I used Blackbrook/Burkley iphone cases in the past. Decided to try something different in the Croco pattern (dark blue).
I like the leather. The croco pattern is well done and the color is a nice dark/navy blue. This case is slimmer than the other Barlow cases (the ones with exposed button cutouts), and there are some other differences to be aware of:
- Case is slimmer.
- It covers the volume & power buttons
- It covers the bottom of the phone and has speaker holes.
- its obvious that this case uses a plastic frame in which the leather is wrapped around, which is fine. But the inside of the case is not lined with cloth/microfiber. Your phone will be in direct contact with the bare plastic frame.
- The top edge of the case, right along the volume buttons, bows out just a bit.
Note: There are now Barlow cases that follow this same design, but without the croco pattern. Wish I'd known because I might have tried one of those (dark chocolate color) rather than go for the croco.
In summary, I still recommend this case and I like it. Just keep in mind it's differences with the "original" Barlow case.