It’s only been a week since Apple released it’s new iPhone 5 and mine came in the mail and there’s already case, after case, after case available to purchase if your willing to settle for the average.

For now, I settled with the RocketFish Soft Shell Case but you better believe that I’m looking for a different option daily and I’ve found a few that already have me excited, so without further delay, let’s dive into the four iPhone 5 cases I’m really looking forward to.

Little Pocket Book from Pad & Quill1) Little Pocket Book from Pad & Quill

This case is number one on my list for a reason – it looks HOT and I can’t wait to get my hands on one (hopefully they’ll send me one to review).

This case dups as an iPhone 5 case & wallet, is the thinnest handmade case they’ve ever offered and is 100% genuine leather inside and out. While they are still offering The Little Black Book for iPhone 5, this new case really steps it up and makes me want to try the whole wallet + case thing.

It’s a pricey $54.99 and begins shipping October 22.

BookBook from Twelve South2) BookBook for iPhone from twelvesouth

When I owed my iPhone 4 I was litterly >< close to purchasing this case because it’s simply…beautiful. The BookBook also dups as a wallet + iPhone case but packs a really amazing vintage look that I love.

I’ve looked around and so far there’s no word on an iPhone 5  BookBook (bummer) but I imagine it’s around the corner and one that I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on – I’d love to review this one as well.

The current BookBook runs $59.99.

Grove for iPhone3) Grove Case from grove

I’ve always thought these guys had some pretty cool cases for the iPad but never really considered them for an iPhone case BUT with their recent announcement of a new & improved grove case, I’m really anticipating it’s release.

The Portland, Oregon case is handmade with plant fiber composite and solid bamboo giving you a natural feel to a modern device. The coolest feature of the case however, are the custom artwork and engravings that can make your iPhone 5 take a competly different shape and theme.

You can pre-order the Grove iPhone 5 case for $59 until September 30th, after that it goes up to a super pricey $79.

iPhone Wallet from DODOCASE4) iPhone Wallet from DODOCASE

Last but NOT least is the new iPhone Wallet from DODOCASE. The case packs some amazing design and quality including sage waxed duck canvas exterior, orange-poppy cotton interior, genuine mahogany leather hand grip, two pockets for cards and case and contract stitching with orange-poppy accent. Simply beautiful.

It feels like I’m leaning more toward the wallet + case direction but who can blame me with options such as this?

One thing I really like about this case is the ability to protect my iPhone, carry wallet essentials AND still use my iPhone without an actual “case”. Apple spends big $ and hours creating an amazing shell for the iPhone and other cases just cover it up – not the iPhone wallet. Really want to get my hands on this guy.

You can purchase the iPhone Wallet fro DODOCASE right now for $49.95 but expect to wait 2-3 weeks after purchase because your case is made to order.

That’s a wrap (for now)…

So far, these are my four highly anticipated iPhone 5 cases that I can’t wait to get my hands on! And while I don’t plan on dropping nearly $250 for all four, I sure do hope they let me review one to share with you guys. We’ll see.

What iPhone 5 case are you anticipating?