BRITAIN’S middle-aged people simply cannot get enough of leather smartphone cases.
Research by the Institute for Studies found that 98% of Britons aged over 40 believe portable technology must be encased in leather.
51-year-old Roy Hobbs said: “Having just got my first iPhone, I’m slightly more protective of it that I was of my firstborn.
“I am especially paranoid about the screen which is why I must keep it encased in a russet-coloured leather sheath.
“My son says it looks like a medieval condom but he’s young and an idiot.”
Retired headmistress Margaret Gerving said: “The best thing about my leather phone case is that whenever I want to make a call all I just unbutton it, then a long leather flap drops down giving me full access.
“It’s practical and it looks cool. Although I wish manufacturers would make them in more shades of burgundy.”
She added: “I’ve got my tablet computer in a matching leather case. Like all my menopausal female friends, I am weirdly fixated on tablet computers.”