If you've never heard of Toast, the company started as a Kickstarter project, offering a real wood cover that could protect your iPhone 4 and also give it a unique look. In 2016, the company has expanded - offering wood covers for several popular smartphones, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles and more.
Although the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book have apparently been popular, the availability of protective options is still fairly limited, with only a handful of manufacturers creating products specifically for the units. Luckily, Toast happens to be one of those companies, offering its distinctive wood line for both the Pro 4 and Surface Book.
The covers are available in four different wood options: walnut, bamboo, ebony and ash. While the attractiveness of wood is subjective, the covers seems to offer a nice layer of protection, that can prevent scratches on the delicate surface. As for application, the process is simple - line up the pieces with your product, remove the protective backing and apply the cover to the surface of your product. As you can see from the images, Toast has done an excellent job of paying attention to the details, including covers for the edges of the device and even the ribbed hinge of the Surface Book.
Prices for the covers will depend on the product, with the Surface Pro 4 starting at $49 USD (currently not listed) and the Surface Book starting at $69. Those who would like a bit more wood (e.g. some extra trim around the screen) can purchase extra panels. Naturally, since this is wood, custom engraving is also available for a small fee.
While the designs many not be to everyone's tastes, it is undeniable that Toast has created something rather attention-grabbing, with covers that will undoubtedly become a conversation starter.