GGMM Timberland Wood iPhone 5 Case Review


They make the iPhone in wood now?! Nope! This is Timberland Sapele Wood case by GGMM for iPhone 5. It’s the easiest and lightest way to make iPhone become one with nature.

We were instantly enthralled with the GGMM Timberland Wooden iPhone case when we saw it on display at CES. So much so, that we convinced the representative to let us review their only model, straight off the table. The coolest thing about the Timberland case is that it’s not all wood, this keeps it really thin and light. The wood covers the entire back of the case, but the sides and inside are made of a translucent brown plastic.

The back of the case feels like wood; it’s very soft and smooth but not especially grippy. Luckily, the side is plastic, which is much more grippy. The Timberland case feels great in-hand, especially because it’s so very light.

We can’t help but love simple one piece cases. There’s large cutouts for all ports and buttons (including the camera). This means it should work in most charging and speaker docks (like our JBL OnBeat Lightning Speaker Dock). It should also be compatible with the thickest of headphone plugs. It’s also easy to access all buttons and the vibrate toggle. The case just exceeds iPhone’s face, meaning if you lay iPhone face down the screen wouldn’t touch the surface.

Add some class to your iPhone the old fashion way! You have four options of wood to choose from: Walnut, Rose, Sapele, and Thai Teak. It’s a lightweight case with moderate protection, a sleek body, and large cutouts for complete access to ports and buttons. Honestly, the worst part of the GGMM’s Timberland case is finding it for purchase online.

The Good: Real wood, Different wood options, Fused with plastic, Good grip, Comfortable, Light, Sleek, Good cutouts for buttons and ports
The Bad: Got chipped around camera cutout, Could extend passed face a bit more