Love my iPhone5 case.
The iPhone 6, notsomuch.
That is not to say it's a bad case, it's a very good case, actually. But when compared to the "old" iPhone5 case, it's not quite to the same quality standard.
The iPhone6 case leather is much more textured and feels thinner. It almost feels like pleather. The dark coffee brown is a different hue than all my other dark coffee brown items, and that is comparing it to a lot of items, let me tell you...
Still, all-in-all, it's a very good case. Just not quite to the high standard we usually see from Saddleback.
Won't stop me from buying anything else, I must say.
I wrote a review earlier about my iphone 6 case that you can scroll through and read. I'm unable to edit it so I'm writing a new review. Apparently the company sent me the wrong sleeve and it was actually made for the iphone 5. I gave it away to a friend and they're currently using it. Then, Saddleback contacted me and sent out a new sleeve. The new one fits perfectly and is the right size. It's still snug but I can tell it's made for the iphone 6. Leather is thick and sturdy but the inside is highly brushed and I don't feel there's any need for pigskin lining. It's very soft inside but the sturdiness of the piece really will protect the phone for transport. What great customer service! Thank you guys!
Guess what prompted me to write this review? I dropped my phone onto the cold, hard ground today! Fortunately, the phone was in the case and as what Dave had shown in his videos, the case completely protected the phone by absorbing the impact. As the ends are slightly arched, the impact was transferred to the case as it hit the ground and the phone did not suffer any scratches or dent at all. Initially, I hesitated in buying the case after reading some of the reviews but proceeded to buy it anyway, believing the quality of the product. My trust in the product has not been misplaced after experiencing it. To those who thought the case is 'less rugged' and tough as it's not lined by pigskin (even though I love the dark pigskin on my old iPad 3), I really don't think it's true at all. It fits my iPhone 6 perfectly. Of course, you shouldn't be using this case whilst your phone is still married to another 'slim' cover. Obviously, three's a crowd. Loving the DCB every single day!
Purchased this on 12/17/14 for my new phone. Good thick, sturdy leather. Absolutely not the right size for iphone 6. Picture shows iphone 5. Couldn't cram my phone into it more than 1/2 inch before the cover buckled with the force. This needs to go back to the drawing board. Am giving it to a friend with an iphone 5 which fits perfectly in it. Sorry to write a negative review as my other SBL products are the best leather I own.
First off, I do not own this product yet. What I do have is the SBL phone case for the 5S, which I think is a perfect case in the finest SBL tradition.
My 5S case is unlined and inserting my finger in it reveals to me a soft, suede-like surface that has never scratched my phone for almost two years now and I use my phone a LOT. At first I was worried the case my loosen to the point my phone will slip out unintentionally by gravity. My phone case has held up well till this day.
I can imagine pigskin lining is unnecessary for this type of product. Better use the pigskin supply on other SBL products. Loved the generous pigskin lining on my Tank backpack.
I had the case for my 5 and 5s and it was GREAT!!! It was/is very durable. This one for the 6+ is not lined with pigskin at all, its unfinished/unlined leather. Because its unlined it makes it a little tough to get my iPhone out, but I think it just needs time to wear in. I am still confident it will be just as durable as the case for the 5/5s,
I own a LOT of Saddleback Leather (Desk Pad, iPad, Moleskine cover, Folio covers, iPhone 5 case). I hesitated buying an iPhone 6 until I saw that the case was available. Like others I was expecting a larger version of my beloved iPhone 5 case. I also would describe it as "flimsy" versus the old case. I can't understand why the pigskin lining was eliminated. I hope it wears in well like my other prized Saddleback products!
I purchased this after being EXTREMELY happy with my iPhone 4S case and my ipad case. Both are rugged, beautiful and have held up to the test of time. I expected a bigger version of the 4S case when I ordered the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus case. While the case looks similar, it is very thin (flimsy by comparison) and feels like vinyl compared to the original 4S case. I understand the desire to keep the case thin, but it makes it difficult to slide the phone in/out of the case. If you are expecting the same thick, rugged case as the iphone 4 case, you might be disappointed.
This is my seventh sbl purchase. My first disappointment. There is no pigskin lining with this sleeve at all....just bare leather. It pales in comparison to my old 4s sleeve. Highly disappointed. What happened to the lining?
This is the same quality leather as before but I expected the case to be lined with pigskin as the one I have for my iPhone 4S. Not a big problem given the guarantee Dave puts on his work. Just letting you know this is a softer case now, not as though but because it's leather only it is gentler on the iPhone