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on 7 March 2016
I paid a bit more for this leather wallet case by Torro than I would have usually done, but the quality seemed very good (it's genuine leather) and I anticipated that it would have more longevity than the dime a dozen cheaper products out there on the market. After 6 months, my Toro case is falling apart and I need a new one, so I'm not convinced the £20 was a worthwhile investment. The wallet looks smart when it first arrives, however 6 months isn't a very long lifespan for a case designed for such an expensive smartphone. I would expected at least a year's daily use out of it.
The wallet is "book" style, you close it and pull a fastener round from the back of the case to the front and a magnet holds it shut. It's not a fantastic strength magnet, and also only the clasp only fastens one way, i.e. if you want to watch a video on your iPhone 5, the clasp lolls forward and obscures the screen. You can't push it back on itself. There's also no fold-back mechanism for the phone to stand up in its case, so you'll have to prop it up with something. I suppose the thought process is that most people prefer the larger screen of an iPad for watching videos, however I don't like having that functionality taken away from me.
On a more positive note, the iPhone clips into the wallet perfectly and I've dropped my iPhone whilst in the case several times and there has been no damage. I know plenty of people who have shattered their iPhone screens from fairly minor falls and had to pay £80 to Apple to get them fixed, so the Toro case isn't without its strengths. I'm just disappointed that the credit card slots have worn out so quickly, even without over-stuffing.
All in all, fairly average rather than a premium buy.