• Awesome Redditor Builds 10 Beautiful Wallpapers for Hiding Ugly iPhone X Notch

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    Seamless & Notchless — A Collection of iPhone X Wallpapers for Seamless Notch Hiding

    Seamless & Notchless — A Collection of iPhone X Wallpapers for Seamless Notch Hiding

    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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    Cameron Christian - WUDN  About The Author

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. 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 info@shopwudn.com.

    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.

    Browse our Collections: Battery Cases | Slim Cases | Bar | Home & Office | Custom | Accessories | Sunglasses

     

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  • We Laser Engraved a World Map Phone Case

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    There are millions of different world map images. Take a look at this world-map Google Image Search for proof. But you have to go somewhere right? The trick is choosing and half the fun is thinking, and planning where to go next.  

    To Travel the World, you need a wood world map phone case

    Although modest, and not too far off the beaten path, my wife and I did an adventure filled 24-hours in Rome.

    I think we squeezed in 20 or more sites, amazing food in charming sidewalk cafes and barely saw the hotel room. I think that’s how it’s supposed to work.

    Of course, after killing it in Rome for a day, we needed 7-days of perfect relaxation in the Italian countryside.

    Traveling Rome with a wooden world map phone case

    Cameron & Jaimeleigh at The Vatican in Rome and the Coliseum

    Not a lecture – but, I promise, traveling will teach you...

    Change is good – and it can be impossible to know what change you might need until you get out there and experience it. I have NEVER met a traveler who said: “I regret going on that trip to the Andes; I should’ve just stayed on my couch”. Just doesn’t happen. Travel is change. You will come back different, and glad you did.

    Learn stuff you didn’t know you didn’t know – right, there’s lots I don’t know. An even bigger universe of unknowns is the stuff I didn’t even know was out there. Travel is about genuinely new experiences that cannot be replicated in your hometown.

    Meeting new people – at the end of the day, or the end of your life, I promise, you will not regret the things; you will regret the time lost with people. Travel is about meeting and appreciating people. The people that will make your life a rich and diverse tapestry of knowledge and probably some lifelong relationships.

    Some of my inspiration

    Much like you, we are inspired by world travels, ours and yours. Here is a selection of our favorite travel blogs curated by WUDN, just for you:

    Dan Flying Solo Travel Blog Dan Flying Solo 1000+ Days on the Road. 

    The Blog Abroad Travel Blog The Blog Abroad Chronicles of an Adventure Junkie.  

    WanderLust Storytellers Travel Blog WanderLust Storytellers All about traveling Australia with a family.

    My Life's a Movie Travel Blog My Life’s a Movie Alyssa Ramos is a full time, self-made, solo traveler who’s been to over 80 Countries.

    Or, here’s my kind of inspiration. 25,791 free travel pictures courtesy of the generous photographers on Unsplash:

    Travel pictures of places to take your wood world-map phone case

    About the WUDN World Map Phone Case

    To honor your travels, we built a modest wooden phone case with laser engraved world map on the back.

    Wooden world map iphone X case

    At WUDN, we prefer simple over complex, and elegant over complicated. Our world-map phone case is as simple and elegant as they come.

    One great phone case wrapped in a single sheet of Mahogany and laser engraved with he classic world map silhouette.

    Our slim wooden iPhone and Samsung 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. Our ultra slim wooden phone cases are hand selected by our team for maximum strength, superior quality and sleek style.

    Features

    • Sleek ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight design that flushes right to your phone to minimize bulk
    • Available in mahogany, black walnut, aromatic cedar, or caramelized bamboo wood finish
    • Polycarbonate impact-resistant bumper for maximum protection
    • Snap-on application for quick & easy installation
    • Equipped with our specialty sure grip surface, keeping your phone in the palm of your hand – no matter the conditions.

    The world map phone case is available in one of four wood species: Black Walnut, Mahogany, Bamboo, Aromatic Cedar. Click here to learn more about each of our wood selections.

     

     

    You might also like: We built a Laser Engraved Phone Case from Scratch (with Video)

    Or Take a look at the full Traveler Collection of phone cases and travel accessories.

    Customer Questions and Answers

    Is the phone case covered in real wood?

    Yes, every case is covered in real wood, hand selected by our team for beauty and uniqueness. Wood options for most all of our cases include Mahogany, Black Walnut, Carmalized Bamboo or Aromatic Cedar.

    How well will this case fit my phone?

    The slim-case fits your phone perfectly. No blockage of the camera port. Sure grip textured sides to enhance your grip and easy access to all ports and buttons.

    Does the phone case protect my screen?

    Yes, our slim-cases have a slightly raised lip around the front edge to prevent your phone screen from touching surfaces when placed facedown. Of course, you should always add a glass screen protector.

    Can I still use Qi wireless charging with this phone case?

    Yes, WUDN slim cases do not interfere with Qi wireless charging for iPhone 8 and X models or for Samsung Galaxy phones. Just be sure to center the Qi receiver in the middle of your charging pad.

    Does the phone case protect my camera?

    Yes, the phone camera is recessed behind the camera cutout. Although the camera is not covered, because that would result in potato quality photos, the camera should be safe from typical drops.

    Will a case protect the resale value of my phone?

    Yes, keeping your phone in excellent condition goes a long way towards maintaining high resale and trade-in value. You should keep your phone in a case at all times - and always add a real glass (not plastic screen protector). As iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones get more expensive, the resale and trade-in value has been going up as well. For $25 now, you could add several hundred dollars to the value of your phone when it's time to upgrade. Read: 6 Ways to Boost the Resale Value of Your Phone

    Will I need a dongle for my headphones?

    No, the WUDN slim cases come with a properly sized cutout for the headphone port (on iPhone 6 models) and lightning port. You will NOT need a dongle for your headphones. Having said that, how about a matching set of Walnut Bluetooth Earbuds.

    Can the WUDN case be used with magnetic car and wall mounts?

    WUDN cases do not come with a steel plate built in. We are looking to add that feature in the future. In the meantime, we know of many customers that have added a steel plate inside their WUDN case with great results. Here is a 4-pack of metal plates designed exactly for this purpose.

    How do you make a wooden cell phone case?

    We did a long form blog post about that complete with pictures and videos. Take a look: We Built a Laser Engraved Phone Case from Scratch

    Should I buy more than one WUDN phone case?

    Of course. We have a number of designs from cool artistic skulls to the "Sawtooth Mountains Traveler", and most of our cases are available in different wood types and species. You should have a couple of cases, at least, to change your style to match the moment. Monday through Friday in the office call for a simple, conservative case, and Fridays in the club call for something with a bit more style.

    Will the wood get stained and ugly?

    It could, but unlike plastic and other synthetic materials, our wood cases actually get better looking over time. We ship our cases with only one light layer of polyurethane. This means the case will age and the more you use it, the more the wood will look authentic and vintage. Some artisans actually use coffee to stain wood in beautiful mocha hues. (make sure your phone is out of the case when you decide to drop it in your coffee).

    Can I customize or personalize my phone case?

    Of course, we offer a full custom shop here. The process is simple: find your image or logo (in black and white - jpg format) and send it to us. Pretty straightforward. We will get to work on design and production right away. You can also customize or personalize a matching journal/planner, mousepad or flask. How cool to have a personalized wooden phone case and a set of matching wood accessories.

    What is TPU and why do I care?

    Thermoplastic Urethane - A hybrid material, TPU is a mixture between hard plastic and soft silicone. A very dense and smooth rubber, TPU cases are made to slide in and out of the pocket easily, without attracting lint. TPU cases are more durable, slightly elastic and much stronger than silicone. WUDN uses TPU case templates which are then covered by real wood.

    Should I get matching sunglasses made of wood?

    Duh. How cool are you on Saturday afternoon with a Bamboo world-map phone case and matching Bamboo Frame Sunglasses. Seriously.

    About the Author

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. 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 info@shopwudn.com.

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    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

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  • Traveler - Adventure Bundle

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    Wooden adventure bundle real wood phone case and wood charger

    Travel is the thrill that nourishes the soul, but don't take that first step without some protection and some style. We put together a sensible bundle of our most popular and most beautiful travel inspired cases and chargers. Simply add both to your cart, and use Code WUDN-TRAVEL at Checkout and we will take 25% OFF your entire order.  

     

    Read our inspiration for the Sawtooth Mountain Traveler Case.

    Photo by Daniel Chi on Unsplash

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  • The Brand Power of a Custom Wood Phone Case - 10 Reasons

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    Phone cases are touched, used and seen every day – nothing else comes close.

    10 Reasons Why...

    Steal this and use it for your clients...

    A Sample Offer You Can’t Pass Up...

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    Custom branded laser engraved wood phone case promotional product

    I spent 20 years in corporate marketing buying promo products, and a year on this side of the fence as a supplier to the promotional products industry. Some promo products are simply better at conveying a brand message thousands of times throughout the year. Here’s our take on the top 10 reasons why. Simple, compelling and mostly obvious. Feel free to copy / paste this for your next prospecting email.  

     

    1. Phone cases have high visibility

    Seen by the owner up to 30,000 times per year. And, phone cases will be seen by others throughout the users day. People literally hold the phone up in front of them while texting or talking, displaying the case for all to see.

     

    2. Phone cases have excellent utility

    Phone cases get used <period>. I have drawers full of promotional USB drives, and a closet full of golf shirts. They were great once, but nothing like a phone case that I will literally carry on my person every day.

     

    3. Phone cases go literally everywhere

    Home, work, church, grocery store, daycare, the tradeshow. A custom branded phone case will go everywhere your clients and their clients go.

     

    4. Phone cases are small, lightweight, easy to carry and easy to ship.

    Enough said.

     

    5. Phone cases work internationally

    Between the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy over 80% of the global smartphone market is covered.

     

    6. Phone cases deliver instant gratification

    I may not wear that shirt until tomorrow (if at all) but the phone case, I can slip on immediately and begin enjoying (and communicating a brand message) right that minute.

     

    7. Phone cases are cost effective

    Cheaper plastic cases from China can be had for low single digits. Laser engraved, real wood phone cases, handcrafted in the USA from sustainable forests can be had for less than $10 at reasonable quantity.

     

    8. Phone cases are highly customizable

    Of course, plastic cases can be printed with virtually anything, in any color. Wood phone cases with a laser engraving are still highly customizable while delivering the user a more subtle brand image and higher style, increasing the likelihood it will actually be used.

     

    9. Phone cases are fast

    Wooden phone cases are laser engraved and assembled in the USA. Reasonable quantities can be built and shipped in days, not weeks.

     

    10. Phone cases are safe.

    No batteries, no sharp edges, no warning labels, and no shipping restrictions. Phone cases are easy.

     

    A Self Promo Sample Offer You Can’t Pass Up

    Order one for yourself. A real wood phone case, laser engraved with your logo for 50% Off. It’s a powerful conversation starter. Use Code: WUDNPROMO at Checkout. 

    iPhone promotional product laser engraved phone caseSamsung Galaxy promotional product laser engraved phone case

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    Search our Catalog Today - SAGE# 51421 ASI# 97412

    About the Author

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. 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 info@shopwudn.com.

    Tags: #WUDN #wood #wooden #handmade #handcrafted #MadeinUSA #iPhone #SamsungGalaxy

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  • National Sunglasses Day

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    #NationalSunglassesDay

    Protect Your Eyes & Show Off Your Style

    Yes, we know, celebrating national sunglasses day is a little lame. Maybe the worst kind of fake Hallmark holiday. But irony and all, we're embracing it. There is some real benefit to understanding UV exposure (even on a cloudy day) and increasing awareness of sun safety all year long. 

    So take a quick read, then stock up on a pair of beautiful wooden sunglasses. All WUDN sunglasses have CR-39 polarized lenses and offer 100% UV protection. You can protect your eyes and show off your style. 

    WUDN Men's & Women's Ebony Wood, Wanderer with Polarized Lenses and 100% UV Protection

    WUDN Men's & Women's Ebony Wood, Wanderer with Polarized Lenses and 100% UV Protection

    Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere at any time and place, but certain regions have heightened radiation levels. What's the UV Risk in your City? 

    What's the UV risk in your city? #nationalsunglassesday

    Make UV protection a family affair. UV damage is cumulative, occurring over a lifetime of exposure. Children are extra vulnerable, so get them in the habit of wearing sunglasses early! This will help to mitigate serious vision problems in the future. Read more about UV & children here.

    National Sunglasses Day is Wednesday June 27th 2018. 

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    About the Author

    Cameron Christian Owner, President-CEO, WUDN. 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. Besides, I think real wood sunglasses are awesome. Follow us on Instagram or email me at info@shopwudn.com.

    Tags: #nationalsunglassesday #sunglasses #summer #shades #wood #wooden #WUDN #handmade #handcrafted

    Materials & images courtesy of The Vision Council

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