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BookBook - Brown Leather Case for iPhone 4/4S

by Twelve South
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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  • Unique book design disguises iPhone for added security
  • Handmade, genuine leather case protects your iPhone with style
  • Includes wallet pockets for ID, cards and cash
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Twelve South BookBook Genuine Leather Case/Wallet for iPhone 4/4S Twelve South BookBook Genuine Leather Case/Wallet for iPhone 4/4S 4.8 out of 5 stars (4)
£49.99
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 2.5 x 10.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
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  • Item model number: 12-1110
  • ASIN: B005FEP6GE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

BookBook for iPhone is a wallet and iPhone case rolled into one pocket-sized, vintage book. Open this beautifully designed leather book and you will see a wallet on the left and a slot for your iPhone 4 on the right. Trade your wallet for this handsome little book and you’ll have one less thing in your pocket or purse when you walk out the door. And, as long as you remember your phone, you’ll never forget your wallet again.

Product Description

Book book for iPhone 4 is a unique, exclusive to the iPhone 4-crafted leather cover, which in addition to the iPhone 4 also allows space for cash, passports and credit cards.


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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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I do not typically leave reviews but I feel this product has been unfairly marked done by others where they have obviously received a fake from marketplace sellers. Those negative reviews should have gone against the seller and not the product, and I hope this review redresses the balance in part. If you are interested in this product make sure you select Amazon as the seller from buying options to guarantee the product you receive is a genuine TwelveSouth product.

The iphone 4s is a quality piece of equipment and putting it in a plastic or rubber cheapy case just seemed to cheapen the phone. Also many of the cases do not adequately protect the screen leaving it at risk to scratches from keys and otehr objects in my pocket. Holding the iphone in my previous Griffen Elan Form case Griffin Elan Form Graphite Case for iPhone 4 / 4S was nasty and I doubt it had the protection it needed. I decided to get a leather case to match the style of the phone but did not want a star trek flippy styley case or a pouch. The bookbook is, well, like a book, made from a good quality thick leather that holds the phone firmly in place, I feel confident that my phone will be well protected in most situations of accidental butter fingers.

I was worried about the size of the bookbook but actually was surprised to find it is still quite compact and still easily fits in my front jeans pocket. Dimensions are approx 12cm x 7cm x 2cm.

What the bookbook is not:

1. It is not the perfect case for you if you take a lot of photos with your iphone. The phone does need to be pushed up an inch before a photo can be taken due to the lack of an aperture in the back of the case.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *** BE WARNED & USE CAUTION *** 3 Oct 2012
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After reading some of the reviews here concerning counterfeit Bookbook product, I ordered from the Amazon.co.uk to be sure I could trust that they would send me a REAL product.

When I did receive it. I knew immediately that it was fake. The printing on the Bookbook packaging looked like a color photocopy - blurry & dull. The box itself loooked like it was carved with a stanley knife and poorly constructed, it also was wrapped in a clear plastic bag.

Printed copyright information was from 2011.

The product itself was a little more convincing but still 100% deception. It sure smelt like leather but the spine was badly cut, the Book Book branding was misaligned. The actual iPhone compartment itself was badly stitched to the cover - after putting my iPhone into it, the ear piece section wasn't event in-line with the dimensions of the device.

Furthermore, the bevelled stamping of both the the volume button area and "12" logo on the rear cover was badly done.

In the end, I printed out a returns form to send back to Amazon.co.uk for a full refund. In the mean-time, I ordered a REAL Bookbook directly from the Twelve South website - to be 100% sure that I was getting the real deal.

After shopping at Amazon for well over ten years, this is the first experience where I have received a counterfeit item from Amazon, and am very disappointed. Never the less, it has been a learning experience for me and I advise anyone buy a Twelve South product via Amazon to use extreme caution.

I gave a high star rating because I do love the (REAL) end product, that I ordered from Twelve South. My advice, if you want the real deal, order from [...]

SEE MY PROOF COMPARISON PICTURES: [...]

You have been warned :)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks great, booth wallet and protection 25 Oct 2011
Love my BookBook.
It looks really cool, and it is nice to have both the wallet and phone in the same place. Specially in summertime when you don't hav jackets with deep pockets.
Only drawback i can come up with is that you have to pusch out the phone a bit when you want to take pictures.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great leather case for iPhone 21 Nov 2011
I bought this for my iPhone 4S and all i can say is it's wonderful. I keep two cards inside it; they are easy to access and use when pying with my debit card and I have no problems taking the phone out whenever anyone wants to see it, as they invariably do with a new iPhone.

Simple, sleek and great protection. Definitely worth the money. I have had many comments on how cool this looks and one girl even said it was worth buying an iPhone simply to get this case.

Can't rate it highly enough.

One final thing, to take pictures simply pull out the red tab at the top and push your phone up with your thumb. You don;t need to take it all the way out to get a great shot. I much prefer this than having an unsightly hole in the rear of my case which would only get filled with pocket lint or dirt from a table.
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the all-leather case it appears to be 20 Nov 2011
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What a disappointment this case is. It appears at first sight to be leather but the spine turns out to be pink plastic painted with brown paint which soon flakes off in daily use in the pocket. I have used this case for a week now and the now pink spine is really ugly and lets down the good quality leather front, rear and interior. I was prepared to accept the design limitations highlighted in other reviews (lack of space for cards, cash and overall bulk in the pocket) but I have to admit defeat: I cannot accept the ghastly pink plastic spine. For £50 this case is very over-priced and not worth your money.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought As A Gift
Personally, I find this case a little inconvenient. To take a photograph you have to partially remove the 'phone from the sleeve, not an issue for some but it would be for... Read more
Published 5 months ago by E. Benjamin
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautifull but bulks
Its very nice looking and does protect your iPhone, but also makes it much more heavy and ruining the slim elegance of the iPhone. I changed to Surfacepad.
Published 5 months ago by Per Borreby Jeppesen
3.0 out of 5 stars Great case Great look
too expensive but still get a great feeling on iphone although after a year the leather case was a litle like a brown case. but was good for a year
Published 6 months ago by Antonios
3.0 out of 5 stars Didnt last
I bought this for my boyfriend and he loved it but unfortunately it didnt last very long, about 3 months and then it fell apart. Is it the real deal?
Published 8 months ago by CiaraDub9
5.0 out of 5 stars Class
The item is of superb quality. It looks and feels great. Maybe too clunky to use as a wallet with cards etc . I prefer to use just as a phone case. Very happy with the purchase.
Published 16 months ago by Sparks
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Bookey Book
Make sure you get the genuine article (proper leather) and this product as fantastic. Protects my iPhone vey well, has even been admired by several people for it's originality and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Bungie
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
A really lovely thing I have one and just had to get another for my son as a gift because I know he will love it as I do many thanks for your excellent service and product
Published 16 months ago by michael longley
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastc
This is an excellent solution to the phone and wallet problem and the quality is very high.
It only takes three cards, but thats enough for me, and there is no hole for the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Peter Mullen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
I bought this for my boyfriend, the product was exactly as described, and might I say, looks even cooler in real life! It is well built and protects the phone really well. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Specks
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Leaves a waxy residue on the screen.
Need to remove the phone for pics.
Cumbersome when making calls.
Looks good but went back to a simple band around the edge.
Published 18 months ago by Unclenazz
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