Mujjo Wooden case for MacBook: Is it... Is this thing stylish?
It seems that everyone lately is obsessed with adding wood highlights to their tech (opens in new tab), their house, their water bottles (opens in new tab), their sunglasses: you name it, there's wood on it.
While this trend is particularly ~~funky fresh~~, sometimes brands can push the envelope just a wee bit too far, resulting in some products that make you go, "... Huh. Neat?"
Enter the Mujjo Wooden Case for MacBook (opens in new tab); a limited edition, high-priced case that retails for €289.17 (roughly $322.19 US) and is… Interesting, to say the least. I mean, it kind of looks like one of those laptop tray tables that you buy at Costco for your aunt during Christmas, mixed with the super sexy appeal of of a 1920s construction worker's tin lunchbox, mixed with a chunk of your dad's leather belt strap, but hey, who are we to judge?
As someone who's a huge fan of wood accents (I'm currently writing this on a MacBook Pro with a wood decal (opens in new tab)) I decided to ask Twitter what they thought of the case:
@hellorousseau lamest. What are you? A farmer?@hellorousseau lamest. What are you? A farmer?— Sonya (@honey_child) November 4, 2016November 4, 2016
@hellorousseau It looks like an old '70s-era station wagon.
Make of that what you will. pic.twitter.com/WdW5FPYco2@hellorousseau It looks like an old '70s-era station wagon.
Make of that what you will. pic.twitter.com/WdW5FPYco2— Jeff Campbell (@Darchmare) November 6, 2016November 6, 2016
@hellorousseau In my opinion it's very impractical and that's based on having used laptop cases for many years, had a similar one.@hellorousseau In my opinion it's very impractical and that's based on having used laptop cases for many years, had a similar one.— Cory Boehm (@Cory_Boehm) November 4, 2016November 4, 2016
@hellorousseau lamest, unless you make handmade artisanal typewriters from reclaimed barn wood@hellorousseau lamest, unless you make handmade artisanal typewriters from reclaimed barn wood— JB (@jbrnr) November 4, 2016
@hellorousseau Cool looking, super lame on functionality.@hellorousseau Cool looking, super lame on functionality.— DΞRΞK ⚡ KΞSSLΞR (@derekakessler) November 7, 2016November 7, 2016
While the case itself is unique, it does have a sort of cool, modern, futuristic appeal to it. Sure, the pricetag is a bit off-putting, but the entire piece can almost be considered a work of art.
These 50 limited edition cases are all hand made in Greece and go through several stages of sanding and preparation before being given the stamp of approval. The case itself is even quite protective, the inside being lined to help save your MacBook in the event of a fall.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal taste… But I cannot honestly say if this Mujjo case is the most stylish, modern MacBook case I've ever seen, or the dumbest.
It's hard to decide!
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts on this $322.19 case in the comments below!
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Cella writes for iMore on social and photography. She's a true crime enthusiast, bestselling horror author, lipstick collector, buzzkill, and Sicilian. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @hellorousseau
2. It should wear in nicely.
3. It should make sense. Their leather and felt sleeves succeed on all three marks. The wood arguably hits 1 & 2 but falls flat on #3. The result is a sort of 21st century Sharper Image junkpile.