• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT iPhone 5s Case

    • Written by from Pago Pago

    I purchased a brown leather case. Feels great. Perfect fit. Light weight. Soft inner lining. Protects the phone all around when it drops, even the front. Well designed to contact the outer front rim of the casing before hitting the screen upon a drop or placement on a flat surface. Just a bit disappointed with the color beginning to fade along the edges. Soon going to turn from brown to black. A great buy.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from Washington

    I read the reviews and decided to go ahead and purchase the brown leather case for my white iphone. I really like the way that it looks.

    It's a case, so there are sometimes compromises in that it does not work exactly the way that it used to. Some 3rd party lightning ports don't work, which is a bummer.

    The case also ages because it's made of leather. Some people really don't like that. It's not clear the case is going to save your phone if you run it over with a mack tuck, but then again, how often are you really in that situation?

    But all in all, the case fits the phone PERFECTLY, maintaining a very slim profile. I got this case to cover up all the nicks and scratches a year and a half of use can cause, and it does a great job. The case also makes my phone soft, which is a nice touch. So, I give it 4 stars for being a solid case. Sure, it's got flaws - but no case is perfect.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant

    • Written by from Fremont

    Showcases the phone beautifully, with out adding bulk. Protection wise, you cannot compare it with the Otterbox cases. Overtime the case will grow into the old, worn-out and beaten look of patina on leather. Perfect for those who likes vintage. But if you would like to keep the case looking new longer, spray on some leather protectant before using. Available at all shoe repair places.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GET BLACK!!

    • Written by from Surrey

    I purchased this case in Red when I got my iPhone 5S and the case feels great!! Adds some grip to the phone, its light, the buttons work great (power button is a little harder to press) and it looks very sleek. BUT after 1 day of owning the phone, the case was already starting to show wearing along the edges and any kind of scratch. If it weren't for my phone having bluetooth issues and me taking it back the next day for a new phone, I probably wouldn't have been able to swap it out with a black case. I have had the black case for a couple of months now and it still looks great. SO Great case... only if you get it in black!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great fit but limits the performance of Siri.

    • Written by from Houston

    I'm perplexed in my review here. For purely functioning as a case, this case is hands down the best case I have ever bought. Extremely snug fit. Great quality and meets my expectations for those aspects. I'm really particular in a case also protecting the corners because I have seen one too many broken screens for me to take a chance on a case not protecting the front. This case is designed to appear to leave the corners and front exposed, but it doesn't. It has a very small rise above the top all the way around to give me comfort there.

    My one issue is this case has significantly degraded the microphone clarity. Siri doesn't recognize much anymore. I tested without the case and it's way better. I've tested with other cases and it's way better. So, I recommend this case but know that limit.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely case which gets dirty easily

    • Written by from Stockton

    I have the cream version if this case. It fits my phone perfectly and is soft inside so it doesn't get scratched.
    The only thing is the corners have gone dark through usage, and this is only after a few months, so it looks a bit scruffy.
    Any advice on what to clean it with would be much appreciated!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    How can i clean my case

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought a Beige leather case for my iphone 5s because i love the colour beige! it unfortunately got dirty in no time due to the nature of my work working in the garage and getting greasy palms etc.
    Is there a way to clean my leather case? with what chemical and what type of cloth???

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Cover

    • Written by from Lisburn

    Just purchased new iPhone 5s and this cover to protect it. Fits perfectly on the phone, a little tight at first but leaves you feeling assured it won't be coming off anytime soon. Might be considered pricey but definitely worth the investment. 10/10 for quality. 10/10 for style.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like this case, easy to keep good looking with a little work.

    • Written by from Stafford

    Okay, I'll start off by saying I'm not lazy, and I'm aware of proper leather maintenance.
    If your willing to put a little work into it this case can stay looking brand new.

    I like the feel of the case, it does feel stronger than I would have thought. It fits very snuggly around only the corners of your device. If you are using a screen protecter it won't be affected by this case.

    Which leads me to my next point, the dust factor. This case does allow a slight amount of dust to fall into it. That bothers me more because the case is so snug, it isn't easy to take your phone out and clean the dirt and build up of "Life's grime"

    I would get this case for someone as a birthday present, or similar.

    It could have used a bit better conditioning before it came to me, but that's to be expected in leather of this quality. It's not top shelve leather people. You are getting what you pay for.

    I've conditioned it myself with raw (unprocessed, unrefined) shea butter. It did wonders for the texture. Also, the fibers reject oils from my hand better now. So it doesn't discolor as frequently. I clean it much less now to get it back to new condition.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Case - Definitely Recommended

    • Written by from Princeton

    So I went for the the black color after reading reviews that say the other colors get dirty (they do), and I'm extremely happy with it. I've had it for a week, and so far it has a very professional look to it and perfectly fits the iPhone. This case looks like it belongs. Also, on the black, wear and tear is not even visible! Looks amazing with my Space Grey. I gave this a 4 star rating because 1. the price is a little high, but you get Apple quality (the best), and 2. this case is not made like an Otterbox. It will protect against everyday drops but nothing too fancy. I already dropped it twice and nothing happend. So it's not bad.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, but needs to be darker

    • Written by from Bowmanville

    The colour of the brown case is more like "moccasin". It shows wear and dirt on the corners a bit. If it was a darker brown, it would be 5 stars. I've had mine for 2 months. I definitely would not recommend any of the lighter pastel colours. Black would not have the problem.

    The case itself is great. Light, thin, good grip, nice thin lip to protect the front so you can put it face-down on a table.

    Some people say it is hard to remove the case, but it is not too bad. Just pop the bottom out first. You do have to pry the phone out a bit after that, and it usually trips the silence-ringer switch, but it is good to know that the phone won't fall out of the case on its own.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case however...

    • Written by from Derby

    Excellent case great fit. But as others have mentioned it turns a different color. However apple does state on the case this will happen.

    Overall a great product but maybe black is the color to go for.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case, but expensive for what you get

    • Written by from Calgary

    I just finished using this case (Red one) for one month (and overseas for 14 days). I read all the reviews prior to buying it and the biggest fear was the case would show 'wear" very quickly. I used the phone as my primary camera on my trip, so it was in/out of my pocket each day many times a day (on the plane, train, bus). So I think this is about as much usage per day as possible.

    The first two weeks while at home, it stayed very clean and fresh. I drive at home and use it very lightly. After my trip, it looked like it was "well used". The color changed to a deep red (rather than bright red). There were many marks on the edges surrounding the face. The back had slight discoloration for parts that were dirtier (I cleaned the case each day with a towel). Apple's description on the box does say the product will change color as it is used (I don't have the exact text in front of me), so this was expected.

    Only slight concern was the leather was slightly pulling away around the top of the black ring that surrounds the camera lens. I took it to Apple store after my trip and the rep was nice enough to change it for me. This is when looking at a new case beside the used case that it was super obvious with the changes in color/wear.

    I would have given 3 stars for the product overall, but since the rep changed it for me, I gave it 4 stars. If the price was a bit lower, I would give it 5 stars.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Case, with One Small Problem

    • Written by from Stafford

    After being an Otterbox user for quite some time, I grew frustrated with the fact that they always end up stretched out (Commuter series) or cracked, generally breaking down after a year or so of wear and tear.

    When Apple finally released a leather case, I was excited. I switched over from a Spigen SlimArmor case I had been using to this.

    This case is slim, protects your screen when laid flat, and has a great look at feel that isn't gaudy (in black, at least).

    The only thing I don't like is that the headphone slot does not accommodate the cord for my Bose earbuds. The plug for my earbuds is just slightly too big :(

    Otherwise a great case. Definitely recommend it, but if you use your phone a lot for music/radio on your commute, check to make sure your earbuds fit the slot if they aren't first party Apple earbuds.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great lightweight case

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This is a nice lightweight case that fits the phone snugly and looks beautiful! The leather is soft and wears in nicely. Some of the other reviews complain about the cases getting dirty but I mean that's gonna happen from everyday use. Big fan of this product!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little case but doesn't compliment other Apple Product

    • Written by from Redwood Park

    I went into the apple store in Adelaide and bought a 30 pin to lightning adapter. I then went and bought an apple case for my iPhone 5s. I asked if the adapter would work with the case and was told "sure it will". Get home and find the adapter won't go in far enough to work. I ended up buying another case as I need the ability to use the adapters and also wanted to put the iPhone on a belkin dock which can handle a thin case really well.
    I can not understand why apple would create products that don't work together. Do they not even consider that people might want to use the Apple adapters with their Apple iPhone case???
    The case is good by the way and really fits snugly. Just wish I could leave it on all the time.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect fit

    • Written by from Lewis Center

    Absolutely love this case. Exactly as it is beautifully described on the apple site. "Supple and buttery in the hand". Only took it down one star due to the slight orangey tint to the brown leather. But I've grown to like it.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good product

    • Written by from Bourne

    I bought one of these for my iPhone thinking as it was Apple it would be good quality. I was not disappointed. It fits great, looks good and really does feel nice in your hand.

    I understand where people are coming from, the cut outs are small and if you have any 3rd party accessories then they may not fit, I haven't so it's not a problem for me.

    Also, I agree that it starts to look rough after a few days, I don't know what people expect though, it's coloured leather and being genuine leather it's not going to stay looking brand new. I don't know what people expect Apple to do, breed some super cow with extra tough skin. I kinda like it looking 'distressed'! How long do bright coloured sneakers look brand new for, this thing is held in a grubby hand rubbing in the pocket of coloured jeans etc all day , of course it will affect it.

    The only reason I did not give it 5* is the price.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Luling

    The case fits really well. It is not hard to take off, although it does require a little bit of effort. The case comes in super clean and over time it changes color. It is supposed to do this, but it can look bad between when its new and how it is supposed to look after it changes color.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but more colors please.

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I want to protect my phone, but I do not like the bulkiness or feel of most cases. I love this leather case (red), it fits tight to my iPhone 5S, and feels great, and provides moderate protection. It is not waterproof; however, if you use your phone in the outdoor elements, but otherwise wonderful for everyday use. I request that Apple makes these in more desirable colors that match the new I phone 5S, such as in silver, gold, or most particularly in in dark purple or burgundy; the most sought after color by most women. The same request I have for iPad covers. Please make them in purple!