Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5

Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5

NZ$ 89.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 87 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 5 is a handsome hybrid case that provides one place for your iPhone and the contents of your wallet. This pocket-size book also protects your iPhone in two ways: the hard-back book cover shields against bumps and bruises, while the visual design disguises your wallet and phone.

    Protection and access

    Slip your driving licence, bank cards and a little cash into the right side of BookBook, then snap your iPhone 5 into the leather wrapped frame on the opposite side and you're ready to go.

    Superb convenience

    A built-in ID window lets you show your drivers license without taking it out, plus an easy thumb-slide for those occasions when you do have to remove your ID. Vertical slots and one horizontal pocket hold debit/credit cards, cash and receipts.

  • Highlights

    • Pocket-size book marries a wallet and case for iPhone
    • Genuine leather case is tailored to fit iPhone 5
    • Snap-in frame allows edge-to-edge access to Retina display
    • ID window with convenient thumb slide
    • Three credit/debit card slots, an ID slot and one for cash/receipts
    • Eliminates the need to carry a wallet
    • Disguises your wallet and iPhone as a vintage, pocket-sized book
    • Made with high-quality, genuine leather
    • Hand distressed so no two are exactly alike
  • Did you notice?

    Hand distressing gives each BookBook case for iPhone a finish unlike any other.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Carry everything in one place and protect it thanks to this combined wallet and case for iPhone 5.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5
  • Tech Specs

    • Form Factor: Wallet
    • Material: Leather
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 12-1232
    • UPC or EAN No.: 851522002672

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Good product: well thought out

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    First day of having this wallet/case, I had a few gripes:
    -The wallet would not close all the way unless I put the phone face up First day of having this wallet/case, I had a few gripes:
    -The wallet would not close all the way unless I put the phone face up and the weight closes it. It really bothered me.
    -Very uncomfortable talking on the phone. Wasn't sure how anyone could hold the phone.
    -No place for cash. It's too big and won't let it close on me.

    Having the case for a month, I can say I like it!
    -The wallet fully closes now whichever side I put it on.
    -I learned that I needed to fold back the case with the credit cards and such sticking out. The case gave grip to the phone and now I feel uncomfortable without it.
    -Still no place for cash, but I feel like it grew on me. I carry 3 credit cards, my license, and a couple receipts and it's more than enough.

    Overall, I would recommend the case, but it does take getting a little use to. I'm the type of person that always forgets either his wallet or phone, and having two in one makes forgetting both much harder. It is a little thicker in my pocket, but I've gotten use to it, and I don't need to worry about having my keys in the same pocket as my phone anymore!

    A++ would recommend!

    • Written by from Irvine

    267 of 302 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good product: well thought out
  • Review for all the Canucks out there

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just received the Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5, literally. I have had it for less then a day and here are my first tho Just received the Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5, literally. I have had it for less then a day and here are my first thoughts:

    The Specs:
    - The spine measures about 2cm wide, and the front/back measures 13cm x 7cm.
    - As stated it has spots for 3 cards and your ID (or another card I suppose)

    The Good:
    - Initial quality appears excellent, the comments about being able to smell the leather are true
    - Yes, you can use both cameras with the case
    - I have a black iPhone 5 with the brown case and it looks great, I have seen the black on black as well and it looks very sharp as well. Have not seen a white phone in this case.
    - Yes you have access to all buttons / ports on the phone
    - I like the idea of having my wallet and phone all-in-one


    The "On the fence"
    - I am still trying to get used to the size, it is bigger then the wallet I used to carry and is much bigger then just having a phone in your pocket. I wouldn't say you would carry this around in your front pocket of your jeans. (Wondering if overtime it will get worn in and be a little more compact).
    - Holding cash, when you have say 10 bills, seems to be a bit of an issue, there is a place for cash behind the cards, but CDN money (different size then US) when folded in half still sticks out the edge and over part of the spine, and with 10 bills folded that way the case does not close well. If you are someone that rarely carries cash (or very little), then this is not an issue. I am still trying to figure out a good way to store more then 4 or 5 bills in it.

    Like I said, this is just my initial thoughts, I will update in a month or so.

    • Written by from Regina

    218 of 257 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Review for all the Canucks out there
  • Twelve South does it again

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this latest BookBook. The snap in case is an improvement over the old slide in type of the 4s version. I also like the came I love this latest BookBook. The snap in case is an improvement over the old slide in type of the 4s version. I also like the camera hole and the fact i can hold more cards is a plus. You can't go wrong if you get this. It eliminates the need for a phone case and a wallet. I have one on my MacBook air and my New iPad, awesome!!!!!! I get a lot of complements when people notice it.

    • Written by from ROSEVILLE

    162 of 185 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Twelve South does it again
  • DON'T BUY!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    As of iphone 5, the noise cancelling mic is on the back by the camera. When you open the bookbook to talk on your phone, the mic As of iphone 5, the noise cancelling mic is on the back by the camera. When you open the bookbook to talk on your phone, the mic is covered and everyone you speak to will complain as they can hardly hear you.

    12 south advice is to speak on the phone without folding the case completely back on it self OR disable the rear mic in settings. I've done both and people still complain. I asked bookbook what other ideas they had for the issue and even supplied them with a copy of the receipt. I won't say what they told me but I'm teetering between laughing, crying and feeling insulted.

    This case looks good, has great features but really kills the main function of the iphone which is to be used as a phone.

    Apparently any case that folds back like the bookbook will have the same result.

    Apple should stop selling this product and 12south should stop manufacturing it. Or at least honour the warranty to us poor sods who have purchased it.

    • Written by from Toronto

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? DON'T BUY!
  • Not built to last...

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, but will not last. mine has cardboard and plastic exposed at the corners after 15 months of normal use. Given the pr Good product, but will not last. mine has cardboard and plastic exposed at the corners after 15 months of normal use. Given the price, a leather product should last longer. Sadly, I could not even get the support department of Twelve South to acknowledge that their product should last 15 months with normal use. If you want a few months of use, this is highly functional, but it is not a longer term solution.

    • Written by from Winston Salem

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not built to last...
  • Step Up and Step Out

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a 5 star rating, of course, after having used it for a half dozen months and having had a 4 Book for a couple of years or This is a 5 star rating, of course, after having used it for a half dozen months and having had a 4 Book for a couple of years or more. This one is perfect. Thank you! Why? Not really bulky, when you think it can carry your major card or two, your medical information, fishing license and an emergency $5 bill, plus a cash card and a drug card, if you're in to drugs.

    Bonus factor for those who always complain about how hard it is to take their phone out a case to insert in to some other specialty item, like a bike ride system or a music system such as Bose has to offer: it's a very simple thing to do, you just take it out and press it back in to the binder. It's a miracle, and a very useful one at that, as opposed to other miracles, which do not seem to move me much, having no utilitarian value at all. This case is excellent. I would buy it for you if you loved me.

    • Written by from Cornwall
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