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.
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.
- 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 ForCarry 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
- Form Factor: Wallet
- Material: Leather
- Mfr. Part Number: 12-1233
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002689
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Ratings & Reviews
Very disapointing :(
Firstly, I LOVE Twelve South products. I own BookBook for my Macbook Pro which is awesome and several other great products from th Firstly, I LOVE Twelve South products. I own BookBook for my Macbook Pro which is awesome and several other great products from them.
I was so excited to find the BookBook case for my iPhone 5 and solve the solution of needing a new wallet and a phone case in a cool design. Unfortunately when it arrived my heart sank.
• I put my iPhone 5 in and enough cards to fill the slots (ONLY 4!) and it wouldn't close flat!?
• Getting any paper cash into the space behind the cards was not happening, plus putting anymore in his wallet would end up damaging the iPhone screen as it was squashed into my pocket.
•When you make a call you either have to fold it back so everyone around you can see all your cards/cash and id, making your money an easy target or have it flap in front of your face (I'm right handed), which is hard to walk with and even harder to hold.
•As a cool design and something nice to look at, it's great.
•It's well made and of good quality material
As a practical phone case/wallet it is very disappointing.. I ended up having a pocket full of notes and a couple of loose cards I thought I might have been able to slip into the inside pocket.
I'm gutted, the only sensible thing I could do was return it :( I would love to see them develop the product and am not put off buying from them in the future. But will be looking else where for now to solve my solution.
If your not worried about carrying money and maybe only two cards with you maybe give it a go, but you'll still have the task of how to keep that safe when making a call. …
- Written by Matthew W from Harrow
19 of 24 people found this useful
Perfect Case for a Book Lover!
I have the BookBook case for my gold 5s in the brown and I absolutely love it! I am a huge fan of books so the vintage leather-bou I have the BookBook case for my gold 5s in the brown and I absolutely love it! I am a huge fan of books so the vintage leather-bound book look is very cool and something that fits my personality. It's great for out and about too since this allows me to carry my essentials around and not have to haul around a purse full of stuff.
The only thing I would recommend would be a screen protector as well so the plastic housing for your license doesn't rub on the glass screen and scratch it or damage it in any way, the only awkward thing with this case is answering a phone call without the ear buds; it looks a little ridiculous holding an open book thing up to your ear and is awkward to hold. Perhaps this will fix itself when the case relaxes more since I've only had it for a week or so.
The main thing is it protects my phone, holds my ID and important cards and it looks like a cool antique book; I would definitely recommend! …
- Written by Bri R from Calgary
11 of 13 people found this useful
One week with BookBook
Unfortunately, the case slightly interferes with the Bluetooth connection whilst in my pocket. Slightly. Using a Jawbone Era (2014 Unfortunately, the case slightly interferes with the Bluetooth connection whilst in my pocket. Slightly. Using a Jawbone Era (2014 Model) 90% of the time, I cannot comment on call quality of using the iPhone itself whilst in BookBook.
If you are a minimalist like myself, this is brilliant. I only have 5 cards with me, and do not carry cash
I really like the contrast between my iPhone 5's sleek, modern design and the worn, vintage leather of the BookBook.
Easy access to all 4 buttons, ringer switch and charging port, and ability to change volume whilst BookBook is closed. Another great feature, Find My iPhone becomes Find My BookBook, so losing your wallet will not be a problem if you are clumsy like me!
The price puts me off at £50, however I purchased this in Canada, which is equivalent to about £35, so one happy customer here! …
- Written by Jack S from Runcorn
7 of 7 people found this useful
Like carrying around a leather book!
This is real leather & wears as it should; gets softer & has natural looking scuffs as time goes on. The leather & binding are str This is real leather & wears as it should; gets softer & has natural looking scuffs as time goes on. The leather & binding are strong. I experience ease with having four slots for my most used cards, including my Starbucks Gold card on top, which ensures privacy of my identity. Easy to tuck my driver's license in pocket behind the card slots. I get SO many compliments from so many people, including that it looks like an aged Bible. People tell me often about junk replicas that were only about $25 to $30 less & well, wasted their money. As much as I'd like the latest iPhone, I'm not switching until I can get this same case. Totally worth every dollar. …
- Written by Sylvia S from Visalia
1 of 1 people found this useful
Love Mine and have had for over a Year
I have had mine for over a year! It is great and was hoping they would come out with one for the 6 or 6 plus. I carry my drivers I have had mine for over a year! It is great and was hoping they would come out with one for the 6 or 6 plus. I carry my drivers license and 5 other cards only. I use it to hide extra cash, but don't use it regularly for storing cash, that goes in my front pants pocket. Others may have been trying to stuff in way to much! Mine still looks great, good quality leather and wears awesome. It goes from shirt pocket, to jacket pocket, to blue jeans back pocket! I recommend it for sure. If you like to carry 15 credit cards it will probably not be for you, but if you carry a minimum number you will love it!! …
- Written by Mark T from Arcadia
1 of 1 people found this useful
Does not last
Similar to other reviews and the price, you'd expect way better quality. I've had this case for 6 months and started to fall apar Similar to other reviews and the price, you'd expect way better quality. I've had this case for 6 months and started to fall apart. The stitching inside wallet area failed and I had to stop using it. Very good concept poor inside quality. …
- Written by BOB H from Saskatoon
2 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
will the Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 6 be available in apple store (Toronto, Canada) any time soon? I've been waiting for a while now :(
- Asked by Reshma M from Toronto
- Feb 4, 2015
do the Twelve South BookBook case work for the Iphone 5c?
- Asked by Rickey R from Des Moines
- Mar 28, 2014
Twelvesouth does have a case that is compatible with the 5c, but it is not this bookbook case. This Twelvesouth does have a case that is compatible with the 5c, but it is not this bookbook case. This one is specifically designed to fit the 5/5s …
- Answered by Jay H from Windsor
- Jul 3, 2014
I use an OtterBox case (commuter series) with my iPhone 5 — will I be able to use it with the BookBook?
- Asked by Chris C from Fairfax
- Apr 12, 2014
I doubt it. Remembering the Otterbox case, it makes the phone itself larger. I used my 5s with the c I doubt it. Remembering the Otterbox case, it makes the phone itself larger. I used my 5s with the cookbook case here. It actually IS a case, you see. …
- Answered by Marian M from Cape Coral
- Jun 6, 2014
does this case fit the 5S with the mophie juice pack on the phone?
- Asked by Donna G from New York
- Jan 5, 2014
- Answered by Christopher D
- Jun 30, 2014
Will this case fit the 5S model as well?
- Asked by Michael S from Norton
- Sep 12, 2013
- Answered by Andrew G from Mount Pleasant
- Oct 16, 2013
will this case fit iPhone 4
- Asked by Tawnia P from Santa Rosa
- Dec 3, 2013
No, it is only for iPhone 5,5s
- Answered by Hayder H from Serdang
- Dec 27, 2013