Sena Cases Hampton Wallet for iPhone 5 Video Review

iPhone Gear
One of our Newsletter Underwriters, Sena, has rolled out a new series of cases for the iPhone 5. Some styles are similar to those available for the iPhone 4S but updated for the new design of the iPhone 5. Others are brand new. All of them will impress anyone who wants to protect their iPhone in gorgeous leather. The company sent a selection of cases to us for review, and we’ll be taking a look at them in the coming days.

First up, the Sena Cases Hampton Wallet for iPhone 5. This case, at just under $60, is perfect for someone who wants a wallet-style iPhone case and who doesn’t mind no longer having immediate access to the iPhone’s screen.

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From Sena:

Functional Fashion, the Hampton Flip is for those who prefer an upscale luxurious full-grain leather case while maintaining the versatility of a wallet.

Designer wallet with pockets

Luxurious design

Three credit card pockets

Here’s our video look.

I like the look and feel of the Hampton Wallet. While I tend to prefer leather that is simpler – read, less embossed – than this particular sample, it has grown on me a bit since first receiving it. My biggest issue isn’t the material, as always Sena does an amazing job with that, but rather, something that is completely subjective — I’m just not a huge fan of cases that make me work quite so much. Having to snap and unsnap the closure each time I want to access my iPhone is too much of a pain for me. While I LOVE the feel of carrying my iPhone in this case, the aesthetics simply don’t outweigh the convenience. This is, as noted, entirely subjective. If you don’t mind the snap and you want a wallet-style case you can’t go wrong here. If, however, you are like me, you will want to check out our look at the Magia Wallet for iPhone 5 when it goes live tomorrow. If this is the case for you click here to check out the colors and designs.

MSRP: $59.95

What I Like: Sena quality materials and build; Great protection for your iPhone; Lets you carry some cards and a driver’s license

What Needs Improvement: Can be a pain to open and close it if you are constantly checking your iPhone

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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.

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