The Story Leather Genuine Side Flip Wallet Case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s features a moderate amount of protection while maintaining a higher end look and feel. It's also got some features that make it stand out from similar offerings, and here's why...
One of the features I like most about the Story case is that you've got a cutout in the front of the case for the earpiece. This is great for times when you want to talk on your iPhone but don't want the case open. A common problem with many flip cases is that you have to fold them over awkwardly when talking on the phone. This isn't the case. Just answer your call, close the case, and carry on your conversation.
Opening up the Story case you notice that there is a slot on the left for credit cards or business cards. However, you can only fit a maximum of two cards before the case begins having issues latching shut. Not a huge deal but if you expect to be able to carry three or more cards, the Story case may not be the right fit for you. I have found it perfect for instances where I only need one card and an ID.
The texture of the Story case isn't a smooth leather but more of a rugged leather. I feel that over time this may result in it wearing better than other leather type cases. I've had issues with some in the past where they get worn spots and start to look ragged. Since the texture of the Story case is more pronounced, it'll be interesting to see if it holds up better over time. My gut tells me it will.
More pronounced texture than many other leather cases
Cutout in the front for the earpiece so you can talk with the case shut
Camera cutouts don't interfere with flash at all
Easy to place the iPhone in the case and get it back out
Access to all your ports and switches with zero issue
Only fits 2 credit cards max before you run into issues latching it shut all the way
The bottom line
The Story Genuine Wallet case is not only fashionable, but functional. I've found it to provide enough protection that I don't worry about my iPhone getting scratched or damaged during a mild tumble. The texture is also great and more obvious than many other cases, which could mean it'll wear better over time.
If you're looking for style combined with convenience, I'd highly recommend checking out the Story Genuine Side Flip Wallet case for both iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. And if you've already picked one up, let me know what you think of it in the comments!