Apple Pay may mean you need to carry far fewer cards around than before, but it’s not accepted everywhere, so the chances are you’ll still need to carry a physical card or two. But the great thing about dramatically slimming down the cards you carry is that you can also slim down your wallet and iPhone to a single unit using an iPhone wallet case.
Jordan picked the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case as one of his holiday gift recommendations, and I thought I’d put it to the test. Both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus versions are available in black, gray and tan, with a choice of two card-slot designs …
Sadly in the UK, we’re still waiting impatiently for Apple Pay to arrive, so most of the time I need to carry a number of cards, but on an evening out I can reduce that to one or two, and it’s that scenario where the Mujjo seemed to fit the bill.
I currently use the Apple leather case (mostly because I’m not a fan of the current iPhone colors, and the case gave me back a black phone), and the Mujjo wallet case appealed because it had an even more minimalist look, with top, bottom and buttons all exposed.
It doesn’t feel like it adds much more bulk than the Apple leather case, but strikes a good balance between slimness and protection. The sides extend a little way past the screen, so if your phone dropped flat on the screen, it would be protected. And while the buttons aren’t covered, there’s enough thickness that you’d have to be pretty unlucky in how it landed to hit them.
The quality of the case is first-rate: it both looks and feels like a premium product, with high-quality leather and excellent workmanship in the stitching. Two designs are available – one with a vertical card slot, the other with an angled horizontal one. I opted for the vertical design.
Mujjo says it’s suitable for 2-3 cards. Personally I found that three was pushing it, but two work well – and really adds remarkably little thickness to the phone. Update: Mujjo tells me the slot will stretch to accommodate up to four cards – but it will then be too loose to hold just two cards. Bottom-line: it’s best to decide on 2-4 cards and stick to the same number.
Which, to me, is what it’s all about: carrying everything you need in one package that barely feels larger than the phone. I was sold on the benefits the first time I used it.
If you’re someone who wants greater protection, you may want to look at one of the fully-enclosed wallet designs out there, but for me, this is perfect.
The Mujjo Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6 is available in black, gray and tan with either a vertical or horizontal card slot. It’s available direct from Mujjo (select dollars in the drop-down currency selector at the top) for $47.78 for the iPhone 6, and $59.74 for the 6 Plus with shipping from $9.45, or from Amazon from $49 with free shipping.