Griffin is a well-known manufacturer of all kinds of iOS accessories. During a previous few months, we’ve had a chance of reviewing some of its well-known products like the PowerDock 5, as well as its bigger counterpart the PowerDock Dual, and there were also products like the IntelliCase and StudioConnect for iPad. These products received mixed ratings, so while some of those fairly impressed us, there were those which left somewhat negative impressions.
Today’s article is bringing you more info on one of the newest products by Griffin, and this is going to be a leather wallet case, made for iPhone 5 and 5S. This product comes from Griffin’s lineup called Beamhaus, which is a collection of leather cases which feature premium quality and attractive design. The case we’re about to review is called Billfold, and you can purchase it for $90.
At a first look I believe that many will fall in love with this nicely designed case. On the outside you’ll be able to see thick and soft leather with some excellent stitching, which can tell you that this is a quality made product. But the real surprise comes once you open it and see that this wallet case is a bit different than most similar iPhone cases.
As it turns out, this case is made of high-quality leather, inside and out. On the inside you’ll find black “Horween Dublin”, while the outer leather layer is called “Horween latigo”. This combination of colors is the only available combination, but I am sure that most people won’t have a problem with this.
On the inside you’ll see a large pocket on the left side that holds your iPhone. This means that you won’t be able to use it until you take it out and feel its bare aesthetics. Some people will like this, while others won’t, so this is something that’s completely subjective. On the other hand, the pocket made for your phone is very firm and snugly and it will keep it in its place at all times. On the right side you can find two additional pockets, made to hold your credit card and some cash as well.
When it comes to protective role of Billfold case, this is something that users are going to love or hate. When you place your phone inside the case, it will be completely protected, so if you drop it by accident I am sure that your phone will be perfectly safe. On the other hand, since this is not the standard wallet case, your phone won’t be protected while in use, which makes this case obsolete in some ways. With this said, I believe that Billfold is made for those who are like me, and those are people who want to protect their phones and keep them safe throughout the day, but who also can’t stand the looks of those standard shell-style plastic cases. Also, the price might seem very high for a smartphone case, but remember that you’ll get a genuine leather and pristine build quality.