I’ve been hunting for the best looking iPhone 6 / 6 Plus case for a few months now. It’s been awhile since my last post in this series and today’s update was worth the wait. It’s a look at the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case 80°.
I’ve been tracking Mujjo for awhile now. Actually, it’s almost like they’ve been tracking me. As a tech enthusiast I almost can’t escape their products. They have seeped into my Twitter and Flipboard feeds and have been covered by nearly every tech publication I read.
But until recently, I had never tried any of Mujjo’s products. I’m so glad I did!
In my search for the best-looking iPhone 6 / 6 Plus cases I’ve experimented with/on a number of high-quality cases. The Mujjo Leather Wallet Case 80° is the only one that stayed on my phone after I was done testing.
If you have been following this series you know that I am looking for a case that is thin and let’s the iPhone’s natural beauty shine through while offering a bit of minimal protection against minor drops and scratches. I won’t be visiting any battlefields in the near future so I don’t need a case that can survive getting crunched by tank treads. I just need something that is functional and as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
And while the cases I have reviewed thus far have been mostly transparent, the Mujjo case isn’t. It’s wrapped in leather. So, unlike the other cases I have already reviewed, it doesn’t look or feel cheap. It looks and feels premium.
And while I really like the idea of a clear case that shows the iPhone’s sleek design in it’s entirety, that case doesn’t really exist. By the time you wrap plastic around your phone it no longer looks like the naked iPhone.
So the Mujjo case does not let me see the back of my iPhone 6 Plus, but it does let me see more of the front than the previous cases I tested. In fact, I’d argue that I can see more of my iPhone’s gorgeous design with the Mujjo case (even if it is only the front side of the iPhone).
But the Mujjo makes up for covering up the back by providing some extra functionality: the ability to carry a couple credit cards or an ID.
When I originally began this quest to find the best-looking iPhone 6 / 6 Plus cases I never thought I’d be including a wallet case in this series for the simple fact that they would surely be too bulky. Well, that was before I met the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case 80°. It’s the opposite of bulky—it’s very slim. Impressively so, in fact. See below.
What I really love about this case is that it truly covers as little of my iPhone as possible. All of the bottom inputs (mic, headphone jack, Lightning port, speaker) are completely bare. As are the buttons on both sides of the iPhone and the camera on the back. The sides of the case are just tall enough to keep the iPhone off of a surface if you set it down screen-first. And I mean just.
But it’s enough. I’ve dropped the Mujjo-clad iPhone a few times (okay, it slid out of an insufficient pocket when I propped my legs up) and it survived brilliantly.
This is without a doubt my favorite iPhone 6 / 6 Plus case from the batch that I have tested so far as part of this series. And it’s going to be really, really hard to beat. Though I do have a few interesting cases coming in the mail, I’ll almost hate to peel the Mujjo case off to test them (and already have a feeling it will find it’s way back rather quickly).
Let me say a quick word about the design of this case too: it exists. What I mean is that it has some flair. Any other company would have set the card holder on the back of the case at a ninety degree angle. But not Mujjo. They chose 80 degrees. It’s subtle and incredible. That’s how you know some serious thought went into this design.
Are there any cons to this case? Two. First, I can’t take my whole wallet with me in this case. I can fit a couple of cards. Many days I can leave my wallet at home—but not all. Second, while I no longer worry about scratching (or dropping) my iPhone while it’s wearing the Mujjo, I know find myself worrying about scratching (or dropping) the Mujjo itself—it’s that nice.
I suppose that’s hardly a con though. It just means it’s a case I actually care about—which I can’t say about the cheap plastic cases I’ve tested so far (though they certainly get the job done, just with far less style).
Update: I am sorry to report that after just several weeks of using my Mujjo case, it has begun to fall apart. You can see in the picture below, it’s literally falling apart at the seems. I didn’t put the Mujjo through any extreme use. So this is purely from normal wear and tear. I’m really bummed because otherwise this is a top case. Perhaps not all Mujjo cases have this same issue—I can’t say as this is the only one I have ever tried out. And hopefully it is something Mujjo can get fixed quickly—so keep an eye out for some sort of announcement from them.