Review: Arctic Wallet Stand for iPhone 5

Review: Arctic Wallet Stand for iPhone 5

I live in Phoenix, so I can usually wear shorts almost year-round. My iPhone and whichever case I have it in, fit just fine in one of the numerous pockets in my cargo shorts. Occasionally however, I have to wear dress slacks, or even blue jeans. Pocket space is at a premium, what to do, what to do? Enter the Arctic Wallet Stand case from Arctic.

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Overview

Let’s face it, sometimes you don’t want to carry around a wallet, and keys, and your iPhone, (in a case for protection of course), and… Well, you get the idea. The Arctic Wallet Stand case can take the place of 2 and maybe 3 of those items, slimming down the load you’ll carry around in your pockets.

This case is a very nice slim and attractive piece of work. It snaps around your iPhone 5, with flexible, yet sturdy form fitting thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) + polycarbonate (PC)¬†protection. It snaps on and off of your device easily, yet stays securely put when you want it to. The raised edges help protect the iPhone’s screen.

The back of the case is covered in a strong and attractive fabric material, and here’s where the 3 in 1 magic comes in, it has a slim pouch¬†on the back. The pouch allows you to keep money, up to 2 credit cards, your ID, even your house key inside, safe and secure inside the velcro fastened flap.

Being able to keep your cards, money, and a key inside the back pocket of the case allows you to leave you wallet and keyring at home. At least 2 less things to have to carry around in your pockets.

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The fabric pouch works with most card readers, unlike some cases of this type that are made of other materials.

There’s also what I like to call a stealth feature, it has a built in kickstand. The flap on the pouch doubles as a kickstand for your device, allowing you to view you iPhone in landscape or portrait orientations. Perfect for watching videos, or using FaceTime or Skype.

Verdict

I used the Arctic Wallet Stand for quite a few weeks, and truly appreciated its flexibility. It allowed me to take just my ID, some money, and a credit card when I went out on the town. I still had to deal with my keyring, as I always drive, and my KIA Soul has one of the fattest key fobs you’ll ever see for a car.

I always felt that my iPhone 5 was well protected, and yet, the case was slim, and easy to get in and out of my jeans pockets.

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If any of what you’ve read so far appeals to you, go to the Arctic site right now and check out the Arctic Wallet Stand. The case comes in 4 stylish colors, and will protect your precious iPhone 5, while allowing you to slim down the amount of junk you carry around in your pockets. For the low price of $24.95, it’s a bargain.

Rating: 4/5[rating:4]

Price: $24.95 – FREE shipping – Available now at the Arctic Website. [DIRECT LINK]

Features I really liked:

  • Thin and stylish, yet protects very well.
  • Being able to carry money and credit cards with you with out having your wallet weighing you down, priceless.
  • The flap on the pouch also acts as a kickstand for the iPhone? Love it!

Features I’d like to see:

  • More colors.
  • Perhaps a leather version.