Case-Mate Signature Leather Case with Holster Review

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 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…


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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