• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek case, but hard to remove.

    • Written by from Verona

    Purchased this case with my new white iPhone 5S today. Also bought the 5S dock as well. Personally, I'm always changing my case so when I wanted to remove this new leather case to put my phone on the dock, it took me a decent 5 minutes to remove. Most would think this case is very flexible because of the leather its made from. However this almost feels like a hard type of pleather. Now I'm stuck between either returning the dock and keeping the case on there for awhile, or, returning the case and keeping the dock. Most likely keeping the dock just because the leather case is so hard to remove.

    564 of 775 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad but has caveats

    • Written by from Roebuck

    As others have described, it has a very snug fit and feels quite nice in the hand. The various colors are well done in consideration of leather.

    However, the snug fit comes at the price of it being extremely difficult to remove; not an option if you wish to remove it regularly for a dock. Which it should be noted, this case prevents the iPhone 5S from sitting in the Apple dock made for this phone.

    Also after 3 days of use, soil marks (especially around the power button) are present on the my Brown leather version; I'd imagine this is found on any color other than the Black. Easy enough to buff out, but still an ongoing issue.

    I think it's a light, stylish case considering the strong build and appearance. But it should be noted the shortcomings it has.

    61 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphone jack too small for many headphones!

    • Written by from Cleveland

    The opening can only fit headphone with straight connectors (like the iphone headphones), and is too small to fully insert an angled headphone connector. If you have angled headphones, try them out before you buy, they will likely not fit. I find this to be a major oversight since vertical headphone connectors are rare to find.

    45 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels Good.. But gets Dirty fast!

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I really like the way this case "feels" in my hand. After a series of Otterbox cases I wanted a lightweight case, at least for a little while. But after only a few weeks of handling this iPhone case, it looks like I've been sliding it across a dirty floor.

    For the price you'd think Apple would at least go through the trouble of Scotch Guarding the case. They usually make their products very well. I bought the Red one and its already really dirty. I've tried to clean it and although some scuffs came out, other's did not. Also, I agree with many of the other reviewers, this case is extremely "difficult to Remove!!" I had to take a break when removing mine and come back and try again.

    I would wait for the next generation or improved batch of these cases. These are flawed and costly. Like I said, I really like the way it feels BUT, If I could get my money back at this stage, I would.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    +ve(Snug, Light) -ve(difficult power button, gets dirty quickly)

    • Written by from San Jose

    I got the PRODUCT (RED). Looks cool, feels soft, relatively thinner than most of the sturdy leather case in the market, and fits perfect. Some say its very hard to remove, IMO thats how a case should be, if you want protection! Accessing the volume buttons are fine, but I need to press harder to use the power button. Maybe its a defect or maybe thats how it is (since the power button is slender). And I have a feeling that the color cases might get dirty quickly (like your white leather shoes). Its been 7 hrs and already I'm seeing dark areas.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, good feel, but makes the sleep button hard to press

    • Written by from Hicksville

    Nice case, good feel, but makes the sleep button very hard to press. Also very hard to remove your phone from the case if needed. I am returning mine.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    5S Brown Leather Case

    • Written by from Aptos

    Day 1: Beautiful color...snug fitting...great match with the Gold 5S....feels great....no regrets.
    Day 2 and Beyond: Blackened edges....hand prints and oils/grime can't be cleaned off surface. Disappointment.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Well made leather cases that get dirty way to easy.

    • Written by from Midland

    Apple had made such a nice leather cases. Yes the fit is super tight, very hard to get off, a lot head jacks and not all lightning adapter and plug will fit. Price is fine for a leather case. These were problem I knew when making the purchases. The problem not expect was how easy this brown leather get dirty so fast. The case I have is going from brown to a dirty black at an alarmingly quick rate, especially around the edges. I like the case and do not want to return it. Unless I can find a way to clean it Apple might be getting a return.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks and feels good But some issues

    • Written by from Tempe

    The cover feels great to hold with the phone. Below are some Pros and cons
    Pros:
    1) Feels light.
    2) Adds just right volume for comfortable grip. Felt a bit slippery to hold for first 2 days but feels much better after that.

    Cons:
    1) I use Bose MIE2I earphones. The Cover is blocking the pin from entering completely. So have to press a bit harder for that.
    2) Prone to catch Dirt (except the black Cover). Not sure if can be cleaned easily but saw some demo covers in the apple store which had some dirt on the edges.
    3) Bit pricey for the protection it is providing.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but design flaw

    • Written by from Bridgeport

    I bought the black case for my gold 5s and it looks great! Nice fit and a superb feel to it! But, the case has a major design flaw with the connector port hole. The only thing that fits is the lighting charge cable that comes with the phone. I cannot use my car charger or an Apple 30 pin adapter. The connector hole opening is too small! Apple should have left the bottom of the case open for this reason plus to let the speakers be more open. I love this case but this flaw will probably make me return it. I cannot take off the case every time I need to use a car charger or the adapter. I wish I could open up the bottom of the case without ruining the case.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    need more color choice

    • Written by from Middletown

    I bought the red one tonight. It fits perfectly and feels good too. However, the color choices are not very good. The red is exceptable, but it really is too orangey. Where is navy, dark gray, and dark green? I think pink and heather gray would be a nice option.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case! But get a darker colour

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this case in blue and I really do love it - The cut-outs are perfect, it's light weight and has a great feel to it. However, looking back on my purchase, I was stupid to buy this in any colour other than black. I've had it for exactly a week, and already it's starting to look scuffed and dirty, which I hate. Like others have said, I imagine this would happen with any colour other than black because of the material. I can't start the dirty look, so this will likely be taken off my phone soon. Waste of money.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feel, no headphones

    • Written by from Dallas

    The look and feel of this case is great. It stays on well, but it a little hard to remove. However, Apple refuses to acknowledge that people want to use headphones or earbuds besides the ones they include, so the hole for the headphone jack is too small for most things out there. The jack for my Bose noise-canceling headphones and also my Bose earbuds are both too big to fit with this case on. Also, a cord that I use for an aux-in on my stereo doesn't fit, either. It's really disappointing that Bose does so many things well, but falls down on such simple things.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy a brown one

    • Written by from Mickleover

    I have rated the case 3 as I have had a brown one (1star) a black one (5star). The brown one just looks dirty if you keep it in your jeans pocket. You cannot clean it.
    The black one is just great and better feel than brown. No marks or dark edges making it look dirty.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Careful with color selection.

    • Written by from Dunlap

    I purchased the brown leather case for my iPhone 5s. After a couple of weeks of wear and use, the case is turning a dark and tainted color brown. I would highly recommend the black case. Other than the color, the case fits like a glove and protects your iPhone investment very well.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The Brown is Just Okay

    • Written by from Seattle

    From a strictly functional view, this case does the job. It protects the phone from dropping and the texture from the leather aids in grip. it does not add bulk to the phone and other than the silent switch, speaker grill and earphone plug, it protects the phone from contiamients. From an asthetic point of view, the brown is a nice natural color. The case is also designed to allow the silver or gold edges to show as well. However, from longevity stand point, the case does not old up. After a week, it is lookingp dingy. A while I am glad the case protected my phone from damage (cosmetic and functional), the leather tore easily when I acidently dropped my phone when it got snagged coming out of my pocket. I therefore recommend black over the brown.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would love it but...

    • Written by from Cleveland

    It won't fit the iphone 5s dock, I have heard it will not fit the lightning to 30 pin adapter, and I don't feel the wear & tear of taking it off constantly is a good idea. Looking for a better solution, it looks like I'll need to return it :(

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice case

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    its a nice case and it feels great in the hand, but it is extremely hard to remove

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    • Written by from Greenville

    This case has a good fit with the 5s and has managed numerous drops with no damage. However, the red color began to show signs of fading immediately. The black case below the leather shows through the red leather. If I had to purchase again, I would buy the black so the faded color would not be so apparent.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but... not compatible with many accessories

    • Written by from Oak Park

    Up front, I really like the case. It fits well, is comfortable in my hand, is thin and looks great. My issue is that it inhibits using many accessories that require a Lightning plug. For instance, the case needs to be removed to use Apple's own Lightning-to-30 PIN adaptor (so that you don't have to trash all your old cables); otherwise, you can't insert the Lightning plug far enough. Same goes for many audio systems and compatible radios, including Bose, Sony and iHome. The hole surrounding the Lightning port needs to be changed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful