I get frustrated buying smartphone cases because the most important feature to me is a kickstand that holds the phone vertically, in portrait mode.
Many apps don't display in horizontal mode, and I often use a keyboard with my phone to write columns and blog posts.
By eliminating all cases that don't have a vertical kickstand, I'm eliminating from consideration more than 99.9 % of the cases out there.
My other criteria are that the case should be tasteful and beautiful, slim and holdable (grippy and pleasant to hold) and feel very well constructed.
While hunting for a case for my new iPhone 7, I was shocked to discover a case that met all my picky criteria and -- get this -- had a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.com with 4,500 reviews!
The case is the DREEM Fibonacci iPhone Wallet Case.
The base case snaps on the phone, protecting the back and edges, but not the screen. It's super thin, elegant and pleasurable to hold.
A separate unit is a clamshell wallet, which covers the screen and back, and holds credit cards and cash. It's all made from convincing fake leather.
The DREEM has strategically placed magnets that hold the phone to the wallet and hold the case closed.
Those same magnets enable you to use the wallet part as a cradle for holding the phone in either orientation at multiple angles while resting on a table.
The wallet part has a slot that matches up with the iPhone's phone speaker, so you can talk on the phone with the wallet closed. Another hole in the back matches up with the iPhone's camera and flash, so you can take pictures without removing the wallet.
After using my DREEM case for a few days, I was so happy with it I bought my wife one.
They come in 8 colors, support all 6 and 7 iPhones and the price is right.
I love this case!
(Sadly, the case is for iPhone only. I've asked the company to tell me if and when they plan to sell Android cases, and I'll let you know what their answer is when they reply.)
(Full disclosure: This is an Amazon Associates link)
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