While Twelve South is best known for its folio cases — its classic BookBook and the more refined Journal are among the best folio cases we’ve ever used — it’s fair to say that not everybody wants a wallet-style case for their iPhone. Twelve South’s RelaxedLeather is the company’s answer to this: a traditional iPhone case with Twelve South’s luxury leather feel and design built in.
Available in five colour options in either a basic version ($40) or one with card pockets ($50), RelaxedLeather is an elegant case crafted with hand burnished leather along the edges and corners and a quilted microfibre lining inside. It’s an extremely attractive leather case that still sports a casual everyday look and feel that will fit in anywhere, not just in an executive suite. Plus, like any good leather product, it will look even better with age. Further, despite the fashionable design, RelaxedLeather still provides a good degree of protection — Twelve South has even put it through independent drop testing — with a raised front edge and covered buttons, although the bottom end remains open to ensure maximum dock compatibility. RelaxedLeather is a nice cut above Apple’s Leather Case, at a more affordable price.