By Todd Bernhard on Fri, 04/18/2014
I'm a sucker for a nice, quality, leather case. But I also like to wear my iPhone on my hip, like a modern day gunslinger. The Tradition case from Noreve suits the bill and offers additional modern conveniences. It's "no dream" either, considering "rêve" is French for dream! When the case is closed, there are still cutout openings to display the time and to answer an incoming call or swipe to open. This can be a handy feature.
Additionally, for those of us who remember fliphones (and I do, fondly) the front cover flips down and, while dangling, can help redirect your voice into the microphone. It snugly folds back to protect the screen when needed. The buttons, headphone jack and Lightning port are still accessible, regardless.
What I really like about the Tradition case is the optional back fastener for belt clip + metal clip. Noreve gives you a choice of no belt clip, a plastic belt clip (which is still nicer than most competitors' plastic clips), and a sturdy metal clip. The metal clip is great because it's rugged and not spring-loaded, so it's not likely to fail after repeated use. Instead of using a spring-loaded button to release the phone, you rotate it 90 degrees in one direction and the phone slides out.
The clip is not the only area for customization. A dozen leather exterior colors can be selected, and for an extra charge, the interior can also be selected from dozens of more colors! The leather is top-notch as is the build-quality... everything you'd expect from a fashionable leather goods manufacturer from Saint-Tropez!