Soooo, Louis Vuitton has finally released its highly anticipated Eye-Trunk iPhone phone case. Since we’re talking about Louis Vuitton here, it’s obvious that the prices are not going to be low… although to be honest, I didn’t expect it to be this high!
There are four options for the case: Canvas Monogram, Reverse Monogram, Eclipse Monogram and of course, the cherry on top Crocodile! They are available for both the iPhone 7 and 7+ with a small price increase for the latter.
Speaking of prices, they start from $1,180 USD for the canvas ones and $5,500 USD for the exotic leather. Now, I don’t have the kind of disposable income to allow for $5000 phone case and hell, not even for the $1000 one. I love buying luxury goods that I can use for a long time, and frankly a phone case isn’t that.
Here are my pro’s and con’s of this case (keep in mind I haven’t bought it):
- The looks. Some views it as too gaudy, but I actually like the look of any LV trunks.
- Resale value. Since there’s only a limited amount of these cases made, you could potentially make some money by reselling it. Although, keep in mind you have a limited window to do it!
- The price. I honestly don’t believe that some small piece canvas and aluminium is worth so much. Although to be fair you could say that about any luxury good as the materials rarely (or never) justify the price.
- The limited use. It’s no secret that Apple changes the design of their iPhones with each launch. If they don’t change the size, they might change the position of the camera or side buttons. Not everyone upgrades their phone with each launch, but it’s safe to say that most will want to upgrade at some point.
- The weight. Again, I haven’t bought this case but I did read several reports saying that it is quite heavy for a case. There’s even a video about it.
In conclusion, if you really, really love and can afford it, then go for it. If you can think of other ways to spend your $$$ and you can live without this case then give this a pass. For me it’s a no, but I’m definitely getting one when I’m a millionaire.