Mapi Fashion Poros iPhone Case Offers Style with a Functional Twist

While Android fans (fandroids!) will pooh pooh the iPhone 5S as an incremental enhancement, I actually appreciate Apple's consistency in form factor. It allows me to use and reuse some of my favorite cases and accessories. Specifically, the luxurious leather cases from Mapi.

The latest Mapi case I was able to get my hands on is their Fashion Poros Slipcase ($55). It has the buttery-soft leather Mapi is known for, with a twist: There is an opening where the caller ID info is displayed, so you can see who is calling before you remove the phone from the slipcase. And when you do remove it, there is a clever mechanism that makes it easy to eject the phone.

The Poros case is available in raspberry or lime, and apparently targeted at women who would slip the phone in their purse. But I like it too! I'd like to see a case in their more neutral brown, tan, and black colors.

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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.