Boot Leather iPhone 12 Case

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While there is no magnet in this case, it will still work with MagSafe and other wireless chargers.
Our fascinating 14 Million view video below shows how the craftsmanship make it and all that is required to build one of our leather iPhone cases. We went old school here. Each case is handmade and built with imperfections where they were handcut on the corners based on the judgment of the individual. The Japanese say that imperfect is perfect and call that philosophy Wabi Sabi. Of course, they don't go for that in Toyota. This leather iPhone case process took about one year to perfect and another two years to refine. We now have them the best they've ever been.
I boiled all of the most popular "Leather" iPhone cases in the video below to show you what they're really made of. A plastic case with a leather sticker on it. Would it be right or fair to mix 80% lard with 20% butter and sell it as Rich and Creamy Butter? 
Our leather iPhone case is the only 100% SOLID Leather iPhone Case for the iPhone 11 and 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 that we know of. It is made with 100% full grain vegetable-tanned leather. Not top grain or genuine. We use the leather that has the FULL amount of grain for these iPhone cases. The natural lighter color will develop a beautiful, rich dark patina with age and use, specifically with sunlight.  

Check out my beautiful wife in the video below in Gabon, Central Africa, whale watching in the sun with her leather iPhone case just a couple of months after getting it in the natural leather color. If you don't feel like waiting to age your leather iPhone Case is, you can put some light oil on it like Olive or Baby Oil and then put it out in the sun or up in the dashboard. What I do to age my leather iphone case is, when no one is looking, I rub my leather iPhone case on the oilier parts of my face like next to my nose or along my forehead. Try it and see. Also, touching it, the oils on your hands should darken your leather iPhone case too. 

For 3 reasons, our solid leather iPhone case protects better than any other iPhone case you could buy. Because our leather is a little thicker than boot leather, it protects like no other. 

Thick leather absorbs- shocks way better than hard plastic does. You're going to drop your iPhone a few times no matter what. Let the leather of the iPhone case absorb the shock rather than the energy of the strike pass through a hard plastic case directly to your $1000 iPhone. 

Thick leather insulates- It's better than almost anything. On the insulation charts, leather doesn't insulate as well as styrofoam but better than wood. You don't have to worry about leaving your iPhone up in the direct sunlight of your dashboard to overheat because most of the heat does not pass through our leather iPhone cases. It's amazing how 

Thick leather takes the strike- The corner takes the scrape and keeps on going instead of like most other "leather" iPhone cases tearing the thin leather sticker to expose the cheap white plastic.


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  • 2
    Great at first but then not so great

    I absolutely loved this product when I first got it. The leather is insanely good, as one would expect from Saddleback Leather. The fit was super tight, it was almost hard to get my phone OUT of the case. It protected my phone from drops and was definitely a statement piece. I honestly still think it was a great purchase.
    HOWEVER - as time goes on, the leather does "give" a little, and the fit becomes less tight. And slowly but surely, the phone starts to move around in the case. And eventually, the case really is just a "slip" and not a secure cover. This happened to me over the course of 6-9 months. I requested a replacement under the warranty, and Saddleback Leather promptly shipped me back a new one. I think I had to send the old one back, which was fine - I want them to make it better. But, the same thing happened again with the replacement version. At that point (this was for an iPhone 11 Pro), I gave up and just went caseless.

    I REALLY miss having this case, but I don't think it's a good use of resources to keep badgering Saddleback Leather for a new one every 1/2 to 3/4 of a year. I don't know if there is a way to incorporate some kind of metal or brace that would keep the edges rigid and taught over the course of 1-2 years? But I really can't see this item lasting as long as my beloved deskwear, bags, or wallet. That's a shame, but perhaps there's no way around it.

    I'd still recommend getting this, but note the caveats above.

  • 1
    I phone 11 case

    I have six products including messenger bag ,the case how ever will allow my phone to drop out of case I just ordered I phone 12 so will try one more time

  • 4
    Not quite a perfect fit IPhone 12 Pro

    The biggest problem with this case is that you can’t plug in your charger without bending the bottom of the case down. I was worried that the leather it was putting undue pressure on the lightning charger and removed the case. It was easy to see the mark on the leather that was left where the leather was rubbing/pushing against the charging cord. I carefully shaved down the leather and used the dremel to buff it clean. The button access are mostly thin spots on the right and left side of the phone except for the mute button which is a cut out. They take a little getting used to but do function. I own a lot of stuff from Saddleback and this is the first thing that was not quite functional and required modification. It is a beautiful though.

  • 4
    Beautiful, functional case...Ordering another one for my next iPhone!

    As an iPhone owner since the 3GS, I've had all manner of cases, and this one is without a doubt my favorite. The leather develops a beautiful patina over time, giving it a rugged, old-fashioned if it's the case Indiana Jones would have on his phone. The leather is thick enough that it's cushioned my phone against numerous drops and I feel confident it'll continue to be well-protected.

    My only gripes with the case are the accidental button presses and slight misalignment. At first the case was so stiff that I could barely press the side buttons, but now it is very easy to accidentally press the sleep-wake button and accidentally trigger a screenshot. Secondly, the edges around the screen and front & rear cameras are slightly misaligned, or have become so over time, but this is not enough to be a real problem...this is a handmade product after all.

    Overall, it's still the best case I've ever had and well worth the money. Ordering a second one this week!!

  • 4
    most natural look you can ever get and feel

    recieved after much due......worth it
    you can feel the most powerful device breathing in the most natures rugged armour