X-Doria Defense Lux Wood Line for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

    X-Doria’s taken its classic Defense Lux case in a stylish new direction with its new Wooden Line, taking the same basic design of the Lux cases and backing them with a real wood finish. It adds a nice touch of old-world class to an already nice case design, and it’s worth mentioning that X-Doria’s done a good thing with the pricing on the entire Defense Lux line of cases since we first reviewed the iPhone 6 and 6s versions; the basic cases now sell for a considerably lower price of $35, with a $5 premium added onto the wood versions. Lux Wood is available in two colour options — bamboo with a silver metal frame and walnut with a black metal frame.

    Other than the wood panelling, the design of X-Doria’s Defense Lux remains the same as before — a soft inner rubber layer wraps around your iPhone, onto which a machined aluminum outer frame snaps to surround the edges, providing additional drop protection and metallic button covers. The result is “military-grade” drop protection (X-Doria claims its tested to survive 6.6-foot drops onto concrete) in an attractive case. There’s also an oversized lip on the front for added screen protection, and full coverage on all edges; of course, you’ll have the usual issues with dock compatibility, but that’s true of almost any properly protective case, however Defense Lux does provide a slightly better degree of dock compatibility — if you snap open the bottom edge of the aluminum frame you can fit your iPhone into some docking accessories without having to remove the case entirely, but it’s still a tradeoff between using a protective case and being able to dock your iPhone in a typical Lightning dock.


    « Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

    Twelve South BookBook for iPad (Fifth-Generation) »

    Recent News

    Recent Reviews

    Recent Articles

    Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

    iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
    iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
    iLounge is © 2001 - 2018 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy