When someone from Jisoncase reached out to me about taking a look at their new Genuine Leather Case for the iPhone XS Max, I will admit that I was skeptical. I’ve seen what a lot of inexpensive imported leather and faux-leather cases look like in-person, and it often isn’t pretty. I knew Jisoncase plays in that price range, so I didn’t have much confidence.
However, after doing a little research online, I saw some very positive reviews of their other cases. Because of that, I decided to go ahead give this case a shot. I’m glad that I did, because it turned out to be a lot better than I expected. There is a lot to like about this case at such a reasonable price point. Let’s get into the details.
In case you haven’t noticed by now, I am a huge fan of both quality leather cases in general, and Vaja’s leather cases specifically. I’ve had the opportunity to review a few of their products over the years, including their Niko Wallet-Leather Case and Leather Back for the iPhone 7 Plus earlier this year. I have always come away impressed, and I’ll save you the suspense- this time out is no exception. Their Agenda MG for the iPhone X just adds a couple of new wrinkles to Vaja’s formula of consistent quality and attention to detail.
The Bella Fino Case for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus is designed by the hard workingÂ folks overÂ at Pad & Quill. Â This slim leather wallet case will challenge any negative pre-conceived notions you might have had about wallet cases for your iPhone–I know it did for me. Â The conceptÂ of a wallet case is that it can potentially replace the need for a wallet, and also double as a case for your iPhone. One of my recent goals has been to streamline my wallet needs, and find a suitable solution where I don’t need to carry one at all. Â Most of the time I leave my wallet in my car, as I hate the extra lump in my back pocket. Â It’s because of situations like this thatÂ I try to avoid typical wallet designs. Â I find that, more often than not, using a typical wallet lends itself to carrying around more than you really need simply because you have the extra space. Â With the Bella Fino Case both situations are managedÂ simultaneously. Â There are enough pockets for several credit cards and your drivers license or ID, as well as a hidden pocket for cash, without the unnecessary bulk associated with a typicalÂ wallet.
The Spigen Thin Fit Hybrid was the first case I picked up for my iPhone 6S Plus, but itâ€™s actually the case I use the least. That has little to do with the build quality or the ergonomics, and everything to do with how the matte white appears in the everyday.
When I purchase products in white, I want them to look white in most circumstances. The finish on the Spigen Thin Fit Hybrid looks all right in ambient light, but the moment you hold it up to sunlight (or have it under a lamp on a desk) youâ€™ll see that the coating is pearlescent white, rather than a pure white. Itâ€™s tricky to capture on camera, but thereâ€™s definitely a yellow tint to the case under bright light. I was disappointed to find this out, as I think it cheapens the look of an otherwise clean design.