• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple but good

    • Written by from Red bank

    I bought the beige for my gold iphone 5s, and the beige smart case for my iPad air.
    pros
    *nice feeling due to leather
    *nice variety of colors
    *apple charger and ear plugs fit well in.
    *snug and fits amazingly
    cons
    * simple! Apple could have come up with something better!
    *gets messy easily

    Conclusion
    A good case, but try to keep clean. Snug and fits well with most earplugs and some chargers.
    If you have and iPad and iPhone 5/5s you can get the smart case and they match each other. Overall it gets a 3

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the look, but ends up dirty very fast

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought the red leather case, really love it but only after having it a week the sides are wearing down and it looks really dirty. It not a glossy leather so its hard to clean. Wouldn't order again. Already looking for a new case

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great - that's it!

    • Written by from Albrighton

    Bought RED case, looks great, feels nice and crucially, is slim.

    Had it less than two weeks however, and the leather is pretty grubby despite it living in my pocket mostly. It's starting to sag and gape around the 'silence button' and the thing that infuriates me more than anything (and granted I didn't check before buying) is why would they design a case that doesn't fit their own designed accessories!? Doesn't fit the dock, case has to come off! Doesn't fit the lightening to 30 pin adaptor, case has to come off! No other earphones than the apple buds fit, case has to come off! I just can't fathom why they wouldn't consider these things and just make the holes bigger!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    looks great but not practical

    • Written by from WEST HARTFORD

    Looks great but really annoying that you have to remove the case when you want to put it in a dock or connect to a speaker. Really though apple would have thought it through better. Disappointed!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's OK

    • Written by from Abingdon

    The case looks nice... However, it's very difficult to get in and out of the case. The edges already have a worn appearance.

    I bought the 5s to 30 prong adaptor so I could use old cords on the go; however, the adaptor doesn't fit while the phone is in its case. Same for the audio cable for the car; I can't use it while the phone is in this case. Stinks to have to take the phone out anytime I want to listen to music or charge...

    2 of 2 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.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem with Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from West Jordan

    I am totally disappointed that It does not fit the 30-pin adapter securely.I am surprised that they overlooked this in the design of the case. Is this a way apple wants us waste people's money? Otherwise, i love the feel and look of the new case.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels Great But Too Difficult to Use

    • Written by from Chapel Hill

    This case is stylish when new, looks good and feels great in the hand. Unfortunately, the cons very nearly outweigh the pros of this case. I have the Product Red case, and it is a dirt magnet. After only one week it started to look pretty bad. It cleans OK, but you will be doing this a lot if you want it to look good. Also, the holes on the bottom are too small. The lightning connector hole is OK with the lightning cable that came with my iPhone, but Apple's own 30-pin to lightning adapter cable (20 cm long one) has to be forced through. It works, but after using the phone in this case with the the adapter and the docking connectors in our cars a few times the leather around the hole is scuffed and frayed. The headphone hole won't work with any headphones I have other than the Earpods that came with the phone. My wife has Speck case without any of these problems with the bottom connecting accessories. Hopefully Apple will learn from this and the next leather case will be an improvement, but if I had it to do over again, I don't think I would buy this version 1.0 case.

    1 of 1 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Indifferent

    • Written by from richardson

    Torn between the black and brown leather case, I eventually decided to go with the brown case; although gorgeous to look at and hold, the leather stains and I've only had for two days. I also have a graphite form case made by Griffin, which looks amazing on the space gray.

    1 of 1 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

    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