Twelve South MagSafe Wallet case: Leather form meets function 9to5Toys

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With Apple’s own MagSafe wallet being a bit of a sore subject among iPhone 12 owners, third-party brands have stepped up to deliver better value in the space for touting around cash and cards with your handset. One of the more premium options as of late comes from the folks over at Twelve South, which just recently unveiled its new Book Book Leather MagSafe Wallet case. Now we’re seeing if its higher-end $70 price tag is worth paying up for in our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review.

Hands-on with Twelve South Book Book MagSafe Wallet Case

As the latest addition to its lineup of premium Apple accessories, the newest Twelve South Book Book case arrives to wrap your iPhone 12 series device in a leather finish. While there’s still the same signature design that we’ve seen seeing from the lineup as of late, there’s the new addition of MagSafe compatibility that’s a first for the collection.

The new Twelve South MagSafe Wallet delivers a 2-in-1 design that pairs a more lightweight case with a detachable leather cover. You’ll find room for three bank cards on top of an ID slot and pouch to store some cash in the wallet shell, which will magnetically snap onto the back of the rugged leather iPhone 12 case. A folio design not only protects your screen with a microfiber lining, but can also double as a stand for propping up your device.

But with its $70 price tag, is the Twelve South MagSafe Wallet case actually worth the more premium price tag compared to some of the more affordable covers on the market? Let’s find out.

Here’s a quick look at the specs:

  • Premium leather, all-in-one iPhone case, wallet, and viewing stand 
  • Fully removable MagSafe compatible iPhone shell 
  • Built-in protective pocket for Apple Card or ID 
  • Magnetic tab keeps phone and wallet closed
  • Holds bank cards and cash or receipts

9to5Toys’ Take

Right off the bat, Twelve South’s latest MagSafe Wallet case lives up to its Book Book naming with a unique leather-bound aesthetic. Some may be turned off by the stylized form factor compared to the plethora of more basic alternatives on the market, but odds are if you made it this far, there’s at least some interest in the added flair.