Our Users are Nuts About Their Nutshells!

(These are real unsolicited customer comments and email messages from our files)

Love you guys.  

"Hey!  I've been buying from Nutshell for at least 15 years, and probably longer.
I have a drawer of cases that no longer fit any phones, but they are too good to discard.
There is nobody else I would consider for a belt case. 
Not only is your quality superb, but you have a couple of features that are unique and very important to me. 
First, you've got the strongest clip on the market.  Since I don't wear a belt, only suspenders, yours is the only clip that will securely stay on the waistband of my pants. 
Second, the ring on the top of the clip.  I use it, along with a short lanyard that has a clip at each end, to attach the case to the belt loop of my pants.  It gives me complete security against loss when I'm riding my motorcycle or engaged in other activities where the case could come off or be pick-pocketed.
Love you guys.  
Your cases have been with me on 7 cross-country (USA) motorcycle trips and, before I retired, have flown more air miles than most travelers."


May 06 2017

Great Case

Great case, order got lost in the mail but they promptly sent a replacement. Received it in 5 days. Excellent customer service.

May 05 2017

Case that fits a case inside

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S View Flip Cover Case offers little protection. Now the whole thing (Including the Samsung S View case) fits inside my Nutshell case. I carry it with me every where without any worry about damage to the phone.

May 10 2017

Still the best case on the market

Seems the leather is thinner than in previous years. The number of sizes offered also seems greatly reduced resulting in a much looser case than the last two times I purchased the product (at least this is true for my iphone 6s). This is a great product; looks good and is built to last. In fact, since the original iPhone, I’ve only needed to purchase a new case when I manage to lose the case (most recently at airport security). This is the best phone case on the market

16 August 2016

"I've been using your products for approximately 12 to 15 years and they are outstanding."
Gabriel Principal. Senior Operations Manager. INT, GROUP.



"I want to share with your company a product experience I had this summer, pictures included.
I was working on my tractor out in a field. I didn't want my Tuff-as-nuts iPhone 6S case to get dirty, so I took it off my belt and placed it on the tractor fender.
You can guess the rest...
I forgot about it. The case with iPhone in it fell of the tractor fender and under the wheel it went. My iPhone was a little dirty but otherwise intact.
Take a look.... 

Run over by a tractor

You can see the impression in the dirt where the tractor rolled over the case and smushed it into the dirt...

The hole in the ground

Dirty but just needs a clean...

Dirty but ok

Eugene Marcelle, CRNA - Maryland USA


"Shipped on the 3rd and arrived today . . . not bad from the bottom of the world. Or, from your prospective, am I at the bottom? I just wanted you to know that I was pleasantly surprised but the radical redesign of your product. I use a headset quite often and was concerned about the top flap closing but you have extra room built in for the connection to be made. I was also concerned about the amount of protection offered to the phone but the pouch is not a flexible as my previous one so all is not just OK but fantastic! From the other side of the world, thank you very much for building a superior product!"

Charles Eldridge - Indianapolis


 "Your company embodies what futurist Naisbitt calls "High-tech, High-touch", i.e., that in the increasingly cold, mechanistic world we live in there is a countertrend, a counter desire; to touch and feel natural things.I applaud you for acknowledging that need."

Steve Johnson, Author.


"My case arrived today!! There are no words to describe how happy I am! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my case! It is absolutely perfect!! Just like the last case was!! This is why I will  ALWAYS have one of YOUR cases!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You have a lifetime, loyal customer in me! I can not thank you enough!!" 

Suzanne P Vaughan - South Dennis, MA


"YOU ARE A GENIUS!  I dampened the case last night.  Shoved an older/fatter cell phone into the case, shoved it in as much as I could, and IT WORKED!  My husband treated the leather this morning and he's wearing it today.  Thank you sooooo sooooo much for that tip. Have a great weekend.

Karen - Turbotville, PA


"I just recently hit a deer on  my motorcycle. I slid 15 feet  on my face, then 15 feet on  my back, and somersaulted  twice. The bike was a total  loss. My watch was crushed, shoes ground off my feet,  shirt and pants destroyed  and helmet wrecked. In the  hospital, I finally got a look  at my cell phone... it only  had a few minor scratches  on it!

 My Nutshell case had taken the ENTIRE weight of my body sliding on hot pavement, and is STILL intact!!! 
I wear my Nutshell case on the front of my pants and I won't say what part of my anatomy that little case helped protect, but as far as I am concerned you have a loyal customer for LIFE!"

 David Parkhurst


"I bought a Nutshell on Amazon but it was too small, so I am ordering this custom one instead. My sister recommended, she has 3 different Nutshells." 
Debbie Hanley
Pompano Beach, FL 


 "I received the Nutshell Case today and the #290 is perfect with the iPhone 6 in a Mophie Juice Pack Air charging case. Thought I would let you know that it did the job. Thank you for your responses and attention in this matter."

Art Von Ahnen


"Returning customer. Model 208 Nov 2004.
Outstanding durability. Belt loop finally wore through."

James ONeill
New Jersey


"Hello. I'm writing to tell you I received my case today for my iPhone 5S. Looks and fits fine. My main reason for writing is that you can see below that I ordered my first case more than 4 years ago for my 3GS and it still looks brand-new and it has served me without fail. Thanks very much for your EXCELLENT products."  

Tom Honey


"A perfect fit for the AccuChek Insight Insulin Pump

And it arrived exactly a week after shipping.  Pretty impressive, for a delivery to the other side of the world.

Thank you



"This case is AMAZING!

It will stretch slightly as the leather breaks in, and it is unbreakable. I have used mine for several years now & it looks almost new. It gets worn biking, mowing grass, working out, at work, you name it. This is hands down the best phone case & phone case maker on the market. Yes it can be snug, but that is what I want so that my phone does not fall out. I love mine & will buy more when I need to change the case."

"I have my phone and am looking to get it the utmost protection.  This is my 3rd. Nutshell for my different phones.  It is the best, especially for Mechanics.  I work for Southwest Airlines and we are always working in the passenger cabin.  From the floor to the ceiling.  The belt loop assures me that it will not snap off my belt like a clip on does.  The Velcro flap assures me that it will not slip out and fall between the seats or on the floor.  Many other Mechanics have to call to the next destination of the aircraft and ask if someone could please check the cabin, because their phone is missing.  The Nutshell is an excellent product."       

Joe Lipien
Orland Park, USA

"Thanks a lot for the awesome service. My S5 is much happier in this case than the S4 case I was trying to force it in to. I think this is about the 6th maybe more case I have got. Not fashionable according to my daughter, but totally practical for my line of work.""


"I have been a customer of yours for 6+ years now and bought 4 of your products. By this point I am a customer for life. 

Your products might be expensive but they are the best. I carry my new Samsung Galaxy S5 inside a Otterbox which is inside one of your belt cases. My iPad3 is inside the large leather sleeve of yours. My iPhone5 was 2 years old without a scratch on it.
I know people. You usually only hear from them when something is wrong. You don't hear enough from happy customers.
Well, I am taking the time to tell you that your products are the best."

Erik Anderson

New York


"I am happy to report that this order is my second case from Nutshell.

Your products are unsurpassed in the market - you are head-and-shoulders above all of your competitors.

Thank you for your excellent craftsmanship and extraordinary products."

NFP Telecom, New York

"I've used your iPhone 4 case for years.
Now I have a horizontal iPhone 5 case and there is nothing on the market like it.
I have used cheaper cases and they end up being more expensive because they break.
My Nutshell is one of the best investments I have made."

John Knight
Moore, OK

"I'm a returning customer, bought a new phone so OF COURSE the first thing I have to do is buy a new holster from your company! I recommend your products to everybody. Even the Sprint store employee was impressed when I showed him my current holster... he agreed it was much better than what they were trying to sell me!"

Michael Malanga



"I received the pouch for my iPhone 5 on Friday - I think that was pretty quick.

Very impressed with the quality of the material and the workmanship. I'm pleased I ordered the belt loop and the pen holder and the elastic pocket.

The pen holder takes a Kensington combination pen (with a Parker refill) and stylus, good for both my phone and iPad mini.

While the elastic pocket is not really suitable for a bluetooth earpiece, I have put in it a cut down key that will get me into my car in an emergency, a small screen cleaning cloth and a small number of natural sweetener tablets
(Stevia) for when I'm out and about.

My iPhone 5 with a slim but not skinny case (TPU shock absorbing) is tight at present - I think of it as secure - is still easy to extract.

The nicest surprise is that the pouch and phone sit close to my body and I am barely aware that it's there.
In addition my phone without the bulky double case (good for it's purpose) is much more usable."

John McLeod


"Received the phone case this morning - awesome fit and product!!  Thank you and your team for a well made product."
Graham Hetet
New Zealand


 "I just replaced my model 207 case for my Palm IIIx after 10 years of HARD use. I am a believer."

John Burch
Elmhurst, IL


I won’t purchase a new phone unless it fits my now broken in 208 Nutshell case, that’s how much I love the case !"

John Rausch
West Grove PA


"Got my case in just now.  Once again, super satisfied!  Sorry about being so anxious to receive it.  Can't help it. Gotta have my NUTSHELL!  It's the best case out there!  I refer folks to you all the time.  Expensive case......but as my father instilled in me...."You get what you pay for!"  As long as I own a cellphone, it will be in a NUTSHELL!  I'm a customer for life.  Until I get a new phone and need a new case ( Because they don't wear out). Very satisfied customer,"

Leon Monceret II
LA 70760


"Just wanted to let you know that the holster arrived yesterday and its perfect. It is as good if not better than my first two! As always I appreciate quality products, keep up the good work!"

Mark Lehrman
Director, Yeshiva University in Israel


"I've got one! They last forever!!!! "
Heber Aragao


"I love your Nutshell cases, and I have used my 6 or so Nutshell belt cases for years. Keep up the wonderful work!"
 Patrick J. Lynch


"I have three of your cases already! and they have all outlasted the phones, without any doubt the highest specification, durability, and protection for mobile phones i have seen and used and not forgetting how cool they are as a fashion accessory."
Gerard Doyle


"Bravo! Received my Nutshell case. WOW!...worth the wait. Incredible product. Workmanship shows, the leather is unmatched in the marketplace. I look forward to years of excellent service from my nutshell case."



"Thank you for making a wonderful product. My nutshell fits my rugby perfectly.  I did have to remove the D ring however.  The case fits so nicely to your side that the D ring makes its quite uncomfortable. I can not see how the case would come off my belt anyway, the clip seems military spec. Thanks again." 

Greg Jollie
|Yardley, PA


"It's been 5 years since I bought my first Nutshell. Can't imagine not having one for my smart phone (or my wife's - she also uses one). Great product!"

Larry Garland
Plainville, MA 02762


"I own one of your Nutshell phone cases. I can't wear it out. I'm buying a new one just so I can have a new look, but my old Nutshell cases is perfectly fine. You really make the best phone cases. I think you need to market more in the US."

John Bershof

Denvor CO


"Your products have been very highly recommended to me by others."

Bob Weinstein


 "Have bought two other cases from you for other phones and just love them.  Thanks."

Scott Begula


"I've had the case for over four years and it shows almost no signs of wear. It's a very good product!"

New York City


"Had my Nutshell several months now and wish I had discovered your product before spending a small fortune on another case out of which the phone fell twice within two days! I strongly recommend Nutshell."



"I bought my case eight years ago. It has outlasted three phones."



"I have placed the order. Also, I would like to add that this is the third nutshell pouch I have ordered…not because they wear out; but because my phones become obsolete first.  They never wear out.  Also the service is great!  Your customer for life,"



"I received the replacement case, thank you very much for your good customer service and great product!"




"Received the replacement pouch.  Thank you.  I don't recall the exact number but I have purchased 3-4 pouches in the past.  Not the least expensive, but definitely worth the price.  Your customer service is another plus on top of it."

Howard Langfus

Chatswood, CA 91311


" I just received my order for a Nutshell case for a Galaxy S2 fitted with a skin shell. My order was supplied very promptly, half way across the world. The case fits my phone perfectly, is beautifully made and the hide used is exceptionally supple. Amongst other things, my company manufactures high quality office seating , of which a significant percentage is in leather, so I know top quality leather and outstanding stitching when I see it. Your products are not cheap, but based on my experience they are absolutely worth the money. Thank you for exceeding my highest expectations".

William O'Brien

Chairman, Sven Christiansen plc

Guildford. United Kingdom


"Just a short note to tell you I received my iPhone case today (Monday, Oct.3, 2011).  It appears to have been perfectly made. Mine is the natural russet. It'll be fun watching it gradually darken to be my own unique personal case."

Dale Schmidt
Indianapolis, IN

I just wanted to say that I love my nutshell! I have had it for 7 years, and it has seen me through 2 generations of Palm Treo and the iphone3, and is still going strong! I plan to replace it for the iphone5, but only because the iphone is a bit small for the case that was fit for the 1st gen Treo- the case is still in great condition! Thanks for the best phone case I have ever had (and the only one I have needed for 7 years!)

Elizabeth Longmier
Madison, WI,
United States


"I love the nutshell case for my iPhone 4. I will definitely buy another one from your company when the iPhone 5 comes out. It is absolutely top notch quality and thanks."




"This is my third Nutshell case. Totally satisfied with your cases."

Mike Canant
Albuquerque, NM 87123
United States

"Love your quality and craftsmanship. Refreshing in a world dominated by china crap."

Jonathan Ward
Van Nuys, CA


"My wife works as an R.N. at Disneyland in Guest Services. She needs to carry a second set of glasses, and your Soft Leather Belt Case for Eyeglasses was the perfect solution. It works like a charm; fits within the costume guidelines imposed by Disney; protects her valuable glasses in all conditions. My heartfelt thanks for producing such a fine product, and for shipping it so fast!"

Michael Craft
Vista CA,USA


"Your products are amazing! I've never had something last as long and be as useful as one of your cases. It's worth every penny that you charge, and I always point people towards your site if they are looking for cases."

Matt Dinsmore
Raleigh, North Carolina


"You're the greatest and I'll be keeping the case (my 5th or 6th from you)."

Evan Phillip Freed

Redondo Beach, CA



"Got the case a couple of weeks ago and just wanted you to know I really like it and am impressed with the workmanship and quality was worried about the belt clip instead of loops but the clip is great and works better than the loops would have."
Bob Fox


"I found this by Internet search using Yahoo. Worried about losing my iphone, I was very glad to find this case which looks to be similar to the one I used for years in keeping my old phone safe through all kinds of events and weather."


Toms Garage

Jacksonville FL


"I finally purchased and received my new nutshell (I'd say replacement nutshell, but the old one hasn't actually died, I just needed a different size). It's gorgeous! It's been years since I ordered the first one but the quality is exactly as good as before. Thumbs up yet again for the best cases in the world"

Adam Sablich


"I may be a bad customer, but only because your nutshell is so amazing.

I bought my first and only shell nearly 4 years ago when I got my first large smartphone. Since then, I've owned no less than 6 more smartphones, each one slightly different dimensions and configurations. However, the nutshell, because the leather is so wonderfully pliable yet firm, stretched and re-configured itself to fit ALL of them. Each time I purchased a new phone, I visited your site and thought about what features I might put into my new shell, then I realized after a few days that the case had become a perfect fit. Last week I finally upgraded to a phone with drastically different dimensions and realized that I was definitely going to need a new shell. In the meantime I've glued some soft foam into the inside of my current nutshell to fit the new device, but a new one is on the way! I LOVE NUTSHELLS!"

Adam Sablich,



Your search for the perfect case has ended...or more properly titled "why I buy nutshell cases compared to other cheaper cases".

"As we all know the adage, you get what you pay for, well this is clearly seen in Nutshell cases. 

I learned long ago, if you want some silly elastic case, a silicone case that you can't really put anywhere comfortably, or a monster hunk of plastic with rotating joints you don't need that screams cheap geek, then by all means run to your local mega-mart and get that silly case, it will probably work quite well. 

However, if you want something that looks professional, is quality oriented, fits perfectly and will last - then you need Nutshell. 

Need nutshell you ask?  Well, I have had a Nutshell case for over 10 years, it works perfectly, looks great, and just plain oozes professionalism.  I can easily go out for dinner, or to my clients and look professional.  My phone is protected (I have run occasionally and it never jumps out of its case), it has never fallen out of my belt loop, and it has lasted forever. 

I am buying a new one today, because I need a new size.  The folks at Nutshell go out of their way to make sure my order is perfect."

S. Kramer
Chicago, IL


"I am very happy with the "Nutshell" case I purchased for my Deltec Cozmo.The belt clip and magnetic flap are fantastic.
The case is well worth the price. Will be be telling my friends about products and site."

Tom Millar

Nelson, New Zealand


"Just received my insulin pump, and there isn't a case I trust more than one of your nutshells. Thanks for such a great product." 

Chris Massa

Naugatuck, USA


"Hi there i received my insulin pump case wed, its really good, i certainly will be passing your web site on to other diabetics."

Helen Reid


"I purchased a tuff-as-nuts case for my new Motorola Android.  Even without a cover strap the case holds the phone securely, and the belt loops keep the phone nice and tight against my hip.  I will probably not buy another cell phone unless I can get a “tuff-as-nuts” case for it."

Donald Tong
Redondo Beach, USA


"Received the item today and was very impressed with it.

At last, there is someone out there who has the sense to make an iPhone pouch to also factor in a protective case.

The website is easy to use and the service/delivery is impeccable.

You are a LEGEND.

The Nutshell Company should be more visible because I am sure there are heaps of people out there looking for smart, quality products.

Thank you.

Gaik NG


"I just wanted to take a second to let you know how satisfied I am with your products. 

I have just purchased my third phone case from Nutshell and not because any of them have worn out or needed replacing.  My first case was for a Blackberry. When I went to the iPhone I got a new case for it and I recently lost that case (due to my own neglect, not because it slipped off my belt or anything).

This will be my third case from Nutshell because I know how tough these cases are.  I have tried numerous other case but they have all failed, as I am pretty hard of a phone case.  I am a Deputy Sheriff for a Metro Atlanta County and I am assigned to the Mounted Patrol Unit so just a regular day at the barn can be pretty rough on a case. 

I highly recommend these cases to any public safety personnel or anyone who needs a case that will stand up to anything. Thank you again Nutshell for the outstanding quality and attention to detail, it is truly unsurpassed."

AG Campbell

Georgia, USA


"I have been a customer for over two years and I must say that your products and workmanship is the best I have ever used. If you want or need a testimonial from me you have it..

Keep up the good work..."


Mike Turetsky

New Jersey


"The case arrived today and fits the Zi8 like it was made for it--I couldn't be happier.  

Many thanks!"

Richard George

Florence MA


"This message is long overdue, but I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your product. 

I'm probably pushing 2 years since I received the case for my Iphone; without question it is the best phone case that I've ever owned.

I'm an industrial electrical contractor, & daily wear my phone in a variety of harsh environments. It is non-the-worse for wear & tear........I can easily see several (at the very least) more years of use left in it.

On top of this I'm an avid motor cyclist, & have no fear of my phone bouncing down the interstate when I ride.

GREAT, GREAT, GREAT product!!!


William Dean
North Carolina


"Perhaps this is not a very up to date testimonial.  After all, it's many years since I got my Nutshell belt holster case (for a thick c1999 Handspring Visor PDA, no less).  But it's still going strong, the stitching is like new, the Velcro still sticks fine and apart from a few very gentle scuffs, it looks like new.  The belt clip has never let go once.  What's more, it sits so close to my waist I can wear it while driving and it doesn't clash with the seat belt.

A couple of years back I got a second, smaller case for my new phone, and that has now outlived the phone itself.  In fact I chose my next phone based on the requirement that it had to fit my Nutshell.  Again, it looks like new and has never fallen  off my belt once.

Keep up the good work - I continue to tell everyone who asks exactly where my indestructible cases came from."

David Griffin, Cardiff, UK


"My Nutshell has disappeared!  Into the background, I mean.

I think I first heard about Nutshell from Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site.  My interest was aroused by descriptions of the quality of construction, etc, and I decided to order one.  Being a "quality professional" of many years standing, I was expecting to be impressed by the product, and as I usually do, spend a fair amount of time admiring the quality of the construction etc.

Well, the Nutshell arrived, and it was as good, or better than I expected.  I put my phone in it and hooked it on to my belt....and that was the last time I really "saw" it. 

If you asked me how it is holding up, or whether it was coming apart, I honestly could not tell you. 

All I know is, my phone is always there when I need it, and the phone is in a lot better shape than my phones usually are at this stage of their life. 

The Nutshell case is presumably holding up well - I don't really notice it.  When I need my phone, or when it rings, I just grab it out of the case, and return it to the case when I am done.  This can be done with one hand even blindfolded. Because I have the magnetic version, this is accomplished in almost perfect silence. 

And this, I think, is the real beauty of the Nutshell.  It just does what it is supposed to do, without drawing unnecessary attention to itself.  

A bit like me, come to think of it."

Ashraf Ahamat


"I received the Blackberry Tour case today and the fit and finish is perfect! The magnet position also works well. Another stellar product from Nutshell."

Matt McGinnis
San Ramon,


"I love your cases, I have purchased a few from you in the past (for my Treo 650). I really Like the "D" ring, as I put a strap (from a camera) and hook it around my belt, and even when the clip comes off my belt, the phone and case just dangle because of the added security of the "D" ring. I wouldn't own any other case. Thanks, "

Jack Stephan
Adee Plumbing and Heating
LA  90043


"Just a quick note to let you know that iphone nut arrived compliments of DHL looking lovely and secure and very happy to take up residence in Yokine. After scouring the shops in Perth for something even half decent and finding nothing, there was no choice left but to invest in a nutshell. The clip is the best thing I have ever seen and the leather you use smells wonderful and just wants to be touched. It is a really great design. You would do the iphone world a favour if more people knew about you.I started off with a Palm 1000 and have had about 20 in between and have tried them all (Belkin, Vaja, Sena etc) and not one of them come close to yours."

Jacqueline Smith



"I just received my order today--a PDA pouch for the iPhone, and I simply wanted to thank you. This is the third product I have ordered from you, and it seems your quality continues to improve. You do not have the orange Nutshell tag anymore, and I am of mixed feelings. I even cut off  Levis tags, but I did keep yours on before. I suppose I will just have to make sure people know who makes it! Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you, and I appreciate you making my move to the Dark Side easier (moving from Palm to Apple)."

Richard Tanner
Reno, Nevada


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