If you’re into leather goods, you are probably already familiar with the products from Oberon Designs. They offer gorgeous cases for your favorite tech gear, as well as journal covers and other items. Today, I want to show you their cell phone case.
Note: Most of the images in this review can be clicked for a larger view.
Oberon offers this leather sleeve style case in cropped versions of their popular embossed patterns. Be aware of the word ‘cropped’ in that last sentence. If you go look at the pictures of this case on their site, just know that what you see there and what you get might not be exactly the same. For example, I asked for the Avenue of Trees pattern in Fern Green. The color is fine, but if you compare what you see above to the picture of this case on their site, they aren’t identical. It’s not a big deal to me, but for those of you out there that are super picky, I just wanted you to know this.
The sleeve case is a generic case in that it hasn’t been created for a specific phone. I tested it with my iPhone 4 and Droid X. The iPhone 4 works great, but the Droid X is too long. You can check Oberon’s compatibility list to see if your phone will work with this case.
The case is made of thick but supple leather that is smooth and soft to the touch. The front side of the case has the embossed pattern, while the back of the case is blank except for the metal strap cover.
The interior of the sleeve is lined with Black leather. The iPhone 4 fits perfectly in the case and is easy to insert and remove. The magnetized leather strap can be used inside or outside the sleeve.
Even the strap magnet is covered in leather.
Oberon really pays attention to detail. The edges of the leather are perfectly burnished and the stitching is even and straight.
I really love the products from Oberon Designs. They are gorgeous to look at, made extremely well and offer protection to our favorite gear. What else could you want? Oh yeah, their prices are pretty fair too.