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Review of Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 5 - Vintage leather iPhone case and wallet
4.30 stars Very Good Form 218 Reviews
Reviewed on: June 02, 2013 Author:
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  • Securely holds the iPhone
  • Looks aesthetically beautiful and classy
  • Can hold credit cards, ID and some cash too
  • Easy to clean
  • Good quality leather
  • Draws compliments from people
  • Looks of an old book gives stealth protection


  • Hard to talk on phone when it is in case
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 5 - Vintage leather iPhone case and wallet. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $49.99-$59.99.

BookBook for iPhone 5 is a hybrid wallet and iPhone case that mimics a pocket-sized, vintage book. Open the beautifully-designed leather book and you’ll see a wallet on the left and a leather wrapped frame that securely holds your iPhone 5 on the right. BookBook for iPhone 5 has two hard-back covers and a rigid spine to protect your iPhone against dings and bruises. You get an additional layer of protection in the form of a disguise. Available in your choice of Classic Black and Vintage Brown, each BookBook is hand-distressed using high quality leather.

This vintage-style book has a convenient ID window and four slots for your debit/credit cards, reward cards and cash. The ID window has a convenient thumb slide so you can quickly take your ID out at the airport. You'll have easy access to all ports and buttons as well and it also has a built-in camera hole so you can quickly capture photos with the iPhone 5 iSight camera.

Some reviewers find it hard and inconvenient to talk on the phone without taking it of out of the cover. A few users would like to see more pockets for cards and cash.

Overall, BookBook for iPhone 5 is a conversation piece and a totally unique case that disguises your phone and wallet, while protecting both. It’s a wallet that looks like no other and a case that keeps your iPhone from looking like everyone else’s.


  • Height: 5.3 inches (134.5 mm)
  • Width: 2.8 inches (71 mm)
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Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 5 - Vintage leather iPhone case and wallet
Snap-in case holds the phone securely Case looks amazing Cards in wallet do not scratch phone
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
3.00 stars
17 Reviews See Details
Holds 2 credit cards, license, work ID etc. and closes nicely Easy to wipe off and clean
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
4.50 stars
17 Reviews See Details
Looks just like a little old book Leather seems to be of a good quality
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
4.50 stars
16 Reviews See Details
This classy case easily fits in either front or back pocket Leather becomes soft and comfortable to hold over time
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.50 stars
14 Reviews See Details
Makes a perfect gift Draws compliments from people Hard to talk on the phone when it is in case
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.00 stars
8 Reviews See Details
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