• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case !!! BUT .....

    • Written by from DEBARY

    I had the red case for 2 days. AWESOME CASE ... until I noticed it started to get discolored very quickly. Already had blue marks from my jean pocket. I know the leather will get worn but don't want to have a red/blue case within a month! Took it back and going to pick up the black version instead.

    124 of 137 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect fit, but easy to get dirty!

    • Written by from Lynnwood

    I bought this case for about 10 days, but the color of the case has been turned pale and the dirt on case is not easy to clean.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design, not thrilled about material

    • Written by from commack

    The case is slim and hard, nice looking. The only down side is the material. I have own this case for 2 weeks, and it looks dirty and dull. I have the adapter for the charge cable and it doesn't fit in the case. Every time I want to use the adapter you have to remove the case, which is not that easy either.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointing

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this case because I found the red colour complimented my white iPhone 5s best. It looked beautiful...for about two weeks (and that's being generous). I ignored all the reviews because I really loved the look, feel, and lightness of this case but trust me, all the reviews are all correct. The case gets extremely dirty after a few weeks, and now that I've had it for five months, it's just plain ugly and grungy looking.

    Do yourself a favour and find another case to protect your phone. Or if you are in love with the design and lightness of this case, then go with the black one, as that colour will not show wear and tear.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

    • Written by from knox

    I would not recommend the red case. Within days it's turning black. Does not hold up well for the money.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Seven Fields

    Nice case but shows wear after a day. Not worth $40, needs to be less money for what you get.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets Dirty Easily

    • Written by from Del Mar

    Should have some sort of coating. The case will get black around the edges just due to normal handling from in/out of pockets.

    Also the plastic frame the leather is bonded to could have been slimmer. Makes the phone bulkier with case on.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully designed- but dirt magnet

    • Written by from Cypress

    Really nice design when it is new out of the box. But use it for 3-4 days in a "normal" way, and it starts to get dirty and darker around the edges.. I understand the concept of "graceful aging" and when I purchased this, I expected it to start getting dirty eventually... but not that quickly!

    As a user, I have always been quite respectful to my phone and its covers... I don't hold them with oily fingers while eating pizza or burger :).. But it doesn't matter- this cover is extremely susceptible to dirt. I suspect the other colors are the same, especially the off-white. I think the only cover that makes sense for normal daily use without worry, is the black one.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a very good value.

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I figured I was paying $40 for a good quality product. Overall I love the look. When it was new. In less that a week of normal use it has been getting dirty around the edges. Not too satisfied.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great looking, but gets dirty really fast.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I picked this up and fell in love with it right away.

    Until it started to get dirty. Which it does. FAST.

    While everything about this case's design and functionality is great, I would advise not buying it as it will quickly darken and start looking crummy.

    Get the case, but go for black.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Case, Wonderful Feel, But Way To Fragile!!!

    • Written by from Seafood

    I purchased this case 30 days ago when I purchased my iPhone 5s. The case has an amazing look and feel! Even has that fresh leather smell. I give It 2 star because its way to fragile and very expensive for it to be so fragile.

    I went to take the case off my iPhone 5s so I could clean my phone. I was very gentle during the case removal, but that wasn't enough to keep the bottom piece of the case where the lightning connector hole is cut out from snapping. First time I have had a case do this.

    Hoping Apple will exchange the case.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit & Feel; Awful Durability

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I was delighted when I received this case and installed it on my iPhone 5. The bright red color was gorgeous and eye-catching which is what I was after…something different to set my phone apart from the sea of black/dark cases I see everyday.

    The fit of the case is exceptional and the feel of the leather exterior is great. Unfortunately, the durability here is pretty bad. There is a little notice that came with the case which stated that "the materials used in this case are natural leather and as such will change in appearance with use" (or something along those lines). Indeed…they did change. Considerably.

    While the structural integrity of the case hasn't changed or weakened, the color has changed dramatically. The edges of the case (both front & back) have all turned black and the rest of the case has darkened considerably. The bright red overall has faded to more of a brick red color. That alone wouldn't really bother me but the blackening of the edges just looks awful. And this is after only three months of use. :(

    If I had it to do over I would go with a black case as I think it wouldn't show its age much. But my advice is to stay away from any of the lighter colors.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality is horrible

    • Written by from New Iberia

    While the colors of the iPhone 5s cases are very eye catching, the cases are made very poorly. I brought a case from the apple store Oct. 5, 2013, and the very next day the leather feels like it was been worn out and used up very quickly. I only recommend this product if your looking for a case that is very slim, otherwise it won't last long. For the price of the case, you will be very disappointed of the life of the leather.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking but...

    • Written by from Tenafly

    This case is very attractive but gets dirty too easily.
    I've had it for two weeks and it is already filthy and the corners are ripping.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not safe enough

    • Written by from LONGVIEW

    I bought this case when I purchased my iPhone 5S. It looks really nice from all angles. I especially like the feel of the case in my hand-very smooth. Although, the edges of the case are flushed with the phone so the phone's screen could still easily crack if dropped at the right angle, which is what happened to mine. Luckily, I had a glass screen protector so the phone itself was unharmed. If you're prone to dropping your phone, I wouldn't recommend this product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it really gets dirty too easily - get black instead

    • Written by from Seattle

    I read the warnings and the reviews talking about how easily this red color picks up dirt/colors from pockets (especially jeans). I was super careful for a few days but got way too worn. Get the black instead.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    (RED) Porous leather gets dirty

    • Written by from Medford

    The package says that the leather product will change appearance over time. What it doesn't say is that it really picks up dirt. Riding transit with this case made the edges even more dirty. I've had this case for four months and tolerated the grime - it basically appears most on the top edge (front face), and along the back edges, where one holds the phone.

    I've read that treating this baby with some leather protector could help, but mine was so far gone - I tried leather cleaner for shoes, but it really just took red dye from the product rather than remove any grime. Since it's so old, I don't have any hope of returning this. So I have decided to go with it instead of against it: I have taken a light coat of black shoe polish then leather conditioner to the entire phone. It actually looks better - the parts that were still brighter red have been muted which makes the dirty edges less noticeable.

    In all other respects I love this case: form factor, feel, function, etc.

    Seems people either love or dislike this product. I recommend with any color, that you find some way of protecting it (research how to protect porous leather)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    gets dirty!!!

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    ok so i love this case and how it looks it protects your phone really well but it gets dirty soo fast it looks gross and it doesn't clean no matter how much soap or water you use but when i went to the apple store about my computer i asked if they knew how to clean it they couldn't get it clean so they gave me a free one so i really appreciate that

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Snug, soft, but oh so dirty.

    • Written by from Crockett

    I knew ahead of time this case would get dirty. I didn't know it would be almost instantly from walking out of the Apple Store when I'd start seeing dark smudges from the inside of my jeans. Still, the case fits nicely, some headphone jacks don't fit, but otherwise a nice case. I recommend the black case instead. Unless you are like me and you don't mind shelling out the $40.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good start, but not a lasting item

    • Written by from Montpelier

    I was quite excited to get an apple (red) case for my new Iphone 5s. I picked one up from an apple store, and put it on immediately. The case fits perfectly, making it the best fitting case I've ever had. In addition, the case is extremely comfortable, and I love the feel of the leather body.

    That being said, Im afraid I cannot recommend this case to anyone. Here's why: Durability. Ive owned my case for a month. Already, the bright, beautiful red has turned into a dirt covered maroon. I've tried many cleaners, and nothing will clean it properly. In addition to the looks going to heck, the actual case is deteriorating as well. The occasional (8-10 times total) removal of my phone has caused the case to break by the headphone jack. This in turn prevents the case from gripping the phone effectively, causing it to fall out occasionally.

    Though it seemed great at first, this case was not built to last. I was quite disappointed in apple for such a low quality case.

    NOTE: If you are still willing to risk a short lived case, please please please go with black, all other colors will turn to a muddy dirt covered version of its original form.

    2 of 3 people found this useful