Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5

Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5

$59.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 72 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 5 is a handsome hybrid case that provides one place for your iPhone and the contents of your wallet. This pocket-size book also protects your iPhone in two ways. Hard-back book covers shield against bumps and bruises, while the unique visual design disguises your wallet and phone.

    All-in-one convenience

    Slip your driver's license, bank cards, and a little cash into the right side of BookBook, then snap your iPhone 5 into the leather wrapped frame on the opposite side and the story is complete. Grab your keys, BookBook, and head out the door.

    Get the most out of iPhone 5

    Tailored exclusively for your iPhone 5, Book Book has a built-in camera hole that lets you easily snap photos with the iSight camera or shoot stunning HD videos. BookBook's snap-in frame allows edge-to-edge access to all four inches of the Retina display. You also have easy access to all buttons and ports.

  • Highlights

    • Pocket-size book marries a wallet and case for iPhone
    • Genuine leather case is tailored to fit iPhone 5
    • Built-in camera hole for taking photos and video
    • Snap in frame allows edge-to-edge access to Retina display
    • ID window with convenient thumb slide
    • Three credit/debit card slots, an ID slot, and one for cash/receipts
    • Hand-distressed so no two are exactly alike
  • Did you notice?

    Hand distressing gives each BookBook case for iPhone a finish unlike any other.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Carry everything in one place—and protect it—thanks to this combined wallet and case for iPhone 5.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5
  • Tech Specs

    • Form Factor: Wallet
    • Material: Leather
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 12-1232
    • UPC or EAN No.: 851522002672

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One year

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
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  • Good product: well thought out

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    First day of having this wallet/case, I had a few gripes:
    -The wallet would not close all the way unless I put the phone face up First day of having this wallet/case, I had a few gripes:
    -The wallet would not close all the way unless I put the phone face up and the weight closes it. It really bothered me.
    -Very uncomfortable talking on the phone. Wasn't sure how anyone could hold the phone.
    -No place for cash. It's too big and won't let it close on me.

    Having the case for a month, I can say I like it!
    -The wallet fully closes now whichever side I put it on.
    -I learned that I needed to fold back the case with the credit cards and such sticking out. The case gave grip to the phone and now I feel uncomfortable without it.
    -Still no place for cash, but I feel like it grew on me. I carry 3 credit cards, my license, and a couple receipts and it's more than enough.

    Overall, I would recommend the case, but it does take getting a little use to. I'm the type of person that always forgets either his wallet or phone, and having two in one makes forgetting both much harder. It is a little thicker in my pocket, but I've gotten use to it, and I don't need to worry about having my keys in the same pocket as my phone anymore!

    A++ would recommend!

    • Written by from Irvine

    279 of 315 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good product: well thought out
  • Review for all the Canucks out there

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just received the Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5, literally. I have had it for less then a day and here are my first tho Just received the Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5, literally. I have had it for less then a day and here are my first thoughts:

    The Specs:
    - The spine measures about 2cm wide, and the front/back measures 13cm x 7cm.
    - As stated it has spots for 3 cards and your ID (or another card I suppose)

    The Good:
    - Initial quality appears excellent, the comments about being able to smell the leather are true
    - Yes, you can use both cameras with the case
    - I have a black iPhone 5 with the brown case and it looks great, I have seen the black on black as well and it looks very sharp as well. Have not seen a white phone in this case.
    - Yes you have access to all buttons / ports on the phone
    - I like the idea of having my wallet and phone all-in-one


    The "On the fence"
    - I am still trying to get used to the size, it is bigger then the wallet I used to carry and is much bigger then just having a phone in your pocket. I wouldn't say you would carry this around in your front pocket of your jeans. (Wondering if overtime it will get worn in and be a little more compact).
    - Holding cash, when you have say 10 bills, seems to be a bit of an issue, there is a place for cash behind the cards, but CDN money (different size then US) when folded in half still sticks out the edge and over part of the spine, and with 10 bills folded that way the case does not close well. If you are someone that rarely carries cash (or very little), then this is not an issue. I am still trying to figure out a good way to store more then 4 or 5 bills in it.

    Like I said, this is just my initial thoughts, I will update in a month or so.

    • Written by from Regina

    226 of 266 people found this useful

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  • Twelve South does it again

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this latest BookBook. The snap in case is an improvement over the old slide in type of the 4s version. I also like the came I love this latest BookBook. The snap in case is an improvement over the old slide in type of the 4s version. I also like the camera hole and the fact i can hold more cards is a plus. You can't go wrong if you get this. It eliminates the need for a phone case and a wallet. I have one on my MacBook air and my New iPad, awesome!!!!!! I get a lot of complements when people notice it.

    • Written by from ROSEVILLE

    171 of 194 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Twelve South does it again
  • Love the Bookbook, but not the quality!!!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I first came across the Bookbook on a website for a Men's fashion magazine. I love the look and idea of it so much, that I changed I first came across the Bookbook on a website for a Men's fashion magazine. I love the look and idea of it so much, that I changed to an iPhone, to go with the case. I purchased both at the local Apple store and went ahead and picked up a Bookbook for my sisters' laptop. She's a professor at the local university and she loved the hi tech/traditional irony of the case. My phone case was a great way to keep my phone and essential credit cards, safe and handy. Within months of normal wear and tear, the leather started to show significant wear. By the first summer heat wave, what looked to be a mostly sewn/stitched case, became unglued to the point of being useless. Sadly, I was underwhelmed with the quality of the case and was forced to replace it with another wallet case from a different vendor. Great concept and style, but poor quality!

    • Written by from Calexico

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Love the Bookbook, but not the quality!!!
  • Twelve South BookBook Case

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I got this amazing case for Christmas 2013, it's now mid June 2014 and even though this is literally a great case (I haven't lost, I got this amazing case for Christmas 2013, it's now mid June 2014 and even though this is literally a great case (I haven't lost, broken, or cracked my phone since I got this case) ONE major issue is that where the actually phone sits is already coming apart. I mean $60 for a case should literally last a few years. Sad thing is I wish Apple could replace the item but they can't. Over all great case but cost to much if its already falling apart.

    NYC/ TJ

    • Written by from bronx

    1 of 2 people found this useful

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  • Nobody can hear you

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    What most reviews say is true: the way this case is designed prevents for the iPhone microphone to work properly. You can't use th What most reviews say is true: the way this case is designed prevents for the iPhone microphone to work properly. You can't use the phone without headphones. I can't believe how such an expensive case could be so defective. I tried cutting the bottom part of the case to eliminate any potential blockages to the mic, but still it does not work properly. Do not buy this very expensive and low quality case, please... you'll regret it.

    • Written by from Alexandria

    0 of 4 people found this useful

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