Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5/5s

Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5/5s

$59.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 88 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

    291 of 331 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

    236 of 277 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Review for all the Canucks out there
  • 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

    186 of 210 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Twelve South does it again
  • Beauty and function

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this new case for my iPhone 6plus. I had something similar for my iPhone 4S but this is much nicer. The phone is secure to Love this new case for my iPhone 6plus. I had something similar for my iPhone 4S but this is much nicer. The phone is secure to the leather cover but is easy to remove when needed. Some sort of method of holding it closed would be nice. Due to my previous experience with wallets, I placed an elastic ribbon around the wallet side of the case (vertically) and sewed it in place at the bottom. It looks like a ribbon bookmark but holds my cards in place. I just slip the elastic off the top of wallet side to remove whichever card I need. I also like the that the card slots actually fit my driver's license.

    All in all I'm very please with this purchase and am sure that it will outlast my iPhone!

    • Written by from COBBLE HILL
    Was this useful? Beauty and function
  • great customere service and product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    All I can say is WOW. I dropped my Iphone 6 plus and it was in the brown book book. It landed on the corner. No damage to the my n All I can say is WOW. I dropped my Iphone 6 plus and it was in the brown book book. It landed on the corner. No damage to the my new (1 month) phone. but the inner plastic case of the book book broke off. great! Now I need to buy a new case. Hopefully they will sell me the inner plastic case; these were my thoughts. NO they did not sell me the inner case, but they did send me a new one for FREE in the mail within 3 days. WOW. Not only is the feature a great feature but make the case repairable. their customer service is fantastic. This is my second one. the first was a for a Iphone 5.
    I find the case perfect: will it ever replace my wallet, no. But for those times when I do not want to carry, or cant, my wallet, it is perfect. like biking or going to the gym. I can carry my dl, cash, membership card and all the music I will need in one easy place. IMHO it is the best looking case.

    • Written by from Freeland
    Was this useful? great customere service and product
  • Great concept but poor utility.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had my case for two year and durability is excellent. I love the idea of it but find its utility wanting. You need to be a I have had my case for two year and durability is excellent. I love the idea of it but find its utility wanting. You need to be a true minimalist to get by with drivers licence and two card slot and a $20, Lets not forget the swipe cards, health card, Auto Insurance, ownership and registration. Maybe someday these will be on your phone. In the meantime: overloaded wallet. It's awkward to text and talk with one hand. Case gets in the way. I try it for a while then switch back to seperateminimalist wallet and minimalist iPhone case.

    Best, Don

    • Written by from Kanata
    Was this useful? Great concept but poor utility.

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