We are pleased to introduce our best iPhone battery cases ever: NEW iPhone Xr, & iPhone Xs Max battery cases in Mahogany, Black Walnut, Bamboo or Aromatic Cedar.Read the Reviews
Our wooden iPhone Battery cases are handmade from locally sourced wood and built to last through your active lifestyle. Protect your phone while making a statement. Beautiful and functional, these wood phone cases deliver old-school style.
Don't be a slave to your power cable. Having some extra batter power on hand (anywhere, anytime) can do wonders for your life. Free of the worry and “battery-anxiety”, you’ll be free to do what you want, where you want.
NEW: WUDN Wooden iPhone Xr & Xs Max Battery Cases. Our Best Battery Cases Ever.
These are our best iPhone battery cases yet. Designed to perfectly fit your iPhone Xr and Xs Max. We are adding this newly designed case, custom developed for iPhone X series phones with a great set of features:
- Powerful 5000 (Xr) or 6000 mAh (Xs Max) battery delivering almost 2 full additional iPhone charges
- Slim and lightweight design (for a battery case)
- Built-in lightning port for simultaneous phone and case charging
- Working Lightning Headphone Port (this is new)
- Shock absorbing frame for maximum protection
- Polycarbonate (TPU) impact-resistant bumper for maximum protection, especially at the corners where you need it the most.
- Built-in magnetic back works with magnetic car and wall mounts
- Easy-slide tech prevents Lightning connector damage
- Easy access to all buttons and ports
- 4-level LED power indicator
- Slide-In application for quick & easy installation
People ask... iPhone battery life has been getting better over time. The iPhone Xr has some serious battery cred. Great; battery life should be an afterthought. My wife tells me all the time: "Like many other yoga instructors, we have to leave our music running for hours, and plugging the phone in just isn't convenient". "I need the battery life to last a whole day, not just 'standby-time' but all-day of heavy use. I just couldn't get by without a battery case". I would rather go for three days, and just not think about it. The WUDN iPhone Battery Case, gives me that freedom.
Our classic wooden iPhone cases are hand-cut and handcrafted superior durability, quality and finish. The new iPhone Xs Max and Xr cases are form-fitted to your iPhone, staying true to your iPhone’s sleek and modern design while keeping your phone safe.
Stop worrying about your phone slipping through your fingers. Our wooden iPhone battery cases comes equipped with our specialty sure grip surface, keeping your phone in the palm of your hand – no matter the conditions.
iPhones straight from the box are notoriously slippery. The design of our new Xr & Xs Max cases add a bit of helpful size and weight. Thin-and-light sounds great, but IRL, it’s actually easier (and safer) to hold on to a phone with a little bit more heft.
“This case feels great in the hand or pocket. Naked or with other slim cases I feel like I am going to drop my phone; Especially when typing with one hand”. Stephen H. Boise, ID.
This is the phone case your new iPhone Xr or Xs Max deserves.
And let’s not forget why you’re looking for a case to begin with; protecting your phone. The shock-absorbing frame protects your iPhone Xr and Xs Max from impacts even at the corners where your screen is most vulnerable.
Our ultra-slim handheld design adds only 5.1 oz. of weight and 0.72 in. of thickness. That’s pretty thin as far as battery charging cases go, and these cases don’t have the ugly “Foot” found on most other iPhone battery cases.
Simple & Safe Installation
Our innovative “Easy Slide” technology makes it easy and save to remove and reinstall your case. The phone must slide straight up and down which prevents damage to the lightning port on the phone and inside the case.
Intuitive Power Indicator
With 4 Level LED power level indicator, this battery case will let you know exactly the remaining battery life (0-25%-50%-75%-100%)
With the built-in magnet, this case works flawlessly with magnetic car mounts (Magnetic car mount not included).
This feature alone is typically an expensive add-on or worse, you already have some magnetic peripherals, and would need a case that snaps right into your ecosystem.
Advanced SYNC & Hassle-Free Charging
Sync data to your Macbook, PC or laptop and charge your phone at same time without removing the case. Wireless charging capability does not work with the battery case installed.
Why We WUDN
Since the beginning, we have been focused on doing something different, not just for us, but for you. I couldn’t look at another cheap plastic phone case at the mall kiosk. First, they’re trash, but more important, there are literally millions of those cases in the world, maybe thousands just in your town. Part of our mission is making you distinctive; helping you express a little style in a world where everything is mass produced. A custom wooden case for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy is a small thing, but for the one piece of electronics that literally never leaves your side, a bit of style can’t hurt.
Wooden Battery Charging Phone Cases Fit all the Following iPhone Models:
iPhone 6 / 6s - iPhone 6 / 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr
Just a year after the release of the original iPhone X, Apple is back with a revamped 2018 phone lineup with multiple new handsets, starting with the iPhone Xs pronounced "iPhone 10 S" – all improving on last year’s $1,000+ flagship phone: The iPhone X now has a super-sized big brother in the new iPhone Xs Max.
Here’s the Short Version (TL;DR* for those in the know)
- It's equipped with a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera on the back of the phone.
- Its battery lasts 30 minutes longer than last year's iPhone X, Apple said.
- The camera has "zero shutter lag," Apple said, so it should be able to snap photos fairly quickly.
- It also supports two SIM cards, allowing you to use two phone numbers on one phone.
- It has IP68 water-resistance, so it can be submerged in water about 6 feet deep for up to 30 minutes.
- Apple's chip is called A12 Bionic and has special hardware for machine learning.
- Apple said its facial-recognition software, Face ID, is the "most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone."
- The display is covered with a "new formulation" of glass that Apple said is stronger than that of previous iPhones.
- The display has a high-dynamic color range that's 60% wider than previous models.
- Your existing iPhone X case will fit the new iPhone Xs, but not the Xs Max or the Xr. Both of those are completely new sizes and will require new case designs.
And a link to Apple’s massively over-produced video.
Available in gold, silver, and dark gray, the smaller Xs sport a 5.8-inch screen, and the new Xs Max gets a huge 6.5-inch screen that’s larger than a Samsung Galaxy Note 9; both with OLED display technology for rich colors in pictures and videos. Amazingly these devices are not any larger than previous models. Thanks to the slimmer bezels, the iPhone Xs Max is only the same size as last year’s iPhone 8 Plus.
Apple says its OLED screens are even brighter and refresh at 120Hz. The screen now offers HDR support for enhanced viewing and smoothness, and the rumor that 3D Touch was going away turns out to be nonsense. A good viewing experience isn’t just about the screen: sound matters too. For those of you that aren’t married to your headphones, Apple has given both phones new speakers and their calling it “wide stereo sound”.
The Future of Face ID
It took me a while to love Face-ID. Thankfully Apple is only making improvements. So, of course, all three models are getting notches on top for all the sensors required to pull off Face ID.
Inside that little notch is an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, flood illuminator, infrared camera, and a 3D dot projector that can scan your face to make sure that you—and hopefully only you—can unlock your device. Apple claims an upgrade of the iPhone’s algorithms means Face ID recognizes you faster.
2018 Camera Improvements
On to the single best feature of new mobile devices: Apple has redesigned the iPhone Xs’ camera with dual 12-MP sensors: one for wide-angle shots, and one for telephoto. And both cameras will come with optical image stabilization. When you shoot your world with portrait mode or special depth effects, both cameras work together to add extra dimension to your shots. Not sure what “Extra Dimension” really means. We need to see it in action before accepting the gospel from Cupertino.
And for 2018, Apple’s new Smart HDR feature will now shoot a four-shot burst to make sure you don’t miss anything, and maybe improve the chances of catching that perfect shot.
More an evolution than a revolution, Apple says the standard X will last 30 minutes longer than last year’s iPhone X. That’s an incremental increase at best. This is where Apple uses every bit of the larger devices to cram in more battery. The iPhone Xs Max features the biggest battery Apple has ever put in an iPhone, resulting in an extra 90 minutes of runtime compared to today’s iPhone X. If you can handle the larger devices, you will probably love the new batteries.
Does Anyone Care About SIM Cards?
If you travel internationally is matters and both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max come with space for dual SIMs. Switching between carriers should be a breeze.
Price and availability
Both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage sizes, with the smaller Xs starting at $1,000, and the larger Xs Max starting at $1,100. They will be available for pre-order on Friday, September 14, with shipments going out a week later, on September 21st.
Watch this space for updates on real wood phone cases. It makes sense to embrace the newest technology, but wrap it in a case with some soul.
*TL;DR (Too Long, Didn’t Read)
The iPhone X, or 10 if you prefer, is a gorgeous piece of engineering. Slim, lightweight, powerful and beautiful. But the notch, oh god the notch. I know why it’s there. I know what it’s for. I even love Face-ID after a few months of getting used to it. But the notch is not attractive, and the stock wallpapers that come with your X don’t do anything to hide the ugliness.
Along comes MisterUltimate on Reddit with exactly the wallpaper I didn’t know I wanted. There have been other gradient fill wallpapers, but MisterUltimate nailed it with a collection of subtle and beautiful gradients that perfectly hide the notch on your lock-screen and otherwise.
Take a look and download them all here: A Collection of iPhone X Wallpapers for Seamless Notch Hiding
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Natural, Simple and Sustainable; that’s what the WUDN team had in mind when we opened our woodshop. Located in the beautiful foothills of Boise, in Hidden Springs, Idaho. The traditional spirit of the Pacific Northwest inspires all WUDN products. About Us.
Love them or hate them, (well, you probably hate them) batteries power everything we hold close to our hearts, or at least in your front pocket. Maybe you have a brand new iPhone X or Galaxy S9 with a perfectly charged battery or a long-in-the-tooth iPhone 6, whose battery is so shot you need a replacement from Apple (at least it’s discounted). All batteries lose their juice holding power eventually, but here are a few steps you can take to keep them in operating as long as possible.
To keep your phone battery working at top speed, you’re going to have some homework: And you’re going to have to unlearn some of what you thought you knew about battery maintenance. A lot has changed in just the last few years, and the old rules just don’t work anymore. The newest batteries are all lithium-ion: Rechargeable lithium-ion technology provides the best performance for your device. Compared with older battery types, lithium-ion batteries weigh less, last longer, and charge more efficiently.
Newish batteries can mostly take care of themselves (our bad habits notwithstanding) as you pay close attention to a few key factors. Here’s how to determine the health of your battery, and how to keep it spewing electrons until it’s time for a new phone.
Watch for Battery Bloat
If a battery is swollen, even a little bit – consider it an imminent fire hazard. You have probably seen the videos of exploding e-cigarettes, think of that but 100 times more powerful. Don’t even mess around with swollen batteries. Replace it immediately.
Batteries Hate Temperature Extremes
It’s the goldilocks syndrome. Batteries can’t get too hot, or too cold: a battery at the extreme ends of the weather spectrum is an inefficient one. You should try to keep your battery’s temperature between 5 to 45 °C (41 to 113 °F). Heat causes a battery to speed up its chemical reactions, which translates to a battery that drains faster than it should.
A cold battery is equally inhibited by the frigid weather, and has a lower capacity compared to a room temperature battery. One more thing: avoid charging your battery in below freezing temperatures, as you could permanently damage its capacity.
Unplugging and Discharging
Every battery has a lifespan, measured in the number of cycles. A cycle is complete every time the battery is fully recharged, whether all at once or over the course of a few days. A battery charged from 80% to 100% every day will take five days to complete one full charging cycle. Going from completely dead to fully charged is another charging cycle.
In general, you shouldn’t allow your battery to fall to dangerously low levels, and should start charging your devices when they fall below 20% to avoid placing stress on a battery by charging it from such a low level (charging from extremely low levels ages the battery and reduces cycle count). If you want, you can unplug your device after it’s fully charged, though most devices automatically cease charging when their battery is full, negating the worry of degrading the battery.
Charging a battery also means you’re expending a charge cycle, so the fewer times you charge it, and the less you charge all at once, the longer it will last. That means battery saving measures like Power Save mode on your devices should be considered when you’re looking to maximize your time up and running.
Update to the Latest Software
Saving power is one of the important functions of your operating system. Whether you are on iOS or Android – take the time to stay current, your battery will thank you.
Putting your Phone Away for a While? Store it half-charged.
If you want to store your device long term, two key factors will affect the overall health of your battery: the environmental temperature and the percentage of charge on the battery when it’s powered down for storage. Do not fully charge or fully discharge your device’s battery — charge it to around 50%. If you store a device when its battery is fully discharged, the battery could fall into a deep discharge state, which renders it incapable of holding a charge. Conversely, if you store it fully charged for an extended period of time, the battery may lose some capacity, leading to shorter battery life. Power down the device to avoid additional battery use. Place your device in a cool, moisture-free environment that’s less than 90° F (32° C). If you plan to store your device for longer than six months, charge it to 50% every six months.
Manage Background App Refresh
The latest Apple iOS release comes with Background App Refresh enabled. This feature lets all your applications run continuously in the background while you multitask and refreshes content when running on Wi-Fi or a cellular network. It's handy if you are addicted to every conceivable notification, but IMHO, not worth the battery life it consumes.
To disable this feature, visit Settings > General > Background App Refresh. You can pick whether you want to turn off the function in general or via an app by app basis. I turn it OFF completely.
Turn OFF Parallax
Some people like how Apple's parallax feature makes it seem like the wallpaper can move behind the apps; Sure, it’s pretty, but after a few minutes it’s really just a novelty. Either way, it's one of the biggest offenders of battery life for iOS 8 and higher. To turn it off, visit Settings > General > Accessibility and switch Reduce Motion to "on."
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Monitoring Your Smartphone Battery
Android: It’s easy to see what’s draining your battery in Android. You can take a look inside Android’s battery settings to see which service or app is using all of your juice, and adjust your habits accordingly.
On Apple iOS: thanks to Apple’s terrible decision to throttle older iPhones, the battery management service will be updated in the upcoming iOS 11.3 software update. You’ll be able to see the health of your battery as a percentage, and determine whether or not you’re due for a replacement. If you are too impatient to wait, you can always download a battery monitoring app and use it to see how those cells are doing.
You can also enable Android Doze, which stops apps from running background processes -- constantly stressing your battery life with requests for location data, notifications, and other unseen actions. Want even more info on the health of your battery? Try GSam Battery Monitor, which will display a wealth of data about your battery, including its capacity, cycle count, usage time, and which apps are using the majority of your juice.
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Why we love the Sawtooth Mountains.
How to get there.
Places to stay.
It’s not often we are truly inspired by a place. The Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho is one of those places. Part of the Rocky Mountains in central Idaho reaching 10,751 feet at the summit of Thompson Peak. With over 400 natural glacial lakes, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is 756 thousand acres of scenic mountain country and includes over 700 miles of trails, 40 peaks rising over 10,000 feet and more than 300 high mountain lakes that add to the spectacular scenery and vistas.
The Sawtooths are one of the few places in the US you can really call "deep in the back-country". Camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, skiing, photography or drinking by the fire, all without hordes of people, this is the place.
Not far from Sun Valley, and not surprisingly, this striking mountain landscape was a favorite playground of Ernest Hemingway, who is buried in the Ketchum area. I don’t know how Hemingway felt, but this is one of the few places in the world that feels spiritual to me. I spent countless Christmas’s in Sun Valley and summers at Redfish Lake Lodge not far from the Sawtooth’s signature Thompson Peak.
This is not Vail or Aspen, these places are still unspoiled. I know some of the Hollywood elite make their home in Sun Valley, but Stanley, Redfish Lake and even Ketchum are still accessible, affordable, and reasonably priced.
My memories at Redfish Lake include renting a canoe at the Lodge for $10 and spending an entire summer afternoon fishing for trout, or the brown bear standing between me and breakfast one morning; he was more concerned with the contents of a garbage can, but still. And if you're heading to the Sun Valley area instead, say Hi to the bartender at whiskey Jacque's for me (He'll remember).
My idea of fun is a warm cabin, a little fishing and some Whiskey from a handmade flask. Maybe you're blessed with way more energy than me. If so, here is a list of the 10 easiest peaks to summit in the Sawtooth's.
Need Some Expert Help?
Sawtooth Mountain Guides are your experts for climbing, hiking, backcountry skiing, and avalanche education near Stanley, Sun Valley, and Boise. Come experience the scenic Sawtooths and let us lead you on the perfect mountain adventure!
How to get there:
Heading to Redfish Lake
To get there from Boise, take Idaho 21 North for 133 miles, and run right into Redfish Lake Rd. from there its 3 min to the lodge.
Heading to Sun Valley / Ketchum
To get there from Boise, take I-84 East 41 mi. to Exit 95 towards Fairfield, turn left on US-20 E for 82 mi., turn left again on State Hwy 75 N. for 26 mi.
The Path Less Traveled
If you're feeling adventurous or you "Must Have" the more scenic route, take Hwy 21 to Stanley and Hwy 75 into Sun Valley the back way. It will add an hour to your trip, but it will be a glorious hour of the most pristine wilderness you have ever seen.
We honor our Idaho history and roots with this one of a kind design wooden phone case in Black Walnut and Carmalized Bamboo.
We're proud of our backyard and I get it's just a phone case, but everyday, our phones become more than just a device - in some ways, they represent who we are and serve as an expression of our style. It's a small thing, but my style includes showing off the natural beauty of central Idaho with a real wood phone case; some natural protection that complements the modern.
How to get one:
The Sawtooth Mountains Traveler phone case is available for the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, and Plus models, and Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8. You can also visit our custom page (specify “Sawtooth Mountains” on your order) and have this gorgeous wood inlay applied to a Journal, Mousepad or Flask.
Carry the beauty of the Sawtooth Mountains in your pocket:
Where to Stay:
And you will like this article (with tons of pictures) from our friends at BretEdge Photography. Trip Report Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains
Or check out the Sawtooth Adventure Bundle for a Traveler Phone Case and Matching portable charger for iPhone and Android phones.
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