iPhone 5 Case Review: Sena Ultraslim Classic Sleeve for iPhone 5 Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Slim and light, soft and high quality leather, and comes in 11 colors.
What's Not: Doesn't have strong protection against shock or heavy poking.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Sena has released a portfolio of iPhone 5 leather cases that range from slim pouches to wallet style cases to full coverage cases and horizontal belt cases. The Ultraslim Classic is one of the few slim pouches that come in different designs and styles. The Ultraslim Classic Case indeed has the classic pouch design and it looks classy as well. The case is also very slim and comes in a collection of eleven attractive colors.
The first impression of the Sena Ultraslim Classic Case for the iPhone 5 is that it's very slim and fits the smartphone like a glove. As with other Sena cases, the Ultraslim Classic Case is made with full grain Italian leather in full grain. The case feels soft in hand and the finish has a classy look. The interior of the case has ultra soft micro fiber lining and since the case is very form fitting, when you slide the iPhone 5 in and out of the case, the soft fiber actually does a bit of cleaning for the phone's screen. The case is thin, which adds little bulk to your slim phone. It can certainly protect the iPhone 5 from scratches, nicks or other friction while in your bag or backpack, the thin layer of leather and lining won't provide strong protection against serious pokes especially pointy objects at the screen or serious shock in a drop.
The Sena Ultraslim Classic Case has even stitching that look strong and should hold for a while. The stitching colors match the case colors. Speaking of color, the Sena Ultraslim Classic Case comes in some incredible colors including a nice cerulean blue, nice deep yet bright red, luscious purple and more. There are total of 11 colors to choose from.
The Sena Ultraslim Classic Case carves out on the sides at the top to make it easier to take the iPhone 5 out of the tight case. It also has four speaker holes on the bottom to let sound through from the speaker. This is handy for you to hear the ringer when a call comes in, but for most functions you'll need to take the phone out of the pouch. If you wish to have a pouch that allows you to use the 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom of phone, Sena sells another style of the slim pouch series with a cutout for the audio jack, which would be handy for taking calls and listening to music without taking the phone out of the case. Same goes for the Lightning port, if you need a pouch that you can sync or charge your phone without taking it out of its protection, Sena offers one that has a cutout for the Lightning port as well.
Simple and slim, the Sena Ultraslim Classic Case for the iPhone 5 is an elegant, high quality leather pouch that keeps your phone clean and safe. The case looks classy and feels nice in hand. Its soft lining won't leave any mark on your iPhone 5 and the stitching looks even and strong. We love that the case comes in a huge number of colors that look luscious in full grain leather finish.