Review: Bella Fino Leather Wallet Case for the iPhone 6

Bella Fino iPhone Case

The Bella Fino Case for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus is designed by the hard working folks over at Pad & Quill.  This slim leather wallet case will challenge any negative pre-conceived notions you might have had about wallet cases for your iPhone–I know it did for me.  The concept of a wallet case is that it can potentially replace the need for a wallet, and also double as a case for your iPhone. One of my recent goals has been to streamline my wallet needs, and find a suitable solution where I don’t need to carry one at all.  Most of the time I leave my wallet in my car, as I hate the extra lump in my back pocket.  It’s because of situations like this that I try to avoid typical wallet designs.  I find that, more often than not, using a typical wallet lends itself to carrying around more than you really need simply because you have the extra space.  With the Bella Fino Case both situations are managed simultaneously.  There are enough pockets for several credit cards and your drivers license or ID, as well as a hidden pocket for cash, without the unnecessary bulk associated with a typical wallet.

Design

The Bella Fino is made from a single piece of luxurious full-grain American leather designed to age with a rich patina.  This may not sound like a big deal at first, but when you see the finished product, you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about.  A leather case looks so much better, and can handle daily wear and tear much easier when there isn’t additional stitching added to keep multiple pieces of leather together.  However, the stitching that they utilize foe the Bella Fino is made from a marine grade, UV resistant, nylon.  Pad & Quill spared no expense, and it’s this attention to detail that shows just why this is a premium case.

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The natural wear on the leather darkens in appearance over time, and adds character and uniqueness to the case.  As a result, no two cases look the same after a week or two.  The inside is also made from an ultra-slim lay-flat high grade top grain leather, and is available in several different color combinations that vary depending on your outer colors choice.  The Dark Chocolate Brown leather exterior is accented with the smokey Slate Gray interior, the Black leather exterior is matched with a Merlot or Slate Gray interior,  and my favorite, the Whiskey leather exterior with Deep Sea Blue, or Forest Green interior leather.

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Function

Depending on whether you’re using an iPhone 6/6s or 6 Plus/6s Plus, there are 5 and 6 pockets respectively that you can store items the size of a standard credit card–with the outer most slot sporting a clear front–ideal for a drivers license or ID.  As expected with this design form factor, all the ports are accessible with the top and bottom of the case open.  In addition, there is a cut out in the corner of the Bella Fino for the rear camera lens and flash.  If you’re worried about the case adding too much bulk to your device–rest assured it only adds 0.28 of an inch to the overall thickness.  Initially, though, your case might seem a little thicker and stiff at first.  That’s to be expected, as it takes the leather a week or two to start wearing and flattening into the case you’ll use for years to come.

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Securing your iPhone

Now I know what you’re thinking–how is my iPhone going to stay secure in the Bella Fino, and will I ever be able to remove it for any reason, and still be able to reinstall it at a later date?  You’re in luck, because Pad & Quill worked very closely with 3M to create a new secure locking adhesive technology that not only holds your iPhone completely secure, but when you remove it, there’s no left-over residue to worry about either.  I have used a variety of wallet cases with an adhesive pad to secure your phone.  The Bella Fino is by far the easiest to remove and install as well as the most secure system I have every tested.  With this clean release system, your iPhone comes off when you apply consistent tension, but also has the holding power to be reinstalled dozens of times.  In addition, if you’re ever in need of a replacement, Pad & Quill sells additional 3M adhesive pads providing you with years of confident use.

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Warranty and Price

These guys stand by their products in the most convincing manner.  The leather used to cover the Bella Fina is warrantied for 25 years.  That’s a ridiculous amount of time, and it speaks volumes towards illustrating their belief in the craftsmanship that goes into every case.  That pride also extends to their 30-day money back promise.  If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, just return it for a full refund–no equations asked.  Spoiler alert–you won’t be retuning your Bella Fina or any of their other quality products.  If you like what you’ve read so far, I highly recommend heading over to Pad & Quill and order your own Bella Fino slim leather wallet iPhone case for $69.95.  But don’t just take my word for it check out what others have had to say as well.

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The Bella Fino iPhone Case  was provided for review on iPhone Insight. For further information regarding our site’s review policies, please see the “About” page.

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