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Company: Hex

Website: www.Shophex.com

Model: Axis Wallet

Price: $50

Compatible: iPhone 4/4S

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Hex Axis Wallet for iPhone 4/4S

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By Nick Guy

Accessories Editor, iLounge ()
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Category: Cases - iPhone, iPhone 4 / 4S

Hex's Axis Wallet for iPhone 4/4S ($50) isn't totally new; it's really a revision to the company's Code Wallet we reviewed last fall. The basic folio-style setup is the same, held closed with an elastic strap, and the three credit card slots remain inside the front cover along with the plastic frame to hold an iPhone 4 or 4S. Rather than rehash the details, we're just going to discuss the differences and how they impact the overall value of the case.

There are really only two real changes here: the first is the removal of prior co-branding with The Hundreds: instead of green leather with a patterned texture, Axis Wallet has a more natural cowhide feel, and is black—still very nice material inside and out. Hex’s other modification is a solution to one of our biggest problems with the original case. Now, the iSight camera and flash are actually usable while the iPhone is in the wallet. There’s a dedicated hole that’s wide enough to not cause any sort of flash diffusion. We’re surprised it wasn’t there to begin with, but the addition is welcome. This, combined with a slightly lower price, is enough to bump the wallet case up to a general-level recommendation.

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