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. The leather, as you can tell from the images, has a detailed, matte-like finish.


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.


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