iPhone 5/5s wallet cases are actually cool. Yes, they’re unlike other usual polycarbonate cases that are thin and light-weight but there’s one particular advantage with these wallet cases: you get to carry around your cards and money with your iPhone’s case so there’s no need for the bulky wallet.
Since iPhone 4, wallet cases have been quite popular. A niche market exists for this particular product and a handful of people are very intent on getting the wallet case for their iPhones. A lot of companies, naturally, are involved in making such cases.
We took a stroll through the market and got hold of a list of good to extremely good iPhone 5/5s wallet cases. Here’s to you:
Round-up of Best iPhone 5/5s Wallet Cases:
1. Sport by Dock Artisan
Dock Artisan’s Sport is a leather wallet case for iPhone 5/5s. It is set to launch this month (Feb) and the coolest thing about it is that it’s a better version of the BookBook iPhone 5/5s wallet case. One big issue with wallet cases is the bulk and that’s something Sport seems to solve almost beautifully. The iPhone with its snap-on case can actually be removed from the wallet case (it hooks on via magnets). And the finishing is just awesome.
Pre-order Dock Artisan’s case
iWallie is one of the very best of the wallet cases for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Cut exquisitely and stitched with bonded leather, you get a particularly high quality work here. The case features a few cut-ins to let you keep the cards and cash. The iPhone 5/5s lodges into the case perfectly and is quite safe. There’s a cutout for the camera, obviously. Tops our list of the best buy in the wallet case category.
Price: $34.97 with free shipping.
iFlip cases are a little bulkier than, say, iWallie. However, they more than make up for it by being one of the sturdiest bonded leather wallet cases for the iPhone 5/5s. The case comes with a flip mode so everything you keep is safe and secure. About four cards and a few bills will fit into this perfectly.
Buy iFlip case
4. BookBook for iPhone 5/5s
BookBook, obviously, needs no introduction. This iPhone 5/5s wallet case from TwelveSouth – the makers of some of the finest Apple-related accessories – is every bit the same BookBook thing that these guys have been producing for long. BookBook iPhone 5/5s case makes sure your iPhone is ultra-secure and then the things you keep in the wallet case is safe. Not to forget, the case itself looks like a miniature book. From the 19th century.
Buy BookBook case
5. SmartFlex from Speck
Speck products, as far as I’ve known, have a flair for interesting design. They’re mostly sleek and so is this one. The SmartFlex iPhone 5/5s case isn’t a complete wallet case but it does function as a partial-wallet. Which means, you can carry a few cards and possibly a few bills tucked into the SmartFlex wallet case for iPhone 5/5s. There are a few color options to choose from and the case is generally stronger than most other wallet cases.
Buy SmartFlex case
6. CaseCrown Pathway Wallet
CaseCrown is by far the most accommodative wallet case for your iPhone 5/5s. It has a thin design so it’s sleek naturally. The case holds on to the iPhone pretty strongly. The case can accommodate a lot of your cards and cash and the snap-on works best in making sure everything is protected. Unlike the iWallie or iFlip though you can’t access the iPhone without opening the wallet case.
Buy CaseCrown case
7. Krome CargoCase
We reviewed the Krome CargoCase a few weeks back and it’s one of the finest wallet cases for the iPhone 5/5s. The case is, however, bulkier than most others but it does come with some really amazing design. You can carry up to 4-5 credit cards or equivalent of bills and papers. Check out the review to find out more about the case.
Buy Krome CargoCase
8. Wally for iPhone 5/5s
Wally is actually not a full-fledged case. Instead, it’s a stick-on that aims to simplify your life. Rushing to the grocer’s? You don’t have to pick your wallet and your iPhone. With Wally on, you can keep a few cards and bills in the Wally pouch that sticks onto the back of the iPhone. Made of high-quality Italian leather.
Update: Here are some of the coolest wallet cases for iPhone 5s/5.