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BoxWave Classic Book iPhone 4 Case - Vintage Book Cover Case, Genuine Leather Wallet Case Design with Card Slots and Premium Interior Design for iPhone 4

by BoxWave Corporation
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews) More about this product
Price: £19.47 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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Technical Details

  • Genuine leather wallet-style case in the shape of an old-fashioned weathered book
  • Hard, durable front and back cover to protect your iPhone 4 against bumps and scratches
  • Interior lined with soft suede material
  • Features 4 built-in card slots to hold up to 4 standard-size credit cards
  • iPhone 4 is protected in a snap-fit shell case with a smooth matte finish

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 g
  • Manufacturer reference: bw-775-3968-0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Jun 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Product Description

One look at the Classic Book Case, and you know you have to love it!

The Classic Book Case is a genuine leather wallet case for your iPhone 4 in the form of a old-fashioned, well-loved book, complete with durable front and back covers, and a classic book spine.

The interior is covered in soft suede material for protection against bumps and scratches, as well as 4 built-in card slots to hold up to 4 standard-size credit cards. The Classic Book Case also has cutouts for all your phone's features including controls, ports, and camera/flash.

The <strong>Classic Book Case</strong> from BoxWave: History and the future together.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as pictured 17 Jan 2013
By Alex
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I gave this two stars because it fits and probably would protect my iPhone and carry my credit cards as well.
The description states it is synthetic leather and it IS synthetic leather, goodness knows what the other reviewers received but this one is plastic through and through.
Fair enough since that is what was described.
However that is where the positives end.
It has a strong smell of wet fibreglass for some reason and does not look like the picture at all, being totally plain with none of the pictured gold embossing. It does NOT compare with a 'Bookbook' in quality OR material, unsurprising for the price though, on the other hand £17.00 is a bit much for plastic that smells strongly.
It took ages to be delivered, probably because the label was almost unreadable, came from Bellevue USA! And arrived in a plastic packet, not a box.
I took a risk with this order since the reviews were so positive, "real leather", "actually a Bookbook but in a different box" and because it would cost, in my time, more than £17.00 to return it via the post office, I may keep it as a spare whilst putting a REAL Bookbook on my birthday list.

If the description had not included 'Bookbook' and shown a photo patently incorrect and misleading, then I would have chalked this up to experience and resolved to treat reviews with more circumspection in future but it did, that was wrong and potentially offends the brands of both Amazon and Bookbook.
I am very disappointed.
Where did all those other reviews come from?
What did they receive?
Were they genuine?
Amazon please comment I am losing faith.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with my purchase 1 Nov 2012
By Daniel
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I saw the BookBook iPhone case at the Apple store in San Francisco, thought it was great but a bit expensive at $59.99 plus tax (about £40). Saw this one on Amazon, apparently made by Boxwave but looked exactly the same, for £17. For £17 it was worth a punt, imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a genuine BookBook, just in a Boxwave box. Has the BookBook logo on the sleeve and everything.

Quality is excellent, just be aware that the box is not as 'beautiful' as the BookBook box (just a plastic sleeve). I bought this for myself so couldn't care less about the box, but if you're buying this as a gift this might be an issue for you.

As with most cases of this type, it's a bit tight for credit cards in the beginning, but loosens up quickly. I also found it awkward to make calls with the phone in the case; not only does it look strange (understatement), but the proximity sensor doesn't work properly; meaning my ear kept either activating the speakerphone or disconnecting the call.

Capacity-wise, the case will take 4 credit cards and a couple of banknotes (folded) quite comfortably; any more and it starts to bulge.

Overall I'm very happy with my Boxwave (BookBook) case/wallet. There are compromises; it's fairly large and bulky, and it's difficult to use your phone as a phone while it's in the case, but as I typically take my phone AND my wallet with me anyway, it's actually a space saver to have both in one. The quality is excellent, and it does attract comments; mostly along the lines of "Why did you bring your bible with you?".


EDIT: I've now had this case for a few months, and the front cover has split. The spine also has horizontal reinforcing 'bars' which have now come loose so the whole thing is now floppy. I don't expect these things to last forever, but a couple of months is a little too short a lifespan for a 60 pound product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant 7 Dec 2012
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Its real leather, and it does what its supposed to do. Hope they do an iphone 5 version for when I upgrade....
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This is such fantastic value and offers exactly the protection that is needed for one's expensive iphone. It is so good I keep having to buy more to replace ones I've given to other people. Don't bother buying more expensive ones, there is no point.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised, no really its not 28 Jan 2014
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In the BoxWave ad for their Classic Book iPhone 4 case it clearly states its -VINTAGE and GENUINE LEATHER - NOT. Its Faux leather, and it's not distressed (aged / vintage). The case was shipped from outside the UK and given its plastic I have asked for a refund and I'm awaiting the companies response. It really should be withdrawn from sale by Amazon as it infringes sales of Goods act in the UK. BoxWave should be ashamed of themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't leave my phone without it... 24 Sep 2013
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Beautiful, well made, everyone asks me for it, I carry always with me the essential cards (credit, drive license when need separately, health...). The material quality is very high. And most of all it gives me privacy as the display is not visible from everybody
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic quality
Being a massive book lover I adore the aesthetics of this case. It add's some weight and thickness to the phone - but personally this is a benefit to me as I'm not the most... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Tamzyn Christmas
5.0 out of 5 stars ITS not BookBook
Sometimes even 18 year olds ask for something just because thats what everybody else has. I was asked for the cover which I think was called BookBook but I was blowed if I was... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Peter B (1)
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as pictured- Plastic low quality, scratched
I am VERY displeased with this purchase. The product is completely different from the amazon photos. It's obviously not leather. Read more
Published 20 months ago by G. CARMES
4.0 out of 5 stars great case
I loved the case and would have given a 5star if not for the fact the top leather strap covers the sensor that tells if the phone is against your ear and hence when trying to use... Read more
Published 23 months ago by rceg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Case
Great case, quite obviously trying to clone the Twelve South BookBook as it even has a Twelve South logo embossed on it but its real leather and for £5 what else can you ask for.
Published 24 months ago by Rockfish
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality for a low price, highly recommend this case.
I bought two of these, one for a friend. We were both a little suspicious of the low price and I was about to cancel but after reassurance from the seller as to the good quality... Read more
Published on 13 Sep 2012 by J. Ives
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