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Acase Collatio iPhone 5 Case Review: A Leather Wallet for Your iPhone



The Acase Collatio iPhone 5 Case gives users an attractive two-tone brown leather wallet case for their iPhone 5.

Wallet cases offer some protection for an iPhone, while adding wallet functionality. Most of the time they’re small and let the user carry just a credit card or two, a license or ID card, maybe some business cards and cash or receipts. Users shouldn’t expect to store too much in them.

Fans of wallet cases will like the stylish look and useful pockets in the Acase Collatio iPhone 5 Case. However, a couple of minor annoyances detract from an otherwise premium wallet case for the Apple iPhone 5.

Acase Collatio iPhone 5 Case Design and Look

acase collatio iPhone 5 case

The Acase Collatio iPhone 5 Case looks great. It’s made of genuine leather, which Acase calls Chestnut. The binding edge feels and looks softer than the rest of the leather. Inside the screen cover three credit card pockets and a longer vertical pocket let you stash some cash, cards, receipts or whatever needed.


Functionality and Protection

The wallet case covers the sides of the case and strips of leather cover the iPhone above and below the screen. But the left edge of the phone with the mute and volume buttons aren’t easily accessible. We struggled to mute the phone because the opening is too small.

acase collatio iPhone 5 case buttons

The wallet will definitely protect the phone from most drops. We accidentally tested this a few times and it passed. We like that most of the phone gets covered. We don’t like that the bottom makes it really difficult to insert a 30-pin to Lightning adapter. Users who charge their phone with one will either have to remove the phone or buy a new cable. We blame Apple for not making the insert long enough on their adapter and not letting case makers see them early enough to ship cases that won’t cause this problem. It’s an issue no matter who’s to blame.

acase collatio iPhone 5 case power port

The flap that covers the screen doesn’t lay down flat right out of the box without anything in the pockets. Put a few cards or some cash inside and it closes like George Costanza’s a wallet. This should correct itself over time as the genuine leather softens and with use, though.

acase collatio iPhone 5 case right


acase collatio iPhone 5 case left

The Acase Collatio iPhone 5 Case is one of the best of its kind. Fans of the wallet case will like the look, feel and protection of this case. We wish the screen cover would lay down right out of the box, but over time the case will likely soften and wear in enough that it should lay flat.

User’s can get their own Acase Collatio iPhone 5 case for just $39.90 from Acase, or save $10 getting it on Amazon.




  1. tom

    02/03/2013 at 8:07 am

    I have had several wallet cases in the pals 4 years. The issue that I always had with them is that you had to open the case to answer the call, cards were hard to get out and when on the phone, your cash and cards are exposed. They always were bulky when folded back to talk as well. Also, what happens when you are just lounging around the house and have not need for carrying your wallet, then you have to remove your phone from the wallet and carry it around unprotected. I designed the iBillfold2 iphone credit card case and wallet to address all of these issues, a duel case with a two in one solution. Just go to the site of the same name. We will be introducing this on kickstarted in the nest month or so. Enjoy

  2. Rachel

    04/06/2013 at 11:23 am

    I read that the cell phones emit a dangerous non-ionizing form of electromagnetic radiation; radiation which can be absorbed by the tissues and cells which come into close contact with the phone. That’s why I decided to do something that reduce cell phone radiation levels for protect to my family. I read about Pong Research cases, Pong technology is custom-designed for each mobile device and works to redirect radiation away from your head and body. I hesitated about it, anyway, I bought a case Pong because is the only technology proven in FCC-certified laboratories to reduce the exposure to mobile device radiation by up to 95% below the FCC limit without compromising the device’s ability to communicate.

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