Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case review: A bargain wallet case

Silk makes nice cases at bargain prices, and the Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case is no exception. With a pocket on the back large enough to hold up to three cards, you might just be able to leave your wallet at home.

The Good

  • Protective
  • Securely holds up to three cards  
  • Comes in multiple appealing colors.
  • Wireless charging still works even with cards in it.
  • Not overly bulky for a wallet case
  • Easy to get on and off

The Bad

  • Looks odd without cards in the slot.

Excellent functionality

Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case: What I like

Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1

Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1 (Image credit: iMore)

This is an excellent quality case for the money. The matte finish is scratch and fingerprint-resistant and air-pocket corners protect your phone in case you drop it. The edges have a rough texture for extra grip, to prevent drops and the raised bezel comes well over the phone screen so that if you place the phone face down, the screen doesn't make contact with the surface. The Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case one has just enough flexibility that it's easy to put on and take off of your phone without too much struggle.

There are precision cut-outs for the Ring/Silent switch, camera, speaker, and Lightning connector. There are also raised button covers for Volume up/down buttons and a Side button, so the case won't interfere with your phone's functionality.

This case won't interfere with your phone's functionality, including wireless charging.

Silk claims that wireless charging works with the case on, even with cards in the slot, so we tested that, and it's true. Most cases of this style cannot charge wirelessly, especially with cards in the slot, but this one can.

The card slot on the back of the case can hold up to three cards. From the outside, it looks like your cards might easily fall out, especially if you only put one or two in the slot, but they won't. There is a rubbery bump inside the slot that holds the cards securely in place, regardless of how many you put in there.

The case is available in all three of the latest iPhone sizes (as well as older models). Choose from Black Tie Affair (black), Blues on the Green (teal blue), Red Rover Red Rover (burgundy), or choose from a bunch of custom designs on the background color of your choice.

Kind of silly without cards

Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case: What I don't like

Though you can certainly use this case without carrying anything the card slot, I'm not sure why you would. It looks a little funny with nothing in there at all. If you don't plan on using your case as a wallet, there's no reason to get this one.

Also, this is a plastic case. If you prefer a case made from more expensive-looking materials, this isn't the case for you, but that's what you get for the very low price.

Overall great case

Silk Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case: Bottom line

I love a case that delivers great quality at a low price point, and Silk's Wallet Slayer Vol.1 iPhone Case certainly does. You can leave your wallet at home and securely carry your three most important cards in the molded slot on the back. The case doesn't hinder the iPhone's functionality at all — even wireless charging still works with credit cards inside the slot. This is an excellent choice for anyone who needs an inexpensive case that both protects the phone well and holds up to three cards.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.