It might sound a little crazy to pair precious wood with aluminum for an iPhone 6 accessory, but it certainly isn’t in this case. Vessel’s Wood series for iPhone 6 is a very interesting approach to a bumper, or a case if you want to call it that. I’m generally the case-less type, but there is something about the Wood series that seems to be a happy medium …

This little guy might not be the best protection in the world, but he keeps your iPhone partially covered and slim, while also bringing other items to the table. The Wood series combines a solid aluminum top and bottom bumper and oak or walnut sides finished in brushed oil. Sure, we’ve seen plenty of ‘high end’ bumpers, but this one definitely stands out in my opinion.

Inside the box you’ll of course find the Wood Series bumper, as well as a small installation tool that can easily be attached to a keychain for removal on the go. We also have a very unique serial number certificate plate (see video), a quick start guide, two additional screws and a Vesel branded microfiber cloth.

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As you might expect, the case is fairly straightforward to install. First, you will need to use the included tool to unscrew the top two corners of the case. After that, just slide the iPhone 6 in and put the bumper back on.

This case is definitely designed for the minimalist. If you were a fan of the 0.3mm Caudabe case that we featured a while back, chances are you will love this one. It is definitely not for everyone, but such a combination of materials can certainly be appreciated by most people.

I haven’t used the Wood series long enough to tell you how it holds up over time, but over the past couple of weeks it has been very solid. The Vesel Wood series for iPhone 6 comes in four different combinations which are all color variations of the Frozen Titanium Gray and Frozen Brilliant Silver aluminum top and walnut or oak wood colors for the sides.

Vesel’s Wood series can be a bit pricey for around $ 193, but it’s similar in price to competitors from Draco and Element case so it wasn’t much of a surprise to me. Check the video linked here for a promo code if you want to buy one. To find out more about the full range of Vesel cases or about prices and availability, visit the company website.

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