The Ventev Glide case for the iPhone 5s is an old-fashioned pouch style case with a new trick. The genuine leather case for the iPhone 5s currently comes in only black leather. Ventev also offers the Glide pouch for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and that one comes in either black or camel color.
The Ventev Glide case comes in a pouch style and it's form fitting. The leather exterior has fine grain but not slippery. The interior of the case is lined with soft fiber that's kind to the smartphone when you slide it in and out. The case has a wide closure band that shuts the opening with strong magnets. The stitching shows through inside and outside, giving the case a retro and handmade look. The stitching looks perfect on the case. While the Samsung Galaxy S5 version of the Glide case comes in black and a light brown leather options, the iPhone 5s version currently only comes in matte black.
The Ventev Glide case for iPhone 5s has a nice design that not only keeps the pouch slim but also makes it easy to use. The case has a spring-loaded bottom that Ventev calls lifting mechanism, so that when you slide the smartphone into the pouch, the top of the smartphone sticks out of the case to give you a convenient grip to take the phone out. If you need to put the phone into the case, use the closure tab and push the smartphone into the case, and the strong magnets keep the case shut securely. And when you need to take the phone out, lift the closure tab, the case will automatically push the top of the smartphone out of the case. It's a very clever design that makes the case super easy to use and the slim without adding any additional pull-tab. The strong magnets on the case didn't harm our smartphone's data, but you might want to keep the case away from your credit cards just in case.
Simple and convenient, the Ventev Glide case offers good protection against scratches and bumps when you slip your cased smartphone into your pocket or a bag compartment. The case is well made and has a classy look. The interior is soft and the exterior has matte surface that won't slip out of your hand when you handle the phone. The lifting mechanism is a clever design and gives you quick access to the phone. We like both the black and camel color options for the Samsung Galaxy S5 model and hope that the iPhone 5s model will get the camel color as well.
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4 What's Hot: Easy to use, protective and slim. What's Not: iPhone 5s version comes in only black, the strong magnets might be a concern for demagnetizing credit cards. Price: $39.99 Web site:Ventev