There are two schools of thought when it comes to protecting your iPhone. You have those that want to wrap their device in as much plastic and rubber as possible, cradling their device like a newborn. Then, there are those that want their smartphone to be more luxurious and practical and be useful in their everyday lives. The Little Pocket Book by Pad and Quill, manages to strike the perfect balance between form and function, offering a folio style wallet case that also offers excellent protection and style at the same time.
First impressions of the Little Pocket Book are quite impressive. Not only was it well packaged with a beautiful wax seal but upon opening one can’t help but remark that the case itself is a thing of beauty. Made from robust handmade American top grain leather and featuring a polished authentic Baltic Birch hardwood cradle, this case was made for someone that appreciates style and quality of craftsmanship.
The cradle that holds the phone is not only sturdy, but the iPhone effortlessly slides in and fits like a glove. The wooden enclosure also effortlessly manages to leave all the ports and buttons accessible. The leather and wood construction additionally offer good if not great protection from drops and the friction pads built into the cradle, clasp the iPhone very securely without any fear of it slipping out. Also, of note, is the very well executed rear camera aperture and flash opening which protects the outside focus ring.
The inner portion of the leather cover is comprised of 3 layflat card slots and a very convenient space to store cash or bills. We really appreciated the ease of access to these slots and it is worth noting that unlike other folio cases for the iPhone, even when the slots are loaded with your cards, it remains closed thanks to the external elasticized strap. The front cover can also be secured at the back using the elastic as to not obscure during a phone call. This is a notable feature that many other cases manufacturers’ fail to realize as being important to consumers. Pad & Quill have also added their own stylistic signature ribbon bookmark, it sophisticatedly finishes the case and makes it immediately noticeable to the buyer that the people at the company labor over every detail for every inch of the case.
Best of all, there is also the opportunity to customize each case. Both the inner and outer design of the case can be made to meet your needs with a variety of different color combinations and personalisation options such as embossing on the leather cover.
To conclude, the only caveat to such a beautiful case is the added bulk to the very thin design of the iPhone. However, one must also remember that you are removing another object, your wallet, from your pocket with such a purchase and that is a trade-off we can deal with.
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