Toast Cases for the iPhone 8 and Microsoft Surface Pro 2017

By now, I have reviewed at least three Toast products in the past few years, and it stands to reason that they would put out covers for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the new Surface Pro 5 (2017). I feel very fortunate to have a chance to review both of these, as I enjoy the Toast products, made in Portland, Oregon.

Toast Real Wood Cover for the iPhone 8

At first, I didn’t think it was necessary, because most iPhone 7/7 Plus products can accommodate the latest models, but it looks like the Toast iPhone 7 model has been replaced with an iPhone 8. In this case, the wooden cover is more than just than just an aesthetic quality with its “designed with heart and cut by lasers” design, but offers at least some protection as well.

Toast iPhone 8After all, that new iPhone 8 has glass on the front and back of it, as we reported upon its initial announcement. I was, of course, warned that putting on the iPhone 8 cover was going to be only slightly difficult, and it is even described by the website as origami-esque. Well, origami is always fun, isn’t it? Putting it on feels like some fun project that is from a kid’s toy kit.

My one concern was that this cover would somehow block the Qi Wireless Capability, but I have been told that this won’t be a problem.

All that, plus you can custom engrave the thing. You should definitely head over to the Toast site and Pay about $34.00 for it in Walnut, Ash, and Ebony.

Toast Real Wood Cover for the Surface Pro 2017 (Pro 5)

So, it looks like Microsoft has the new Surface out, and the laptop/tablet also has a great cover similar to that of Apple’s flagship product. It has what you would expect with the wooden crafted cover, and it is something as well.

Toast Surface Pro 2017I have to admit that I was surprised that it was able to cover the Surface Pro 5, but it does cover them very well, and has all the side wraps and buttons covered. It is made with the same peel-and-stick process for easy application, but that shouldn’t come as any surprise. It is awesome to see that it has four holes in order to show off that Microsoft Log.

There isn’t much more that I can say about this that I haven’t said before. It is available in four types of wood like Walnut, Bamboo, Ebony, and Ash. It is available for about $49.00 on the Toast site.

Toast Wood Cover for the iPhone 7

toastI have written about Toast products before, as they have products from Portland and they love to put birds on them. Of course, there is a great products for the iPhone 7.

Unlike other cases, that are usually a huge plastic chunk that you shove your iPhone in, this is a cover that you can stick on. It comes with some interesting adhesive that requires some extra if you have the model in black. Yes, the company told me that, and I am going to make a point of it here.

So yes, you have to get the adhesive on right the first time, but you can put it in deep ebony, robust walnut, and pale ash. By the way, you can get them custom engraved.

In addition to the back cover, you can cover the front as well. You can find the front cover here for $10.00, and you can find the back one here for $34.00.

Put a bird on it with Toast smartphone cases

BOBinNestIn case you don’t get that headline, you need to start watching Portlandia, and IFC sketch comedy show that I, who lives in the Northwest, can utterly relate to. On the show, the main characters of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein talk about how they “put birds on things”. The sketch has a terrific payoff, and Toast, a company based in Portland, has put a bird on this particular iPhone case.

The “Bird on a Branch” is essentially that, and it has an odd hole on the case to reveal a very silver bird. The cases are wooden, a lot like the Tribeca cases on an earlier review. This one is also available in four kinds of wood including Bamboo, Walnut, Ebony, and Ash.

Most wooden cases usually stop their wood on the back of the smartphone case. Toast takes this a step forward as it puts wood on the sides. In fact, the case comes in a very flat case, unlike other cases of their kind.

If you like this, you can get it on the Toast site for about $30.00. If you want it with an engraving, you’ll have to pay $5.00 more.