• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    AUX hole is not cut right

    • Written by from Livermore

    At first when I bought the case I noticed that the AUX and speaker holes did not align right but I didn't care so much. But after awhile I got more and more annoyed by it. I am now frustrated with my purchase.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's all the whining about?

    • Written by from Sebastopol

    I love the brown leather case I bought when the 5s came out nearly a year ago. Sure it's aged. It has the look of a well-worn leather wallet or saddle. Very masculine! I love that. And the case protects the phone perfectly. I like it so much that I just bought another one as backup after reading the negative reviews here. I didn't want Apple to discontinue it and leave me without one. I get compliments on it all the time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but not for protection.

    • Written by from HIGH POINT

    My phone just shattered with this case on. I had to pay $270 to get a new phone:(. Next time going with protection not looks.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case

    • Written by from Andrews

    I almost didnt buy this case because of all the bad reviews. Almost every review on here says they could not keep the case clean. Im so glad i chose to see for myself, because I love this case! I got the brown one so maybe the lighter colors are harder to keep clean. I have had mine for about two months and it is still as clean as the day I got it, Iv never even had to wipe a smudge off. I have not taken extra care with it, I use it with dirty hands while outside and even use it when my hands are covered in lotion. I have already dropped it several times and the case doesnt even have a scratch on it. It is still in perfect condition. I also dont find it hard to take off, it pops off the same as all other back cases I have owned. If you are looking for a heavy duty case then the otterbox would probally be better, but if you are just looking for basic protection that has a classy look this is the best option.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case... for a while.

    • Written by from Chicago

    I bought this case about three months ago. It is of great build quality, and I'm proud to be sporting an Apple case, but I will echo the cons mentioned in many other reviews here. This case will become irreversibly filthy-looking in a disappointingly short time. The edges around my case, both front and back, have turned nearly black from cumulative skin oils and/or being "polished" while riding in my pocket. Also, this is apparently meant to be a "put it on and leave it on" case as it is very hard to remove. I had no problem with that, but beware if you are using a dock etc. I'm replacing it w/an aftermarket case because it looks terrible now, and I've been very careful/clean with it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    • Written by from Vernal

    I bought the red one and it's ok but I would NOT buy this case again. I gad it like two days and it stated to turn black I tried to clean it but it made it worse. I YOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT.

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  • 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vintage Charm

    • Written by from Golden Valley

    Love this case. When I first saw it in person, I thought the leather looked too orange and new, but was really hoping it would wear into more of a vintage leather look with time. I was right - it did! After 6 months of use, it's now a deep brown with even darker brown wear marks around the edges....like an old book or something. It also fits very snug and the leather provides enough shock absorption to protect it from falls. And I'm sure this is neither recommended nor guaranteed with this case, but I accidentally dropped it in a sink full of water once, and somehow the phone managed to survive with no issues. I think God intervened on that one though...

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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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant

    • Written by from Fremont

    Showcases the phone beautifully, with out adding bulk. Protection wise, you cannot compare it with the Otterbox cases. Overtime the case will grow into the old, worn-out and beaten look of patina on leather. Perfect for those who likes vintage. But if you would like to keep the case looking new longer, spray on some leather protectant before using. Available at all shoe repair places.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    GET BLACK!!

    • Written by from Surrey

    I purchased this case in Red when I got my iPhone 5S and the case feels great!! Adds some grip to the phone, its light, the buttons work great (power button is a little harder to press) and it looks very sleek. BUT after 1 day of owning the phone, the case was already starting to show wearing along the edges and any kind of scratch. If it weren't for my phone having bluetooth issues and me taking it back the next day for a new phone, I probably wouldn't have been able to swap it out with a black case. I have had the black case for a couple of months now and it still looks great. SO Great case... only if you get it in black!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality product

    • Written by from Moose Jaw

    I read the mostly bad reviews before buying this but thought I'd give it a try anyway. Honestly it's not that bad. I've had the case on for about a month and I would not call the appearance dirty, not mine anyway. It looks "aged" is probably the best way to describe it. I don't mind the look one bit, although maybe mine isn't as bad as some others. It's real leather, it will change color slightly and I'm good with that.

    The case itself is very high quality and aside from a slight discoloring it's a fabulous case. If a slight discoloration on the edges bothers you, don't buy it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!! Go Apple Go!

    • Written by from Wellington

    I have red all reviews and I don't really understand why people would by a case and then wanting to remove it prom the phone! If you buy a case or any other brand, you want the case not to be removed. I can see people remove it as they want to use the dock connector or the power adaptor. Go and buy a cable that does not need the adaptor and if you want to use the dock, well this case is not for you.
    I have had this case for over 3 weeks and it looks like the first day :) I am very happy with it.

    PS I do not work for Apple, I am an Apple fanatic since the year 1999,

    Cheers,

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from GuAtemala

    This is my favorite case for my phone

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Kingston

    I was hesitant to spend the $ for this case based on some of the reviews here. I was nervous that it would look dirty after one week and be extremely difficult to remove.

    Neither has been the case for me. It's snug but easy to remove. Pry it from the bottom gently and pull. Easy. It protects the phone and looks great. It's engineered to tight tolerances so all your buttons, though covered, work perfectly. The only cutout that might give one problems is the one for the headphone jack. I had to push in my jack fairly hard to get it to fit snug. After about a week, the leather adjusted and now the jack fits just fine.

    It's light. It protects. It looks great. Smells great, too. The more it ages, the more it feels like suede.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great fit but limits the performance of Siri.

    • Written by from Houston

    I'm perplexed in my review here. For purely functioning as a case, this case is hands down the best case I have ever bought. Extremely snug fit. Great quality and meets my expectations for those aspects. I'm really particular in a case also protecting the corners because I have seen one too many broken screens for me to take a chance on a case not protecting the front. This case is designed to appear to leave the corners and front exposed, but it doesn't. It has a very small rise above the top all the way around to give me comfort there.

    My one issue is this case has significantly degraded the microphone clarity. Siri doesn't recognize much anymore. I tested without the case and it's way better. I've tested with other cases and it's way better. So, I recommend this case but know that limit.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely case which gets dirty easily

    • Written by from Stockton

    I have the cream version if this case. It fits my phone perfectly and is soft inside so it doesn't get scratched.
    The only thing is the corners have gone dark through usage, and this is only after a few months, so it looks a bit scruffy.
    Any advice on what to clean it with would be much appreciated!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Near Perfect

    • Written by from Arlington

    I just can't understand some of these reviews, and how this case would get any less than 4 stars. This is the best case that I've ever used on any iPhone, an I've owned every iPhone. First of all, the fit is perfect. Some people gave it low ratings because it is hard to take off because it's so snug -- maybe because it FITS PERFECTLY. The case isn't designed to be removed and put back on every day and used with your dock -- it's leather, and leather stretches ...basic physics. The first time you put it on, it will be a tight fit, but every hole will line up perfectly, unlike many other cases. The fit and finish is flawless. Second, yes, the leather wears and changes in appearance. Again, this is because it's leather ...which changes in appearance. If you want the case to look the exact same as when you first bought it, buy a plastic case. And this is also why there is a note that says "this case will change in appearance over time" on the package. The case feels perfect in the hand and is beautifully made. Unless you have a ton of proprietary accessories that you want to use with it, or you're looking for a "rugged" case like an OtterBox, do yourself a favor and try it out.

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  • 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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like this case, easy to keep good looking with a little work.

    • Written by from Stafford

    Okay, I'll start off by saying I'm not lazy, and I'm aware of proper leather maintenance.
    If your willing to put a little work into it this case can stay looking brand new.

    I like the feel of the case, it does feel stronger than I would have thought. It fits very snuggly around only the corners of your device. If you are using a screen protecter it won't be affected by this case.

    Which leads me to my next point, the dust factor. This case does allow a slight amount of dust to fall into it. That bothers me more because the case is so snug, it isn't easy to take your phone out and clean the dirt and build up of "Life's grime"

    I would get this case for someone as a birthday present, or similar.

    It could have used a bit better conditioning before it came to me, but that's to be expected in leather of this quality. It's not top shelve leather people. You are getting what you pay for.

    I've conditioned it myself with raw (unprocessed, unrefined) shea butter. It did wonders for the texture. Also, the fibers reject oils from my hand better now. So it doesn't discolor as frequently. I clean it much less now to get it back to new condition.

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