• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice, but buyer beware!

    • Written by from FLEMINGTON

    I took a chance with a black Apple case even though a bit pricey, was impressed with it's leather feel, slimline design, snug fit and that all ports are accessible. I believe the purpose of a case is to protect the phone which this product does as far as the back, edges and corners are concerned. There is a small "lip" of protection for the screen when placing the iPhone carefully screen side down but if it is accidently dropped from pocket 3ft or so, chances are that if lands screen side down expect the phone to pop out and require a screen replacement.
    I have been an iPhone owner 3 times and every time I purchased a case and screen protector as I like to keep my products in "mint" condition. The first 2 I purchased a Contour Showcase (which I also have for my iPods) and every product I still own is in "mint" condition. This is even after running on a treadmill and my iPhone 4S falling hitting the treadmill and ricocheting into a machine behind me. Do not purchase this case if you wish to protect your iPhone from accidental drops as chances are you will be dropping more on the replacement of a screen.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirt and Patina aren't the same thing

    • Written by from Toronto

    This case fits and feels great and really enhances the design of the phone, but I'll likely be returning it.

    I bought the tobacco color because I thought it would age richly like a nice wallet, but this aniline leather doesn't behave as expected. After four short days of careful use it looks filthy and tired, not patinated and 'broken-in'. I've tried leather cleaner/conditioner and it has little effect. Disappointing.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not well made

    • Written by from High River

    Case is falling apart after 2 months of light use. The iPhone 5s edges are quickly cutting through the leather on all corners. I didn't expect a rugged case but it looks like trash and it's barely been used.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Looking Case

    • Written by from Evington

    I love the look and feel if the case, but I just recently bought my 5s about a week ago a couple days later went and got the black one and went to slip my 5s in and there's a circular hole at the bottom to allow room for your charger to port and it cracked In half on the first insert..

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but gets dirty very fast.

    • Written by from Maspeth

    I bought brown cover for my white iPhone 5s. It covers it very well and tight, when lay phone down on its face it doesn't touch the surface. The only and huge minus is how fast it gets dirty. I had to throw it away after a bit more than 2 months. I would say this cover and color it is great for someone who changes covers very often and the price does not matter.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    AUX hole is not cut right

    • Written by from Livermore

    At first when I bought the case I noticed that the AUX and speaker holes did not align right but I didn't care so much. But after awhile I got more and more annoyed by it. I am now frustrated with my purchase.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's alright

    • Written by from Fair Oaks

    The case is alright. It was hard to remove, now it is uneven. The phone comes out of it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from LIVERPOOL

    I bought this case six months ago. I chose the black option. The case looked good for about two weeks then as the leather softens it starts to look shabby. To add insult to injury, I have dropped my phone once with this case and it cracked the front screen. £35 is a lot to spend on a phone case and I expected more.

    The only positive is that I went to my local Apple store and they gave me store credit for the amount I had paid. This allowed me to purchase a different case which had much better reviews.

    To summarise, a poor product with great customer care from Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case... for a while.

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought this case about three months ago. It is of great build quality, and I'm proud to be sporting an Apple case, but I will echo the cons mentioned in many other reviews here. This case will become irreversibly filthy-looking in a disappointingly short time. The edges around my case, both front and back, have turned nearly black from cumulative skin oils and/or being "polished" while riding in my pocket. Also, this is apparently meant to be a "put it on and leave it on" case as it is very hard to remove. I had no problem with that, but beware if you are using a dock etc. I'm replacing it w/an aftermarket case because it looks terrible now, and I've been very careful/clean with it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but...

    • Written by from Singapore

    I bought the brown colour case and it fits very well. However, it gets dirty easily.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Liked it at first

    • Written by from Cheshire

    I liked the style of this case very much when I first got it, although it was really tough to get on and off. When I took it off it squeezed the buttons so hard my phone would try to shut off. It would also randomly turn up the volume and make the volume buttons stick. After having it for maybe less than 6 months, it's now just starting to fall apart. The leather cracked near the vibrate switch, so it's loose. Now it comes off too easily. I thought it was pretty expensive and I hoped it would last awhile, but i'm already in the market for a new one. Disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Ripley

    I thought these cases looked awesome when I first saw them so of course I wanted one and bought it for myself. Complete waste of money. I haven't even had it a month yet and the brown case looks so dirty. It is dirty around every single edge. I love the grip of the case and the fact that it was made of leather but I wished it looked new like when I first got it. Your only safe bet in getting this case is to GET THE BLACK ONE.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and broke within weeks

    • Written by from Watford

    Nice sleep feel, it feels as though you're handling the phone rather than a thick slug of case. However, it is very expensive and to compound the issue, the bit next to the headphone socket has seemingly fallen away without me even noticing. Only had it a few weeks. Not impressed.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels nice but is easily scuffed

    • Written by from MOLLYMOOK BEACH

    Have only had it for 3 weeks and my pocket scuffs the leather leaving bad marks all over it, mainly on the corner

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    poor case

    • Written by from Damansara

    i have bought this case three month ago and the color turns nice with the premium leather appearance but i am disappointed with it
    the case absorb dust and makes the phone dirty and filthy even after cleaning it does the same
    and after 3 month of using the case is broken at the headphone jack part
    the case itself is also can be easily scratch
    poor case with unreasonable price

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from High wycombe

    Case does what it says on the tin. But it gets dirty very quickly and any attempt to clean just takes the colour off.

    Not worth this price at all. You can get much better cases for half the price.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the look, does not stay clean

    • Written by from Traverse city

    Loved this for my white iPhone 5s but after just days of having it, all of the edges were filthy and there was no way of cleaning it. I would suggest apple selling a protectant for this case that comes with it or provide something to clean it with. Looks and feels great when it isn't dirty.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy in Blue!

    • Written by from Durham

    When I bought my iphone I bought the blue case with it. For a $40 case it was horrible! Within a week the leather looked dirty and scratched (even though I take good care of my phone) If you want to buy this case buy it in black, otherwise do NOT get it at all.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use this case for show.

    • Written by from richmond

    The case is very pretty and perfectly fitting for the iPhone, however this is NOT an every day protective case. This case should be worn only for show and occasions, not for the every day use. Unless you get a black case, the leather becomes worn very easily and can not be cleaned. When using a Magic Eraser, the darkening and wear of the leather becomes lighter and less visible, however after touching it, it will darken again. If you plan on getting this case, use with caution. I bought both the blue and beige variations, and both have become extremely worn and dirty within a few weeks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Victoria

    It pains me to leave this negative review... I'm only doing it to save someone else from spending the money on it.

    I have the blue one and it began to discolor terribly within a week. The blue dye in jeans rubs off onto the case which makes your case look like it's outlined in denim. It also gets very, very dirty very quickly with the dirt and oil from your hands. I've had it less than a month and it's absolutely filthy. It's practically brown and that's just from normal use.

    The leather is also starting to chip off. I'm not sure how that happens, but it does.

    I only gave it a two-star review because the phone does fit very snugly into the case and has not, and probably will not, fall out.