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Grove makes a number of bamboo cases for iPhones and iPads. Now the company is introducing super-thin (.035") bamboo plates that attach to the back of unibody MacBooks of nearly any shape and size (11", 13", 15", 17").

Grove also offers laser cutouts of a wide variety of shapes that are placed directly behind the glowing Apple logo, allowing users to personalize their laptops even further. The company will even do custom engravings for orders of 10 or more, allowing companies to have their own logos etched.

Kelly Guimont at TUAW writes:

I've seen these in person, and my initial impressions are all favorable. I saw one applied and removed and it pops off flawlessly. They really are thin, and they look really nice once installed. I also got to see a few of the logos in person and they are all wonderful.


The Bamboo Backs are made by Grove in-house in Portland, Oregon. They'll sell for $29 and ship in 1-2 weeks.

Top Rated Comments

BKharns Avatar
164 months ago
"your 2 thousand dollar laptop can now double as a cutting board"
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arn Avatar
164 months ago


Why are more and more Macrumors posts sounding like blatant advertisements? Arn, are these paid placements, or have you been otherwise compensated for the inclusion of such material on the site?
It's been said many times, there are no undisclosed paid posts on this site. The only difference is people seem to get offended when they don't personally find the product interesting. People didn't complain about FIFA 2012 coming to Mac or the Disney Toys integrating with iPad, because apparently they found those posts personally interesting.

You where happy enough to comment about how you'd love Shadow of the Beast in an upcoming Amiga Emulator (https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=11549000&highlight=#post11549000) for iOS, when that news story could also be seen as much as an advertisement as this one.

arn
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayducharme Avatar
164 months ago
What doesn't look right to me is the gap around the edge. It makes the wood look like a cheap decal. I think it would look classier if the wood was edge-to-edge across the entire aluminum cover.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Acorn Avatar
164 months ago
the best part of my mac is the design. why would i want to hide it with a piece of bamboo. oh well. someone will buy it. i will pass.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sclawis300 Avatar
164 months ago


Blatant ad.

could you at least make an attempt to read the comments first. It is not like there are 20 pages of them.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Doctor Q Avatar
164 months ago
I registered just to take an opportunity to say how MUCH I HATE THIS UGLY...UGLYYYYYYYYYYY...and RIDICULOUS piece of .....&*&*(&(*&....YUCKKKKK !
Congratulations, Macintosh2010! You're the millionth user to join MacRumors so you win the grand prize: a beautiful bamboo unibody MacBook plate by Grove!

;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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