Spigen SGP Illuzion Faux Leather Case for iPhone 5 Review


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Spigen SGP makes the GLAS.t screen protector I have on my iPhone 5. I love it. They also make some great cases. For example, the UltraThin air I am using comes from them.

They also make the larger, more protective lluzion Faux Leather Case. That is the case I put on my in-laws iPhone when they received them last week. Here’s a look.

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From SGP:

iPhone 5 Illuzion is a premium synthetic leather wallet case with card slots inside. The cover has a speaker and earpiece cutout to allow users to talk on the phone even when the case is closed. The exterior is made with horizontal wood grain leather to prevent the phone from scratches, and the interior is padded to protect screen. iPhone 5 Illuzion utilizes a polycarbonate hard frame to protect the entire phone from external impacts. The colors of the exterior and interior are contrasted to give your case a vibrant look.

Here’s my video look. (Apologies in advance for the lack of sharpness.)

The cases feature:

A speaker hole cutout on front cover that allows for conversation with the cover closed

2 card storage slots for essential cards, IDs, and etc

An interior matte processed hard plastic case akin to the UltraThin air that ensures security and protection

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I like this case as much as any alley-style case I have used. In other words, I’m usually not a huge fan of bulky wallet-style cases, but this case is as good as I have seen. While I prefer real leather to the faux version, the material used in the lluzion Faux Leather Case doesn’t look or feel bad. No, it doesn’t look or feel like the real thin,g but it doesn’t have to.

And when it is close the package is fairly compact- especially considering the degree of protection it provides. If you are looking for a wallet-style case for your iPhone 5, and you don’t want to spend a fortune, then this may be the case for you.

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It comes in a number of colors and has some nice features. Learn more and order yours here.

MSRP: $32.99

What I Like: Protective; Looks and feels nice; Design lets you talk even with the case closed; Priced well

What Needs Improvement: Faux leather rather than the real stuff

Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.