houdt-coverI wasn’t planning on blogging about the Houdt phone cover that iFix sent.

They picked up I was in search for a cover, and sent one over. As I said online, I normally wouldn’t buy wooden accessories. Sure, they look nice, but it not my usual style.

Well, I’ve changed my mind. After using the cover for about a week now, I’m liking it more and more.

I’m using the Leather & Bamboo Flip Case for iPhone 5/5S and it goes for R299, which isn’t badly priced. I’ve seen more expensive covers that are not even designed half as good as this one.

The phone fits into the case tightly and the cover protects every part of the phone. The top and bottom are cut out to keep the parts you want open – charging port, speakers, earphone jack, power button and well, antenna – from the way it’s cut. I’ve used covers that cover the whole top except for power button and WiFi signal dropped dramatically.


The flap, when you have it open and folded all the way back is magnetic so it doesn’t get in the way when you are typing or speaking on the phone. It’s out of the way when you need it to be. Didn’t think about this before until using this cover, that it’s actually very well thought of in its design.

I don’t normally use such a “bulky” cover but this one looks good, protects all aspects and gets out of the way when I need to type. It’s been a week now and I haven’t felt the need to remove it – so a winner by my ADD tendencies.

Also, there’s always that fear if your screen cracks – happy to have it covered now.

If you’re looking for one, check out Houdt’s accessories. They make covers for iPhone, Samsung handsets, iPad mini and a keyboard – yes completely wooden. Available at iFix stores.