Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5/5s/SE

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  • Overview

    The Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 5/5s/SE 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 5/5s/SE 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 5/5s/SE

    Tailored exclusively for your iPhone 5/5s/SE, 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 5/5s/SE

    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 5/5s/SE.

    What’s in the Box

    Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 5/5s/SE

    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

  • iPhone Models

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Good product: well thought out

      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 r 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 ANTOINE P from Irvine

      312 of 353 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good product: well thought out

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Twelve South does it again

      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 hol 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 Jack H from ROSEVILLE

      194 of 219 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Twelve South does it again

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Blocks the mic, difficult to hold

      I got my BookBook case from the Apple store in Albuquerque. I thought it would be just what I wanted: one case to hold my iPhone 5, driver's license, credit car I got my BookBook case from the Apple store in Albuquerque. I thought it would be just what I wanted: one case to hold my iPhone 5, driver's license, credit cards, and cash. I like to keep it simple. After 3 weeks I am utterly disappointed due to multiple flaws. First, the inside surface of the case is leather, which at first I thought was cool, but then I noticed that that the leather rubs up against the iPhone surface, smudging the glass and leaving a cloudy film that is hard to remove. Not much later, I discovered the microphone problem. I had several phone calls in which the person on the other end had difficulty hearing me. Later I was told by an Apple Genius that the bookbook case blocks the microphone on the back of the iPhone! Now, this only happens if you wrap the front of the case around when you talk. But that is the obvious way to use the case, because otherwise the front just hangs there like an open door, making it very awkward and difficult to hold while you talk. So evidently, Twelve South never actually experimented with using their case with an actual iPhone, bc they should have seen this coming. Finally, the bookbook card holders are very tight, and if you're like me, you want quick access to your debit card. I'm tired of struggling with the case, pulling and coercing my card just to get it out. So basically, this case has a cool look and potentially useful design, but it was implemented poorly and so it fails pretty badly. I no longer use it, and at $60, that's extremely disappointing!!!

      • Written by Michael F from Albuquerque

      46 of 59 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Blocks the mic, difficult to hold

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Distraught at poor quality

      I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in the quality of the BookBooks now. After just two days I notice that the stitching is coming apart each side of the i I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in the quality of the BookBooks now. After just two days I notice that the stitching is coming apart each side of the inner card slot (with the plastic window) - shocking as I haven't put anything in it yet (yes its a genuine one) . My old BookBook cover from my 4S is still solid but wish I now had never upgraded to a bit bigger iphone as this cover has to go back and I will not be buying another until the quality issue is addressed. There must be something wrong if other users are reporting the same problem, I only got an iphone in the first place as I loved the BookBook covers so much.

      • Written by Elaine M from Stockton-on-Tees

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Distraught at poor quality

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful and functional piece

      A truly great product not only solves a problem, but offers its solution in an aesthetically pleasant, and physically or psychologically comforting way. I was a A truly great product not only solves a problem, but offers its solution in an aesthetically pleasant, and physically or psychologically comforting way. I was actually looking for and even planning in the back of my mind how to design for myself an iPhone case that functioned as a wallet but looks like a leather-bound book before I found out about Twelve South's BookBook line up. I couldn't be more pleased with it. I'm always looking for simplifying my life but with style and Twelve South seems to always impress me in that regard. Cheers.

      • Written by Scott D from Murfreesboro

      Is this review useful?Beautiful and functional piece

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Overall, I like it but...

      I like this version of the Book Book case with the edition of the sleeves for cards but the main drawback is that the plastic on the outermost sleeve leaves a r I like this version of the Book Book case with the edition of the sleeves for cards but the main drawback is that the plastic on the outermost sleeve leaves a residue on the iPhone glass face with which it comes into contact. I really have to rub hard to get rid of the outline of the plastic but I am still left with a large residual smudge on the glass that I could not remove. I don't think I would buy this version again unless they replace that with something softer and less likely to adhere to the phone face. A gross oversight on an otherwise solid product.

      • Written by Mark Y from Coralville

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Overall, I like it but...

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