We've had our share of looking at and using a few wallet cases for the iPhone. Now that the iPhone 5s is out, may be it's time to refresh an old list of wallet cases – which actually fit the bill too. Nevertheless, there are quite bunches of amazing iPhone 5/5s wallet cases that are worth considering.
When you go picking the right iPhone 5/5s wallet case, what you should look for its durability and the bulk it adds to your iPhone. The market has enough bulky iPhone wallet cases (and you must excuse us here because we've included a couple of them here) but there's no need to settle for bulk when the same experience can be had from light-weight, non-bulky wallet cases.
Round-up of the best iPhone 5/5s wallet cases:
1. Speck SmartFlex iPhone Wallet Case
SmartFlex from Speck is a beautifully crafted iPhone 5s/5 wallet case. It is an iPhone 5s/5 case first and then as an advantage, there's the card/cash slot on the back. So you have a sturdy, high-quality protective case which keeps your iPhone safe while letting you carry a few cards and some cash without carrying a wallet.
Features of Speck SmartFlex Wallet Case:
- Multiple colors
- 1 Year warranty
- Snappy thumb release feature
2. Felix HandHold iPhone 5s Wallet Case
One thing that you notice, after looking at a lot of wallet cases built for the iPhone, is that the designs get progressively boring. Felix's HandHold iPhone 5s wallet case breaks this pattern. Some people think the HandHold is cheesy or ugly but you know the thing about perspectives. I thought the design was smart if not ingenious. The Felix HandHold looks like a hand grabbing your iPhone – or more safely, holding it. And the back has a slight bulge where you can slip in your card and cash. Sure, it's not totally safe but the case is perfect for the little shopping trips you might go on.
Features of Felix HandHold iPhone Case:
- Multiple color variations
- Extremely light weight
- Made of thermoplastic: strong but no bulk
- Holds a couple of cards and 2-3 bills
Check out Felix HandHold here.
3. Otterbox iPhone 5/5s Commuter Series Wallet Case
This one's the bulky guy I was talking about. But the name provides a license to step out of the non-bulky framework. Otterbox's commuter series wallet case for iPhone 5s/5 is a powerful, strong and high-grade case for the iPhone. The wallet flips out from the back and can hold quite a bunch of cards and cash. It's Otterbox so you know the best materials have gone into the making of this wallet case.
Features of Otterbox iPhone Wallet Case:
- Audible click closure (“click” sound to let you know the wallet is locked)
- Protection from drops and shocks
- Screen protector included
Price: $44.95 ($27.99 on Amazon)
Buy Otterbox Commuter Series from Amazon
4. BulletTrain SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5/5s
These guys ran into some quality issues but the BulletTrain SAFE wallet is one of the best things I've seen in this market of wallet cases. It's a beautiful, almost-full-fledged iPhone 5s wallet case that can hold lot more than most other wallet cases. The design is such that the wallet pops out but fits perfectly within the case. (See image). Despite this, the wallet has a very pleasing aesthetic design and is relatively thin.
Features of BulletTrain SAFE Wallet:
- Very light-weight and thin (0.63inches, 1 ounce)
- There's a secret stash too
- Holds a key, few cards and cash bills
Check out more about SAFE Wallet Case
5. Vault Skin Slim Wallet Case for iPhone 5/5s
Vault Skin's got some pretty cool iPhone 5s wallet cases that look exactly like Wally cases but work differently. I'm not a big fan of these add-on cases but this should perfectly fit your bill when you already have a case wrapped on your iPhone 5s/5. Surprise: it holds up to 8 cards and has two compartments!
Features of Vault Skin Slim Wallet Case
- Holds 8 cards
- Has two compartments. One for frequently-used cards
- Genuine leather case