FAQ

What is Recase made from?

Recase is manufactured using a composite of two biodegradable polymers that are popularly used as an alternative to traditional plastics, due to their ability to decompose in a short period of time. These two polymers are mixed with bamboo fiber, a natural material extracted from the arborescent grass, which is considered to be one of the most sustainable plants in the world. The bamboo fiber reinforces the composite material with its high compressive strength, helping the case to resist moderate amount of crushing forces and impact.

 

What are those specks?

The specks, which are randomly littered throughout the case, are actually the bamboo fibers. Not only does it add strength to the case, the bamboo dresses it in a textured look that gives it quite a striking aesthetic. The specks are random, by the way, making each one unique in its own right.

 

How do those specks feel in hand?

The cases are actually pretty smooth, with the specks giving very subtle texturing that you might not even notice. While subtle, the texturing does help grip, making your phone very secure whenever it’s held in hand.

 

Is this a rugged case?

No, this case is not equipped for rugged function. Instead, the case has been designed to serve as a slim albeit useful protective layer that can handle everyday bumps and common drops. If you’re planning to bring your phone to a construction site, for instance, there are multiple things that can go wrong there that the case isn’t likely to handle, such as being dropped multiple stories above the ground or getting crushed under heavy tools.

 

Is this a waterproof case?

It’s not, so you have to take the same precautions around water that you’ve always taken with your iPhone. Do note, all iPhone 11 models are water resistant to IP68 standards, so unless you plan on scuba diving with your phone, using a waterproof case won’t really be necessary.

 

Is it easy to put on and take off?

Some iPhone cases are difficult to put on because they are stiff. That’s not the case here. Our cases are soft and flexible, making them easy to pull, twist, and stretch a little bit when putting them on your phone. Those same qualities allow you to peel it off your iPhone without any kind of struggle.

 

Do I have to remove it for wireless charging?

No, the case is slim enough that you can wirelessly charge your Qi-compatible phone while keeping the case on. It won’t affect your phone’s charging efficiency either.

 

Will Recase affect my phone’s camera?

No, our iPhone cases have been designed with specific models in mind. As such, cutouts are built in to accommodate camera lenses, sensors, speakers, and ports, ensuring it doesn’t interfere with your phone’s full range of functions.

 

Can my phone still fit in my pocket with Recase on?

Our cases have been designed to add minimal bulk to your phone, so you should be able to keep it where you normally do, whether it be your pants pocket, your jacket pocket, or a pouch on your backpack.

 

Can it fit with an iPhone with a screen protector on?

It depends. For slimmer screen protectors, the case should wrap along the edges and corners just fine, especially since you can stretch it a little to make the enclosure fit. For thicker ones, it might be tricky. If there is some amount of area on the front sides and corners that the screen protector doesn’t cover, it might work, but we can’t guarantee it.

 

Can the case fall off accidentally?

The case should not fall off with regular handling, as it’s designed to wrap securely around the phone’s edges and corners, maintaining a firm grip on the phone like a second skin.

 

How do I get rid of an old Recase?

Just put it in your backyard compost, if you have one. If you don’t, you can ask someone you know who does. It is the best way to guarantee the case decomposes properly. You can, alternatively, just throw it in the trash, where it will end up in a landfill. Many compostable objects in landfills don’t decompose properly because the garbage is so packed that the objects are not exposed to sunlight, oxygen, and other elements that it needs in order to break down.

 

How long will it take before it decomposes in a compost pile?

The length of time any material can decompose in a backyard compost varies, depending on the size of the pile, the quality of the compost, and other factors. For normal backyard composts, though, you can expect the case to break down completely from as little as four months to as long as 24 months. This can be accelerated by using compost boosters, which is made up of minerals and microbes that speed up the natural processes that happen in a compost pile.

 

Is this made in the US?

Our cases are designed in USA and manufactured by our partner factory in China.