Seven wallet phone cases that’ll take your ID, cash and credit cards
Whether you’re off on a trip or a night out, if you want to travel as light as possible you need a wallet phone case. We run the rule over seven options, some with security and other practical features
Twelve South BookBook
Reading books may have been replaced by smartphone screens for some, but for anyone with an iPhone 6/6S a vintage look is still possible. Handmade from distressed leather, the BookBook (HK$489) features a rigid spine, a soft black suede lining, and a handy kickstand. Can accept four bank cards, photo ID, and even cash. Available from apple.com/hk
The standout feature on this leather case (HK$268) is its four slots for SIM cards, but otherwise it’s a simple all-rounder that can accept four bank cards. Built for the iPhone 6/S/Plus, it shuts using a magnetic wraparound latch. Available at yohohongkong.com
Mujjo leather wallet case
This leather wallet case (HK$390) is available in two separate designs for the new iPhone 7/7 Plus, with the usual side-mounted version for the latter the most interesting. The leather card pocket is angled, and can take up to three cards. Sold in black, tan and grey. Available at Zixag, K11 Select Store 101, K11 Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 3621 0473.
Samsung S7 Edge Flip Wallet
This official leather case from Samsung (HK$211.49) has a small dot-matrix display that lets you accept and decline calls on the S7 Edge without fussing with the phone itself. Inside is space for only one bank card – just enough for a night out. Available at hk.mobilefun.com.
Paranoid about counterfeit readers accessing the data on your cards as you walk by? Available for all iPhones from the 5S to the new 7 and 7 Plus, this leather case (HK$155) has room for three bank cards and photo ID, but also a magnetic RFID-blocking lining to protect them. A QuickMag feature keeps the phone in the wallet using only magnets. Available at mosorganizer.com.
Alston Craig Vintage Leather Magnetic Wallet Case
Designed in the UK for the iPhone 7/7 Plus, this hand-made brown leather case from Alston Craig (HK$705) also acts as a RFID-blocker, but it’s just as concerned with design flair as it is with security. Its striped inner-lining takes four bank cards, with the right-hand side magnetically holding the iPhone. Available at alstoncraig.com.
Decoded Wallet Case
This one’s all about luxury linings, with a microfibre inlay inside and full-grain Aniline leather on the outside. Designed in the Netherlands – hence the tiny Dutch flag protruding from the side – this handmade case (HK$498) has room for three bank cards and a window for photo ID, and also acts as a kick-stand for watching video. Available for the iPhone 5/5S/SE and 6/Plus. Get it at apple.com/hk.