It all started with “Scuffgate” and a question: How can I protect my iPhone 5's black aluminum edges? I held off putting mine in a protective case, because, well, I liked admiring the phone's unique design and didn't want to cover it up in some cheap plastic case.
So I started to brainstorm ways to fix my problem. There are two things I am never without – my iPhone and my wallet. So why not buy a wallet case that could easily accommodate both my cash, credit cards and my phone?
I searched the Internet but couldn't find anything adequate. Yes, there are plenty of wallet cases out there, but each model I looked at made the iPhone look like a prisoner. It was clear that my phone wouldn't be easily accessible stuck in one of those. Moreover, the compartments meant for cash and credit cards were small and certainly didn't look like they'd be big enough to fit my needs. I decided the only solution here was to manufacture my own leather wallet with a built-in case for my iPhone.
I started with sketches and made my first prototype using paper and a stapler. When I was satisfied with the design, I asked my friends with iPhones whether such a case would be useful for them, too. I received positive feedback and decided to try and sell them under the Danny P. brand.
I already had an idea about the shape, material and colors I wanted to use, but it’s the small details, I know, that will make this idea fly. So I brought in my friend Lukas, who is a designer and architect. He was so enthusiastic about the concept, and we immediately started to work on this project together.
A few things were clear to us from the very beginning: if we want to conquer the world with a top-notch product, we must settle for nothing but the best possible materials, work with the most skilled people in the industry and produce our products where there’s a proven track record.
Was it easy to find a manufacturer? Hardly. Was it worth the hours spent traveling, negotiating and being very picky in general? For sure. We finally found the perfect manufacturer in the heart of Europe - the Czech Republic. Unlike many others around the world, these guys have been working with leather for more than 100 years! We wish you could see how they work their magic.
So what was the end result of traveling thousands of miles and talking to dozens of people we never thought we would meet and exploring places we barely knew existed? The Danny P. leather wallet with a built-in iPhone 5 case. It all started with skills, experience and tradition.
We are always working to improve our products and offer you a functional piece for your newest Apple device. But it's not just about innovation and functionality. It's also about designing a fashionable accessory, something extraordinary.
Shortly after the release our unique leather wallet with a built-in iPhone 5 case, we received high ratings from, for example, Cult of Mac and TUAW. It's popular worldwide for its design, durability and smart solution.
"This is one of the most functional iPhone wallets I've ever used. It's simply beautiful and classy." ~ TUAW.com - 4 out of 4 stars!
"Excellent iPhone wallet case that doesn’t require any compromises. It’s absolutely gorgeous." ~ CultOfMac.com