I’m in the market for a new wallet. My current wallet was purchased several years ago. It has served me well but is beginning to look worse for wear. After several years I feel I need a change.

I carry my iPhone in my left pants pocket. With no case. Commando. I’ve always been careful to not put iPhone into my pocket with a set of keys. This reduces the chance that my iPhone screen will be scratched.

Keeping my iPhone and my wallet separate does cause a problem. It’s a small uncomfortable problem. Bulk and weight. The wallet and iPhone 5 together is like putting a small rock in my pants. Wait … don’t go off on some sexual tangent. I’m writing about wallets!

In any case it’s uncomfortable while sitting. Quite. I find myself taking my iPhone out of my pocket when I sit to work or at a meeting or eating. Sometimes taking the iPhone or wallet out of my pocket isn’t easy to do. Especially when wearing jeans.

I don’t have the traditional billfold. I have one of those wallets that is part clip and part card holder. It has three card lots which I’ve stuffed with a number of “necessary” items. Ok. Some of it isn’t necessary. There are two credit cards that I don’t need in my wallet so I really just need enough space to carry six cards ( or maybe less ) and a money clip that can hold a few bills is all in I need. I do want some space to place my iPhone.

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Photo credit: [Twelve South](http://twelvesouth.com/products/surfacepad_iphone/)

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Photo credit: [Twelve South](http://twelvesouth.com/products/surfacepad_iphone/)

The item in the photograph above is the [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][SurfacePad for iPhone](http://twelvesouth.com/products/surfacepad_iphone/) from [TwelveSouth](http://twelvesouth.com). It’s an attractive flip cover but not very useful as a wallet. It has no slots to hold credit cards or money but can be used as a stand. Although it provides minimally more protection that carrying my iPhone 5 naked in my pocket I want one anyway.

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Photo Credit: [Twelve South](http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook_iphone5/)

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Photo Credit: [Twelve South](http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook_iphone5/)

I’ve researched the iPhone wallet *need* for over a year. I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. Most of the wallet I’ve seen — most on etsy — are some sort of felt sleeve with one or two slots for money and credit cards. They don’t look durable and would require me to slide my iPhone out every time I want to use it. Plus my hands would then be occupied holding the rest of the wallet while using the phone.

The wallet about is the [BookBook](http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook_iphone5/), also from TwelveSouth. I think this wallet comes close to what I want. It has four slots for credit cards and ID cards, plus an internal pocket for cash. The iPhone 5 fits snugly in a slot on the right and the back cover has holes for the iPhone camera and flash. I would not need to remove the phone to make a call. So what’s holding me back from a purchase? I’m just not in love with the outside spine. I don’t like the look of that book. If this was smooth leather this would be perfect.

Any ideas on where I can find a wallet like the BookBook without the book design?[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]