• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A 5 star review until recently

    • Written by from Dollar

    I have the brown leather case and have absolutely loved it for the bast 8 months. Strongly advised it to all my mates who have asked as i adored it. Until last month. The case no longer fits securely on the iPhone, I dont know if its stretched because its leather, but it now slides off very easily. I did not think this was a big problem though until I accidentally dropped it. It was a small drop onto concrete, however, it was face down. Picked it up thinking nothing of it as it happened all the time and the case had always protected it, but then after turning it over I saw that the screen was completely smashed and the phone was pretty much out of the case. Was not impressed, rest of the phone doesn't have a scratch on it due to the micro-fiber on the inside of the case and the case is beautiful, however, now I have a iPhone with a smashed screen and I need to pay £140 to get the screen replaced by Apple due to their own product not lasting.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish, but not practical (Lightning adapter will not fit)

    • Written by from Billings

    Really liked this case. Bought it at retail. Popped it on my 5S, got to my car to plug it in and lightning adapter would not fit. EVERY TIME I need to charge my phone I have to take it out of the case? The search continues...

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not value for money

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Case is exactly what i wanted. A leather case that would age and have the rustic robust feel of well worn case. But headphones do no connect as easily as you wold expect an Apple recommended case to allow.
    Also for the simplicity it should be much cheaper. The Apple stamp at the back is barely visible and i suspect may diminish in time. I can barely see mine and the case is a mere 2 months old. I still like the case though wouldn't change for another.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s leather case, red

    • Written by from Mount Laurel

    The case feels great and fits well. The buttons work, even though they are covered. As others have mentioned, the case looks filthy quickly. I keep mine in a pocket in my bag, so it is never out unless I am holding it and it still started to look nasty almost right away. I purchased it in October and have cleaned it with leather cleaner several times. It only looks just a tad better (still looks somewhat dirty after I clean it) but then gets nasty looking again right away. I think dirt just sticks to the material. So I spent the money and now I will be looking for a different case because this looks so bad.

    There is minimal if any protection to the screen because the sides jut out only maybe a millimeter.

    I wish Apple had a good case.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    STUNNING BUT BECAREFUL

    • Written by from Leek

    This case is without a doubt, stunning but when I was using it the colour very quickly disappeared, now although I was careful and was aware of the warning from apple that the colour may change over time, I returned it back to the store and exchanged it for a black one, which was safe to say, much better! I wish apple had used to laminated plastic material instead that they used on the smartcovers for iPad.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better...

    • Written by from Bronx

    I bought this case in red. I wanted a stylish case that would also fully protect my phone. As far as minimalist protection goes, this case is GREAT! It keeps the phone very secure and well protected without adding a lot of weight to the phone or taking away from the design. However it gets dirty and wears VERY easily with general use. I only keep my phone in my purse, my coat pocket, and on my desk at home and work. Nothing out of the ordinary. Yet I have had to clean it off at least twice a week to keep it looking fresh and new. I also began noticing slight nicks in the material. I haven't even had it for a full month. Unacceptable for a case that cost almost $45 (with tax).

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not practical

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Thin, pretty and protects screen/back.
    A bit slippery - better than with no case at all.
    Most slightly textured plastic cases are less slippery.

    Any sharp object can damage the leather, it's a very soft leather with no coating.
    I was expecting shoes grade leather for durability. Was a bit surprised it is the softest version of leather.

    Avoid keys, hard surfaces(concrete) and dirt.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs some TLC!

    • Written by from Hedge End

    Not a big fan of cases but the quality/fit of this one is great and at first it looked amazing. Unfortunaty after less than a week it looked really old and dirty which is a real shame and at this point I thought it a waste of money! However, bought one of those magic white cleaning sponges for £2 and it cleaned up like nearly new. Then let it dry and treated it with a leather balm. Looked nearly new and has now stayed looking great for a few weeks and lots of use later!! Like a good pair of shoes it needs a bit of TLC, I would imagine you could do this a few times peridoically....

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    great case

    • Written by from deltona

    the only problem is that i bought a red case and got dirty with 3 months and I can`t get to clean it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case.. But doesn't work with dock!

    • Written by from masterton

    I've supported apple for a VERY long time, but this is ridiculous! When I ordered my iPhone 5s, the suggested other purchases were the leather case, which I chose, and the apple dock, which I chose as well.. But the down side is, the leather case doesn't fit into the confining space of the dock.. I don't like the idea of taking the case on and off, so wasn't impressed.. Other than that, the leather case is gorgeous!
    Leaving the same review on the dock!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    5S Brown Leather Case

    • Written by from Aptos

    Day 1: Beautiful color...snug fitting...great match with the Gold 5S....feels great....no regrets.
    Day 2 and Beyond: Blackened edges....hand prints and oils/grime can't be cleaned off surface. Disappointment.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay

    • Written by from El Mirage

    The case looks luxuriously elegant, but the leather weathers easily. I have had mine for 2 months and the edges of the leather case are now dry and shedding pieces of the case. For the price of the case, it doesnt last very long.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brown Iphone 5s case

    • Written by from manassas

    I had wanted this case for a while since the debut of Iphone 5s cases, but I am disappointed in how difficult it becomes to take off the case of the phone. If this wasn't an issue than I would rate 5 stars so because of this flaw I am giving this case a 3 stars.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful but not practical

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    This is my absolute favorite case I've ever found, sleek, goes all the way around the edges, (which is hard to find in a stylish case), comes in amazing colors, awesome quality, suede lined! With one huge but, I bought the blue and it became dirty/showed dirt, so quickly. I've tried gently using leather cleaners, even just a slightly damp cloth, hasn't worked. I am so bummed because I love the look so much. I may try the tan, probably best bet in terms of dirt problem. If you are super careful with where you put/handling your iphone, go for it!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay but I wouldn't buy it again

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    The Good: Case feels great; very slim; very light; leather is unique and I like how it ages, getting darker on the edges. I haven't dropped the phone yet (and I rarely do anyway) but I get the impression this case will protect it well enough. Best part is def the "feel" of the thing.

    The Bad: Sides bow out slightly and this shouldn't happen with a case this pricey. Not very easy to remove and I'm thinking it won't be long before the leather gets marked up from doing this. Headphone jack is a bit on the small side

    In the end, I should have paid more attention to user reviews than bloggers and avoided this case. Oh well. I have a feeling in a few months I'll need a new case and it won't be this one. No immediate need to replace though - it's staying on till it dies. Go check out the switch easy numbers before you buy this in any case...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from Greenville

    This case has a good fit with the 5s and has managed numerous drops with no damage. However, the red color began to show signs of fading immediately. The black case below the leather shows through the red leather. If I had to purchase again, I would buy the black so the faded color would not be so apparent.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5s casing

    • Written by from WA

    The case was great and fit well... but maybe not the leather brown color. After 3 days and many hours of touching it, it totally look dirty and so unattractive.
    Looks older than many of my old casing, so i switch it back to transparent casing and my iPhone 5s gold look sexy already...

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy a brown one

    • Written by from Mickleover

    I have rated the case 3 as I have had a brown one (1star) a black one (5star). The brown one just looks dirty if you keep it in your jeans pocket. You cannot clean it.
    The black one is just great and better feel than brown. No marks or dark edges making it look dirty.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but... not compatible with many accessories

    • Written by from Oak Park

    Up front, I really like the case. It fits well, is comfortable in my hand, is thin and looks great. My issue is that it inhibits using many accessories that require a Lightning plug. For instance, the case needs to be removed to use Apple's own Lightning-to-30 PIN adaptor (so that you don't have to trash all your old cables); otherwise, you can't insert the Lightning plug far enough. Same goes for many audio systems and compatible radios, including Bose, Sony and iHome. The hole surrounding the Lightning port needs to be changed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    imPossible to use with adapter or dock or take off

    • Written by from San Diego

    It looks brilliant and feels warm and wonderful in the hand. Since I have so many cords from my other iPhone I just bought an extra cord and an adaptor. The adaptor won't work with the 5s leather case. Now I can't get the case off. It won't fit in any dock. Didn't Apple notice? I'll keep the beautiful brown cover not just because I like it - I can't get it off and I can't find anyone to tell me how.

    1 of 2 people found this useful