Twelve South’s $49.99 SurfacePad for iPhone X is an attractive, thin 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, such as Apple’s upcoming AirPower.
When it comes to design, the SurfacePad for iPhone X — available in black, cognac and deep teal flavors — is a wallet case, hands-free stand, and removable shell all wrapped up in vintage leather that looks and feels great. It has two pockets to hold your ID, cards and cash. That’s not enough to hold everything in my wallet (which is NOT bulging with bills, unfortunately), 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.
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 behind. It’s a big tricky to install, but you can find a video on how to do it by clicking here.
The SurfacePad was designed for folks who don’t want or need a bulky, ultra-protective iPhone X case. If you fall into that category, Twelve South’s latest product is worth your consideration.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★