Wood cases don’t typically tend to be that drop protective, but X-Doria’s Defense Lux Wood Series cases give you 2 meter drop protection along with the beauty and sophistication of real wood. Combined with the Defense Lux’s machined aluminum frame and outstanding fit, the Defense Lux Wood Series cases for the iPhone 7 Plus really stand out from the crowd.
* Exceeds military drop test standards with an impressive 2 meter (or 6.6 feet) of drop protection. Construction seems very robust.
* Tight fit with no sagging anywhere. Most firmly fitting case I have yet encountered.
* Lightning port opening is reasonably generous and should fit many third party lightning cables.
* Very high protective lip should provide excellent protection to your iPhone’s delicate screen.
* Buttons are easy to press and quite attractive.
* Mute switch is easy to access due to the extra large mute switch opening.
* Rear camera is properly protected by the case and there are no flash issues.
* No signal/reception issues, at least in my experience with the case.
* Case is easy to install and remove from your iPhone.
* Wood panels on the back of the case impart a classy, executive appearance.
* Not much grip.
The Defense Lux in Bamboo and in Walnut for the iPhone 7 Plus both retail for $39.99 and are available directly from X-Doria as well as from other retailers. Many thanks to the kind folks at X-Doria for sending me out these samples to more details, check out my full review on for watching!