I have to be completely honest; my phone is the one accessory and gadget that I always have with me. No matter whether I am leaving the house for 5 minutes, 5 hours or 5 days, my phone is with me. Although my husband loves his many and varied gadgets, for me it’s all about my phone. New discoveries come and go, but the phone is the one luxury I don’t mind spending a little extra money on.
Since I see it as such a necessity and since I have been known to be a little clumsy in the past, a pretty but functional phone case is an essential. Terrapin Accessories offered me the chance to try out one of their cases, and I chose a red leather wallet type case.
I have tried a few different styles over the years, and I have grown to love the wallet type. I feel this give the phone protection from the general bashes and bumps that I subject it to during a normal busy day. Immediately when I opened up this phone case I realised that it was a far superior quality to what I normally use on my phone. It felt soft, yet the case seemed very sturdy. My S6 easily fitted snugly and securely into the plastic holder in the case. A lot of cases I have used recently have had a more flexible holder but this was a more rigid plastic. It was still easy to slip the phone in, though, and it was obvious that it had been measured to perfection.
One of my first concerns after placing the phone in the case was that the whole back of the phone holder part of the case was attached to the back of the actual case. I hadn’t realised it, but in my last case the phone holder was only half-attached to the back of the case (I think this is to allow the phone to stand), which meant holding the phone in its new case was a bit more awkward than I was used to. This was only an issue for about half a day, though ,as I soon became used to the new style. Plus, I don’t normally stand my phone up, so not having that ability doesn’t present a problem to me. I would suggest that anyone who does normally use this feature in a case to think carefully about how this may affect them. For me, it was simply readjusting my fingers and thumbs!
This new case is real leather, and I was worried about the that I may spoil it by folding the case back on itself. On previous cases, this has caused the spine to split, which is normally why I end up replacing them so often. I have used this case for two weeks now and I have just thoroughly inspected it. I can tell the spine has been bent back, but there are no signs at all that it’s being damaged.
The magnet clip is also another that I find to be a weak point on phone cases. As it is a wallet style I do keep a few cards inside, just so I can pick it up and go. I have to admit that on occasion I probably do overfill the card holder, which does put strain on the clip. However, at time of writing, the magnet clip fastening is not showing any signs of the strain I would normally expect to see.
Overall I am very impressed! I am heavy phone user and I do put the case through a lot, but this one already seems to be surviving a lot better than others I have used in the past. It is pretty, looks good and feels good, it is also functional and most importantly I am confident that it provides my phone with the protection I expect.
Terrapin Cases are sold via Amazon, but you can have a look at their website to see the whole range. If you’re interested in buying your own Red Leather Wallet Samsung Galaxy S6 Case, here’s the direct link to Amazon.
Disclosure: Terrapin Accessories provided a free review unit for the purposes of writing this article. There was no requirement to give a positive review, and I would not accept a review with that sort of requirement attached. You can be sure that what I have written here is what I really think.