Macgasm: “BookBook for iPhone has made me a better person”


Macgasm review of Twelve South BookBook for iPhone

Like everyone else, we love a good compliment. And being in the business we’re in, we tend to stay on top of what’s written about our products. Macgasm is one of the blogs we read regularly, so it’s a special pleasure when what we’re able to read is something really nice about one of our products.

You’ll know what we mean from just this first paragraph of the Macgasm review of our BookBook for iPhone:

“Once in a while a product comes storming into my life and really leaves me changed for better or worse. BookBook for iPhone is one of those products, and I have to admit, it’s been for the better.

That sounds a bit dramatic as the opening for an iPhone case review, but stay with me and I promise I’ll make you understand. BookBook for iPhone is a combination iPhone case & wallet-stuffs organizer wrapped in the shape of a tiny, aged, leather bound book.

I knew immediately following the announcement of BookBook for iPhone that I had to have one. I will admit, while my intrigue did border on obsessive, I was sane enough to interject, on occasion, the notion that this would end up as yet another iPhone case in my end table drawer, abandoned and hardly used.

Something was different this time though.

Twelve South has released the BookBook case for Macbooks as well as the iPad, of which I was pretty critical of from the jump off. The iPhone iteration though really grabbed me and thus far isn’t showing any signs of letting go.”

OK, we’re blushing here — kind of like Sally Field in her “you like me, you really like me” moment, only, of course, we’re trying to keep our cool. But then we read more:

“BookBook for iPhone is sold as an iPhone case, for obvious reasons. I am, however, more inclined to call it a wallet with an iPhone holder built in as I have completely replaced my wallet with this case, and couldn’t be happier. My wallet has always been a topic of frustration for me. I carry way too many things in it and it simply gets out of control.

Some may see the BookBook’s limited space as a negative quality, but I took full advantage of it and am living my pocket life in redux mode.  The three card slots easily accommodate two plastic cards each, which gives you room for five misc cards if you carry your license or ID with you and a little extra room in each for a business card or paper proof of insurance.

The cash pocket accommodates a few bills folded in half, and could stand to hold a bit more, but I could spin this as an excuse to live more digital, or start carrying one of many money clips I’ve been gifted at weddings.

Initially, you may find it, as I did, a bit awkward talking on a book. Once I realized that you can simply fold the entire front cover back, I was immediately comforted. The phone actually feels amazing in this position when talking. Folding the front cover around to the back also really helps with texting and the added thickness really stabilizes the phone in your grasp.”

We’re so happy that he liked it — but what happens in public?

“Things started getting interesting when cashiers at Target were inquiring about it. The madness continued at our local BBQ pit, where it spawned a pretty in depth discussion about losing your wallet and losing your phone at the same time, a notion that still has me a little nervous as I write this review.  Although, if you have MobileMe, soon to be iCloud, you could use Find My iPhone to track down both your wallet and your phone.”

That *is* a really cool thing. It’s not like your wallet alone has a “find me” feature, does it?

“The fact is, it’s a sexy looking wallet which is even more intriguing when people realize it’s an iPhone case. I don’t cringe when I have to take out my George Costanza wallet any more, and actually  enjoy talking to people about the company and the product.

I am in love with BookBook for iPhone. It really has helped me reduce my pocket clutter, and I like the idea of keeping my phone and wallet in one case. It’s possible that I will be the only one who would actually list this in a review as a positive, but the packaging for the BookBook is beautiful. It’s very clean and sophisticated and will look great on a shelf.

The clear ID case with thumb slide is a must for any functional wallet and I’m glad they decided to include it here. Without it, I likely wouldn’t have been able to permanently replace my wallet. The craftsmanship of BookBook for iPhone is really evident. The lines are all clean and credit cards as well as the iPhone all slip in perfectly.”

We promise: You’ll like it, you’ll really, really like it. Get your own BookBook for iPhone, now back in stock at Twelve South with free shipping in the U.S.

Macgasm reviews Twelve South BookBook for iPhone

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