Working in the technology industry, I get a fair amount of products in the mail. Over time, I have become less enthusiastic about package deliveries. I love opening boxes and trying new things, but I no longer obsessively check tracking numbers multiple times a day or intercept the delivery man as he is walking up to my sidewalk. However, there are still a few products that I await the arrival of with bated breath: in this instance, a Vaja leather case for my iPhone.
I’ve always coveted Vaja cases. They are made with the finest leather, with an array of customization choices such as dozens of colors as well as text or graphic engraving. The newest iVolution series for the Apple iPhone epitomizes all that embodies the Vaja style.
Imagine my delight, when Julie offered me the opportunity to test out the women’s version of the iVolution iPhone holster case, after she had reviewed the unisex version of the holster.
My Vaja iVolution Lady Holster arrived nicely boxed in white cardboard. The presentation is both striking and practical.
I opened the top flap of the box. Inside, I was treated to the luxurious scent of leather. Perfectly dyed in a marvelous hue of green usually reserved for crayon drawings of dinosaurs was my dainty leather case. Nestled next to it in the cardboard enclosure was the included wrist strap.
As previously mentioned, there are a plethora of options available to customize your case. The model I selected was the Lady Holster in “Vibrant Green” personalized with my name, lest I forget it.
Testing and use
Although the case is made of soft leather, the construction is rather rigid and keeps its shape without an iPhone to support it. The iPhone slides in with little effort and stays firmly in place while in use. The texture of the Caterina leather is finished to give just the right amount of friction to be able to grip and hold with ease.
The back of the case is adorned with a subtle Vaja Logo and a loop to attach a wrist strap. If you decide to personalize the case with a name or logo, this is also where the laser embossing is placed.
The wrist strap is easy to thread though the loop in the back. At the top of the loop is a matching enamel version of the Vaja logo.
The Lady Holster is a minimal coverage case. None of the screen is covered and approximately 1/3 of the top is cut away to allow full access to all of the ports, switches and camera.
As you can see from from the following pictures, this leaves the iPhone vulnerable to impact on the top two corners. This type of damage is usually not a danger for me, except that I am unaccustomed to carrying my phone on a wrist strap and therefore let it swing wildly about and accidentally dented my phone during testing.
I blame my own clumsiness and lack of experience more than the physical design of the case as so many people can and do use wrist straps every day without being accused of carrying a bludgeoning weapon. I need to get more practice before venturing out in public again.
Overall, I very much like the design of this case. In fact, it is the best case I have found to-date. The amount of coverage is the ideal design for me to maximize protection and usability. The minimal bulk suits my finical au courant taste in cell phone cases.