• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish, but not practical (Lightning adapter will not fit)

    • Written by from Billings

    Really liked this case. Bought it at retail. Popped it on my 5S, got to my car to plug it in and lightning adapter would not fit. EVERY TIME I need to charge my phone I have to take it out of the case? The search continues...

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s leather case, red

    • Written by from Mount Laurel

    The case feels great and fits well. The buttons work, even though they are covered. As others have mentioned, the case looks filthy quickly. I keep mine in a pocket in my bag, so it is never out unless I am holding it and it still started to look nasty almost right away. I purchased it in October and have cleaned it with leather cleaner several times. It only looks just a tad better (still looks somewhat dirty after I clean it) but then gets nasty looking again right away. I think dirt just sticks to the material. So I spent the money and now I will be looking for a different case because this looks so bad.

    There is minimal if any protection to the screen because the sides jut out only maybe a millimeter.

    I wish Apple had a good case.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    STUNNING BUT BECAREFUL

    • Written by from Leek

    This case is without a doubt, stunning but when I was using it the colour very quickly disappeared, now although I was careful and was aware of the warning from apple that the colour may change over time, I returned it back to the store and exchanged it for a black one, which was safe to say, much better! I wish apple had used to laminated plastic material instead that they used on the smartcovers for iPad.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better...

    • Written by from Bronx

    I bought this case in red. I wanted a stylish case that would also fully protect my phone. As far as minimalist protection goes, this case is GREAT! It keeps the phone very secure and well protected without adding a lot of weight to the phone or taking away from the design. However it gets dirty and wears VERY easily with general use. I only keep my phone in my purse, my coat pocket, and on my desk at home and work. Nothing out of the ordinary. Yet I have had to clean it off at least twice a week to keep it looking fresh and new. I also began noticing slight nicks in the material. I haven't even had it for a full month. Unacceptable for a case that cost almost $45 (with tax).

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but not practical

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Thin, pretty and protects screen/back.
    A bit slippery - better than with no case at all.
    Most slightly textured plastic cases are less slippery.

    Any sharp object can damage the leather, it's a very soft leather with no coating.
    I was expecting shoes grade leather for durability. Was a bit surprised it is the softest version of leather.

    Avoid keys, hard surfaces(concrete) and dirt.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    great case

    • Written by from deltona

    the only problem is that i bought a red case and got dirty with 3 months and I can`t get to clean it.

    1 of 2 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

    It's Okay

    • Written by from El Mirage

    The case looks luxuriously elegant, but the leather weathers easily. I have had mine for 2 months and the edges of the leather case are now dry and shedding pieces of the case. For the price of the case, it doesnt last very long.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brown Iphone 5s case

    • Written by from manassas

    I had wanted this case for a while since the debut of Iphone 5s cases, but I am disappointed in how difficult it becomes to take off the case of the phone. If this wasn't an issue than I would rate 5 stars so because of this flaw I am giving this case a 3 stars.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    beautiful but not practical

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    This is my absolute favorite case I've ever found, sleek, goes all the way around the edges, (which is hard to find in a stylish case), comes in amazing colors, awesome quality, suede lined! With one huge but, I bought the blue and it became dirty/showed dirt, so quickly. I've tried gently using leather cleaners, even just a slightly damp cloth, hasn't worked. I am so bummed because I love the look so much. I may try the tan, probably best bet in terms of dirt problem. If you are super careful with where you put/handling your iphone, go for it!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay but I wouldn't buy it again

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    The Good: Case feels great; very slim; very light; leather is unique and I like how it ages, getting darker on the edges. I haven't dropped the phone yet (and I rarely do anyway) but I get the impression this case will protect it well enough. Best part is def the "feel" of the thing.

    The Bad: Sides bow out slightly and this shouldn't happen with a case this pricey. Not very easy to remove and I'm thinking it won't be long before the leather gets marked up from doing this. Headphone jack is a bit on the small side

    In the end, I should have paid more attention to user reviews than bloggers and avoided this case. Oh well. I have a feeling in a few months I'll need a new case and it won't be this one. No immediate need to replace though - it's staying on till it dies. Go check out the switch easy numbers before you buy this in any case...

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  • 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

    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

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    imPossible to use with adapter or dock or take off

    • Written by from San Diego

    It looks brilliant and feels warm and wonderful in the hand. Since I have so many cords from my other iPhone I just bought an extra cord and an adaptor. The adaptor won't work with the 5s leather case. Now I can't get the case off. It won't fit in any dock. Didn't Apple notice? I'll keep the beautiful brown cover not just because I like it - I can't get it off and I can't find anyone to tell me how.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok...

    • Written by from Tempe

    I bought this product because I needed a new case for my iPhone 5s. The case fits the phone really well and looked beautiful, until about 2 days later where the leather became very dirty, it looks nothing like it did before. The side buttons all work well and I did drop my phone from waist high and the cover did what it was supposed to so I guess I'd rather deal with a dirty case than a shattered phone. Other than that it's entirely up to you.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $40.00

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I got this case 4 weeks ago for my iPhone 5S in Black color. It looked great first 2 weeks but after that, it started to get scratches, to catch dirt & oil marks. It also looks old as the leather looks very dull after few weeks.There are many designer ware cases available for less than $40 & they work better than this case. The value of this case is not worth the price.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a truly awesome case with a slight problem.

    • Written by from New York

    First off, I truly live this case. It's definitely the best case I've ever had on an iPhone because it not only protects but it's also slim and very attractive. The only problem I see with it is that the leather doesn't seem to be sealed. This causes your case to get dirty and dingy VERY VERY easily specially if you're wearing blue denim and you like to slide your phone into your pockets. I'm on my second one because within 3 days of owning the first one it was already looking like I had owned it for a year! It picked up as much blue dye and little particles as it possibly could making it look completely disgusting. For the second case I had to get myself a leather sealer and applied 3 coats of it to the new case right out of the package and it truly made a difference, now the case doesn't pick anything up and the color stays looking clean and beautiful. I'm not sure why apple didn't seal the leather themselves because that would have made it a lot simpler for all of us.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but not perfect.

    • Written by from State College

    The case looks absolutely lovely with the white iPhone. However, after several weeks of using it, the leather material starts to accumulate dirt on the surface and is impossible to clean even with leather cleaner. Otherwise, tight fit and provides good protection for the phone.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fits awesome and Thin but discolors after a few weeks.

    • Written by from Baldwinsville

    It is still by far the best case for my iPhones I've had yet. It is very thin so I don't really realize it is there. The materials it is made with has a great feel to it but after normal wear, my red case, now has black edges. So I recommend if you get this case that you get the black one so its not noticeable. Other than that it is a pretty nice case.

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