As predictably as worms squirming to the surface of a field after a rainstorm, a new Apple device fills every gadget blogger’s inbox with PR pitches for cases. The irony today, of course, is that all the existing iPhone 4 cases and accessories will still fit the iPhone 4S.
But surfing right up on top of the deluge of email crap come these two new iPhone cases from WaterField Designs. Both are leather, both carry the iPhone and double as wallets, and both take different approaches to holding things.
If you’re the kind of person whose wallet is stuffed so full of junk that carrying it in your back pocket means risking a cricked spine when you sit down, you’ll want the iPhone Wallet. It’s a zippered burrito of storage for cards and cash, and the iPhone is held in a pocket with a clear window so you can see and use it while it is still inside. The iPhone Wallet comes in black or brown, costs $39 and will ship Oct. 31.
If you travel lighter (and have some respect for your back), then the iPhone Hint is for you. The simple pouch also has a window to see the iPhone within, but only has one slim pocket for cards and cash. The iPhone Hint is $25, and will also ship by the end of the month.