The 15 Best MagSafe-Compatible iPhone Cases You Can Buy Today

Jan 18, 2022

Category: Tech

Buying a new iPhone often goes hand-in-hand with another purchase (or two), with the most integral neighboring piece being a case for said phone. While a budget option may seem favorable after splurging on such a pricey device, it seems a bit unfair to overlook the fact that your iPhone needs to be kept in pristine condition — at the end of the day, it is a pricey device. While what comes above all else is ensuring its protection, the tech world dictates that there is far more to be mindful of when purchasing a new iPhone case nowadays, such as MagSafe compatibility.

With countless accessory brands aiming to channel contemporary tech, there is an equal number of MagSafe compatible options to choose from, deeming it nearly impossible to decide which one is the correct selection. Well, that’s where we come in. Seeing as there’s a wide variety of Apple-tailored cases to and fro, some of which are highlighted by their immaculate, razor-thin makeup and others by an incredibly handy holder for your Apple Card, we took it upon ourselves to scour the market for a broad selection of MagSafe iPhone cases that is sure to adhere to the look and feel you’re looking for — all the while making the most out of what the Silicon Valley tech geniuses have got to offer.

Spigen Tough Armor Mag Case

Entry-level offerings don’t always force you to tread lightly, and Spigen proves that whole-heartedly with their Tough Armor Mag case. The brand makes immaculate use of Air Cushion Technology for the sake of shock absorption, and even that is bolstered with their latest foam tech for an additional layer of trustworthy resistance. Equally convenient is the case’s raised lip, ensuring your new iPhone’s precious and powerful camera stays secure and scuff-free no matter what.

iPhone 12: $25

iPhone 13: $25

Peel Super Thin Case

Peel’s a reputable name in this space, having come to form in San Francisco — which is less than an hour from Cupertino, mind you (pending traffic, of course). Their impeccably sleek Super Thin Case is free of all branding, managing to successfully check any minimalist’s qualification boxes. Measuring in at a baffling 0.035 centimeters thin, you may not even remember that your phone has a case on it, as Peel’s case is inconspicuous in weight, too. As a result of its razor-like composition, the Super Thin lacks any MagSafe compatible magnets because there is simply no need for them — after all, this thing is super thin.

iPhone 12: $29 iPhone 13: $35

Apple Clear Case w/ MagSafe

Speaking of Cupertino, who would you rather trust with a MagSafe case more than the geniuses behind its design? No, Apple was not responsible for the advent of wireless charging, but they’ve popularized it to new heights similar to how they do all other gadgets thanks to their sleek and handy magnetic innovation. The brand’s back-to-basics Clear Case is simple and see-through, allowing owners to show off the hue of their latest smartphone while making great use of the same brand’s MagSafe technology. Needless to say, it’s the go-to choice for all Apple lovers.

iPhone 12: $49 iPhone 13: $49

Survivor Endurance Case

As the name suggests, Survivor’s line of extremely durable cases is guaranteed to keep the latest iPhone, and practically any other model, in pristine condition. Thanks to the brand’s trademark FortiCore shock-absorption tech, dropping this shouldn’t even be of any concern. Boasting military-grade specs, the Endurance case offers immaculate grip and up to 14 feet of drop protection, guaranteeing that it’s built to take on any adventure or wireless charger.

iPhone 12: $50 iPhone 13: $50

Otterbox Aneu Series Case

As an industry stalwart, OtterBox cases remain as trustworthy as any of the names that appear on this list. Their Aneu Series is targeted primarily toward MagSafe enthusiasts and subtly does so via a quartet of vibrant colors that really add some pop. With ergonomics in mind, this case offers users a comfortable hand-in-glove fit that still manages to put OtterBox’s renowned protection at the forefront thanks to its raised edges that serve as a barrier for your screen and impeccable mobile camera.

iPhone 12: $50 iPhone 13: $50

Moment Leather Case

While its 6 feet of drop protection may pale in comparison to other picks you’ll find here, the true draw to Moment’s leather offering is the careful craftsmanship that goes into each of these cases, as they are one of the most trustworthy brands around when it comes to any form of handheld accessories. Making use of their patented (M)Force magnet array, MagSafe charging is as easy as it gets. Plus, for any Apple Watch owners out there, they offer matching straps to go with each of their colors.

iPhone 12: $50 iPhone 13: $60

Ghostek Nautical Waterproof Case

Ghostek assures you that they’re well aware of how tumultuous protecting your new gadget can get, and they’re here to help whether you’re on land or at sea. While a handful of impressively slim options have shown up across this list, some prefer a bit more security. Luckily for the faint of heart, Ghostek’s rather bulky case boasts a hefty composition for a good reason. The military grade-tested Nautical case boasts 12-foot drop resistance and is waterproof up to 20 feet deep, living up to its seafaring namesake with impressive specs and top-notch stability.

iPhone 12: $50 iPhone 13: $60

Mous Limitless 4.0 Aramid Fiber Case

If you consider yourself the rugged type, look no further than Mous. The London-bred accessory company touts their case as “the only one you’ll ever need,” and while your phone carrier may dictate otherwise, the brand’s aramid fiber-constructed pieces are likely to show up on your iPhone 15, 17, and all that follow. Finished off with an optional wrist strap eyelet, Mous grants your phone the sturdy security that it needs without lacking state-of-the-art charging abilities.

iPhone 12: $65+ iPhone 13: $60+

MOFT Case, Stand, and Wallet Set

Let’s face it — pop sockets are not cool. While they may be convenient when catching up on your favorite show or getting your ear talked off, there is simply no aesthetic appeal in a bubble protruding from the back of your phone. Luckily, MOFT is a design-centric brand that takes that reality into account, proving that your case can be as sleek as Apple’s emblematic silhouette while still offering added utility. Their worthwhile set comes equipped with a case that boasts 5-foot drop protection, a wallet that holds up to three cards, and can even double as a stand that offers a trio of viewing options. Crafted from shock-absorbent TPU and vegan leather, this minimalist wonder is practically tailored to your liking.

iPhone 12: $60 iPhone 13: $70

TwelveSouth BookBook Vol. 2

Aimed toward the scholarly and fanciful, TwelveSouth’s neatly composed case looks as great on your phone as it does on your bookshelf. Aptly named the BookBook, their leather wallet case is equipped with a quartet of slots, including a clear one for easy ID access. As the second volume in their series of literature-inspired cases, the updated version is highlighted by seamless MagSafe compatibility and a rustically designed spine that will make avid readers happy to spend some extra time on their phones.

iPhone 12: $50+ iPhone 13: $70

Nomad Goods Leather Folio

Nomad Goods is undoubtedly one of the accessory circle’s most trustworthy names. Often keeping their products up to date, the Santa Barbara brand’s MagSafe compatible Leather Folio may be subtle at first glance, but opening it up to an uber-convenient organizational pocket goes to show that it’s no standard add-on. However, as handy as that may come, the real noteworthy aspect here is its composition. Made up of vegetable-tanned Horween Leather from the storied Chicago tannery of the same name, the Folio’s rustic character starts to show in a matter of months as it begins to patina.

iPhone 12: $80 iPhone 13: $80

Lifeproof NËXT Case

Keeping away from germs nowadays has become an increasingly tall task, and the wide assortment of smartphone sanitizers saturating the market has made that abundantly clear. Luckily, Lifeproof is one of many brands keeping your phone’s safety in mind, with a name that isn’t there merely for gimmicks. The brand’s antimicrobial NËXT Case is crafted from over 50% recycled plastic, ensuring a sustainable composition that is looking to do well by the planet, too. It is also immensely durable, with the ability to block out anything from snow to debris and everything in-between. Sadly, the brand’s antimicrobial option is only available for the iPhone 13, but the standard NËXT Case is still ideal for the phone’s preceding iteration.

iPhone 12: $90 iPhone 13: $90

Bellroy Mod Phone Case + Wallet

While we are enamored with Bellroy’s catalog, a good portion of it lacks MagSafe compatibility. However, their Mod Case is conveniently equipped with magnets and a cardholder, the latter of which is practically paper-thin and capable of holding up to 3 cards. While the case’s leather composition may insist it’s not a very secure option, the protective polymer bumper begs to differ. Plus, thanks to the brand’s three-year warranty, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

iPhone 12: $89+ iPhone 13: $99

Bandwerk Nappa Leather Case

Bandwerk’s handmade case almost has no right to be so technologically advanced, but here we are. Their Nappa Leather-composed offering is enviously smooth to the touch and is lined with soft microfiber, ensuring that your phone is as comfortable in it as the case is in your hand. As an added touch of class, the case is made entirely in Italy, making it about as premium as they come. Available in seven colors, the luxury brand’s Nappa Leather Case is more than ready for any form of wireless charging.

iPhone 12: $97 iPhone 13: $97

Kerf Wood Case

If you consider yourself the woodsy type but also just nabbed an incredibly advanced smartphone, then Kerf has got you covered. With a wide array of designs to choose from, you can embellish your brand new iPhone with immaculately detailed cases crafted from your favorite wood, from walnut to maple to mahogany and more. On top of that, each case is lined with an enviously smooth Ultra Suede to keep the phone in great condition. In other words, you won’t have to worry about your device getting a splinter. With a whopping fifteen different designs to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your style.

iPhone 12: $79+ iPhone 13: $79+

The 25 Best iPhone Accessories

Sure, a case is a vitality, but what about all the extras? As we mentioned, there are nearly too many brands tailoring products toward Apple’s flagship to name. Be that as it may, we’ve rounded up a collection of the best accessories you can pick up for your iPhone, from chargers to controllers.

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