Original Stix produces an iPhone case built from authentic, game-used hockey sticks. Inspired by the fiercest rivalries and greatest traditions in professional sports, their products feature authentic design, superior quality, and meticulous attention to detail for those who are as passionate about hockey as they (and all of us) are. After noticing a lack of mobile-phone case options available for hockey fans, Original Stix was founded in Detroit, Mich., in 2013.
Every day, dozens of hockey sticks are broken during college, minor league, and professional games. Those sticks, which would otherwise be headed straight to landfills, are instead sent to Original Stix to serve a new purpose. They work directly with NHL, NCAA, OHL, and AHL teams to recycle hundreds of broken composite hockey sticks that would otherwise be headed for landfills.
At Original Stix, they believe that an iPhone case should be more than a generic, mass-produced piece of plastic—they should be authentic. After teaming up with some of the Motor City’s most talented automotive engineers, they set out to design their first case for the iPhone 5/5s.
They start by precision-cutting each stick to exact specifications, and then assemble each case by hand before testing them for quality and durability standards. The impact-resistant polycarbonate frame is made from the same material used in hockey visors and fighter-jet cockpits. To build Original Stix products, they proudly team up with the Disabled American Veterans, a support organization for veterans recovering from injuries both physical and psychological. Hockey sticks are precision-cut and assembled by veterans in the Metro Detroit area, to create a quality American-made product that supports a great cause. (To learn more about the Disabled American Veterans and to find out how you can get involved, visit www.dav.org.)
The unique interchangeable design allows you to customize your Original Stix case to display your favorite stick models. Original Stix lets fans and players take a one-of-a-kind piece of the game with them wherever they go. Our 5s case arrived on time and well-packaged. It is made up of real parts of what seems to be a Warrior Dynasty shaft. The two thin slices of the blade rest against the back of the phone and will do well to protect it from shock, dirt, dust, and other hazards. The outer shell feels good in the hand and does not stick to your pocket. It also features good access to the screen, buttons, headphone and charging ports.
A must-have for hockey fanatics, this case absolutely does the job of protecting your iPhone and screams “I LOVE HOCKEY!” at the same time. Recommended for all iPhone owners/hockey fans.
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I just heard about this on my car radio (January 17, 2017), and am so very impressed with the creativity of the product, an even more by the social benefit of vets being employed to make the product. I hope, if Original Stix has not been chosen Company of The Year, they will be soon!
Make one for iPhone 4/4s