accessories / iPhone / 26/11/2013

Hands On: E-Style iPhone 5 Shell Case

Shell-CaseA new player in the mobile accessories space is E-Style, who make covers and cases for iPhone 5/5S and Galaxy S4 smartphones.

All cases are made from leather, and come in different colours.

I got to try their new shell cases for iPhone 5/5S, available in red, black and white. It feels expensive and its quite a solid case. The edges are quite strong and it has cut out detail for the camera and buttons.

I quite like that it’s completely cut out, as a previous case I had featured a thin line above the cut out, joining the two edges, which eventually broke off. None of the buttons that you need to access are blocked.

It’s made from polycarbonate with a leather overlay and comes with a screen protector.┬áThe leather, as you can tell from the images, has a detailed, matte-like finish.

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What I like about is that your phone feels like it will be protected from a drop on tiles. This is how I decide if a cover is worth it. I’ve had weak covers before that didn’t protect my phone from a fall, but this case is pretty solid and takes all the impact. Not that I did a drop test on this one.

While I really like the cover, I’m not liking the estyle logo at the back so much. I guess it could’ve been worse because the branding doesn’t stick out in an eye catching manor.

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Overall, the cover is solid but doesn’t add unnecessary bulk to your phone.

The Shell case would fit both an iPhone 5 and 5S and retails for R299. I think they’d make great gifts too. Delivery is included on the pricing (counter to counter). Check it out on www.e-style.co.za



Nafisa Akabor
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