BoxWave True Bamboo Minimus Google Nexus 5 Case, Genuine Bamboo Wood Backing Shell Case Cover with Durable Plastic Edges with Smooth Matte Finish (Jet Black)
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- Beautiful Bamboo Wood backing with rubberized edge and interior treated with our SmoothTexture finish
- Cutout for camera/flash, top buttons, side volume control, charging port
- Snap-Fit attaches easily and securely
- Lightweight & durable
- Available in Jet Black and Winter White
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Harvested, then, during years 2-4, the bamboo plant finds purpose as a food source, a building material, and as a raw product in things like textiles, paper, and musical instruments.
Enter the True Bamboo Minimus Case, a refined and responsible choice for your device.
The True Bamboo Minimus Case features an ultra slim, anti-slip design, fitting like a glove instead of a winter coat: real protection without sacrificing functionality and range of motion.
A great combination, the Bamboo backing of the True Bamboo is surrounded by either our Jet Black or Winter White Minimus Case shell. This shell is constructed using hard plastic and enhanced with our signature SmoothTexture finish. Our SmoothTexture finish is known for its:
- Strong resistance to oil, grease, and fingerprints
- Softer feel
- Ability to repel surface dust
The True Bamboo Minimus Case: Pitch Perfect
Top Customer Reviews
However only days later. the right side of the case started peeling off. At this time it is not very noticeable, but if it continues it is very possible than the bamboo part of the case will peel off, which means I will have to throw the case away. I received an email from the manufacturer asking me to review their case on Amazon.com, which is were I bought it from. I decided to contact them first and explain the situation, and I received this reply a few minutes later after my email was sent:
"According to our record, this order was fulfilled directly by Amazon which means that it was shipped from their facilities. As we are unable to assist with orders fulfilled by Amazon, please contact Amazon directly for assistance regarding your order. I have included a link to Amazon's contact page below for your convenience".
I was actually astonished at the response I received. I do not care who shipped my case to me, only that the product might be defective. I will follow up with Amazon on this situation, but it looks like the manufacturer is not willing to stand behind their product because it was sold by someone else. This compares to a car being sold by an auto-dealer, and the manufacture blaming the dealer for all recalls.
No matter how good the case is, if the vendor is not willing to stand behind their product, then it is pretty much worthless. I debated whether to give one star or two, but decided on two stars since otherwise the case is great.Read more ›
The case fits snugly, and there is no worries of the phone coming out. The sides/edges are grippy and will not slip out of your hand. The button cutouts are formed well, protecting the buttons and allowing easy access. The wood portion of the case look good as well.
UPDATE - 7 months later...
Now that I have had the case in use for a few months, it has started to wear on the corners. Normally, this would be no problem, however, in this "case" it is. The plastic portion of the case is black in color, and as it turns out, it's black PAINT! The underlying plastic is WHITE! Why mold a black case in white plastic and then paint is black? That just seems lazy to me.
With this new development, I had to lower the rating to 3 stars. Sorry BoxWave.
I like hard cases because they have a snug fit, and this one is no exception. Even twisting the device with the case on does not produce creaks, nor does the case move. Also, having a case like this that is thick in the back created a good channel for the anemic speaker on the Nexus 4. Sound is louder and I am less likely to cover the grille.
The bamboo on the back is top notch and I really enjoy the character of it. I was disappointed at first that the company logo instead of "Nexus" was in the back, but it is burned in and is tasteful.
My favourite feature is that there is a cutout for the sim tray. Most cases cover this, and I switch between phones a lot, so I appreciate I don't have to take off the case to work with the sim.
My only gripe is that I think the case should cover the top and bottom. The way it is now, those areas are completely exposed. It does make for a slimmer footprint of the device, but I would have preferred the extra protection.
I'm not sure I understand what people are talking about with the case cracking or the "coating" (?) coming off. The quality seems really high to me, and I am extremely picky. My cases for my other devices are Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. I'M PICKY!
When I received the product my bamboo backing was coming unglued from the case, but I wrote the company and they sent me out a new one for free once I provided pictures. They had wonderful customer service and stand behind their product. Despite the defective unit that I received the first time I still give the product 5 stars because the replacement is great and the company handled the situation very promptly and professionally.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's OK... for a while! Mine lasted like 3 months or something. It's a good looking case, true, but it's cheap. Go get the Ringke FUSION instead. Read morePublished 8 months ago by María Isabel Cartagena Faytong
This is the 2nd one I bought. I love the bamboo on the back but the black plastic rubber black sides are brittle and break off easily. It breaks just from normal use. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Douglas Craver
Case looks great, and fits perfectly. My only complaint is, the clear plastic backing started to separate from the carbon fiber weave beneath it. I snapped it back into place. Read morePublished 12 months ago by aks517
Very slippery to hold. Also the purple on the plastic part will start to chip and wear off within a few monthsPublished 14 months ago by jeremy boselly
Attractive case but it breaks pretty easily. Mine is black and when it scuffs, it show the white plastic underneath.Published 15 months ago by Shauna Crahan
Snaps on securely and is very attractive. I wish it had a little bit more raised lip over the screen, but still offers adequate protection.Published 16 months ago by David