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

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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.