• 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

    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

    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

    Lovely case, after surgery with a Dremel

    • Written by from Reading

    The case feels and looks good. Very happy with it.

    As others have said, it doesn't work if you want to use it with a dock, or come to that with Apple's Lightning adaptor for old-style iPod leads. A couple of nerve-wracking minutes with a Dremel cutting disc sorted that out.

    I also had to ream out the hole for the headphone socket. I imagine it's intended to work with the Apple headphones, but the slightly larger plug on my Bose phones wouldn't fit.

    Now that's all done it is at least functionally adequate.

    But these don't seem like subtle design points to have missed. Hence the rating...

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    'Form Fitting and Filthy'

    • Written by from HOVE

    Typical show of hands from Apple - fit's perfectly, feels great and looks superb. Be under no illusion whatsoever, this case will look older than your granny's gran after about a week. If you can handle that then you've got a 'must have' case - mine is so filthy that you can hardly see the Apple logo on the back and I work in a hospital so wash my hands somewhere in the region of 50 times per day. Think wisely - if you have OCD about keeping your devices new looking, stay well away....

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but colour goes quick

    • Written by from London

    Had this for just a day, nice snug fit, not too hard to get off. However I have noticed compared to when I first got it, colour fades extremely quickly. I've had it for just a day now and it has faded from a nice mild blue to a cyan baby blue.

    A bit disappointed but provides nice protection and looks gorgeous

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... but far too expensive

    • Written by from Ossett

    beautiful fit, adequate protection, massively overpriced

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily marked

    • Written by from LIVERPOOL

    Expensive was my first reaction. This case is an exact fit, so once it's on it's not easy to remove. Nice to the touch and doesn't add any bulk to the overall dimensions of your new device.
    However, the biggest let down is the material used. Tiny print on the back of the packaging warns: 'This case is made from natural aniline leather. It's appearance will change as you use it.' and a quick Google of aniline leather will explain how it absorbs stains and dirt very easily.
    After a day my new £35 case (beige option) looks old and distressed. Maybe the discolouration won't be as noticeable in other colour options?

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixes feelings

    • Written by from London

    Mixed feelings overall. Fits very neatly. But buttons are far too hard to press, especially on/wake at top. Not as good as Apple's 4 bumpers.