• 8 & 8 Plus Cases are Available Now. iPhone X Cases will be In Stock Soon.

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    We would be crazy not to, right. The iPhone 8 and X phones are the pinnacle of design and technology. And how much better will they look covered in real wood.

    Thanks to Apple the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus phones are identical in size, shape and camera placement. That means our existing line of 7 and 7 Plus battery cases and slim cases fit perfectly. 

    The X is another matter. The phone is different and the camera placement is different. We will need a brand new case for the X. We are working with our suppliers to get X cases in stock quickly – hopefully by the end of October. We will keep you informed. As always, thanks for being a customer.

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  • Polarized lenses are becoming more popular, but what do they really do?

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    Are polarized lenses helpful and should I pay more for them?

    If you spend most of your time outdoors, on the road, on the golf course, fishing, hunting, on the water or in the mountains, polarized lenses are worth every penny.

    Light usually reflects in many directions; but when light is reflected from flat surfaces, especially water, it’s more likely to be polarized — making it travel in just one (usually horizontal) direction. This creates glare – an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of reflected light that reduces visibility.

    Glare is more than a nuisance

    Glare impairs depth perception, distorts your view and colors, and can cause temporarily blindness, so the extra cost is worth it for many—especially if you spend time outdoors or on the water. Even if you’re not an outdoorsman, getting the sun in our eyes while driving can be dangerous. The most dangerous times to be on the road are dusk and dawn, for this very reason.

    With a special filter, polarized lenses reduce this harmful (and irritating) glare from reflective surfaces including pavement, snow, and water, making objects appear clearer—like highway lines, the lake, or a trail in the woods.

    Non-polarized sunglasses only reduce (slightly) the amount of light coming through the lenses, they don’t do anything to reduce the glare. Dark tinted glasses block more light but they still do nothing to eliminate harsh glare. If you do choose dark lenses over polarized, make sure that they provide UV protection. Dark lenses without UV protection are actually worse for your eyes than not wearing sunglasses at all because they can cause your pupils to dilate, which allow more UV rays to enter the sensitive part of your eyes.

    All WUDN Sunglasses Feature CR-39 Polarized Lenses offering UV-400 protection. 

    What about color? According to Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker, lens color does matter, especially if you’re an athlete.

    Still want more? For the geeks in my crowd here’s a killer video showing the science behind polarization.

     

    If you’re still unsure of what lenses are best for you, don’t take our word for it, make an appointment to see an eye professional.

    All of our natural wooden sunglasses are fitted with industry-leading CR39 polarized lenses. That’s 100% UVA/UVB protection, superior scratch resistant and anti-glare coatings for crystal clear vision in even the brightest conditions. Shop Now

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  • We Bought it, Now We Have to Run it

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    Tyson in the new shop, getting ready to make some stuff

    Tyson, our Production Manager, in the Shop getting ready to make some stuff. 

     

    We did it. The purchase is complete and after a couple grueling weeks everything is up and running. (My apologies to any customers who's order was delayed).

    The prior owners were great. Lots of email and late night phone calls. Ray from Rabbit Laser cam to town for three hectic days of Laser machine installation and training. And my ever patient wife organized about a thousand boxes of inventory and packing material.

    Now comes the hard part: building great products and delighting customers with a great experience. For now, the focus stays on building beautiful, sustainable, real wood iPhone cases, wood Samsung phone cases, wood iPhone battery cases, wood sunglasses, custom bar accessories and more. 

    One of the first orders of business is building out our custom order capabilities. Trying to keep it simple. Pick a product and send us a black and white JPG to engrave on the back. Should be pretty straightforward and a $10 premium for custom laser engraved products seems reasonable.

    You have an idea for a new product line we should consider, have a question or just want to chat? Drop us a line at info@shopwudn.com.  

    Thanks for being a customer. 

    The WUDN Team

    About the Author:

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business, so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram or email me at Cameron.christian@shopwudn.com.   

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  • We're Celebrating Fall at WUDN

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    The year is winding down, but our fall sale is just getting started. Seriously, I am sick of the sun; ready for some overcast and cold mornings. Maybe my 6 years in S. California is responsible for this feeling, but either way, I am ready. But now we have moved to Hidden Springs, Idaho and will get all four seasons. So, of course, let's have a Sale to celebrate. 25% off everything, storewide. Enjoy.

    25% OFF ANY PURCHASE STOREWIDE Use discount code FALL25 online. Sale ends October 31st 2017 at Midnight.

    Thanks for being a customer.

    WUDN Team

    About the Author: Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram or email me at Cameron.christian@shopwudn.com.  

     

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  • We Bought the WUDN Store!

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    Cameron Christian and Jaimeleigh Christian purchased WUDN and we're relocating everything to Hidden Springs, Idaho. We are excited to continue bringing our customers the best in handcrafted wood products including iPhone cases, batteries, bar accessories and beautiful wood wrapped journals. And, we’re infusing this business with our values: the highest quality products, attention to detail, and uncompromising service. I think fast-shipping is pretty important too. 

    WUDN inventory and laser engraving equipment getting shipped from Pittsburgh to Hidden Springs, Idaho, August 2017. WUDN inventory and laser engraving equipment getting shipped from Pittsburgh to Hidden Springs, Idaho, August 2017.

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