Disclaimer: Rocketcases has provided Dragonblogger.com with a Leather Case for evaluation purposes. Opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.
The bland smooth finish of the back of the iPhone can lack personality for most people. Purchasing an iPhone case is one such way that Apple fans attempt to solve this problem. Lately the repertoire offered up by Rocketcases.com has caught my interest. While disguising your phone with one of their Retro cases is indeed fun, there are certain occasions when such cases would be out of place. Today I will be taking a look at Rocketcases’ Leather Case which is geared towards those searching for a more elegant and sophisticated case for their iPhone 4, 4S, or 5.
Feel free to watch the video review or continue reading the written review below.
Leather Never Felt So Good
As the video above made painfully obvious, I sure do like my leather. The leather on this offering from Rocketcases lives up to the claim of being 100% genuine. One thing I dislike about several leather iPhone cases is their tendency to be stretched thin and loosely against whatever backing is on the inside. Rocketcases’ Leather Case does not possess this design flaw and seems pretty rugged to boot. It stood up to being jostled alongside keys, sharp credit card edges, and pen tips.
Kung Fu Grip on Your iPhone
Rocketcases’ Leather Case has attachment issues and that’s a good thing. It just does not want to ever let go of your iPhone. Unlike the Gameboy Retro Case that I reviewed last time, the edges firmly kept hold of the iPhone’s sides. You would physically have to use your fingernail to pry it off and even this requires some force. I cannot imagine what you could possibly pack in your purse or pocket that would manage to do the same feat.
Sensible Cutouts at the Expense of a Full Wrap Around
The cutouts on the Leather Case from Rocketcases are as always done perfectly. You can easily access any vital function of the iPhone whether that means using the headphone jack, camera, iPhone dock, or volume toggles. Unfortunately, the design that Rocketcases settled for came at the expense of a full wrap around design. I am a bigger fan of a case that completely encompasses all sides of the iPhone. This is more of a personal preference kind of thing I suppose. I doubt many will dislike the top/bottom slice concept and perhaps I am being too nit-picky on the matter.
Overall, the Leather Case from Rocketcases is exceptionally crafted. While two weeks of use is short for a stress test, I have a feeling that this baby is going to last for quite a long time. As mentioned earlier, you can pick up this beauty in Chocolate Brown (featured in the video) or Ruby Red for your iPhone 4, 4S, or 5 on Rocketcases.com.
Mitra Faridian first joined the site in 2011 under the handle “Persian Poetess.” Her gaming and entertainment taste is very eclectic and she’s always open to a fun new virtual adverture. Email her at the following address: mitra [at] dragonblogger.com