The best MagSafe accessories we've tried so far for iPhone 12

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We've been using MagSafe every day on our iPhone 12, so we've put together a list of the best accessories (so far) to make use of Apple's new connectivity standard including chargers, wallets, mounts, and more.

Our favorite MagSafe gear
Our favorite MagSafe gear


MagSafe has come a long way in the month since Apple debuted the iPhone 12 lineup. All of the new phones include support for MagSafe which allows various accessories to work with your phone.

The market is still relatively small, with only a few players getting their devices to market, and there will undoubtedly be more coming soon, but these are the ones we rely on day-in and day-out.

Cases

More cases continue to launch with MagSafe support, but here are a few of our favorites so far.



Nomad

Nomad's cases are some of our reader's favorites, and the classic Rugged Case has now been updated with MagSafe support.

Nomad's MagSafe-enabled cases
Nomad's MagSafe-enabled cases


Its Rugged Folio is also the first folio-style case to bake in support of MagSafe. That gives you the benefits of the front-facing cover with those of MagSafe.

You can read more about them in our hands-on review.

The cases from $59.95 to $79.95 from Nomad.

Otterbox

Otterbox was the original third-party MagSafe case, partnering with Apple to launch the iPhone 12 series. Since then, the company has promised additional models and styles and has several different options available for users, from the well-known Defender to light-weight solutions.

Otterbox Annu MagSafe case
Otterbox Annu MagSafe case


They run $49.95 to $69.95 direct from Otterbox

Moment

Moment offers two cases -- a thin case and a more robust case with either black canvas or walnut wood inlays. What makes them extra unique is that they have included an optional lens cover that supports the company's premium lenses.

Moment's MagSafe cases
Moment's MagSafe cases


There is a universal lens clip, but nothing is quite as nice as having the bayonet system built into the case itself. If you are a mobile photographer or someone who wants to take their shots to the next level, consider picking up a Moment lens as well as one of their new MagSafe-enabled cases.

Grab yours for $49.99 from Moment.

Apple

We, of course, have to include Apple in our list as well. Apple has both silicone and leather cases available in a variety of colors.

Apple's silicone cases
Apple's silicone cases


Being the creator of MagSafe, you can expect first-rate support for the standard and the added benefit of the on-screen animations that are triggered whenever the case is put on.

You can find Apple's cases on Amazon starting at $49.99.

Chargers

Chargers are still very much limited in the MagSafe world. We've seen many MagSafe-adjacent chargers launch that incorporates magnets around a standard Qi charger. These aren't quite the same and limited to 5W or at most 7.5W.

Belkin 3-in-1 MagSafe charger
Belkin 3-in-1 MagSafe charger


At the moment, there are only two MagSafe-enabled chargers officially available that aren't from Apple, and Belkin creates them both.

Belkin is currently shipping the BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 and 2-in-1. They are very similar to one another, with the only real difference being the addition of the Apple Watch charger on the 3-in-1.

Belkin 2-in-1 MagSafe charger
Belkin 2-in-1 MagSafe charger


We reviewed both the 3-in-1 as well as the 2-in-1 so be sure to check out those individual reviews if you're interested.

The BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 is available for $149 and the 2-in-1 is available for $99.

Wallets

Wallets have proved to be quite popular for MagSafe users, and we're thrilled to have tested a few new options.

Apple

Apple once again had the first option available and was the only option for some time. It is still an excellent choice with its premium leather and sleek design.

Apple MagSafe wallet
Apple's MagSafe wallet


It comes in a variety of colors for $59.

Labodet

Labodet qualifies as the luxe option for users, coming from the fashion-capital of the world. Using various exotic leathers, including python, alligator, ostrich, and carbon fiber, this certainly won't be everyone's go-to. Still, it offers something unique that differentiates it from the slew of other third-party ones flooding the marketplace.

Labodet leather wallet
Labodet leather wallet


Not only are there different materials for the face, but its back is also covered in a micro-suction material that provides added grip. This solves one of the biggest criticisms of Apple's wallet.

They are available starting at $320 from Labodet.

Moft

Moft mixes things up by doing more than acting as a wallet-- as we explore in our review, it can hold up to three cards, be a stand for your phone, and act as a grip.

Moft wallet and stand
Moft wallet and stand


If you want an accessory with a lot of functionality, Moft is undoubtedly worth considering.

Grab your own Moft wallet for $34.99 from Amazon

Tripod mounts

Mobile creators will have a hard time giving up these various mounts. Designed for creators, Moment has multiple tripod mounts and cold shoe mounts that rely on MagSafe. Just snap these to your phone to connect them to any tripod, or use the cold shoe to attach a ring light, a LumeCube, or a microphone.

Moment's various MagSafe mounts
Moment's MagSafe mounts


Moment's various MagSafe mounts start at $29 depending on the ones you choose.

Car mount

Many users have been asking for official MagSafe charging car mounts, but so far, we've only gotten non-charging solutions. 15W MagSafe charging mounts will be on the way soon, but for now, this is what we're using.

Moment

Moment MagSafe vent mount
Moment MagSafe vent mount


Moment has more than its tripod mounts, but they also have a car mount. This vent mount comes in a matte black color and incorporates a cable management solution to deal with wayward cords.

The Moment car vent mount runs you $29.95 from Moment.

Belkin

Belkin MagSafe vent mount
Belkin MagSafe vent mount


Belkin has a vent mount as well, and its benefit is that it has an adjustable back that allows it to fit a wider variety of vents. It is a bit larger due to the alignment magnet that prevents your phone from rotating.

Pick one up for $39.99 from Apple.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 9,013member
    My grandson has the transparent case and it is great -- it's light, feels good and is highly transparent instead of the typical cloudy, yellowish color you typically see on transparent cases.   Plus, he has an Apple Wallet in which he carries his pre-paid debit card and that's been working well for him as well since he does not carry a wallet.

    Surprisingly, the combination is possibly the best new feature of his iPhone 12-Pro compared to his old Xr
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Can someone comment on the security of the MagSafe wallets? I have been reluctant to use one, thinking that it might fall off and I'd lose my credit cards or ID.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 7
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 498member
    justanag said:
    Can someone comment on the security of the MagSafe wallets? I have been reluctant to use one, thinking that it might fall off and I'd lose my credit cards or ID.
    I’ve been using mine since before Christmas. I carry three cards in it and have never, not once, had a problem with it falling off. All those videos that came out last fall showing the wallet easily coming loose whenever someone put it into their pocket were completely bullshit, imo. You have to really be trying to make that happen. Bottom line…if you treat your wallet with just a little bit of care you will be fine. 
    watto_cobraspock1234
  • Reply 4 of 7
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 498member
    My grandson has the transparent case and it is great -- it's light, feels good and is highly transparent instead of the typical cloudy, yellowish color you typically see on transparent cases.   Plus, he has an Apple Wallet in which he carries his pre-paid debit card and that's been working well for him as well since he does not carry a wallet.

    Surprisingly, the combination is possibly the best new feature of his iPhone 12-Pro compared to his old Xr
    Do you find it to be as reflective irl as the pictures online show it to be? My Poppy case got dingy pretty quickly and I’m looking to replace it. Depending on what new cases they release this spring, I might go with the clear if nothing catches my eye. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 7
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 9,013member
    Japhey said:
    My grandson has the transparent case and it is great -- it's light, feels good and is highly transparent instead of the typical cloudy, yellowish color you typically see on transparent cases.   Plus, he has an Apple Wallet in which he carries his pre-paid debit card and that's been working well for him as well since he does not carry a wallet.

    Surprisingly, the combination is possibly the best new feature of his iPhone 12-Pro compared to his old Xr
    Do you find it to be as reflective irl as the pictures online show it to be? My Poppy case got dingy pretty quickly and I’m looking to replace it. Depending on what new cases they release this spring, I might go with the clear if nothing catches my eye. 

    It doesn't seem reflective at all.  Just clear.   It's polycarbonite -- which they use for glass lenses -- so I'm thinking it will stay clear.
    Japheywatto_cobraspock1234
  • Reply 6 of 7
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 9,013member
    justanag said:
    Can someone comment on the security of the MagSafe wallets? I have been reluctant to use one, thinking that it might fall off and I'd lose my credit cards or ID.

    My 14 year old grandson has no trouble it.   Last night he dropped his phone and it came off.   But that was not a case where it popped off without him realizing it.   So far, knock on wood, that hasn't happened.

    So, if a 14 year old boy can deal with it....   That's sort of a trial by fire...
    watto_cobraspock1234
  • Reply 7 of 7
    Andrew_OSUAndrew_OSU Posts: 439member, editor
    justanag said:
    Can someone comment on the security of the MagSafe wallets? I have been reluctant to use one, thinking that it might fall off and I'd lose my credit cards or ID.
    Others have provided their opinions as well, but personally, I too have been using it since launch. I haven't had any issues with it coming off. I don't put my phone often in my front pockets but rather my back pockets. It doesn't come off just carrying it around or in daily use. It is very comfortable and handy to have. I love it.
    GeorgeBMacwatto_cobraspock1234
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