Bigger is better, or so they say. For iPhones, one of the biggest, baddest models you can get these days is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, even if it has been superseded by the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Naturally, you’ll want to protect that large screen and expensive investment. We covered some of the best overall cases for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but if leather is your thing, here are some great protective case options for the smartphone made of premium leather materials.
OtterBox is known for its premium mobile device cases and attention to quality and detail, and this case is no exception. Designed in a selection of colored leathers, it has dual materials that also include a polycarbonate shell for added protection against bumps, drops, scratches, and scrapes. The folio-styled case is slim and sleek, easily sliding into your back pocket. It also has a vertical card slot for holding some cash, a credit card, your office ID tag, or a hotel room key.
Here’s a very tasteful wallet case made of high-quality vegan leather. It has a very classic, sophisticated look, yet it will also protect your iPhone 11 Pro Max against all manner of scuffs, scratches, and falls. As a wallet case, it comes with a number of card slots, while it also incorporates a magnetic closure so you can effortlessly close it without having to worry about it flipping open by accident. The case also doubles as a phone stand, so you can enjoy video chats and media without having to cramp your wrists.
Handmade in Europe using genuine nubuck leather that ages over time to result in a unique patina finish, each case is also hand-stitched for a sophisticated look. The inner section is made from soft and smooth leather, with a secure, rubberized TPU holder that adds shock-absorption and additional protection against drops and falls. Store up to three credit cards (or other cards) inside, along with other papers in the inside note slot, like cash. Flip the case over to use it as a viewing stand while watching movies on the go.
Made of soft, handmade PU leather and a gold electroplated frame, this case is perfect for anyone who wants their leather fix without having to buy a full-on wallet-style case. It’s lightweight and fairly thin, although it offers a good level of grip, thanks to its luxury texture. The combination of PU leather and underlying TPU means that it will stay in one piece after falls and impacts, while the leather back will stand up to scrapes. Importantly, it also includes precise cutouts for the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s buttons and ports, while it’s easy to slip on and off the phone.
If you want the cream of the crop, opt for Apple’s own authentic folio case, which costs significantly more than the others but will provide you with an air of prestige. Opt for the regal aubergine finish, which comes with a soft microfiber lining. You’ll get iPhone-specific features, too, such as opening the case to automatically wake the phone and closing it to put it to sleep. It has a space to hold cash, small notes, and cards, and the case can stay on the phone while wirelessly charging.
This case combines wood veneer with carbon fiber texture leather on the back and TPU rubber inside. It’s a slim fit design case that offers simple protection along with good grip, so the phone won’t slide out of your hands. A raised lip lift further helps protect the phone’s screen, and a camera cutout means you can still comfortably snap photos or shoot video while the phone is housed inside. It supports wireless charging, so you can plop the phone down on a Qi-enabled charging surface without having to take it out of the case.
AiroShock technology provides impact protection in the lining of this case, which is made from black leather for a trendy yet classic look. It also employs the AutoAlignPlus mounting system for magnetically mounting to other Limitless 3.0 accessories for wireless charging. Raised top and bottom edges help protect the screen against drops and scratches.
With a sportier look than the others, this is the most minimalist case on the list, ideal for those who just want something simple yet classic. It’s made from hydrophobic Heinen leather from Germany, which is waterproof, so you can comfortably take your phone with you to the gym or for a run. It also has ventilation channels. Additionally, it has a high-grade polycarbonate body bonded to a raised TPE bumper on the edge and is compatible with wireless charging.
This is the leather case of all leather cases, combining the benefit of an oversized wallet or clutch with a phone case. It has a zippered case and detachable back cover that can hold the phone magnetically. Because of the magnetic attachment, however, you have to remove your phone in order to wirelessly charge it. It can also hold cards and money in several pockets, and it even comes with a bonus tempered glass screen protector. It’s made from premium selected leather and comes in different finish options, ideal for both men and women.
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