Review: Ekster MagSafe Compatible Card Holder

The iPhone 12 brought MagSafe to the table. It allows for faster charging as well as the use of accessories. Numerous third parties are starting to come to the table with accessories that are MagSafe compatible. I had the chance to test one of those accessories in the form of the Ekster MagSafe Compatible Card Holder.

The first thing that I noticed is that this was a well put together piece of kit. My examination showed that it is well stitched and the leather is of high quality. As it should be as the leather is supplied by ECCO which according to them “develops highly progressive leather qualities for some of the industry’s most iconic contemporary designers and brands.” One thing that I did note is that it is very similar to the Apple MagSafe Wallet as it has a hole in the back to help you to remove the back card. Ekster says you can hold three cards and some cash. I could only get two cards in and out of the wallet. But being a leather product means that this will stretch a bit. Thus I can see that this might be possible.

Here’s how it looks on the back of my iPhone 12 Pro.

One thing I noted right away is that the magnet is strong. I was able to put this in and out of my pockets without the wallet slipping off. Front pocket, back pocket, pockets with other stuff in them, it didn’t matter. That was impressive given that I have a DBrand skin on the back of my iPhone 12 which I would have thought that it would cause problems with how strong the wallet attached to my phone. But clearly that isn’t the case. I think that I can safely say that you don’t have to worry about losing the wallet.

Gripes? I really don’t have any about the wallet itself. But using the wallet means that I need either use my iPhone 12 Pro naked which I am not comfortable with, or I need to get a case that is MagSafe compatible. But once the world stops ending, I can see this being useful when I can go out for an evening and leave my usual wallet at home, but still carry my drivers license and a debit or credit card.

The Ekster MagSafe Compatible Card Holder is $39 USD normally. But it’s currently on sale for $33 USD. Either price is lower than the $59 that Apple MagSafe Wallet with makes this a good value. If you want to add some style to your iPhone 12, this wallet will help you to do just that.

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