By Todd Bernhard on Mon, 12/30/2013
People want to have a personal connection with their gadgets. A unique case is one way to further personalize this relationship. But you don't have to settle for different colored plastic cases that offer little in the way of protection or luxury. I have tried cases from Piel Frama before and always came away impressed. Their latest case for my iPhone 5s is a prime example of luxury and choice.
First, you can choose flip designs, with or without an integrated swivel belt clip, and an assortment of leather finishes and colors. Looking at the choices on their website, I felt like a kid in a candy store! Finishes include crocodile, ostrich, lizard, smooth, or pebbled leather. Colors vary by case design, but include black, brown, tan, and even non-traditional leather colors like blue or red.
I have been looking for a case with a built-in swivel clip. The Piel Frama offering uses a metal swivel with 360 degree movement. If you don't want the swivel, you can use the included tool to unscrew the backing. I wasn't sure how to do it, so this tutorial on their website helped:
The case I chose has a flip cover that closes quite securely using hidden magnets at the edges. The cover can even be closed while speaking on the phone thanks to a porthole where the speaker is. This is a nice touch, as my cheek can often activate the mute button, and it also keeps the screen clear of facial oils.
Piel Frama offers so many choices for cases, and the materials, fit, and finish are of such quality you really can't go wrong.