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Case-Mate Signature Leather Case with Holster Review

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The moment you purchase your iPhone, the first thing that comes to mind is “how the heck am I going to protect my new $400/500 toy?” If only Apple made their iPhone and iPod lines better able to survive bumps and bruises we would all be happy. But that’s not the case (no pun intended).

If you’ve got your invisibleSHIELD already, and want to kick it up another notch (like Emeril Lagasse–whatever happened to that guy?), you should consider a leather iPhone case (or other iPhone accessories here). Tired of reaching into your pocket? Reach no more because today we’re going to check out the Case-Mate Signature Leather Case with Holster!

Previously, I reviewed the Case-Mate Perforated Leather Case and Privacy Screen Pro. Both of these products are pretty top notch to begin with, especially the Privacy Screen Pro (save yourself from all those curious iPhone gawkers out there). The Signature Leather Case with Holster maintains this high level of standard and it’s clear that Case-Mate takes their iPhone accessories pretty seriously.

What’s Included in the Box?

– iPhone Leather Holster
– Signature Leather Case
– Screen protector
– Case-Mate branded dust cloth

The inclusion of the screen protector and dust cloth is a nice touch. The Napa leather is of very high quality, not your run of the mill stuff you see in stores. Also a molded shell within the leather protects your iPhone from bumps and bruises.

The Signature Leather Case fit my iPhone extremely snug (since my invisibleSHIELD is also on my entire phone) and it was so tight that I had trouble removing my iPhone. I believe the leather case would be perfect if I didn’t have my invisibleSHIELD applied.

The Signature Holster is very sturdy and the belt clip can be adjusted 360 degrees. Case-Mate recommends that you insert the Signature Leather Case with the iPhone screen facing your body for better protection. Some would probably want to stick with the traditional method to show off their iPhone. The holster is wrapped with handcrafted Italian leather which covers the impact resistant molded shell keeping you protected at all times.

Here is the Signature Leather Case compared next to my iPhone, plus a few more pictures:

The Case-Mate Signature Leather Case with Holster might not be for everyone’s style, but if you’re looking for a classy, high quality leather case with an impact resistant molded shell, then this combination is for you. The inclusion of a front screen protector is a nice touch.

The only downside I can see is that the multidirectional clip might come undone on your belt, but that’s just my opinion. Don’t take my word folks, take a good look at my pictures and decide for yourself! Thanks to Case-Mate for sending out this beautiful combination for review!

Currently there is a sale on the Signature Leather Case for $14.99US. The Leather Holster retails for $24.99US. With the Canadian dollar on par with the US greenback, there is no better time than NOW to shop online!

Wait…Wait…You Knew This Was Coming…CONTEST TIME! Win this Signature Leather Case with Holster!

That’s right folks, I gave away the Perforated Leather Case and the Privacy Screen Pro–I don’t want this Signature Leather Case to get lonely so I’m giving it away too! One lucky reader will walk away with this wicked combination!

Way to Enter the Case-Mate Giveaway…

1. Post a comment and tell me why you need this leather case and holster. Tell me a juicy reason why you need it!

2. Post about this contest on your blog, and gain an extra entry for a trackback I see to this contest!

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed if you haven’t already (subscribe via email too!). Better yet, stalk my every move in real life by following me on Twitter!

4. Register for the iPhoneinCanada.ca Forums! The community is growing quickly and it’s becoming a meeting place for Canadian iPhone users! Find out the latest iPhone news via the forums, don’t miss out!

This contest will run for one week and end on Wednesday, June 11th at midnight PST. Good luck everybody!

Last but not least…the winner of my OtterBox Defender “Strength” Case Contest is…drumroll please…

Amanda!

There were only 3 entries and the name I drew out of a hat was Amanda. Congratulations and send me an email with your address! Enjoy Hump Day Folks! Ciao!

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  • Dave Brake

    I really need a case to help protect my precious iPhone. I am a high school teacher and I never had a problem until a student asked if I’ve ever dropped it. I told I never drop my phones… Since then I’ve drooped it 4 times! My Invisible Shield is helping but I’m afraid the next time it may be destroyed. Please, Please, Please help me protect my phone!

  • Dave Brake

    I really need a case to help protect my precious iPhone. I am a high school teacher and I never had a problem until a student asked if I’ve ever dropped it. I told I never drop my phones… Since then I’ve drooped it 4 times! My Invisible Shield is helping but I’m afraid the next time it may be destroyed. Please, Please, Please help me protect my phone!

  • Dave Brake

    I really need a case to help protect my precious iPhone. I am a high school teacher and I never had a problem until a student asked if I’ve ever dropped it. I told I never drop my phones… Since then I’ve drooped it 4 times! My Invisible Shield is helping but I’m afraid the next time it may be destroyed. Please, Please, Please help me protect my phone!

  • Dave Brake

    I really need a case to help protect my precious iPhone. I am a high school teacher and I never had a problem until a student asked if I’ve ever dropped it. I told I never drop my phones… Since then I’ve drooped it 4 times! My Invisible Shield is helping but I’m afraid the next time it may be destroyed. Please, Please, Please help me protect my phone!

  • Dave Brake

    I really need a case to help protect my precious iPhone. I am a high school teacher and I never had a problem until a student asked if I’ve ever dropped it. I told I never drop my phones… Since then I’ve drooped it 4 times! My Invisible Shield is helping but I’m afraid the next time it may be destroyed. Please, Please, Please help me protect my phone!

  • Dave Brake

    I really need a case to help protect my precious iPhone. I am a high school teacher and I never had a problem until a student asked if I’ve ever dropped it. I told I never drop my phones… Since then I’ve drooped it 4 times! My Invisible Shield is helping but I’m afraid the next time it may be destroyed. Please, Please, Please help me protect my phone!

  • Rude van Steenes

    Having bounced a RAZR a few times (No Naomi Campbell, I didn’t throw it at anyone!), I have come to realize the great potential of holsters and cases and currently do not have one for the iPhone. Believe it or not, my last drop was caught after I was bumped by the lunch crowd in BCE Place downtown! I managed to turn quickly and catch it as it was in descend mode towards a marble floor! That would have killed it in a nano-second. Totally amazing machine but, like most delicacies of technology, it needs bumpers, or a fine holster!

  • Rude van Steenes

    Having bounced a RAZR a few times (No Naomi Campbell, I didn’t throw it at anyone!), I have come to realize the great potential of holsters and cases and currently do not have one for the iPhone. Believe it or not, my last drop was caught after I was bumped by the lunch crowd in BCE Place downtown! I managed to turn quickly and catch it as it was in descend mode towards a marble floor! That would have killed it in a nano-second. Totally amazing machine but, like most delicacies of technology, it needs bumpers, or a fine holster!

  • Rude van Steenes

    Having bounced a RAZR a few times (No Naomi Campbell, I didn’t throw it at anyone!), I have come to realize the great potential of holsters and cases and currently do not have one for the iPhone. Believe it or not, my last drop was caught after I was bumped by the lunch crowd in BCE Place downtown! I managed to turn quickly and catch it as it was in descend mode towards a marble floor! That would have killed it in a nano-second. Totally amazing machine but, like most delicacies of technology, it needs bumpers, or a fine holster!

  • I need the case because unlike everyone else, (it seems like it) I don’t yet have an iPhone. I broke my normal phone’s (LOL) screen shortly after the iPhone was announced, so very hopefully I never replaced it. It’s been so long without caller id that as soon as the iPhone hits the stores here in Edmonton I will being getting my hands on that juicy, gorgeous new phone. So what better way to protect it from another eternity without caller id than for me to win the case protector!

  • I need the case because unlike everyone else, (it seems like it) I don’t yet have an iPhone. I broke my normal phone’s (LOL) screen shortly after the iPhone was announced, so very hopefully I never replaced it. It’s been so long without caller id that as soon as the iPhone hits the stores here in Edmonton I will being getting my hands on that juicy, gorgeous new phone. So what better way to protect it from another eternity without caller id than for me to win the case protector!

  • I need the case because unlike everyone else, (it seems like it) I don’t yet have an iPhone. I broke my normal phone’s (LOL) screen shortly after the iPhone was announced, so very hopefully I never replaced it. It’s been so long without caller id that as soon as the iPhone hits the stores here in Edmonton I will being getting my hands on that juicy, gorgeous new phone. So what better way to protect it from another eternity without caller id than for me to win the case protector!

  • I need the case because unlike everyone else, (it seems like it) I don’t yet have an iPhone. I broke my normal phone’s (LOL) screen shortly after the iPhone was announced, so very hopefully I never replaced it. It’s been so long without caller id that as soon as the iPhone hits the stores here in Edmonton I will being getting my hands on that juicy, gorgeous new phone. So what better way to protect it from another eternity without caller id than for me to win the case protector!

  • Momin

    I need this case to replace my current holster, it works but the Velcro is not sticking on it. I am in high school and have dropped it couple of times so I need this case to keep my iPhone in ONE PIECE !

  • Momin

    I need this case to replace my current holster, it works but the Velcro is not sticking on it. I am in high school and have dropped it couple of times so I need this case to keep my iPhone in ONE PIECE !

  • Momin

    I need this case to replace my current holster, it works but the Velcro is not sticking on it. I am in high school and have dropped it couple of times so I need this case to keep my iPhone in ONE PIECE !

  • Matt

    I’ve dropped my precious iPhone one too many times when trying to squeeze it out of my pocket! Why wouldn’t this be perfect?!!? Damage is bad. Especially as a high school student that can barely afford to pay his phone bill! Let alone accessories.

  • Matt

    I’ve dropped my precious iPhone one too many times when trying to squeeze it out of my pocket! Why wouldn’t this be perfect?!!? Damage is bad. Especially as a high school student that can barely afford to pay his phone bill! Let alone accessories.

  • Matt

    I’ve dropped my precious iPhone one too many times when trying to squeeze it out of my pocket! Why wouldn’t this be perfect?!!? Damage is bad. Especially as a high school student that can barely afford to pay his phone bill! Let alone accessories.

  • Matt

    I’ve dropped my precious iPhone one too many times when trying to squeeze it out of my pocket! Why wouldn’t this be perfect?!!? Damage is bad. Especially as a high school student that can barely afford to pay his phone bill! Let alone accessories.

  • Matt

    I’ve dropped my precious iPhone one too many times when trying to squeeze it out of my pocket! Why wouldn’t this be perfect?!!? Damage is bad. Especially as a high school student that can barely afford to pay his phone bill! Let alone accessories.

  • Matt

    I’ve dropped my precious iPhone one too many times when trying to squeeze it out of my pocket! Why wouldn’t this be perfect?!!? Damage is bad. Especially as a high school student that can barely afford to pay his phone bill! Let alone accessories.

  • Matt

    I’ve dropped my precious iPhone one too many times when trying to squeeze it out of my pocket! Why wouldn’t this be perfect?!!? Damage is bad. Especially as a high school student that can barely afford to pay his phone bill! Let alone accessories.

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release todays for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release todays for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release todays for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release todays for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release todays for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release dates for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

    (oopsy, spelling error in first post)

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release dates for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

    (oopsy, spelling error in first post)

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release dates for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

    (oopsy, spelling error in first post)

  • X1Zero

    Why do I need this Case-Mate signature Leather Case?

    Quite simple actually.

    I need a very nice and secluded place to store my iPhone (my silly co-workers will think its a blackberry under my shirt, hehehehe) so that when I am being briefed on the new iPhone plans/release dates for Rogers, I can secretly slide it out of the case and post the secret infos on iphoneincanada.ca/forums!!!

    (oopsy, spelling error in first post)

  • Greg

    Yikes… gonna be tough to beat X1Zero, but here goes…. mine actually plays off the same theme.

    Working here in Waterloo in the birthplace of Blackberry, all I ever see is those berries strapped to peoples hips, and would love to be able to show off my fruit of choice. πŸ™‚

  • Greg

    Yikes… gonna be tough to beat X1Zero, but here goes…. mine actually plays off the same theme.

    Working here in Waterloo in the birthplace of Blackberry, all I ever see is those berries strapped to peoples hips, and would love to be able to show off my fruit of choice. πŸ™‚

  • Greg

    Yikes… gonna be tough to beat X1Zero, but here goes…. mine actually plays off the same theme.

    Working here in Waterloo in the birthplace of Blackberry, all I ever see is those berries strapped to peoples hips, and would love to be able to show off my fruit of choice. πŸ™‚

  • Greg

    Yikes… gonna be tough to beat X1Zero, but here goes…. mine actually plays off the same theme.

    Working here in Waterloo in the birthplace of Blackberry, all I ever see is those berries strapped to peoples hips, and would love to be able to show off my fruit of choice. πŸ™‚

  • Greg

    Yikes… gonna be tough to beat X1Zero, but here goes…. mine actually plays off the same theme.

    Working here in Waterloo in the birthplace of Blackberry, all I ever see is those berries strapped to peoples hips, and would love to be able to show off my fruit of choice. πŸ™‚

  • Greg

    Yikes… gonna be tough to beat X1Zero, but here goes…. mine actually plays off the same theme.

    Working here in Waterloo in the birthplace of Blackberry, all I ever see is those berries strapped to peoples hips, and would love to be able to show off my fruit of choice. πŸ™‚

  • Greg

    Yikes… gonna be tough to beat X1Zero, but here goes…. mine actually plays off the same theme.

    Working here in Waterloo in the birthplace of Blackberry, all I ever see is those berries strapped to peoples hips, and would love to be able to show off my fruit of choice. πŸ™‚

  • ChaosOnFire

    I currently holster my iPhone in my Denim holster with my keys and lighter and cigarettes. I carry a Blackberry and a cell phone for work on my belt which needs to be replaced I might add. So I need to add another accessory to my arsenal so I can look even more like a geek.

  • ChaosOnFire

    I currently holster my iPhone in my Denim holster with my keys and lighter and cigarettes. I carry a Blackberry and a cell phone for work on my belt which needs to be replaced I might add. So I need to add another accessory to my arsenal so I can look even more like a geek.

  • ChaosOnFire

    I currently holster my iPhone in my Denim holster with my keys and lighter and cigarettes. I carry a Blackberry and a cell phone for work on my belt which needs to be replaced I might add. So I need to add another accessory to my arsenal so I can look even more like a geek.

  • ChaosOnFire

    I currently holster my iPhone in my Denim holster with my keys and lighter and cigarettes. I carry a Blackberry and a cell phone for work on my belt which needs to be replaced I might add. So I need to add another accessory to my arsenal so I can look even more like a geek.

  • ChaosOnFire

    I currently holster my iPhone in my Denim holster with my keys and lighter and cigarettes. I carry a Blackberry and a cell phone for work on my belt which needs to be replaced I might add. So I need to add another accessory to my arsenal so I can look even more like a geek.

  • ChaosOnFire

    I currently holster my iPhone in my Denim holster with my keys and lighter and cigarettes. I carry a Blackberry and a cell phone for work on my belt which needs to be replaced I might add. So I need to add another accessory to my arsenal so I can look even more like a geek.

  • diggyj

    I am in serious need of a new case since the one that I bought at the Pacific Mall is starting to fall apart. Guess that’s what happens when you buy cheap knockoffs. I have allready dropped my iphone and put a nice size dent in the upper corner of the metal part by the headphone jack. I dont want any more dents in it and I’m scared that if more stitching comes out of my current case, that may in fact be the case. (no pun intended)

  • diggyj

    I am in serious need of a new case since the one that I bought at the Pacific Mall is starting to fall apart. Guess that’s what happens when you buy cheap knockoffs. I have allready dropped my iphone and put a nice size dent in the upper corner of the metal part by the headphone jack. I dont want any more dents in it and I’m scared that if more stitching comes out of my current case, that may in fact be the case. (no pun intended)

  • diggyj

    I am in serious need of a new case since the one that I bought at the Pacific Mall is starting to fall apart. Guess that’s what happens when you buy cheap knockoffs. I have allready dropped my iphone and put a nice size dent in the upper corner of the metal part by the headphone jack. I dont want any more dents in it and I’m scared that if more stitching comes out of my current case, that may in fact be the case. (no pun intended)

  • rah

    It’s the classiest way to show off the iPhone, and that will TOTALLY help me pick up an unsuspecting member of the opposite sex at the supermarket, mall, club, or even at the library!!

  • rah

    It’s the classiest way to show off the iPhone, and that will TOTALLY help me pick up an unsuspecting member of the opposite sex at the supermarket, mall, club, or even at the library!!

  • rah

    and yes, my life really is that pathetic (busy?) that i need someone to notice my iPhone in order to hook up :oP

    “BAM!” –Emeril Lagasse

  • rah

    and yes, my life really is that pathetic (busy?) that i need someone to notice my iPhone in order to hook up :oP

    “BAM!” –Emeril Lagasse

  • rah

    and yes, my life really is that pathetic (busy?) that i need someone to notice my iPhone in order to hook up :oP

    “BAM!” –Emeril Lagasse

  • rah

    and yes, my life really is that pathetic (busy?) that i need someone to notice my iPhone in order to hook up :oP

    “BAM!” –Emeril Lagasse

  • rah

    and yes, my life really is that pathetic (busy?) that i need someone to notice my iPhone in order to hook up :oP

    “BAM!” –Emeril Lagasse

  • Richard Tymko

    I really need this case to protect my piece of NOW VINTAGE APPLE ARCHITECTURE (Which I will be keeping) That I just got back from iRepair.ca, when it did not fair well after its last fall.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Richard Tymko

    I really need this case to protect my piece of NOW VINTAGE APPLE ARCHITECTURE (Which I will be keeping) That I just got back from iRepair.ca, when it did not fair well after its last fall.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Richard Tymko

    I really need this case to protect my piece of NOW VINTAGE APPLE ARCHITECTURE (Which I will be keeping) That I just got back from iRepair.ca, when it did not fair well after its last fall.

    Keep up the good work.

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  • markanderson

    Anyone know if the 1st Gen case-mate signature case will work the the new iPhone 3g? There’s a slight difference, but would love to pick up the original case-mate for only $14 instead of $49.

  • markanderson

    Anyone know if the 1st Gen case-mate signature case will work the the new iPhone 3g? There’s a slight difference, but would love to pick up the original case-mate for only $14 instead of $49.

  • Jehreg

    I called the Case-mate company to get this item, and they charge $35CDN to ship!
    That pretty much doubles the price. They also told me there are no distributors in Canada, soplease tell me how you actually got a hold of this product… Thanks.

  • Jehreg

    I called the Case-mate company to get this item, and they charge $35CDN to ship!
    That pretty much doubles the price. They also told me there are no distributors in Canada, soplease tell me how you actually got a hold of this product… Thanks.

  • Jehreg

    I called the Case-mate company to get this item, and they charge $35CDN to ship!
    That pretty much doubles the price. They also told me there are no distributors in Canada, soplease tell me how you actually got a hold of this product… Thanks.

  • Jehreg

    I called the Case-mate company to get this item, and they charge $35CDN to ship!
    That pretty much doubles the price. They also told me there are no distributors in Canada, soplease tell me how you actually got a hold of this product… Thanks.

  • Jehreg

    I called the Case-mate company to get this item, and they charge $35CDN to ship!
    That pretty much doubles the price. They also told me there are no distributors in Canada, soplease tell me how you actually got a hold of this product… Thanks.

  • Jehreg

    I called the Case-mate company to get this item, and they charge $35CDN to ship!
    That pretty much doubles the price. They also told me there are no distributors in Canada, soplease tell me how you actually got a hold of this product… Thanks.

  • Jehreg

    I called the Case-mate company to get this item, and they charge $35CDN to ship!
    That pretty much doubles the price. They also told me there are no distributors in Canada, soplease tell me how you actually got a hold of this product… Thanks.

  • christina

    where can i get this case in canada? pls advise =) I in need of one for my bf’s birthday!

  • christina

    where can i get this case in canada? pls advise =) I in need of one for my bf’s birthday!

  • christina

    where can i get this case in canada? pls advise =) I in need of one for my bf’s birthday!

  • christina

    where can i get this case in canada? pls advise =) I in need of one for my bf’s birthday!

  • christina

    where can i get this case in canada? pls advise =) I in need of one for my bf’s birthday!

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