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December 24, 2012 • Reviews

Incipio Stowaway for iPhone 5 Video Review

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This is the second of three Incipio iPhone five case reviews we have going up. The first case was a simple slider case that didn’t offer much excitement. This time out we’re taking a look at the Incipio Stowaway for iPhone 5. It is a far more compelling case thanks to two unique features hidden away in its seemingly simple design. First, this case can also function as a wallet. It will hold three credit or ID cards. Second, the door of the “wallet” can double as a stand for viewing the iPhone in landscape. Here’s a look.

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Features:

  • Rigid Plextonium™ shell with impact resistant core
  • Holds ID and credit cards
  • Built-in Kickstand
  • Excellent shock absorption

This case struck me as being a far more interesting and potentially useful then some of the simple slider cases we’ve seen. It is surprisingly thin for a case that also doubles as a wallet. Perhaps more importantly, it won’t be obvious to the casual observer that this iPhone case is functioning as your wallet. That’s a good thing! My biggest issue with this particular case is the design of the back door. It feels a bit flimsy and strikes me as trying a bit too hard. I would much prefer to see the company market this iPhone case as a wallet and include one of their simple but functional black foldable stands.

I do appreciate the fact that the company includes both front and rear protection for your iPhone.

 

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What’s Inside:

  • (1) Rear Film Protector
  • (1) Clear Screen Protector
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Applicator Card

Such additional items certainly add to the value of this case.

 

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If you are looking for a simple plastic case that offers decent bump protection and can function as your wallet this is a good option. A better option, however, is the third case we will be looking at in this series of three reviews.

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You can learn more, see all the color options, and order yours here on the product page.

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MSRP: $34.99

What I Like: Sleek design that gives 360° protection to your iPhone 5; Relatively easy to get the iPhone in and out of the case; Includes Front and rear film protection for the iPhone; Case doubles as a wallet and the door to the wallet doubles as a stand

What Needs Improvement: Hinge of the back door feels a bit flimsy

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

7 Responses to " Incipio Stowaway for iPhone 5 Video Review "

  1. Ethan Wong says:

    Ok, if it doesn’t increase too much thickness, it may be a good case. I read the newsletter and want to win this case.

  2. sammy gumer says:

    i like the fact that you can use it as a wallet and the door can be used as a kickstand as well. I read the newsletter and want to win this case.

  3. sammy gumer says:

    i like this case and the fact u can use it as a wallet and also the door functions as a kickstand as well. I read the newsletter and want to win this case.

  4. sammy gumer says:

    my replies don’t seem to be posting here, but i like the multi functional use of the case. I read the newsletter and want to win the Griffin Survivor case.

  5. I love the fact that you can store your id/credit cards and such in the case! I read the newsletter and want to win this case.

  6. curtis206 says:

    Again, I like the single piece design that can be used as a case with kickstand. I read the newsletter and want to win this case.

  7. loopyduck says:

    Looks pretty neat; seems like there’s enough room in there for my RFID transit and Starbucks cards. I read the newsletter and want to win this case.

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