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Since marrying Mr Frank three years ago, I have gradually discovered how dear his gadgets really are to him. I am not particularly interested in gadgets and am sometimes amazed by the time and money he puts into investing in new items and then subsequently protecting and updating them.
Mr Frank bought an iPhone about 18 months ago. I wasn't altogether pleased with the purchase as you can get so many phones for free on contracts, but the iPhone you have to buy. Having invested in the iPhone, I understood the rationale for buying a good case to protect it, and was pleased when Mr Frank resisted spending £30 on a case and found this one for £9.99 instead from the O2 store.
This case has a lot to recommend it. It is available in black or red, and both Mr Frank and I thought the red version looked smart and so bought that one. It is made from real leather, though not of the highest quality, and has a soft lining which protects and cleans the screen of the phone as it is put in and taken out of the case. The phone is pushed into the case and is taken out by pulling the tag on the outside of the case. This then eases the phone out of the pouch. Its slim design was really good as it doesn't ad any extra bulk to the phone, so it still really easily can fit in your pocket.
At first, Mr Frank and I found that the leather had very little give in it, and it was actually quite hard to get the phone in and out of the case. Over the course of a few weeks, the leather softened up and fortunately this became less of a problem.
Just as the leather was softening up, the little tag which you pull to get the phone out broke! Maybe it was because the phone was such a snug fit in the pouch that it was overused. Anyway, Mr Frank took it back to the shop and the case was replaced with a new one.
A couple of months later, exactly the same thing happened. This time unfortunately, the case could not be returned. Mr Frank is now struggling with getting his phone in and out of the pouch without the lever mechanism of the case. The case is so difficult to use now that he rarely bothers putting it on at all, though my cynical side wonders whether leaving his iPhone thus unprotected is part of a plan to get an iPhone 4!
Ever since purchasing my iPhone it has been the best purchase of my life, I have had an itouch since November of last year and instantly fell in love with the iPhone, So because I paid a nice figure to buy this smart phone I thought to myself that along side getting a plastic screen protector for it I also decided that if I have to spend a little to get a protective casing then that is what I shall do to preserve it as long as I can, because let's face it, the better these phones are getting the more vulnerable to dust and knocks and scrapes they are vulnerable to.
I can remember all my previous mobile phones of the past like the baby Sony Ericsson and the Sony Ericsson T-28, lasting for so long, and the only reason why I stop using them was because I got bored and wanted a new phone, but the phones themselves I can (if I wanted to ) still use them today, they were practically unbreakable, just like a Tonka toy.
So now I have a phone that is too vulnerable to leave out on it's own and requires some protection.
Then I see it, this nice black sleek case with a luxurious soft leather design, protecting your iPhone from fingerprints, bumps, dust and scratches, to top this off the inside has a soft lining that protects the screen every time it goes in and out the case with it's nice strong stitching so it won't fall apart from wear and tear giving an overall image of it looking and feeling very slim line, you may forget you even have it on you.
And just for some extra ease instead of tilting it upside down to slide the phone out, there is actually a little string system that if you pull on then the iPhone can come out easier.
Because it is so warm and snug on the inside it keeps it clean and secure.
If your going to pay out for a nice phone you expect to pay out for a nice protection case, but sometimes that's just not the case, especially here, who says quality has to be expensive.
With this little wonder pouch you get what's advertised and what's more your phone is taken care of, isn't that the whole point.