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By ILowry282, Senior Member on 2nd February 2014, 06:24 PM
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How scratch resistant are the wood backs? Do they hold up well in day to day use? Obviously, if you design something like that you don't want to cover it up with a case
 
 
2nd February 2014, 06:31 PM |#2  
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How scratch resistant are the wood backs? Do they hold up well in day to day use? Obviously, if you design something like that you don't want to cover it up with a case

I'm curious too as I need to use my code today and I was debating a wood back.
2nd February 2014, 09:17 PM |#3  
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I can only speak for the ebony (not real ebony, just as with the teak and walnut). They feel almost like paper, and they scuff quite easily. Mine had some light marks right out of the box, which I think was from the original inside top of the box rubbing against the phone.

I was disappointed enough to send it back and stick with my woven black back.

Bamboo may be better as it is actually bamboo. Don't know what they're doing with the other finishes, but the ebony one was lousy.
3rd February 2014, 04:06 AM |#4  
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I've only had my Moto X for a few days but I've not noticed any visible scratches/scuffs on my bamboo back. I don't have a case yet and I'm thinking I don't need one. Might just go with a bumper and screen protector to show off my bamboo back.
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How scratch resistant are the wood backs? Do they hold up well in day to day use? Obviously, if you design something like that you don't want to cover it up with a case

I just received my Bamboo backed X on Saturday and put a (clear) case on it the next day. I didn't really want to put it in a case, I've always preferred neked. But after my GNex (and OG Droid and Bionic) I've proven that I'm not to be trusted with keeping a phone looking pristine. Anyway, I'm more concerned with scratching the plastic than the wood. I would think some scratching/wear on the wood might actually add character more than anything. Excepting of course deep gouges or peeling. This may not apply to the other wood backs though due to it being a finish and not the actual wood, scratches on those might expose the base wood too much and look odd.
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Wood backs are better than glass this thing is a fingerprint magnet :banghead:

Sent from my C6902 using xda app-developers app
4th February 2014, 02:38 PM |#7  
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I have the bamboo and it's been great, granted I baby my phones..

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