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: 12-1232
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002672
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Ratings & Reviews
Poor quality, cheap build & plasticky finish – not a patch on the 4S case
Like others here, I was a proud owner of the iPhone 4S BookBook case, which is a piece of design genius.
In stark contrast, the Like others here, I was a proud owner of the iPhone 4S BookBook case, which is a piece of design genius.
In stark contrast, the iPhone 5 case is a case study in poor design. The lessons learned from the iPhone 4S case seem to have been completely thrown out and this case is made entirely differently — and of significantly poorer quality materials. The leather has a very plasticky finish, unlike the lovely natural leather used in the 4S case, which aged beautifully. Skimping on the materials in this case has resulted in the leather along the right hand edge of the back cover parting from the case — the 'hem' stitching clearly is along the very edge of the leather, meaning it does not hold it effectively.
The plastic 'frame' in which the phone must be 'clipped' (and scratched) is covered in a thin synthetic (plastic) suede. With a mere 6 months of careful use, this has rubbed off in several places, leaving ragged edges and exposed black plastic.
TwelveSouth have managed to take one of the best iPhone case designs and completely ruin it — one imagines to achieve reduced costs and more profit. If you're looking for an example of how not to design an iPhone case, then this is it. I would much rather slide the phone up to take a photo (as in the 4S case) rather than have the ugly plastic frame elements. All that was needed was the exact same case as the 4S one, but a few centimetres taller. Instead we end up the most disappointing and overpriced iPhone accessory I have yet to purchase.
I cannot recommend strongly enough that you avoid this case. Hopefully, Twelve South will see sense and the classic BookBook design will be restored. But I wouldn't hold your breath. …
- Written by Andrew W from Manchester
60 of 66 people found this useful
It's now 'the norm'
Firstly if you have an Iphone 5 you must have a case of some description.
Why this case? Well some people won't ever want to co Firstly if you have an Iphone 5 you must have a case of some description.
Why this case? Well some people won't ever want to combine their wallet and phone so this is not the case for you.
But if you are looking for less clutter in your life this this is the one for you. You don't need to carry round 19 debit, credit and store cards all at once (and if you do then you shouldn't be spending your money on iphones and £50 cases) This case is for the professional who wants to reduce clutter and look smart whilst also achieving the practical benefit of protecting their phone.
Previously every time I left my house/office/other location I had to do the man dance....wallet, phone, keys. And I would physically have to locate them on my body. Now I only have to find 2 of those things - so by my maths this case has improved my life by 33% !! …
- Written by Pencil V from Norwich
52 of 65 people found this useful
Really Good Case
I bought this case the other day, the quality of the materials is really good and the phone snaps in place so is really secure. Yo I bought this case the other day, the quality of the materials is really good and the phone snaps in place so is really secure. Yo can also charge the phone and access all the buttons etc. whilst the phone is in the case. My only issue is that the case does not stay shut, could perhaps do with a fastening, otherwise a really great, stylish and quirky case! …
- Written by Elizabeth D from Cardiff
45 of 60 people found this useful
I wanted to like this so much..
But sadly after two from the Apple shop and a replacement direct from Twelve South all have failed with the same results.
First But sadly after two from the Apple shop and a replacement direct from Twelve South all have failed with the same results.
Firstly the plastic coating around the phone 'holder' rubs away, then the rest of the coating peels off. The corners that form the shape of the wallet then break away, meaning that the leather cover them loosens and comes away. The final straw was when on holiday - the Canary islands c28C - the adhesive holding the cover together started to melt and the phone came away from the wallet whilst still in it's holder.
Sadly the most disappointing case I have yet owned, but I will say I emailed the guys at Twelve South who were lovely and replaced the second one FoC all the way from their offices in America - now that is customer service!! …
- Written by Simon F from Shrewsbury
1 of 1 people found this useful
Poor quality. Nowhere near as good as the 4s version.
I personally loved the 4s bookbook. I much preferred the ability to remove my phone when I wanted it rather than having it stay in I personally loved the 4s bookbook. I much preferred the ability to remove my phone when I wanted it rather than having it stay in the case permanently.
The plastic clip approach in the 5 case is not a good idea. Firstly it is coated in some kind of leather, but that didn't last long before it started peeling off.
The leather on the outside also started showing wear very quickly. This is fine if you like the "aged look" but it doesn't bode well for the life span.
It has plenty of space for cards and cash, but the added length of the 5 makes this quite a large bukly case.
My advice, get the toffee wallet cases instead. …
- Written by Bryan H from NORTHAMPTON
2 of 2 people found this useful
Not the same quality as the 4s BookBook Case
this is now my 3rd replacement of this case the first one the case kept coming out of the corners, the second one the leather was this is now my 3rd replacement of this case the first one the case kept coming out of the corners, the second one the leather was coming un stitched... will have to see what the 3rd one brings when it arrives... not a patch on the 4s case and I prefered the design of that case as well..
Not worth £50 anymore, I had my 4s case for 18 months with no issues...
Come on 12south ... …
- Written by DONNA H from DONCASTER
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will the Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5 also fit the new iPod Touch?
- Asked by Sylvia T from District Heights
Will this case fit and work properly with the upcoming iPhone 5s?
- Asked by Christopher P from Blackalls Park
According to Twelve South's website, yes. It will fit the upcoming iPhone 5S.
- Answered by James P from Hollywood
Will this case fit the 5S model as well?
- Asked by Michael S from Norton
- Answered by Andrew G from Mount Pleasant