1. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I like wallet cases, especially the ones that let me carry my cards comfortably with my smartphone. I spent the past few weeks with the Nomad card case which combines luxury and protection to give a beautiful leather case for your iPhone X. If you are looking for a wallet case with well-crafted leather and is drop certified up to 6 feet, then you should consider the Nomad card case.

    Pros:
    - Perfect fit.
    - Sturdy protection.
    - Soft leather that feels great to hold.

    Cons:
    - Buttons are hard to operate.
    - Single card cutout can only hold 1 card comfortably.
    - Adds significant weight and size to your iPhone X

    Let's start with the packaging. The simple ‘pull to reveal’ reveals the case placed firmly in the packaging. Removing the case reveals details about the leather and its build process. While it's not out of this world packaging, I do love the simplistic yet minimal approach to introducing the product.

    NOMAD Leather Card Case for the iPhone X-20180326_222345.jpg

    As you hold the case in your hand, you can feel its slightly heavier than other normal cases. Nomad says their cases are drop tested for up to 6 feet. The strong polycarbonate shell around the case should make you feel more than comfortable about that promised protection and is probably the reason why its heavy.

    NOMAD Leather Card Case for the iPhone X-20180326_222422.jpg

    To put the case on, just slide your phone into the case and push it along the corners one by one. It's a perfect fit. I couldn’t have asked for more with regards to how precisely it fits my iPhone X.

    NOMAD Leather Card Case for the iPhone X-20180326_221725.jpg

    The cutouts are well made and I had no issues using the charging cables or listening to the sound from the stereo speakers.

    NOMAD Leather Card Case for the iPhone X-20180326_222007.jpg

    The buttons, on the other hand, are a different story. The buttons are harder to press with no tactile feedback. This makes it harder to know if you did press the button. I had to press way harder than I would normally to get consistent results which frustrated me a lot. This is the biggest downside of using this case. Not to mention it is also harder to use the mute switch.

    NOMAD Leather Card Case for the iPhone X-20180326_222031.jpg

    With slightly raised lips in the front, the case protects the display from the surface. However, I would highly recommend using a good screen protector if you care about the display. The Nomad card case should be compatible with all screen protectors. I had no issues with my Spigen tempered glass protector.

    NOMAD Leather Card Case for the iPhone X-20180326_221919.jpg

    The back of the case is where it excels. Nomad uses authentic leather from Horween Leather Company of Chicago. The leather is soft and yet stays firm in your hand. In other words, it is not slippery. Nomad promises the leather will age beautifully as you use it.

    NOMAD Leather Card Case for the iPhone X-20180326_221932.jpg

    The back of the case is where you also find the two card cutouts. Though Nomad says each card cutout can hold up to 2 cards, 4 cards in total, I found it impossible to carry 4 cards as there was literally no more space to insert the 4th card in the second cutout when you already had 2 on the top and 1 on the bottom. Space was too tight for another card. So I ended up carrying 2 cards instead of 4.

    Using the cards frequently did create scuff marks and tiny scratches on the leather. If you care about the leather, I would advise to use it with caution. One good thing about the card cutout is that it holds the card very well. You will need to apply a little strength to pull the cards out which is a good thing. It’s one less thing to worry about in a wallet case - are my cards safe in the wallet?

    NOMAD Leather Card Case for the iPhone X-20180326_222233.jpg

    Wallet cases do have another issue with wireless charging. Depending on the credit card type or ID cards (RFID etc,), it may interfere with the wireless charging. I was unable to use wireless charging with my cards. This has nothing to do with Nomad cases but an issue with wallet cases in general. So, if you value wireless charging, then wallet cases may not be your best choice.

    With few minor pitfalls, the Nomad card case lives up to its expectations. As I said before, I love wallet cases and Nomad card case is no exception. I will be using this alongside my Mujjo wallet case. It will be an exciting journey to see how the leather ages!

    You can buy the Nomad case directly from their website for $44.95 and is available only in Rustic Brown color.
    Last edited by digitalbreak; 03-27-2018 at 09:52 AM.
    03-27-2018 12:44 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Excellent review, and thank you for sharing.
    digitalbreak likes this.
    03-27-2018 07:15 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    I probably won't get it due to the size, BUT that's one FINE looking case!
    03-28-2018 03:37 PM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I love my Nomad leather case. It's been on my X since I got it a month ago. It has a great patina on it now.
    03-28-2018 09:32 PM
  5. Cladster's Avatar
    The buttons, on the other hand, are a different story. The buttons are harder to press with no tactile feedback. This makes it harder to know if you did press the button. I had to press way harder than I would normally to get consistent results which frustrated me a lot. This is the biggest downside of using this case. Not to mention it is also harder to use the mute switch.
    That's what is holding me back from getting it, from other reviews i have read also.
    03-29-2018 04:40 PM
  6. o4liberty's Avatar
    There are so many leather cases on Amazon to choose from its hard to decide.
    03-29-2018 05:45 PM

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