My iPhone cases definitely do the job of protecting my smartphone, but I’ve come to realize that a pouch of some kind might be a good idea, because it would better protect the screen. Screens are vulnerable, even when you put on a screen protector, to scratches of all kind.
Evouni’s Nano Stand Pouch looks pretty interesting. It looks low-tech but it’s not. The smartly-designed pouch lets you store your phone inside of it, and you can use it as a stand in an ergonomic resting position. The pouch is made out of a Japanese fabric called Toray Ecsaine, a microfiber-like fabric with a suede-like texture. The pouch has a leather lining with additional structure to keep phones upright.
The pouch works for devices with screens of 3.8″ to 4.3″ (size L), so it should fit your new iPhone 5 when it arrives. There is also a version more suited for the iPhone 4/4S and it works for smartphones with screens of 3.8″ and smaller. It sells for $29.80(USD).