Way back when I was a kid growing up in the 60’s, I loved the unique and comforting feel of the upholstery of the time. Whether it was sitting on the“tuck and roll” upholstery in the back seat of Dad’s Oldsmobile, or being snuggled between my parents on a diamond-tucked bench seat in a restaurant somewhere, the cushioned patterns brought life to the rather pedestrian vinyl material that was being used to cover the seats. So imagine my surprise when design house ADOPTED announced the Cushion Wrap line of iPhone 5 cases (US$49.95 each), bringing the look and feel of luxury padded upholstery to a surprisingly thin case.
The Cushion Wrap cases come in nine different colors — black, white, scarlet red, cypress green, ember orange, aqua blue, fusion pink, regatta blue, and slate — all with a silver trim. The cases are made of a tough polycarbonate, but that’s not the selling point of this design — the back side of the case has a “stain-resistant, soft-grip silicone” cushioned pattern that is more than subtly reminiscent of the upholstery I so fondly remember.
I found the Cushion Wrap case a delight to hold in my hand, with the subtle cushioning of the back also providing a surface with more grip. The case is easy to install and remove, and provides full top and bottom access to the iPhone controls and speakers. The Cushion Wrap, along with several of ADOPTED‘s other case lines, can be found at the Apple Store or purchased directly from the ADOPTED Shop.
We’re giving away three ADOPTED cases to celebrate the recent release of the Cushion Wrap line. The first is a black and silver Cushion Wrap, the second a moonlight blue and silver Leather Wrap (above) valued at US$49.95, and the third a white and gold Forged Case (below), also valued at $49.95.