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This wooden case claims to improve the audio on your iPhone

Technological claims aside, this is one of the better-looking iPhone cases we've seen in a while. 

The creation of a collaboration between Japanese engineers, Simplsim, DJ SWING and his sound mastering studio Crystal Sound, the Hibiki Acoustic iPhone Case is forged out of white ash wood, lined with the curiously-named PULSHUT MU.

Angular, mesmerising and a great deal easier to scratch than the naked metal of the iPhone 6 case, the use of PULSHUT MU in the case apparently improves the audio quality of a phone's music playback.

"The iPhone generates a large amount of radiowaves from an antenna on the backside of the phone for 3G, LTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi communications," explains the product's description, "as well as some noise from the inner substrate and LED for normal operations. These small jittery noises cause deterioration of sound quality as the audio travels through the headphone amplifier. Hibiki chose the 'PULSHUT MU' from Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation, a favorite of professional high-end audio equipment, to remove the radiated or transmissive noise, effectively improving the sound quality."

So, according to Hibiki (which is used as both the name of the product and the brand, confusingly), the material in this case will cut out all interference between the various antennas of your iPhone and its headphone amplifier. Which, we're sure you'll agree, has never been a problem until Hibiki told you it existed.

Like we said, it looks nice... but you'll have to wait before it arrives on Amazon.