The Rise of the Phone Wallets: Harber London Smartphone Sleeve Review
The Harber Smartphone sleeve is my first experience of a phone case/wallet hybrid. Although I was reluctant, to begin with, to ditch the wallet entirely, I suddenly realised it made a whole lot of sense. I regularly find myself only ever using my debit or credit card. Do I carry club cards? No. Receipts? No. What about cash? Pretty much no. I ended up coming to the realisation that I really only needed 1 thing. My cash cards. So I ditched the wallet and set out with a phone sleeve and one tiny front pocket that fits no more than 2-3 cards.
Why carry 2 items when you can make it one?
The Harber Smartphone Sleeve is very simplistic and it shows in this short review. Made from high-quality cowhide leather the Harber is a fine example of authentic design made with traditional craftsmanship. Inside it hosts an almost rough felt like material which helps clean and protects the screen when not in use. One great thing I noticed about this Harber was how tight the fit is. Being so snug you never have to worry about bumps and scratches and the wallets leather is thick enough that you can be confident even a large drop would save the phone from any damage. Although this only happens when it protected. To use your phone your must completely expose its naked body to the elements. Dropping it then maybe more problematic.
The sleeve comes in a range of different colours for all your typical smartphone brands. I own the iPhone 5, but they tailor for larger sized phones without increasing the price. Below is the list of various phones supported.
- Iphone SE
- Iphone 5 & 5S
- iPhone 6, 6S & 7
- iPhone 6 Plus, 6S Plus and 7 Plus
- Nexus 6P
- SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE PLUS
The wallet is also available in 3 different colours; brown, black and a nice blue which all look very swish. Check out the images below:
Functionality as a Wallet
As far as the wallets functionality goes, in this case, it’s very minimal. With only a single front pocket the phone case can only really fit up to 3 cards in it. Soley, for this reason, it’s hard to recommend the wallet as most people have more than this and that doesn’t even take into consideration other items such as cash, or receipts.
All in all a great luxury looking case with minimal wallet capabilities. At a price of £39, it’s quite expensive so I couldn’t possibly recommend the wallet but still enjoyed it never the less.