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Leatherette Stand/Cover for iPhone® 5/5s/SE - Black
Get protection and functionality for your iPhone® 5/5s with this Leatherette Stand/Cover from Monoprice!
This cover consists of a plastic frame, which fits onto the corners and side of your iPhone 5/5s, encased within a leatherette book-style binding. The outside of the cover features a marbled finish, while the inside is made from the softest felt-like material to ensure that your iPhone's finish remains as flawless as the day you got it! The inside grips on the iPhone can be undone and the back case bent to position the iPhone in landscape mode for video viewing. The front flap of the cover contains a magnet, which grips a metal strip on the outside of the frame to keep the cover closed when not in use.
iPhone not included!
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PROS: I will be the first to admit that I love the idea of this case in concept... it was the first case I bought for my iPhone 5 and I love the materials, the tolerances in the plastics and how well it holds out. In fact, I loved the first one enough to buy a second one as a backup.
CONS: However, the problem with the case is how it interacts with the phone when in use. You see, on the iPhone 5, there's a noise-cancelling microphone located on the back of the phone (a little hole between the lens and the flash. When this case is in use (the natural position being fully open and flush against the back), it interferes with the phone's noise canceling, making the phone fairly incomprehensible for the other party. It took me two months, plus a replaced iPhone, to figure this out.
PROS: Fits the phone snugly and perfectly. Sturdy for carrying in pants pocket with pen, keys, etc. Excellent value.
CONS: Covers 1 1/2 pairs of speaker holes, but this is easily remedied by trimming plastic back.
PROS: Price, looks good, and fits the phone well. Great for protection against keys and such in the pocket.
CONS: Phone can come out of the case if dropped. Also, if the front flap is folded over to talk on the phone it covers the rear microphone causing the sound on the other phone to be distant or unclear.
PROS: Nice design
CONS: Not very useful:
- the front flap doesn't close securely
- the tabs on the top left seems to scratch the iPhone's top left corner
- the stand function doesn't really work well
- call quality seems to suffer
Save your money.
PROS: Case fits perfectly, opens and shuts cleanly.
CONS: Monoprice name embossed on front. Oddly enough, that was not shown in the picture of the product. I wouldn't have ordered it had I known. Plus, the one I got had two diagonal creases on the back.
PROS: Fits great. Stays open. Stays closed. Looks good. Price is amazing.
CONS: none, except see below
PROS: Had the phone 3 weeks and the case 4 days. Looking at a car in the back of a container, no light, standing on junk 2 ft off ground, leaned over and the phone dropped out of my shirt pocket and landed on piece of steel. No problem, case did not open, phone is perfect, thanks monoprice for great case at fantastic price and shipped fast.
CONS: Only thing I can think of is that the stand is awkward at least when new so don't use it
PROS: good quality, good protection.
CONS: hard to keep it on the stand position while watching videos, keep sliding down.
*** I like this case a lot, especially for the price.
PROS: Great price and fit. Protects the whole phone from the other stuff in your pocket, like keys, change, etc.
CONS: The stand function doesn't really work. Would like to have some pockets in it for ID, CC's, etc., but that's not why I bought it.
PROS: Fits perfectly, easy to use with case folded over, really protects against drop damage and allows me to keep the phone in my pants pocket without worrying about it. I was used to a flip-phone and no longer have to worry about damage to the screen in normal use. So nice I bought several more to give as gifts.
CONS: Plastic corner piece blocks two holes of the iPhone microphone making it difficult for others to understand me when I talk. I minor modification with a Dremel opened up the case without compromising its integrity. No more complaints about muffled voice when I call.