• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just purchased Brown case for 5s

    • Written by from Melville

    I purchased this case for my new iPhone 5s. It is outstanding. I had originally purchased a heavy-duty, thick, rubberized case. But it took away from the style of the phone and the elegance of Apple's design.

    The installation was a snap, literally. My phone slid right in and the case surrounded the phone like a glove. It's thin, it provides for an excellent tactile feel and grip. It offers excellent protection for the rear, sides, top and bottom, and prevents the glass touchscreen from coming in direct contact with a surface, such as a countertop, when laid downward.

    In regard to accessory fit, I've found even my oversized, aftermarket "lighted" lightning cable fits, as do my after market "L" shaped headphone plugs. There is no need to worry about your headphones not fitting, in my personal opinion. I've had every version of iPhone since the 3G and I've used dozens of different cases. They all have their pros and cons.

    But, by far, in my opinion, this is the classiest case Apple has ever released for the iPhone. I disagree with those who have commented that the case feels like "pleather." To me, it feels like high grade, well tanned, genuine leather, that will break in overtime. Many have commented about the case becoming overly dirty. I haven't found that to be the case. When I've gripped the case with grimy hands (after fixing a window) I did leave some greasy residue on the case, but it came right off with a soft wet sponge, using water, and nothing else. I do not know if the case is stain resistant. But, scotchgard, or other leather protectants, are always an option, for those who are using very light colored cases.

    Overall, this case brings a lot to the table. Highly recommended.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's supposed to get a "weathered" look

    • Written by from Holly Hill

    This is the exact case I was looking for. Light. Check. Sturdy. Check. Feels great in hand. Check. In reading the reviews the major complaints I see are that is is hard to remove. Solid Point. I don't remove my case very much at all so I see it as a positive, but if you do swap it out a lot, it is an issue.

    The other point is that it shows signed of aging too quickly. Of course it does. It says so right on the packaging. I'm actually looking forward to my case getting a nice weathered look like a favorite wallet. To each their own

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it looks and feels grat but..

    • Written by from New York

    its gonna look old after 3 days. they shouldve used higher quality leather because it wears off really easily. too bad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BADQUALITY

    • Written by from astoria

    i was so excited when i bought the brown (gold) case leather for my iphone 5s gold,,looked so good ,,,i have now for 2 weeks or so,the side are getting faded,it looks so bad now the leather is becoming like kind dark brown or black, i really take good cares about my phone and where to put it. i tried to see if there is a warranty on it or something ,i love the color ,,,,,,but if you see it now ,it looks 2 years old ,,,a frined warned me before i went to buy it ,i bought it from best buy $45 with taxes,i am really mad ,,all my friends wanted to but the case,once they saw mine how it became,,,hopefully will be able to get replaced by a different color or get my money back ,,i bought from best buy

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design, Horrible function

    • Written by from Murray

    Why on Earth would Apple custom design an awesome case to fit the new 5s yet give it limits because of case design? The case is awesome until you try to plug anything into the bottom of it.
    When the case is on the phone:
    It will not dock onto anything.
    Cannot accept 30 pin to lightning adapter.
    Some headphones will not snap in all the way.
    Sound is dampened on speakerphone.
    Apple certainly blew it with this one. Stupid design. Need to open the bottom.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need another case to protect this case

    • Written by from Jonesboro

    Looks ok feels great and thats about it.
    Very expansive yes it will protect Your iphone
    But if you drop it on the floor its gonna look like
    a worn off jeans, threads will show it will look ugly
    so don't buy it unless you have lots of money and you
    Don't drop your phone often there are good alternative
    Case out there for half 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good looking case but..

    • Written by from Mississauga

    So i bought the brown leather case for my gold iPhone 5s and it looks really good together but when taking it out, its pretty hard to remove and leather would tear/rip from the case when removing. I dropped my phone from about 4 ft on the screen side my phone had no dents but my phone came off the case during impact and scuffed the bottom corner chamfered edge of my phone. I was so mad that it happened and also another thing when the phone came out of the case the edge of the phone scraped a tiny piece of the leather off. Luckily you can't really notice the scuff on the chamfered edge but still that shouldnt happen.

    Another thing about this case is the cost. I payed $50 including the tax and thats the most expensive case I've bought. I really liked the look of the case and thats what made me buy it but for something thats so delicate its not really worth it. Basically if you drop the case with your phone in it, chances are that the case will have a scuff thats very noticeable.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Case!

    • Written by from Wahiawa

    Love the case overall, love the fact that it has the microfiber inside which honestly is the first case for the iPhone that I've seen with this feature, the only downside to the Product (RED) case is that after a week of use in and out of my jean pockets it seemed to pick up the color of my jeans... Other than that, I would most definitely recommend this case... Maybe opt for a black one time...

  • 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please don't waste your money.

    • Written by from Hauppauge

    I dropped my 5S once from the height of my pocket with the case on, and the screen shattered. This case feels nice, but offers 0 screen protection. The leather also begins to wear and literally tear within the first few days. This $40 case ended up costing me $350 to replace my 5S. Buy a functional case.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    I have had Iphone for a long time, I used to change my cases all the time because none of the cases felt good or right. I just love this case I have had it for 2 weeks and no problem what so ever. I know some people complain about getting dirty. But mine still looks just like new. and fits perfect.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad case

    • Written by from Saginaw

    It Looked very nice and good looking at first, but after a few days the color around the corners start changing and getting darker and after a small falling down it will look like an old vintage case.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by from Orlando

    Have had the Brown Leather case for about a week now. As it is leather it will deteriorate and look older, and that is expected. People complying about dirt have apparently never owned a case because every single phone case I have ever had does the same thing. I typically hate phone cases, but this one makes it bearable. Would recommend to anyone that doesn't want a gigantic bulky case, but wants more protection than a little plastic shell which do nothing.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this case!

    • Written by from Spring

    I recently purchased the iPhone 5s and the brown leather case along with it. I love the classic look of the brown leather and how sleek the phone feels with it on. Since it is leather it is going to change color and texture, much like a well-loved pair of boots or a saddle (part of why I choose the brown one). Personally, I cannot wait for the brown leather to have some character added to it! As for the fit of the case, it snaps on and fits quite snug. Many reviews have complained of how difficult it is to remove the case but I have no problems. I turn my phone upside down, place my thumbs on the two bottom corners of the case and push, the bottom of the phone "snaps" out. Then I just slide it the rest of the way out of the case. I have not dropped my phone yet, but the salesman said this is a very sturdy and protective case against drops. I've read some other reviews that say they have dropped the phone and the case protected very well. I'm hoping they are all correct!

  • 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So many problems

    • Written by from Schwenksville

    I am surprised and disappointed in the execution of this case. First of all, FORGET about getting a color other than black, unless you like a dirty-looking case. Even the brown had blue jean stains and fingerprint stains on it within 2 days, and I am a tidy, OCD type female. The leather is so matte and absorbent and fragile that it absorbs any and every thing in its environment, and it tears so easily. Don't put it in your jeans pocket, or near anything sharp. The case does fit very well, provides a non-slip surface, and protects the corners, so I give it 2 stars for that.

    In the end, I am not giving it 2 stars because it gets dirty. Buyer beware, and some folks don't care about that. I am giving it 2 stars because it cripples the phone!!! I have tried no less than 4 different adapters, and nothing will fit in the bottom of the case except Apple's lighting power cord. If you have a car that uses USB (which you do, because no manufacturer has transitioned to lightning) you will not be able to charge your phone or play music unless you take the darn case off. And it ain't easy to take off.

    Third, and this is major.....your headset jack may not work properly I have ultimate ears headphones with a standard 3.5mm jack, and because the leather case has such a TINY opening, and because the leather is on the thick side, it won't plug quite the whole way in. It plugs in enough to play music, but it's slightly out and the headset controls (pause, play, volume up/down, answer call) will not work!!) I almost called Ultimate ears to request a replacement because I thought my headphones were broken, until I plugged them into my computer and they worked fine. I took a look at the bottom of my iPhone and realized it wouldn't plug in the whole way because of the case.

    This case is WAY overpriced. It's thin and flimsy, with a very thin covering of tissue-paper like leather that picks up every stain possible. But it is inexcusable to me that Apple would design a case that doesn't work with a variety of headphones, and that doesn't work with any adapter, even their OWN!! Particularly when they just changed the form factor a year ago and there are so many devices and vehicles that use USB. I feel this is a sign of poor design to come...

    Well that, and the release of the new Pages and Maverick.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For a very spesific selection of users.

    • Written by from Istanbul

    I like to use my Apple products with Apple accessories therefore I bought this case yesterday and I'm using ever since. First impressions: It fits your iPhone 5&5s perfectly and If you ONLY use Apple earpods and stock lightning cable they also fit in nicely but for other products like docks etc. even Apple's own products are not competible. But for someone like me who doesnt use any other products and docks It is usefull and the leather is really quality made but if you use lighter colors prepare to dirt marks thats why I bought black one. I am really happy with it.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    • Written by from Louisville

    It's an okay case and it looks good with the phone but I've only had it for a week and a half and it's already wearing and tearing. For the price I paid for it, it wasn't worth it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appealing on Shelf but wears out quickly -Low quality

    • Written by from Washington

    Case looked great when I first bought it. Now a month later it is very worn out. Lots of reviews say it looks dirty. but I believe this is just the leather rubbing off. I used leather cleaner and it barely removed any dirt, yet the case still looked terrible. This is because the leather is so thin it wears off very quickly. What a waste of 40 bucks!

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