Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder Case for iPhone review: The full-grain experience


Source: Jaclyn Kilani / iMore

As the third product I’ve tried from Bluebonnet, the Leather Card Case lives up to the high standard I’ve come to expect from the small Texas-based studio. Bluebonnet designs beautifully crafted leather accessories for Apple products. Its product designers travel the world for materials and their leather is sourced from some of the best tanneries in Europe and Mexico. You can tell as soon as you touch and feel the leather that it’s the right thing.

The card case functions as a simple wallet case with two slots that are used to hold cards, IDs or cash. It can hold two cards and cash at the same time. There’s also a finger loop (in Bluebonnet’s signature cerulean blue hue) to help you keep the case in hand and, of course, to improve selfie angles. At first glance, this is a perfectly made and beautiful case. After several weeks of use, here are my first impressions of the Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder:

Bluebonnet iPhone Wallet Leather Case

Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder

At the end of the line : The leather card case lives up to the Bluebonnet standard of excellence, from smooth genuine leather to shiny copper buttons. It can hold two cards, as well as cash, and the cotton loop keeps the case firmly in hand.


  • Beautiful smooth genuine leather
  • Convenient card slots and finger loop
  • Construction and noble materials
  • Becomes patina over time

The bad

  • Not yet available in MagSafe
  • The cotton loop only exists in blue

Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder: Price and availability

Bluebonnet Leather Card HolderSource: Bluebonnet

Bluebonnet operates from a small studio in Austin, Texas, and the brand remains relatively exclusive. Currently, you can only purchase its tech accessories from the official Bluebonnet website. This leather card case costs $68 and it comes in two shades of leather. If it goes on sale, we’ll be sure to list it in the iMore Deals section.

Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder: Quality construction with a weathered side

Bluebonnet Leather CaseSource: Jaclyn Kilani / iMore

As soon as you take this case out of the box, you can appreciate the look and feel of fine leather. It is unctuous with a warm sienna hue. The letter “B” is printed on the case in a style reminiscent of ranch marks and the leather even smells of luxury. The interior of the case is lined with silky microfiber to protect the glass surfaces of your iPhone, and the buttons are covered in shiny copper-plated steel. The bumper around the camera is also surrounded by that metallic sheen. All of this combines to create a striking and elegant case.

As soon as you take this case out of the box, you can appreciate the look and feel of fine leather.

The case is well-made and sturdy, with two snug-fitting pockets that hold cards and cash firmly in place on the back panel of the case. I’ve never had a problem with the cards slipping or moving during use. Due to its simple and slim design, the case looks just as good without any cards. You can carry it like a normal case when you don’t need to use the card slots. The cotton finger loop adds to the functionality of the case, helping you type, text with one hand, and hold the iPhone at the perfect angle for a selfie. I appreciate the bright blue hue of the buckle, which is Bluebonnet’s trademark color.

Even after only a few weeks of use, the leather has started to patina slightly. I can see it blossoming into my own leather story over time, reflecting my usage patterns. That’s the beauty of genuine leather. As for protection, the raised edges around the display and camera do their job so far. After a few bumps and drops, my iPhone 12 Pro Max remains well protected and secure inside this case. Finally, despite its thin leather construction and protective elements, this is one of the thinnest cardholders I’ve seen. It is slim and sleek by design.

Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder: Can I have this in coral?

Bluebonnet Leather Card HolderSource: Jaclyn Kilani / iMore

There’s not much to complain about the Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder. Construction, materials and functionality are all on point. As I like to personalize my products, I think it would be nice if Bluebonnet offered the cotton finger loop in different colors. Yes, I know Bluebonnet blue is the brand’s signature color, but this buckle would definitely look slick in coral, that’s all I’m saying.

It would also be nice if the case offered MagSafe compatibility as it’s a feature I use daily, but I realize it would be hard to get by with a built-in card holder on the back. I hear that Bluebonnet is working on designing a new range of cases that incorporate MagSafe, so I can’t wait to see what the brand will come up with. If this case had MagSafe, that would be pretty much perfect.

Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder: Competetion

Bullstrap Wallet Iphone CaseSource: Bullstrap

Although there are many card cases you can buy for the iPhone 12 Pro Max, few of them are made with genuine fine leather. A similar example is the Bullstrap Portfolio iPhone case, also made by a small American company. This one features a similar two-card design, crafted from full-grain leather. The Bullstrap holster appears to be of similar quality and craftsmanship to the Bluebonnet holster, although it does not include a finger loop. It’s also a bit more expensive than Bluebonnet at $79, so choosing between the two will depend on your budget.

Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder: Should I buy it?

You should buy it if…

  • You love the look and feel of genuine leather.
  • You appreciate craftsmanship.
  • You want to combine your wallet and iPhone into one unit.

You shouldn’t buy this if…

  • You don’t like the color blue.
  • You need MagSafe compatibility.

out of 5

For anyone who appreciates the luxurious look of genuine leather, this case is a fine example of quality and craftsmanship. The full-grain leather is smooth, the microfiber lining is soft and silky, and the stretchy cotton loop is a fun splash of cerulean blue. Then there are the copper-colored metallic details, such as the clickable steel button covers. To top it off, the card slots on the back are nice and snug, keeping cards and cash safe, although they look good when empty too. It all adds up to a beautiful leather case that will only get better with time.

Bluebonnet iPhone Wallet Leather Case

Bluebonnet Leather Card Holder Case for iPhone

At the end of the line : Combine your wallet and iPhone into one sleek unit with Bluebonnet’s leather-wrapped cardholder case. Made with quality materials, this is a case that promises to last for years while looking great.


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