A wallet for my iPhone

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 a partial clip and part card, holder. It has three card slots 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.

A wallet for my iPhone twelvesouth spiphone5 black stand hires Aperture ƒ/10  Credit Tom McCorkle  Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Captured 21 September, 2012  Focal length 70mm  ISO 100  Shutter speed 1/160s 

A wallet for my iPhone twelvesouth surfacepad LS9 hires

The item in the photograph above is the SurfacePad for iPhone from TwelveSouth. 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.

A wallet for my iPhone 12S BookBook iPhoneSE Brown Hero iOS9 HiRes Aperture ƒ/22  Credit Tom McCorkle  Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Captured 26 September, 2012  Focal length 70mm  ISO 100  Shutter speed 1/160s 

A wallet for my iPhone twelvesouth bookbook iphone5 13 Aperture ƒ/5  Credit Tom McCorkle  Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Captured 12 November, 2012  Focal length 90mm  ISO 100  Shutter speed 1/60s 

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 — is 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, 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?

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