It's probably one of the best things that's ever happened to me. Haha!
After I got the phone, I struggled with what sort of case to get. Yes, it's a horribly difficult decision, isn't it?
For a while I thought maybe I would just make do without a case.
However, the thought of something happening to it and having to pay an arm and leg to replace it was enough to get me iPhone case hunting.
There were a few that I liked and even came close to buying but none of them were "it".
Then earlier in the summer, I came across iErnest:
What's iErnest? Oh, you know...just the most fabulous iPhone case ever!
iErnest is a small company from the Netherlands that makes the coolest iPhone case (as well as iPad cases and a really cool camera strap).
What attracted me to it was the sleek leather case and Moleskine-like look.
What's Moleskine? Oh, you know...just the most fabulous notebook ever!
Now, I LOVE Moleskine notebooks. When I worked in retail, these were the hottest item we carried. We couldn't stock them fast enough!
For those of you unfamiliar with Moleskine- it's hailed as the legendary notebook used by Picasso, Van Gogh, Hemingway, Chatwin and other noteable artists and writers.
|Van Gogh's Sketchbook held in the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam|
These books really are awesome. Great look/design and the pages themselves are great to write on. The off white colour is a step up in sophistication in contrast to stark white paper and it just feels nice to write on.
It's hard to explain what's so great about this book- you have to just experience it for yourself. If you're an avid writer/doodler, you need this book! (And no, Moleskine is not paying me to say that).
Anyways, back to iErnest (I'm not being paid by them either).
Like I said, at first the Moleskine look caught my eye. Then I read "genuine leather" and I was even more in love.
The only thing the vertical version doesn't have compared to the wallet style, is a card slot which is not a big deal for me because I never leave my house without my wallet. But I can see how it could be handy for some people.
So at this point, I was SOoooo excited to get this case only to be dismayed when I saw that they were all sold out! Every colour in both styles- sold out! They had a note on their website saying that they expected to have more mid August. So I waited....and waited...
Then, finally! They were back in stock and you better believe it, I was quick to order one. In total (with shipping), I paid about $50 Canadian. Not bad at all for an AWESOME leather case if you ask me!
It arrived super fast too. I ordered it on the 23rd of August and it arrived on my doorstop on the 30th. What a pleasant surprise!
They also carry iPad covers and cool camera straps:
|iErnest iPad Cover|
|iErnest iPad Cover|
|iErnest Camera Strap|
Oh and just to compare a few days after I ordered my case, I saw these cases online on sale for $50 (originally $150!!), made in China and not even real leather:
Just to reiterate, iErnest is handmade in the Netherlands and is genuine leather. And I love that it's a small company. Hurray for the little guys!