★★★ 37 real customer reviews average rating: 3.1 stars
By Anne P. Mitchell
on 2016-11-11 Adequate, but Not Wonderful - Which is Why I Ended Up with a Different Case (also available on BTA-MALL)
I ordered and tried out all three of the iPhone 5/5s/SE card cases (also known as wallet cases) that I could find. So I ordered this one, and then also this one: Cover with Slider ID Credit Card Slot Cash Holder Foldable Kickstand by Cazle
and this one: Vena [vCommute] Flip Leather Back [Card Slot Holder][Smart Cover KickStand
Of the three, the last one, by Vena (or vCommute), is by far the best case. However this case (the Bentoben, the one that I'm reviewing here) came in second.
Here are a few points:
- The other two cases have a kickstand (i.e. a way that you can prop the phone up so that you can watch a video, or just keep an eye on it more easily). This case does not have that - however I knew that when I ordered it, so I don't hold that against the case. :-)
- You access the card compartment on this case by sliding the back of the case up. That's fine, however this case is made of fairly thin plastic, and as a result, the back, and the sliding mechanism, are flimsy. Not only that, but the sliding back loosened up a bit after just a few days (the sliding back, not the whole case).
- The case's button cover over the power button does not line up cleanly, making it a bit harder to depress the power button. This may not be an issue for you, but I take a lot of iPhone screenshots for tech articles that I write, and as taking a screenshot on an iPhone requires pressing the power button and the home button in rapid succession, it's an issue for me. Moreover, as soon as the sliding back becomes loose, it will slide up whenever you are pressing the power button down unless you are able to grasp your phone only along the front of the phone (because if you are using one hand to press the power button you have to have your fingers on the back of the phone in order to press the power button down).
All of this said, this case was still better than the Cazle, and I used this case until my Vena arrived, and it did an adequate job.
5 Stars By Jessica on 2017-05-09
THIs case fits my phone great and slides easily! It's much slimmer then my last card case! Wish I would have changed a long time ago. Would def buy again
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-06-14
Excellent quality product!
Excellent quality product! Fits two cards nicely. It has a good secure closure that doesn't ever allow it to slide open unless you're actually trying to open it. When it's shut you can't even tell that the back slides open..slick! I ended up getting a 5c after my 5s and it fit on that phone as well. I had to cut a small sliver of the rubber at the bottom where the charger goes in for it to be able to charge, but other than that it fits exactly the same as it did on my 5s.
5 Stars By J'Well Rembert on 2016-02-10
I absolutely LOVE this case
I absolutely LOVE this case ! I got it because i hate carrying anything around with me & wanted a wallet case that would fit in my back pocket & wouldnt have a flap that wouldnt interfere when I was on the phone. I currently have 2 cards in it & the color is so pretty ☺️
5 Stars By APR on 2016-10-01
It is impossible not to love this case.
It is VERY COMFORTABLE.
Now, I can go out and place my ID with my Credit Card without having to worry about a purse.
Great quality too.
3 Stars By AK-47 on 2016-06-26
I bought this for my husbands new SE. He ...
I bought this for my husbands new SE. He says he likes it for the most part because it was the only vertical sliding one we could find for his phone, but he absolutely hates the cheap feeling plastic finish on the back where you slide cards out. He says it's very flimsy and always gets finger prints on it. For the price I guess it's a small problem.
4 Stars By Mandy on 2016-08-09
Love the case
Love the case, but the top button is hard to push. It has gotten a little easier as I have "broken it in," but it still requires a good deal of effort just to turn on/off my phone.
1 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-07-08
These colors are great but the quality is severely lacking
These colors are great but the quality is severely lacking. The case does not have enough room to fit a standard phone charger so I had to take the case off to charge, which is not ideal. I will be giving this to the thrift store after 1 day of having it. I guess you get what you pay for..
1 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-06-29
So it has not been used and it was a waste of money
This case was purshased and given as a gift. By the time the gift was opened and used it was found that the backing to the wallet was not in the "track" so the case never worked properly and it was too late to return it. So it has not been used and it was a waste of money.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-01-20
Great gift idea!
I bought this for my daughter. She stores her lunch card, cash, and drivers license in the compartment. Makes it easy to store items when playing sports. She loves it!!