The only thing cooler than Apple's wildly popular (and useful) iPhone is Miniot's natural protective iphone cover , a luxe shell carved from a single piece of wood. Leave it sleek and unadorned, or have it inscribed with your monogram or personal message — they’ll carve a symbol or up to two lines of text right into the case. Choose from one of six different types of wood sourced from sustainably managed forests; since no two pieces are alike, you'll stand apart from the crowd no matter which finish you select. And for those of you still kicking it old school, there are form-fitting iWoods in varied woods for ipods, too (just be sure to check fit compatability with your particular device). We like the sound of that.

This story originally appeared in "Plenty" in January 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2009