We took our first look at the unique jimmyCASE approach to wallet cases over a year ago. Now we’ve been putting the company’s latest offering for iPhone X to the test. Just like earlier models, the new Slim Classic Wallet Case uses a mix of great materials including mahogany, silicone, and high performance elastic that provide a sharp blend of function and form. Read on for our full review and why jimmyCASE is a distinct and flexible choice for iPhone X.
jimmyCASE launched a model for iPhone X back closer to the smartphone’s launch last year, but the company has redesigned and improved its offering for Apple’s flagship iPhone with the Slim Classic Wallet Case.
Materials & Build
jimmyCASE Slim Classic uses mahogany, silicone, and high performance elastic. These materials really work well together to create a warm, comfortable, and functional case.
The new iPhone X case comes in more variants than ever before, including 18 options with various colors, stripes, and patterns. I tested out the clean and simple black version, the orange and navy blue stripes, and palm leaf. Notably, there’s a sweet all-black version too, for a bit of a premium.
jimmyCASE Slim Classic’s build feels well-thought out and solid. The company produces them by hand in Los Angeles. Between the silicon bumper and the elastic on the back, jimmyCASE feels great to hold and use. The mahogany gives these cases a rich, distinct look and also adds to the solid feel and protection.
As a few reviews on Amazon have pointed out, one downside is the Slim Classic doesn’t come around the front of the iPhone X screen very much. But it does just barely create a barrier between your display and any surfaces if you place it face down.
The high performance elastic on jimmyCASEs is custom-made for the company and I can confirm their claim that it doesn’t wear out. I’ve been using one for over a year and it still snuggly holds on to cards and more.
Like with previous models, the elastic wraps underneath the mahogany on both sides of the case and is sown 3/4-inch from the outside edge toward the center. This is what makes the cool push to slide wallet function possible.
Use & Feel
In my time using the new Slim Classic jimmyCASE, I’ve enjoyed it just as much as the previous versions (which is a lot 😄). I think the biggest selling point is the elastic providing the ability to fit up to 6 cards plus cash (however I usually stick with 2-3). Notably, if and when you want to carry more, less, or nothing at all jimmyCASE doesn’t feel funny to hold since the elastic sucks tight to the mahogany. With many leather wallet case out there, it can be difficult to carry less once you’ve stretched the leather out.
I did end up unintentionally dropping my iPhone X on its side while I’ve been using the Slim Classic Wallet Case and was stoked to find no damage.
The only other downside I’ve found besides the slim screen coverage is jimmyCASES are a bit more difficult to remove than other cases on the market, like Apple’s silicone and leather options. Like with jimmyCASEs for earlier iPhone models, I found it easiest to start in the top corner near the rear camera and work it off from there.