SurfacePad iPhone 12 case stores credit cards without interrupting MagSafe charging

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Twelve South SurfacePad iPhone 12 case stores credit cards without interrupting MagSafe charging
The SurfacePad wraps an iPhone 12 in leather and provides slots for two cards. All without getting in the way of MagSafe charging.
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The Twelve South SurfacePad is a folio leather wallet case for iPhone 12. It’s designed to hold ID and credit cards and protect the handset’s screen. And it does so without interfering with MagSafe wireless charging.

Wallet cases can be bulky but the designers of the SurfacePad promise the “thin leather wrap barely adds any thickness to your phone so it easily slips into pockets or phone slots in purses and backpacks.” Nevertheless, the case covers the front and back of the handset. The front cover has two slots for cards, and the back cover includes a camera cutout.

Twelve South’s latest sticks to the iPhone with SurfaceGrip 2.0, a reusable adhesive.

Twelve South SurfacePad is MagSafe friendly

The back cover doesn’t interfere with MagSafe, the inductive charging system Apple created for the iPhone 12 series. This includes magnets in the back of the handset so it clings its charger or charging stands like the Twelve South Forté.

The SurfacePad is available now on the Twelve South website for $49.99. The leather exterior comes in cognac, black and plum.

The are versions for all three the iPhone 12 sizes. And there are also versions for earlier Apple handsets.

Of course, this isn’t the only iPhone 12 wallet case. Over options include the Moft Snap-on Stand & Wallet for iPhone 12 ($29.99) and the PopSockets PopGrip for MagSafe ($30).