Best MagSafe wallets for your iPhone in 2023

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in iPhone edited May 2023
We round up -- and rank -- the best MagSafe wallet choices that you can use with your iPhone, featuring more card slots, Find My support, stands, and more.

Best MagSafe wallets from Apple, ESR, Atom Studios, Peak Design, Bullstrap and Mujjo
Best MagSafe wallets


We've tested countless MagSafe wallets and found seven that were our top choices. Four of them were honorable mentions, while three took the top honors.

As we tested the wallets, we looked for unique features, material, craftsmanship, ease of inserting and removing cards, and capacity. Here's what we found.

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Atom Studios: Honorable Mention

Atom Studios makes our list as an honorable mention for its unique use of materials. For example, it has cloned Apple's MagSafe wallet but uses eco-friendly cork rather than leather.

Cork MagSafe wallet from Atom Studios
Cork MagSafe wallet from Atom Studios


The wallet looks unlike any other and is sure to stand out. The cork is soft but has a fabric lining that helps increase its durability.

It can still hold two cards and has a slot in the back to help remove them. Grab it for $34.99 from Atom Studio's website.

Mujjo: Honorable Mention

Mujjo makes some of our favorite leather iPhone cases, but they never supported MagSafe. With their iPhone 14 lineup, they do.

Mujjo MagSafe wallet on the new Mujjo cases
Mujjo MagSafe wallet on the new Mujjo cases


To go with the cases, they launched their own MagSafe wallet. Its MagSafe wallet uses high-quality Ecco leather that develops a unique patina over time.

The Mujjo wallet can hold up to three cards, all of which can be removed thanks to the hole on the back and the extra divot on the bottom.

Silicone grips on the back
Silicone grips on the back of the Mujjo wallet


Silicone stripes grace the microfiber-lined back panel, which helps it stay put while mounted on your iPhone.

Pick one up in black, tan, or Monaco Blue from Mujjo's website for $44.

Moft: Honorable Mention

Moft has two styles of MagSafe wallets, both of which can double as stands. One pops up and uses additional magnets to act as a stand or a grip while the other swings up as a stand.

Moft Flash MagSafe Wallet
Moft Flash MagSafe Wallet


We prefer the latter because of its simple and useful design. Moreover, it comes in a light blue color that matches the latest iPhone 14 quite well.

Moft Flash MagSafe Wallet is a great stand
Moft Flash MagSafe Wallet is a great stand


The stand works both vertically and horizontally. It has enough grip to hold onto the hefty iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Moft Flash MagSafe Wallet has easy card access
Moft Flash MagSafe Wallet has easy card access


You can buy one in four colors of vegan leather for $34.99 from Moft's website.

Bullstrap: Honorable Mention

Bullstrap's wallet lacks any unique features, but it is a pretty-looking clone of Apple's MagSafe wallet. Apple has a more high-fashion feel, while Bullstrap goes more rugged.

Sienna Bullstrap MagSafe wallet
Sienna Bullstrap MagSafe wallet


Our model is in a Sienna Brown, but the Bourbon color also looks great. They have less of a finish and are more prone to wear than some of the other cases, and we consider that a feature rather than a detriment.

Pick up one for yourself from Bullstrap's website for $54.99.

Apple: Third Place

Despite being the creator of MagSafe, Apple's wallet doesn't get top marks in our roundup. However, it does get into our third-place slot.

Apple's official wallet
Apple's official wallet


It's a rather basic wallet with minimal functionality that is surpassed by our top two selections. It has a thumb hole on the back to remove cards, and it can safely fit two cards on the inside.

Depending on the cards, you may fit three, but we've always found it a bit too tight to quickly get access while at a point of sale.

Detachment alert
Detachment alert


The second-generation Apple MagSafe wallet does work with Find My in a limited way. You will receive a detachment alert when the wallet gets removed from your phone.

While at home, you won't see the alert. But, anytime the wallet comes off and you're outside your whitelisted address, a popup will inform you the wallet has fallen off or was left behind.

Apple Wallet in Find My
Apple Wallet in Find My shows the last attached location


In the Find My app, you can mark the wallet as lost so that if someone else comes upon it, they can get your information, but otherwise, that's the extent of Find My support.

Pick up Apple's official MagSafe wallet on Amazon for $59.

Peak Design: Second Place

There's no wallet on the list like Peak Design. It doesn't use the same design that so many others use but instead looks like a little pouch on the back of your phone.

Peak Design Mobile wallet
Peak Design Mobile wallet


It's formed from the same durable, technical material Peak Design uses on iPhone cases. We love the heathered grey aesthetic that differs from the usual leather and faux leather that most other cases use.

The Peak Design Mobile wallet has plenty of space
The Peak Design Mobile wallet has plenty of space


The pouch secures via a magnetic flap. It is very secure and much easier to access the cards within than a small finger hole in the back.

Get easy access to the Peak Design Mobile wallet contents
Get easy access to the Peak Design Mobile wallet


Not only does the flap secure your cards, but it also acts as an easy-pull tab that will eject the wallet's contents. When you tug at it, a clever internal mechanism causes the cards to emerge by half an inch, making them easy to grab.

Hold cash in the Peak Design Mobile wallet
Hold cash in the Peak Design Mobile wallet


As a bonus, you can hold more than credit cards and your ID because of the ejection feature and pouch design. You can slot in business cards or cash as well.

This is easily the largest MagSafe wallet we've tested. Not by the physical size but by how much it can hold within. You can probably fit 6-8 cards, depending on their thickness.

Use the Peak Design Mobile wallet as a stand
Use the Peak Design Mobile wallet as a stand


If that wasn't enough, the Peak Design wallet also can act as a stand. It folds open to hold up your iPhone in portrait or landscape orientations.

Find the Peak Design Mobile Wallet on the company's website for $59.99.

ESR: First Place

Rounding out the list as our current favorite MagSafe wallet, we have the newly-released ESR Geo Wallet & Stand.

ESR Geo Wallet & Stand has a built in grip
ESR Geo Wallet & Stand has a built in grip


This isn't the smallest of the wallets but is -- by far -- the most functional. On the back of the wallet is a pop-out finger loop to help secure your phone.

It's almost like a PopSocket but built into a wallet. When you don't need it, it sits flush into the back.

Hold up to three cards in the ESR Geo Wallet & Stand
Hold up to three cards in the ESR Geo Wallet & Stand


ESR designed its wallet to fit three cards, which for most, is the perfect amount. You could store a credit card, debit card, and an ID, or perhaps a payment card, an ID, and a metro pass.

Whatever combination, three seems ideal, and they fit perfectly. A recession at the bottom is cut away so you can push the cards up and pull out.

Using the ESR Geo Wallet & Stand as a horizontal stand
Using the ESR Geo Wallet & Stand as a horizontal stand


Like many others, the ESR Geo Wallet & Stand does, shockingly, act as a stand as well. It pivots out and works in either orientation.

ESR Geo Wallet & Stand works with Find My
ESR Geo Wallet & Stand works with Find My


Most unique, and why it tops our list, is its full support for Find My. Not even Apple supports Find My to this degree.

The ESR wallet is a full-on AirTag replacement with Bluetooth tracking, left-behind alerts, and a built-in speaker to help you find it. It is incredibly robust and helps ensure you never misplace your wallet.

ESR Geo Wallet & Stand
ESR Geo Wallet & Stand


Comparatively, the ESR Geo Wallet & Stand is quite affordable. You can buy it from ESR for $39.99.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    charles1charles1 Posts: 79member
    I always wondered, don't the magnetic strips on the cards get damaged by the magnets?
  • Reply 2 of 8
    Andrew_OSUAndrew_OSU Posts: 573member, editor
    charles1 said:
    I always wondered, don't the magnetic strips on the cards get damaged by the magnets?
    They do not. They aren't strong enough.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    charlesncharlesn Posts: 877member
    Thanks for this great round-up, Really well-done and very helpful. That Peak Design Mobile wallet really caught my eye because of the ease of using it--I pretty much never use my Apple wallet because getting cards out of it is such a pain. Anyway... my one wish for the Peak Design was a slimmer version that didn't include the kickstand. Well, wouldn't you know it--Peak Design actually makes exactly that! It's called the Mobile Slim. Mine arrived today and it's a perfect Magsafe wallet solution for me. 
  • Reply 4 of 8
    jayelljayell Posts: 1member
    Not really "full Airtag functionality." There is no UW connectivity so the "directions" doesn't work like an airtag -- if you lose your wallet, the location will only be found within 50 feet or so and a wallet is pretty small. In a 50 foot radius, there are a million places a wallet could be hiding and using the speaker is probably not adequate to find it. That's why I rejected the Pebblebee Findmy card and the Chipolo Spot card. Instead I had to rip apart an airtag and rebuild it in a flat card form factor (not fun). I was hoping that ESR did that work for me, but no.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    MrBunsideMrBunside Posts: 56member
    With the ESR stand, keep in mind that you’ll have to keep the wallet charged as well. It has its own proprietary charger and ESR says you should expect to recharge every 3 months. 
  • Reply 6 of 8
    longfanglongfang Posts: 463member
    I switched to a Moft from a Gen 1 Apple wallet when the edging started getting sticky. 
  • Reply 7 of 8
    tomasulutomasulu Posts: 61member
    Why do we even need wallets in 2023?
  • Reply 8 of 8
    charles1 said:
    I always wondered, don't the magnetic strips on the cards get damaged by the magnets?
    They do not. They aren't strong enough.
    There are two types of magnetic strips: High-coercivity (HiCo) stripes are magnetically harder, while low-coercivity (LoCo) stripes are magnetically softer. HiCo are your Credit Cards and cards with a permanent encoded strip. LoCo are your temporary paper parking cards, hotel room access cards, etc. They will get erased even by the iPhone alone, never mind the wallet.
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