Torn Between these two....!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Dino F, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Dino F macrumors 68030

    Dino F

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    Hi all - just need some opinions on which you would prefer from these.....

    I'm looking to buy either, Bellroy's 3 card case for my iPhone 8 Plus, from Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bellroy-Le...516957642&sr=8-2&keywords=bellroy+3+card+case

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    ...or,

    Nomad's Rugged leather case and wallet:

    https://www.hellonomad.com/rugged-case-8-7-plus

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    https://www.hellonomad.com/leather-wallet-slim

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    Price isn't really an issue as I am going to order some additional products from Amazon too, so the prices for both orders (when comparing the Nomad order to the Amazon order) will equate to roundabout £100 anyway, plus, I also have a 20% discount code for Nomad.

    I'm currently using a Cosmos Blue Apple leather case on my 8+ but would like to change to one on these products (Bellroy - so I can keep 3 cards in the case at all times so can ditch my wallet. Nomad case - just looks awesome from the pics _ the reviews of the iPhone X version I have seen, are also great! The leather slim wallet looks awesome too).

    Thoughts?!
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    The big problem I have with the card carrying cases is if you lose or misplace your phone it's a 2-for-1 that way too -- you lose your wallet as a bonus.
     
  3. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68030

    Dino F

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    Yea, I do agree with you that there is that danger with these type of cases however, I am a very careful person - have never misplaced any mobile phone I have ever owned, from day dot!!
     
  4. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the Bellroy case and have been considering it, but my problem is I really need to carry 4 cards with me every day, not 3. I carry my drivers license, health ID card, debit card and a credit card. I’ve read that vendors will be required to accept wireless payments sometime in the next year, so I’m hoping that will allow me to stop carrying the credit card since I could use Apple Pay instead. But I keep wondering how that is going to work in certain places, like restaurants. If my bank would update their ATMs to use Apple Pay, then I wouldn’t need to carry my debit card either. So it’s just a waiting game at this point. But I would love to ditch the wallet and just have a slightly thicker iPhone case that stores my essentials. However, any kind of folio case is no good for me since I do lots of gaming on my iPhone and the flappy front cover would just get in the way constantly.
     
  5. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68030

    Dino F

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    .....well - just to update this thread.

    I ended up going for the Bellroy and whilst it was a nice case, unfortunately, it is slightly flawed so is going back. :rolleyes:

    I use an annual rail ticket (its a paper/card type ticket with a magnetic strip on the back - not plastic) and put it inside this case (along with a plastic driver's license and a debit card).

    I also use a Qi charger on my iPhone 8 Plus, and this still works with this case, with the cards inside.

    I went to the train station this morning (I only received the case over the weekend) and my paper/card train ticket would not go through the barrier, so I went to the counter and got a replacement. initially, I thought it could have been the Qi charger that I use, which had wiped the data from my rail ticket, but then after obtaining the replacement ticket, and trying to use it at the end of my journey, at the next train station, again, it refused to go through the barrier.

    This was strange as the card was brand new, obviously replaced just 10 minutes before at the last station so I couldn't understand why the new card was now also refusing to go through the barriers??!

    But then it dawned on me that the ONLY thing which could be causing this, was the magnet inside the flap part of the case, was wiping the data on the magnetic strip on the back of the rail card, as soon as the card was put into the case.

    Now I'm slightly worried that the data on my debit card has also been wiped as this too was in this case... Its not a major issue as this card is the same one I use for Apple Pay so I can just use that if the card now longer works.

    In any case, this Bellroy is going back.....
    :mad:
     
  6. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68030

    Dino F

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    ...I bought one of these from Amazon last week:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01JTI2HG8?ref_=pe_2105081_77703951_E_Asin_Title

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    ...however, it is really difficult getting even just ONE card, in and out of this wallet (it's meant to hold 3 cards AND cash???!).

    The problem is, is that there is a lip on the case (circled in red) which is used to insert your card into, to use as a kickstand, however, the lip itself, actually gets in the way of trying to pull your cards out...! I also found that putting in just 2 cards, made the wallet part uncomfortably bulge so lord knows how its designed to hold 3 cards AND cash???!

    This too, is now going back - my search for the ultimate case/wallet combo continues.....
    :rolleyes:
     
  7. Abstract, Nov 7, 2018
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    Sorry for the thread resurrection, but it’s not THAT old and I didn’t want to start a new thread.

    I’m also looking at the Bellroy 3-card case for my iPhone XR, and just wanted to add that Apple doesn’t recommend these types of wallet cases if you intend on using Qi wireless charging. It’ll work, but it’s more about preventing issues with the (presumably plastic) cards inside.

    In Australia, I don’t know if it Qi wireless affects bank cards because everything is loaded onto the card’s RFID chip, and I don’t believe RFID is affected by regular strength magnets.

    However, cards like my health card (“Medicare”) have a magnetic strip (no RFID), but they shouldn’t be too bothered by a weak magnet either. o_O

    I’m not sure about paper cards. I haven’t had a paper card meant for long-term/annual use in forever. They’re all plastic. If I get a paper card, it’s usually single use.
     
  8. WNYX macrumors regular

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    I highly recommend the card cases that Distil Union offers.
    https://www.distilunion.com/collections/wally-wallet-cases
    I've purchased a version of their cases for each of my iPhones, and I can't say enough good things about them. I'm currently waiting for the Xs Max version to be released.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    Ooh, that’s nice.

    I bought the Bellroy 3-card this morning, and will see how it goes.

    I had the original Bellroy Note Sleeve wallet for around 5 years, and it was pretty good. I’m hoping this is the same.
     

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