Speck Presidio Folio iPhone Case review: Functional protection

If you're looking for more than just an ordinary case for your iPhone, check out the Speck Presidio Folio iPhone Case. It protects your iPhone well, holds up to three cards or some cash, and props up your phone horizontally for viewing videos.

The Good

  • Excellent iPhone protection
  • Hidden, secure card compartment
  • Holds up to three cards or cash
  • Props up for video viewing
  • Lots of color options
  • Wireless charging compatible

The Bad

  • Somewhat bulky

Multi-functional case

Speck Presidio Folio iPhone Case: Features

Speck Presidio Folio iPhone Case

The Speck Presidio Folio iPhone Case is a protective case with a polycarbonate outer shell and an inner IMPACTIUM™ lining. This structure gives you 10-foot drop protection. A raised bezel gives the edges of your iPhone screen extra protection, while still unobtrusively leaving room for a glass screen protector.

Unlike many wallet cases, the card/cash slot is inside the folio flap, and it clicks shut. This not only hides the cards, but it keeps them secure so there is no way they can slip out. The folio flap does lay flat when closed, but it is not secured with a magnet or anything. The back part folds easily to create a sturdy horizontal stand for watching videos. The folio does fold completely around the back out of the way for when you're double-thumb texting.

Wireless charging works fine. Since your cards will be on the front of the phone, they will not interfere. There are appropriate cutouts for the camera, speakers, Lightning port, and mute switch. The volume and Sleep/Wake buttons have rubbery and clicky button covers.

Carry cards, watch videos, and protect your phone with this excellent case.

The case feels like hard plastic covered with a softer textured plastic that adds a little bit of grippiness to the case. The corners of the case have Speck's usual rubber section. This gives those vulnerable corners some extra protection and some flex so it's easier to put the case on and take it off. It's lined with microfiber.

It comes in a bunch of different colors to suit different tastes. There is even a leather option if that's your preference.

So much function

Speck Presidio Folio iPhone Case: What I like

Speck Presidio Folio iPhone Case

I like that this case offers so much. While it looks like a simple folio case, it's actually got that secure little hidden compartment that holds three cards or some cash. It's also nice to be able to prop up your iPhone for watching videos or reading horizontally. It does come in a variety of attractive colors as well as leather which is nice.

A little bulky

Speck Presidio Folio iPhone Case: What I don't like

Every case requires some sort of compromise. As you might expect for such a protective and functional case, it is just a bit bulkier than I'd like.

Great folio wallet case

iSpeck Presidio Folio iPhone Case: Bottom line

Overall, this really is quite a nice case. You get a lot for your money. There aren't a lot of cases in this price range that offer a secure inner card compartment, a stable stand, 10-ft drop protection, and a leather option.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to iMore.com 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.