Apple certainly didn’t make it easy for 3rd party accessory makers to deliver iPhone 5 cases directly from launch, which meant consumers were met with a lack of protection for their nice new iPhone 5 right after the release date. Normally we’d expect Apple to provide a Bumper case from launch, but this year that didn’t happen although now that we’re a few weeks on it seems that iPhone 5 cases are starting to arrive in abundance.
We’ve already been hands-on with the OtterBox iPhone 5 Defender case, review incoming, and there are a number of 3rd party iPhone 5 bumper cases around, but what if you like something a little more unique and hand made in the USA. Otis James is a man that delivers iPhone 5 accessories in a handcrafted fashion, which is made possible thanks to a partnership with Griffin Technology.
Otis James is currently offering a Glen Plaid wool sleeve for your iPhone 5, which comes in a number of finishes including Orchid Plaid, Maize Check, and Gold & Navy Plaid. We’ve included a few photos of these iPhone 5 cases/pouches below, which give you an idea of how unique and stylish they are, although it is obvious that this uniqueness wouldn’t appeal to everyone. Some people prefer something a little more modern and tough, and if this sounds like you then you should see our article on the Defender.
If you’re looking for iPhone 5 cases made in the USA, and more specifically Nashville, then Otis James is a perfect choice and they make sure “everything is done by hand“. This leads to nothing finished automatically and the hope of a quality case not produced by the majority of accessory makers. If you’re still hoping to see iPhone 5 cases in Apple Stores then you should see this news, which shows that this is about to happen thanks to 3rd parties.
Halloween is almost upon us and if you don’t mind standing out then you might want to see iPhone 5 cases in this annual theme here, although we’d love to know the type of design you go for when looking for smartphone protection?
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