Anyone have experience with Vaja Grip case?

jinyoungkim7

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Hey guys, I just ordered the Vaja Grip case for $70. The few reviews on youtube seem to applaud it and for only $20ish more than the apple leather case ($40+6.50shipping) it seems like a good use of money. To those of you who have used it, how do you like it? I got the black/rosso one. Also, is the area surrounding the sound port wide enough to be able to use aftermarket earphones/aux ports?
 

joneill55

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Hey guys, I just ordered the Vaja Grip case for $70. The few reviews on youtube seem to applaud it and for only $20ish more than the apple leather case ($40+6.50shipping) it seems like a good use of money. To those of you who have used it, how do you like it? I got the black/rosso one. Also, is the area surrounding the sound port wide enough to be able to use aftermarket earphones/aux ports?


Yes, I've had Vaja grip cases on iPhone, 3G-S, 4, 4S and now on the 5S. They have improved with every generation, just like the iPhone! They age well and develop the "hand" that fine leather develops as it ages and absorbs the oil from your hands and travels in and out of pocket and brief case.

The bottom is open and works well with the Apple buds as well as my Bose Noise canceling head phones.

Mine is custom Black on Black. Very happy with the build quality and value of these cases. Get what you pay for!

Pics attached but excuse the poor quality from an old diggie camera!
 

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psychonaut

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Jul 24, 2008
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I have reviewed a few Vaja cases including this one and I will echo the above comments "You get what you pay for". These are high quality cases in every way.

I have the Grip in Blue and Birch and gave it a 5 out of 5 in my review.

I also reviewed the top flip case in black and red and gave that a 4.5 out of 5. Difference is really the top flip has a front lid to it, some people like that in a case while others do not.

Can't go wrong with these.
 

SchneiderMan

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Hey guys, I just ordered the Vaja Grip case for $70. The few reviews on youtube seem to applaud it and for only $20ish more than the apple leather case ($40+6.50shipping) it seems like a good use of money. To those of you who have used it, how do you like it? I got the black/rosso one. Also, is the area surrounding the sound port wide enough to be able to use aftermarket earphones/aux ports?

The Vaja Grip is a little bulkier, less refined and isn't as minimalist as Apple's offering, but it's a lot more luxurious and Vaja's amazing leather simply doesn't compare to the aniline leather Apple uses. You cannot go wrong with a Vaja case even if you are paying a hefty sum.
 

Sofie

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I love this case! Definitely plan on getting it soon. Hoping they have a black friday deal on it somewhere.
 

Munitalp

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Jul 17, 2007
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I just received my new Vaja Grip in Dark Blue for my iPhone 5s the other day. The feel of the case is great, and the leather quality is great. I feel it will hold up much better than Apple's leather case will.

I'll post some pics in a bit.
 

Munitalp

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Here are some pictures of my case.








I've tried a lot of cases (iSkin, Spigen, Belkin, Incipio, Apple) and this is by far the best quality and best feel. The leather used by Vaja is much better quality (thick, soft, full grain leather) compared to the thin, compressed leather used on Apple's case. The fit is perfect -- it took a bit of work to get the iPhone in the first time but it fits perfectly.

Definitely the best case I've used thus far.
 

jinyoungkim7

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Apr 14, 2010
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Just received my case, the Vaja Grip cases are definitely the best case I've ever owned. The leather, for only $20 more than the apple leather case, is significantly better.
 

Munitalp

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Just received my case, the Vaja Grip cases are definitely the best case I've ever owned. The leather, for only $20 more than the apple leather case, is significantly better.
Yup. Vaja leather doesn't wear out or change colors in a few days like Apple's did. It's too bad Apple didn't use better leather, I liked their case a lot... but theres no comparison in the quality.
 

Robster3

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Yup. Vaja leather doesn't wear out or change colors in a few days like Apple's did. It's too bad Apple didn't use better leather, I liked their case a lot... but theres no comparison in the quality.
Doesn't give the same protection though, a lot of the phone is exposed. The only time I have chipped a phone was in a case like that, the leather didn't go all around and it landed on a exposed bit.
 

jinyoungkim7

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Apr 14, 2010
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I actually decided to return mine. It's a beautiful and well made case, however, I just didn't enjoy the bulk and thickness it added to the phone. It also made holding the phone noticeably heavier. If you don't mind bulkiness, this case is great though!
 

nwmtnbiker

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Thanks for the heads up on the case guys & girls. Just ordered myself a black & will be returning the apple pleather case. Or exchanging it for a 6' charging cable.

Is it that much "bulkier" than the apple pleather case?
 

Robster3

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Thanks for the heads up on the case guys & girls. Just ordered myself a black & will be returning the apple pleather case. Or exchanging it for a 6' charging cable.

Is it that much "bulkier" than the apple pleather case?
Yes
 

Munitalp

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Jul 17, 2007
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I don't think it adds much at all... I had the Apple leather case prior to the Vaja Grip and the Vaja is just slightly thicker. The Vaja is still a very slim case, the main reason that it's slightly thicker is because they use real grain leather -- which is what makes it more durable and better quality than the Apple one that features thin compressed leather.
 

Robster3

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I don't think it adds much at all... I had the Apple leather case prior to the Vaja Grip and the Vaja is just slightly thicker. The Vaja is still a very slim case, the main reason that it's slightly thicker is because they use real grain leather -- which is what makes it more durable and better quality than the Apple one that features thin compressed leather.
I would of had one ages ago if they didn't charge $37 delivery to Australia.
 
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