Sena WalletSlim iPhone 5 Case Review: Amazing Wallet Case
The Sena WalletSlim iPhone 5 case is a new version of the popular wallet case from Sena that is better than the iPhone 4S WalletSlim case.
Sena added a third card slot, cut away the leather that touched the edges of the iPhone screen and covered up the button on the back of the case to turn the iPhone 5 WalletSlim into one of the best iPhone 5 wallet cases around.
We already praised the earlier WalletSlim model for carrying cards and cash without a flap or fold like most iPhone wallet cases, so it’s exciting to see that Sena addressed the small issues we had last time around.
Soft, fine-grain leather wraps tightly around the iPhone 5 adding three card slots and some protection from drops thanks to a rigid back. The case adds minimal thickness to the iPhone 5’s slim body, but the snap sticks out a bit too much for our liking. The snap keeps the iPhone 5 in place and ensures that the cards don’t slide out of the wallet section. It would be nice if Sena could find a way to remove the need for this snap. The edge of it sticks out just enough that it can snag on a pocket occasionally
Sena no longer brings the edge of the leather up to the edge of the iPhone’s screen, which makes typing more enjoyable. The iPhone 4S model doesn’t prevent typing or gaming, but it was an area of frustration.
By adding three card slots Sena makes the WalletSlim much more attractive as the only wallet the owner needs to carry now that there is room for an ID-card, debit card and a credit card. There’s no dedicated spot for cash, but there is room to fold up one or two bills and stick them between the iPhone 5 and the back of the case for emergencies.
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The WalletSlim includes openings for the mute switch, power button, headphone jack and lightning connection. Leather covers the volume buttons, but they are easy to use. The camera is always clear to take snapshots without aligning a flap or holding the iPhone 5 in a specific way.
The Sena WalletSlim iPhone 5 case is available in four colors and two finishes for $44.95 direct from Sena. Thanks to the third card slot, better design around the screen and overall size this is one of the best iPhone 5 wallet cases available.
don wilmer (@wilmerdon)
12/08/2012 at 10:57 am
Excellent review, Josh. I have been looking all over town for a month – since I bought my 5 – for a nice case that’s worthy of carrying the most expensive mobile phone in the world! Just ordered by Sena Classic Pouch after learning about it via your review. Its gonna cost me 10 USD in shipping alone. But then good things don’t come easy or cheap :)
12/08/2012 at 12:18 pm
Glad to hear. I have that one in for review as well. It’s going on soon for testing.
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12/10/2012 at 12:27 pm
a little expensive. free shipping?
04/10/2013 at 12:32 pm
This case is good,i had seen many amazing iphone 5 cases here
06/07/2013 at 8:15 am
Nice case, but I would recommend the Pong Research iPhone case over this. I read that cell phones emit wireless energy a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, which can be absorbed by the tissue closest to where the phone is held. That’s why I did research and found a case that can reduce radiation exposure. I found cases from Pong Research, I read that this technology reduces exposure to radiation while optimizing the mobile reception. I was skeptical about it, anyway, I decided to try it, because Pong 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.