal is to begin shipping the new style by mid October.
Here is what we changed...
The area around the buttons and mute switch is completely redesigned to be much stronger.
Over the past few years we have identified 2 key areas that we really wanted to improve. The first was the area around the buttons and mute switch openings. These seemed to be the weakest part of the case so we went back to the drawing board to find the simplest way to make this a much stronger area with minimal overall changes to the design. We found that the most effective way to strengthen this area was to surround it with a semi-flexible resin. We changed our block making process to allow for a strong, pure resin filled area. This also creates a single, consistent appearance to the front of the case. In our drop testing so far, this has dramatically improved the strength of the case!
The case is now a snap-in style instead of a slide-in.
Our previous design had an open bottom where you slide the phone in. This let us create a very tight enclosure around the phone but over time the case could potentially slide or shift out of the bottom too easily. We figured out a way to maintain our one piece design with the same beautiful aesthetic that you've come to expect, but make the "attachment method" to your phone significantly better. We have created a unique mix of stiff and flexible resins that actually allows the entire case to safely flex when you snap your phone in, but remain rigid if dropped to keep your phone from every dropping out. It's just as easy to pop it right back out but you never have to worry about it sliding out the bottom.
Shipping starts mid October.
Our new design is in the final R&D stages and we anticipate starting shipments in mid October.
Get in line!
Each day at 11am we will drop a couple new, one of a kind blocks.
Orders will start shipping in mid October with our brand new design.
Crafted from knots and burls.
A unique wooden case made from a unique process that starts with a knot, a burl or a rough piece of wood. We don't take the straight grain, we start with the crazy stuff. The wood that is normally worthless for just about anything else. We resin stabilize the wood to give it strength and stability. This unique process creates a single, solid piece that shows off the beauty of the wood inside.
We load this piece into our precision CNC and cut out the rough case. This rough case is then sanded smooth, all the way up to a very fine, smooth finish. We line the interior back and rails with super soft suede to protect your phone casing from any scratches. The power and volume buttons are solid metal (choose from Titanium, Brass or Black Anodized Titanium). We then finish and polish every case by hand with Odie's Oil. This is a non-toxic, food safe wood finish and stabilizer. The case is now ready to wrap your device!
How do I get one??
Our Live Edge cases are released on a very limited basis and sell out quickly. We upload them during the week as we produce them, and release them for sale each weekday at 11AM Eastern Time. You choose the exact block you want, tell us the model of your phone, then buy it! But you have to act fast because we usually have over 150 people trying to buy at the same time.
Once your order has been placed, we then start making your case from the exact block you chose.
"The design is beautiful. You can tell the wood is real and the swirling of the resin gives a killer look to it. It’s also lined on the inside to keep your phone in good condition and has a camera groove as well. Unlike a lot of cases, it also fits together perfect and doesn’t come undone."
1 of one.
Your case will be precision machined from the block shown above. If you want this case, buy it right now. Seriously, until you have finished the checkout process and submitted your payment, someone else could grab it first. And that would make us both sad because it’s perfect for you.
Made of wood. Take care of it.
Please do not abuse your new case. If you tend to drop your phone or use it in harsh environments, leave this case at home. Wood is beautiful but it does react to drastic changes in temperature and humidity. We stabilize every piece of wood we use so while this case is much stronger than you would expect, it's still easier to break than a plastic case. Love it gently.
What if it breaks?
Our Satisfaction Guarantee is something that we are really proud of. And it's very simple:
1 Year: 1 Replacement
That means anytime within 1 year after you order your case, if it breaks or is damaged for any reason at all, we will completely replace it! And if you have really slippery fingers, we'll do that twice!
How can we offer such an insane warranty?
While this is a wood case, we have a unique hardening process that makes it very durable. Yes, you can still break it, but you don't have to treat it like a Fabergé egg. We understand that you are investing a lot of money into this case and we want you to love it. Part of loving it is knowing that we have your back, even if it's your fault!
100% made by us.
"I was so impressed with the details in the packaging from personal thank you notes to a couple of stickers, then on to the nicely packaged product. What a treat to see this level of detail. The case itself is much sweeter than I expected. The fit is amazing and I keep wanting to put my phone face down just to look at the details of the case. I received several compliments and now my wife wants one. Beware, once you get one case in the house, everyone will want one."
Find your perfect block.
"Truly The Most Gorgeous Case Ever"
I have no words. Pictures do NOT do these cases justice. The scent of the wood, the blending and swirling of the colors, the quality and precision. It's literally perfect. I can see myself buying a so many more of these. Not only are they beautifully crafted cases, but they can be come awesome collectibles (if you're a case collector). I've never been into the wooden case craze, but Carved has changed my thoughts and I'm only sticking to Carved!
"Absolutely love it!"
I am so happy that I waited for the Live Edge case to be available for my phone. It looks beautiful, fits perfectly, and so far has stood up to normal wear and tear. It came very thoughtfully packaged with info about the artist. I will definitely be a repeat customer when I upgrade my phone.
Like a wooden glove for your phone.
"Worth the wait"
I would check in every so often to see if these were available and I happened to snag this one, it's beautiful, well built and the open bottom makes it much nicer to use.
I absolutely LOVE my Live Edge case! I now spend as much time looking at the back of my phone as the front! I can’t say enough about the quality, style and coolness of this case! I get compliments every single day! So happy I found your site!
"Love Love Love my Live Edge case!"
My new live edge case is a piece of art. The price paid is well worth it considering it is a one of a kind piece. I have received plenty of compliments and I continue to tell others to visit carved. Only down side to the live edge case is the availability and the fact that I felt like I had won the lottery the day one was available. :) Great Job Carved!!!
"One of a kind, and worth it!"
So I have been a Carved customer for a long time. I got my son a case, I referred friends who saw my cases and loved them. Now I have an iPhone Xs and was amazed at how heavy and slippery it was. Time for a case. Oh the pressure, going on line, ordering a case you want before it's gone. But I did it!!! Customer service helped me get the case and took such good care of me along the way. I even got my new case in time to show it off on a work trip abroad. The most common question, "What kind of case is that?" I would tell them a wood and epoxy case from Carved. "It's wood???" Yup. So onto what I like about it. The look is great. Blend of style and nature. The fit is great. The open bottom allows for easy cord and speaker access. The buttons work perfectly. You do need fingernails to easily toggle the vibrate/silent switch. The overall feel is what you would expect, solid. Thank you Carved!