Blacksmith Labs Offers an iPhone Holster That Will Become a Family Heirloom

Your iPhone is an elegant, beautifully designed piece of equipment. It deserves a case of equal elegance, and I finally found one. Actually, they have two models and they are available after their launch on Kickstarter, from Blacksmith Labs. Additionally, to celebrate their launch, for the rest of January, they are taking $20 off each holster during checkout with the coupon code:


If you like to wear your phone on your hip, as I do, you will love these cases. You will feel like a gunslinger from the old west thanks to the superior waxy leather in black or brown in two styles, slim with visible stitching, or wider with hidden stitches.

Plus, the belt clip is the most serious, robust, and beautiful such clip I've ever seen. The clip itself is made of solid metal with gold, chrome, or gunmetal finishes, and ratchets into just about any position.

The pouch is designed to hold a naked iPhone 5/5s, perhaps with a very minimal case. In fact, the Blacksmith Labs holster pouches are of such high quality, you will not want Apple to make a bigger iPhone, so you can continue using the holster indefinitely!

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Author Details

Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.