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WUD Life Meteor Galaxy Note 8 case: Real rock back panel for a unique look and feel

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is my favorite smartphone currently available and there are a ton of case options for it. WUD Life has a unique take on a custom case created by embedded rock into the back.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Meteor model WUD Life rock case for the Note 8

The folks at WUD Life reached out to me a couple of weeks ago to see if I wanted to check out one of their cases made with actual rock and wood materials. A Meteor color rock phone case arrived and it is truly unique.

Looking around on the WUD Life website, I got the impression that the wood and rock cases were sanded or polished while offering a case that isn't the same as any other out there with different cuts of wood and stone. While the back rock looks cool, it is also rather rough and I won't place my Note 8 down on my cherry-colored desktop because it is likely to get scratched.

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Opening for the dual cameras and fingerprint scanner

I was also worried that the rock material would break if the case was bent or bumped. However, the processing of the stone includes a coating to keep it intact. I was able to bend and twist the case to the extremes without any cracking of the rock material.

The rock material is embedded in a soft touch rubber material that protects the outside shell of your Note 8 while also offering some shock absorption. The rubber also helps you hold onto your Note 8 with anti-slip material. It is lightweight at just 34 grams and doesn't add much bulk to your Note 8.

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Unique rock material embedded onto the back

My Note 8 is usually found in my front or back pants pocket, but the WUD Meteor rock case wasn't the best for slipping in and out of my pockets. I personally didn't like the rough feel of the stone either and to be honest this is not a case I would use on a daily basis. If you are looking for something with cool looks, then you might want to consider it at $29.95.

I would prefer to have polished stone material, similar to my granite kitchen countertops, which is what I was honestly expecting. It would be interesting to see if the wood options are polished. There are seven rock variations and many wood options, including etched wood designs.

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Openings for bottom ports and the S Pen

There are openings in the soft touch rubber material.

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Cool stone look, but rough feel too

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Edge panels work well

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WUD Life branding inside the case

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Buttons for volume, power, and Bixby

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