The Focused Space Leathersmith iPhone 5 case is a leather back cover for the iPhone 5. It is available for $45.00 from Focused Space. Let’s see if it is the iPhone 5 case for you.
The case is available in either all black or all brown. It has a protective coating insides the case to provide shock support. The case has a clean logo on the back and has all the appropriate cutouts that an iPhone case should have. The case does feel nice in the hand, it is made out of real leather after all. The case is pretty solid and I feel as though it will do some work in protecting your iPhone. The case does not have much of a border protecting the front of the phone, which could prove troublesome. Overall, this case excels in Form.
Of course, the most important function of this case is the ability to protect your device during a fall. I do not believe that this case will do just that, however. The back of the iPhone may be well protected but the front of the phone is wide open. And if Murphy’s law is right, your phone will land on the screen side and you will have an iPhone with a cracked screen. I always emphasize the need for some protection of the front of the device be it an iPhone, iPad or iPod. The front needs to be protected because there are already too many cracked screens on iPhones, we don’t need any more of that. Of course, it very well may land on the back but why take the chance? On a more positive note, the case does allow easy access to all ports and it does not block the camera. Of course, we buy cases for protection, not whether or not it hides the ports or not. Therefore, this case does not do well in function.
-Cut-outs for ports are appropriate
-Protects the back well
-Feels nice to hold
-Does not protect the front
Ways to improve
In order to improve, I would add a bit more of a “bumper” so that the screen will not have contact with the ground.
In order for a case to be a great case, one that I would buy, it needs to be a case that will protect your device. This case does not do that. There is very little bumper to keep the phone’s glass from making contact with the concrete. Unfortunately, this case does not do well in it’s main function: to protect. This case gets 2 and a half stars from me. I don’t want a cracked screen, and neither do you.
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