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SurfacePad is great for you iPhone-owning, non-cash-carrying whippersnappers

Most of the young folks I know don’t carry much — or any— cash. Twelve South’s new US$49.99 SurfacePad for the iPhone 11 line-up is great for such folks who don’t need a bulky, super protective case.

It’s an attractive, thin leather case that protects the front and rear of the smartphone, while providing sleep/wake functionality via a magnetized front cover.

The automatic wake/sleep function works when you open or close the front flap, which is very convenient. Also convenient is the face that the SurfacePad is is Qi charging compatible so it doesn’t have to be removed for using a wireless charger

When it comes to design, the SurfacePad for iPhone 11 — available in black, cognac, and slate blue flavors — is a wallet case, hands-free stand, and removable shell all wrapped up in

It has two pockets to hold your ID, cards and cash. That’s not enough to hold everything in my wallet (which, sadly, isn’t bulging with greenbacks), but they’ll be spacious enough for many folks’ needs.

The card slot and wallet design prevents stretching and pilling, while the interior finish is resistant to dirt and dust. The Surface Pad folds into a viewing stand that makes full screen, hands-free viewing easy for watching videos or FaceTiming. 

The inside of the SurfacePad is covered in a soft felt to ensure the smartphone has a cozy ride wherever you take it. And taking it anywhere is easy to do thanks to the case’s lightweight, slim design. Finally, the SurfacePad’s SurfaceGrip technology lets you attach and remove the case several times without leaving any sticky residue on the smartphone.

The SurfacePad was designed for folks who don’t want or need a bulky, ultra-protective iPhone 11 case. If you fall into that category, Twelve South’s latest product is worth your consideration.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.