Twelve South BookBook Wallet Case for iPhone

A number of years ago, I decided to simplify the number of items I carried day-to-day and consolidated my wallet and iPhone protection into a single case. (You can find some unique handmade items on Etsy.)

To date, I used a sleeve case with pockets on the outside for credit cards, ID, etc. This is primarily because I always preferred a “naked” iPhone instead of one that’s in a case all the time. I’ve always liked the way the phone felt in my hand but also, a phone without a case is easier to fit into the mounts I typically have in my car.

All that changed when I purchased the iPhone 6 Plus.

Simply put, the phone is just so darn large, sleek – and slippery – that I found myself nearly dropping a number of times.

With that in mind, I learned about the new BookBook case for iPhone 6 Plus and was immediately drawn to it.

  • It’s made from quality leather that wears beautifully
  • It holds the majority of my credit cards and ID
  • The plastic shell that holds the phone is removable making it really easy to put the device in a car mount

Because of the folding case design, it’s a bit thicker than the sleeve case/wallets I’ve used in the past. However, this design also makes it narrower, so it fits a little better in the front pocket of my jeans.

So far, I love it.

There are some minor caveats, though:

  • Photos on the Twelve South web site show the inner sleeve holding dollar bills. They don’t fit unless you fold them, making the case even thicker. Instead, I continue to put my cash in a money clip.

  • The credit cards may scratch your screen. I say may based on this experience: When I got the BookBook case, I also installed a tempered glass screen protector for the iPhone 6 Plus. A few days ago, I noticed that one of my very thick fancy pants credit cards was leaving tiny scratches on this screen protector. (I only noticed them because the phone was turned off and the light hit the screen protector in just the right way to make them visible.)

I immediately moved the thicker credit card to a different position and replaced with a thinner, more flexible ID card.

Would a credit card scratch the Gorilla Glass on your iPhone? I have no idea and I don’t want to find out. It’s easier to just swap out the screen protector when the scratches become an annoyance.

Bottom line: I feel that choosing a case/wallet is a very personal decision. If this kind of case fits your lifestyle, don’t hesitate to buy one.

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