"I Got My iPhone 5 BookBook Case!"

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by tom2847, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. tom2847 macrumors regular

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    ....I will have mine tomorrow around 4:30pm but I'm just so freakin' excited for this thing. I've been waiting since iPhone 5 came out. Anyway, I want to see pictures of people who received theirs and maybe some reviews on what you Like/Don't Like about it.

    Pictures would be nice!
     
  2. Tito71 macrumors newbie

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    Got it today

    Pros:
    - love the look
    - love the leather smell

    Cons:
    - price + shipping (to Canada) + custom fees ! 59.99$ US + 15$US + 25.03$ CND for DHL custom fees...
    - the back panel (around the camera hole) is no straight (hard to explain)
     

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  3. cuzo macrumors 6502

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    how big was the box it came in?
     
  4. Tito71 macrumors newbie

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    the box is gone but lets say a dictionnary size one
     
  5. cuzo macrumors 6502

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    thanks, would you recommend leaving in front of a apartment door?
     
  6. tom2847 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great! Thanks for posting them. Does the book stay closed or does it have to get worked in? And the first thing I noticed was that there is no red block like in the picture of BookBook on the website. On the brown book, there has a full red block that says Vol V.

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    Whats up with that?

    Is it thick when its closed? I wanna wear it in my front pocket but not sure it's gonna feel ok. How do you wear it?
     
  7. Tito71 macrumors newbie

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    - it stays close (because there's no card, cash inside)
    - I got the black vintage one with the 2 red lines
    - too thick for my front pocket
     
  8. golfgrouch macrumors member

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    Am I the only one who doesn't understand the appeal of this case? :confused:
     
  9. tom2847 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aww, so you think if a few cards go in there, its going to get fat and not shut?

    Looks brown on my end. :x

    What do you do, stick it in ur back pocket then? And sit on it? Not sure i can deal with my phone in my back pocket. ****. I love having my phone up front but Im sure it's gonna be too big.

    Are you happy with the purchase? Looks like a cool little book when on the table?
     
  10. cuzo macrumors 6502

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    It's gonna be thick when you stick 3 to 4 cards in there plus cash so you gotta decide if you way the bulk. Personally I don't mind because I know it's there so the added weight is a plus.

    The appeal is the look and the fact that most people don't know it's your valuables and only see a small book so if you left it somewhere not saying it would happen but someone who's a potential their might think its worthless and give it back to you lol.
     
  11. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Mine came too. Nicely made, but a little bigger/thicker than I was expecting. Still nice construction.
     
  12. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    You're not alone. It's ugly.
     
  13. rmbpuser macrumors 6502

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    Amen.
     
  14. numberforty1 macrumors 6502

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    i think it's one of the ugliest cases going. my friend has one on her 4s, and when i saw it originally i thought it was some cheap junk case she bought of ebay for $1.99. ha was i wrong.
     
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  16. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    It is the opposite of my style. I think it would have been cool as a case for a cassette player. I don't get it. How do you answer the phone? Folding the flap back? I think that alone would drive me nut.
     
  17. Orbit224 macrumors newbie

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    Will the phone fit in the holder if it has a slim case around it? Also, how easy is it to take the phone out and put it back in the holder (for docking in the car)?
     
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    good god is that thing big, bulky and ugly. As someone who uses his iPhone naked I shuddered a little bit when I saw that thing.
     
  19. duffc macrumors newbie

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    It's neither big nor bulky. My bookbook for iPhone4s the only case I've ever gotten compliments on and I've used cases from Draco, Electron, Element, SGP, and the list goes on. I did get a compliment on my Trunket backplate once while using my phone out of the BookBook. It's all personal preference of course.

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    Does not look big, bulky, or ugly to me. Looks very simple and classy. Combining two products into one.
     
  20. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Well in all fairness I find any case to be bulky since I only use a screen protector plastic front and back. but I still think it's horrendously ugly sorry :p
     
  21. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    I hate that the phone doesn't slide in anymore as they replaced it with basically a snap on the back case... And the thing I hate with BookBook is that the stitching around the front card slot digs into all screen protectors, and the case gets pretty bulky even if you only have a couple cards and bills in it.
     
  22. numberforty1 macrumors 6502

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  23. RxMac macrumors 6502

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    Got my brown one today, love it, first time Bookbook user.
     
  24. junglesnake macrumors 6502

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    No I see none myself!! At all!!
     

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