• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but not protective

    This case is so fragile, I need a case for it! -_-

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice case

    Love it.Nice feel and grip.Highly recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best choice for a case

    When I got my gold iPhone 5S, I wanted a case that had a low profile and that had a good grip since I'm prone to dropping my phones. I liked the official Apple case because it was not made out of fake or cheap material, ( it's very important to me that my case is high quality ) it is sleek, soft, and contemporary looking which I like. It's really easy to wash and is very durable knowing I have dropped it from at the least of 5 feet and no scratches. The case really does age beautifully over time and it gets softer and softer as it ages. Have nothing bad to say about it but don't push your luck when you think it's made for protecting against shock, because it's not, just for looks.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the cost. Lasts long.

    I got this case along with a new iPhone 5S 1 year and 6 months ago. It has been through everything you can imagine. I've never once cracked my phone, and I don't know if that's just luck or this case, but I would reccomend this case to anyone looking for a sleek and slim case that's perfect. It has just now started peeling off and the hard shell is starting to break off. 1 year and 6 months, for only, what, $40? It's well worth it. And because of the material, it does get better over time. Highly reccomend this.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent case.

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

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved me the second day!

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's awesome!

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Experience Seems To Vary By Color

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case!

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

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Case

    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!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice quality.

    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!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Manage expectations

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very durable

    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 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with the 30 pin lightning adapter

    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.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5s Black Leather Case

    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

    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 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This case gets dirty in a month and cannot be cleaned

    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.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke my phone :(

    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 :(

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pretty

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful