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Last month, we told you of the grand return of the famed BookBook case. Looking like a book, but functioning as a wallet accommodating credit cards as well as your iPhone, creators Twelve South delighted long-time users by taking the wraps off the iPhone 5 version. As well as having been adjusted to snugly embed the longer, slenderer Apple smartphone, the new BookBook finally offers a hole for the camera, so your device no longer needs to be slid upward in order for the pointing-and-shooting to commence.

While there’s currently a torrent of iPhone 5 cases in circulation, few of them offer the convenience of wallet storage, and of those that do, none offer quite the charm and sophistication of the BookBook. It’s a bit of a throwback in that it looks like one of those old multi-volume encyclopedia box sets, but it is that vintage feel – along with the overt practicality – that has seen its popularity continue to soar, even without the previous implementation of the camera hole.

BookBook for iPhone 5 front

The Twelve South team promised BookBook would begin shipping this month and, true to its word, you can now order yours directly from their website. You have the choice of two color configurations – Vintage Brown or Classic Black – and at $59.99, they are very reasonably priced.

In a world where people will happily cover their devices with fake, tacky gems, illuminous cases and nasty patterns, it’s always good to see a degree of order restored to proceedings. BookBook manages this with aplomb, and if you’ve held off purchasing a case for your shiny new iPhone 5 in wait of a bit more variety, you’ll do well to find a more versatile offering than the BookBook.

BookBook for iPhone 5 back

Personally, I prefer the black one over the brown, but then again, I have the Black & Slate iPhone, so I guess this is only natural. The brown one would certainly compliment the White & Silver model rather nicely, but whatever your poison may be, you can order right now by following this link to the Twelve South order page.

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The first batch is likely to sell out in a flash, so if you want to get hold of one, make sure you order early to avoid disappointment.

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