• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent case.

    • Written by from Trelew

    It looks amazing,my phone fell off many times and never broke the case still in very good condition.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved me the second day!

    • Written by from Mount Juliet

    I was/am a minimalist when it comes to my Apple toys. I desired to pick up the black version of this case because it was on sale at a retailer I was visiting. The second day of having this case on my 5s I was getting out of my truck and forgot the phone was on my lap. So the phone aim he'd onto my aggregate cement driveway from about 4 feet. It landed on the corner, usually BAD, but the case took the punch while leaving only a little scratch on the corner of the case. I will be buying this case for my new 6s when I place the order for my new phone. Nice work Apple!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case

    • Written by from RIVERVIEW

    I have had this case on my phone since I got the phone almost two years ago. It has held up quite well, it has also protected my phone from a few bumps and bruises. I have my phone with me most of the time and I work on commercial trucks for a living so it doesn't have an easy life. I got the black version and clean it regularly with automotive leather conditioner and cleaner. I haven't had an issue with getting dirt behind the case and scratching the phone with this case like other "tougher" cases. The only issue I have is the audio jack opening is too small for some audio jacks. After all this time it still fits fairly snug and still looks good.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's awesome!

    • Written by from Singapore

    Guys, this is made of real leather so it wears off easily, but it feels really good in your hands. It is also very premium. So my recommendation is to buy the black colored one as it doesn't show the wear and tear.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Experience Seems To Vary By Color

    • Written by from walnut creek

    In reading some of the other reviews, I think I can bridge the gap between positive and negative.

    I have had the black leather case for my 5s over six months now and it looks pretty much the same as it did the day I bought it. I am not particularly gentle with my phone - this case has been in the dirt and snow, in and out of backpacks, briefcases and pockets and it doesn't really show any signs of dirt or wear. It's just as tight to the phone as it was when new as well (I have had other cases that became loose over time).

    Based on the other reviews, I am guessing the cases in those are also structurally sound but their appearance goes rapidly downhill from dirt and oil while the black colors just stays black. I would say buy with confidence in black and know what you are getting into with the other colors. Perhaps you could use mink oil or snowseal or something to waterproof the other colors to keep them looking newer.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case!

    • Written by from Scranton

    This case is just what I was looking for. It's simple, durable, easy to use, and very good looking. Good job Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Case

    • Written by from Sterling

    I bought this case and was skeptical at first because of the price, but after I put this case on my iPhone it was a perfect fit. This case was amazing. This case adds little to no bulk. The case feels great in your hand. This case feels very premium with the leather. I highly recommend this case to anyone!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice quality.

    • Written by from Covington

    Very nice quality case for your iPhone 5s. I decided to go with the black one on my silver iPhone 5s because the other colors will end up looking dirty over time. It was a good choice! The case feels very nice in the hand and keeps your iPhone feeling thin and light. I've had the case for about a month and it has NOT discolored. I'm not the type of person who drops my phone very often, but I have dropped it once with the case on and it did protect it from breaking. I don't think this case is really designed for drops, so if your'e the type of person who drops your phone a lot, look else where. If you're like me, this case is for you!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Manage expectations

    • Written by from Kitchener

    There are a lot of complaints that the case doesn't protect the phone enough. I think we need to manage our expectations... If you're buying a SLIM leather 'case' for your phone, it is immediately obvious that it isn't going to protect your phone much form a drop from waist-height, let's say. If that is the kind of protection you want, I would think it's obvious to go for more cushioned, silicone, thicker cases or sleeves. I purposely bought this one because it was slim and smooth (ie can slide in and out of my pocket, unlike more rubberized styles). There is basically no padding inside the case, but it DOES have that microfibre-like stuff lining the case, which, for me, was the deciding point against some of the other kevlar or hard & thin cases. There were some good looking wooden ones, but there was no lining inside.

    My BIGGEST complaint is that some headphone plugs cannot fully plug into the jack bc the hole in the case is too small. Could just be with my particular headphones, but it is a sticking point for me. Another pair of earbuds slides into the headphone jack no problem.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very durable

    • Written by from Toronto

    The leather case has been on my iphone for 1.5 years and it has held up amazingly well. The leather has not cracked nor has the dye worn off, it still looks great.. Extremely pleased with it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with the 30 pin lightning adapter

    • Written by from Nashville

    Very nice case that protects the iPhone well. However don't hope on using it with the 30 pin to Lightning adapter since the hole at the bottom of the case is too small to allow a connection with the adapter. It is very tight so removing it every time you need to use the adapter is not really an option. Plus this would damage the case overtime.
    To me this is a huge drawback.
    Apple changed the design for the iPhone 6 case but didn't update the design of the iPhone 5 case.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5s Black Leather Case

    • Written by from Ingewood

    Purchased this item about 5 months ago. It was great at first, perhaps the best case i had bought, plenty of failed cases before this one. So it was great for like, the first month, then wear and tear was starting to make its mark, and now, the back is so marked and scratched, and i just carry it in my pocket.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice but with one huge flaw

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    This case is very nice overall. It fits perfectly, looks very sharp, and feels nice in my hand. The only big problem I have with it is that the cutout for the headphone jack is too small, so several of my audio patch cables will not fully seat. Since the case is leather, modifying the case to open up the hole isn't really an option. I am faced with the prospect of having to search around for an audio cable that is very thin to be able to fit correctly, or switching to another case. I do know however that the "amazon basic" patch cable that I have and 2 other generic cables will not fully seat when this case is being used. This is a huge problem since I use the audio patch cable to listen to music during my daily 2 hours in my car commuting. Its a shame because otherwise this case is perfect.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This case gets dirty in a month and cannot be cleaned

    • Written by from Independence

    Looks nice, and offers great protection. However, this is a $40 case that looks embarrassing bad after owning it one month. I can't take it any longer and now I am buying a new case. The problem is it will dirty fast (on every color but black), and there is nothing that can be done to clean it.

    Not cool.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke my phone :(

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The little plastic piece that bridges over the charger port snapped off and was the perfect size to get jammed into the port. Now the plug wont go into the phone because the plastic piece is still in there. Pretty unfortunate :(

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pretty

    • Written by from Birmingham

    It is a very presentable and stylish case. Though it gets SUPER dirty! Also it is a little pricy. I got it on sale for about $17, but I think the normal price is way to high. So overall it is a very nice plain case, but it has its faults.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case, but not perfect

    • Written by from Richland

    Very well designed. It's comfortable to hold, looks great, and doesn't take away from the design of the iPhone. Fairly priced as well. I've dropped my phone numerous times (though never with the screen facing the ground), and the phone is still in perfect condition, with the case suffering minor scratches and bumps.
    Some things to consider:

    -Volume buttons are not perfectly designed. Even so much as a light touch can make the phone's volume buttons click and move, and although this doesn't fully 'press' the button, this can get annoying if I am holding the phone with my hand on top of them.
    -The headphone jack cutout can be too small for some headphones, requiring you to slip off the bottom of the case for them to fit.

    Besides these minor issues, this is still a great case for those who want decent protection, along with a great design and reasonable price. Highly recommended!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    • Written by from London

    I purchased the brown case with my brand new gold iPhone 5s. The case works great feels great and just is great in general. The only problem with the case is that the color wares and beomes dirty easily.

    I really enjoy this case.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and underwhelming

    • Written by from Little Elm

    If you can get past the steep cost of this case, you will be initially impressed by the firm grip of the shell and soft feel of the leather.

    Within weeks, though, the flaws will start to show up. I have the brown version of the case, and within the first month it was already getting discolored by dirt and smudges from normal daily use.

    A year later, this case has become fully useless due to the fact that it has a very loose grip on my phone at this point. The phone slips out and the buttons are rarely flush against the phone's counterpart.

    The case held up well to drops and damage, but it is functionally unusable now.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for looks, bad for protection

    • Written by from LAS CRUCES

    This case looks very good and has a nice grip but -in my experience- is no good protecting you iPhone in accidental drops.

    It has 2 clear weak spots in the area of the audio jack and the lighting cable jack. My phone had a 40 cms fall to a granite floor and was damaged in the aluminum structure (luckily the screen remained undamaged).