Sena UltraSlim Access for iPhone 5 Video Review

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We’ve been taking a loot at some of the iPhone 5 protection offerings from Sena Cases. This time out we’re taking a look at the simplest case they make — the Sena UltraSlim Access for iPhone 5. This may be the simplest case available for the iPhone 5. Don’t let that fool you, though. This case might be simple, but as pouch-style cases go, it stands out thanks to its classy look and feel.

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From Sena:

The UltraSlim Access is the thinnest leather case ever designed for any mobile device. It is perfect for those who prefer zero bulk.

Light zero bulk protective layer

Soft velvet lining with stitching along opening

Thinnest pouch Sena offers

Bottom charge port opening

Speaker openings

Here’s a video look at the SenaUltra Slim Access for iPhone 5.

There’s no question the UltraSlim Access is a thin case. The leather is gorgeous and, with the iPhone 5 inside, it feels great to hold.

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And while the pouch is impressively thin, it does offer decent protection to the phone while inside. At the same time, because it is a pouch-style case, you need to remove the phone if you are going to access the screen. It is at the moment of removing the iPhone that, as with all pouches, the phone becomes completely exposed. It that thought gives you pause, then this isn’t the case for you. If, however, you are comfortable holding a naked or almost-naked iPhone that is only protected by a skin, this is a classy and inexpensive option.

And thanks to the cutout on the bottom removing the iPhone is simple.

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I am drawn to the simple elegance of pouches like this, and knowing that this case comes with Sena’s quality materials and build puts it at the top of my list. You can learn more and check out the available colors here, on the product page.

MSRP: $29.99

What I Like: Nice materials; Good construction; Access cutout on the bottom makes removal simple; Ability to access Siri while the phone is in the pouch

What Needs Improvement: Upon removal from the pouch the iPhone is completely exposed

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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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.