Review: Labato Flip Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s

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Introduction

Do you need full, 360 degree, protection for your iPhone 5 but you’d rather not turn your phone into a brick with a big, bulky protective case?  A full body flip style case is a great way to safeguard your iPhone 5 or 5s without sacrificing style.  The Labato Flip Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s is super affordable.  Don’t let this case’s low price tag fool you though.  The Labato case is made from high quality leatherette that feels great and looks sophisticated too.

Read on through for my full review and be sure to catch the video at the end of the review for a more up close and personal look at the Labato Flip Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s.

Design

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Inside the packaging you’ll find just the case.  No other extras come along with it. Although it appears if you purchase this case via Amazon.com you’ll get a screen bundled along with it.

Here’s what Labato has to say about the Flip Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s.

  • High quality microfiber leatherette and fine PU provides full protection from inside to outside for your iPhone 5.
  • Outside: lichee pattern leatherette in pastel colors lights up all your good emotions.
  • Inside: superior quality PU lining with dedicate hand feeling.
  • Convenient windows for showing time as well as answering and rejecting calls. Slim design, light weight. Easy assembly and disassembly
  • Accurate cutouts for all functional ports Colors available in rose red and blue.

colors

The Labato Flip Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s is available in your choice of four different colors.  You can choose from Black, Brown, Red or Blue (as seen in this review.)

Function

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The exterior of the case is made from leatherette (fake leather.)  It feels and looks like real leather though.

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The inside of the case is lined with a soft, protective suede microfiber.

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The iPhone 5/5s pops easily into the case.  It’s a tight fit so that you don’t have to worry about your iPhone coming out unless you want it to.  There’s a good amount of protection here since most of the phone is inside the case, when the front flap is shut.

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Once installed inside the case you’ll still have access to all of the phone’s ports and controls.  On the bottom of the case you’ll find a large, long cutout for access to the microphone, Lightning port, headset jack and speaker.

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At the top of the case another large, long cutout allows for access to the sleep/awake button.

Getting to the mute switch and the volume buttons does require you to open the flap of the case.  Once open though it’s quite easy to get to everything.

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On the back of the case a single pill shaped cutout gives way to the rear facing camera, LED flash and secondary microphone.

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With the front flap closed you’re still able to make out the time as well as answer incoming calls, although the new features of iOS 7 make it a little more challenging to make out the information when a call comes in.  A cutout for the earpiece allows you to hear calls without opening the front flap.

Video

Check out my full video review below…


Summary

The Labato Flip Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s is an affordable flip style case for the iPhone.  This case looks sophisticated and stylish while offering a decent amount of protection as well.  The ability to answer calls without ever having to open the front flap make the Labato Flip Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s very functional as well.

You can learn more about the Labato Flip Case for Apple iPhone 5/5s by visiting this page on Amazon.com

MSRP:  $9.99

PROS:  Good fit.  Great price.  Multiple colors.

CONS:  Doesn’t fit well with iOS 7.

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Larry

Larry has always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for him with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. He has always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, Larry is the first person his friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech.

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