By Todd Bernhard on Tue, 10/22/2013
If you're like me, you carry your iPhone everywhere. And sometimes you just need to carry a few credit cards and some form of identification. Instead of a dedicated wallet, you could get a case with a built in slot for cards. I've tried a few such cases. But they're typically too bulky too make it worthwhile.
Enter the catch ($34.99) from STM Bags. Maybe it's because they got their start making bags, but they figured out how to make a slim case that holds several cards without adding much thickness.
If you're worried about cards touching the back of that shiny new gold iPhone, don't. They include a couple of screen protectors and a back protector.
I also appreciate that despite the slim form factor, they have a nice-sized rim above the glass that protects the screen. Too many slim cases offer no such protection, so that is a nice touch.
Despite the name, STM Bags is not just about bags. They also makes some nice cases for phones and tablets. I tried their Studio for my iPad mini and it was just as nice, with a combination of hard shell protection and a soft rubbery grip. Not bad for a bag company!