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In the world of iPhone and Mac accessories, there are two names I trust almost above all others: Twelve South and Pad & Quill. Both of them have a keen sense of design, and both are known for making high quality products out of high quality materials.

Over the weekend, the latter unveiled a new iPhone case called the Traveler. Like many of P&Q’s cases it features a built-in pocket for carrying credit cards and other knick knacks around, but this time instead of a book-like design, they went with a rear shell…

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Here’s a blurb from the Pad & Quill page about the Traveler Case:

When we embarked on the design process to bring a collection of leather wallets and a slim lined iPhone 5/5s case, we turned to Dad’s coin pouch for inspiration.  The three Pad & Quill litmus tests we focused on were: superior craftsmanship, beauty in design and evoking history and adventure.  These were all encapsulated in that one little coin pouch.

This slim-line iPhone 5/5s case is crafted by hand, from premium, full-grain leather.  It’s a curious blend of avant-garde and old fangled innovation, with French Piping, turned edges, parachute stitching and a clever slide pocket to hold your ID.  No two cases are same due to natural leather and hand assembly. The Traveler slides with ease into your pocket, it’s designed to carry anywhere and to take everywhere.

And for more info on how the case was designed, here’s a promo clip:

I’ve long been a fan of Pad & Quill’s iPhone cases, and even recommended their ‘Little Pocket Book’ in my Holiday Gift Guide last year. Details like the full grain leather and hand stitching really stand out, and I get compliments almost every time I pull it out.

The dimensions of the Traveler case are: 5in x 2.5 in x 0.6in, and it comes in both Onyx Black and Whiskey (Brown). It’s compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5s, and is available for pre-order now for $69.99 (normally costs $80). The case starts shipping in May.