Okay, so book-style cases are not the most practical of cases for the iPhone. They’re fantastic for the iPad, but a little bulky when it comes to the iPhone, and they can make answering a call a bit of a chore. That being said, two of them stand out as being incredibly well made, easy to use, and adorable. (Besides, who doesn’t love a teeny, tiny book?)
Pad and Quill’s $70 Little Pocket Book is a mini folio for the iPhone 5/5s. Snap the phone into its wooden frame, and the leather-bound front book flap will keep the display covered when not in use. The inner book flap even has pockets to store a few cards or some cash, so it doubles as a wallet case. To answer a call or text, I find it easiest to fold the front flap behind the iPhone and secure it with the included elastic strap, but you could also just pop the iPhone out entirely by pulling on the bookmark. (So clever!) This version of the Little Pocket Book improves on a big flaw of the version for the 4/4s: The case doesn’t interfere with the back camera’s flash.