9to5Mac Gift Guide: iPhone Wallets with Form, Function and Flexibility

9to5Mac Gift Guide: iPhone Wallets with Form, Function and Flexibility

Apple’s MagSafe wallet has been a popular choice over the past few years, but there are plenty of other great iPhone wallets out there with varying benefits. Below, I’ve rounded up the best iPhone wallets, including my favorite that features a built-in stand while still being slim.

I’ve been using some type of wallet case since the iPhone 3G, so I’ve tried pretty much everything out there. While Apple’s second-generation MagSafe Leather Wallet is the best solution for some, it’s not for everyone.

Below I’ve included a variety of high-quality iPhone wallets (almost all of which I’ve used) that offer everything from the ability to carry 6 cards + cash, to the slimmest experience possible. , to my new favorite which includes its own stand, as well as alternative ideas.

The best iPhone wallets

Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet

Best iPhone Wallets, Smart Wallets - Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet

The MagSafe Leather Wallet for iPhone 12/13/14 is a very good choice for an iPhone built-in wallet.

If storing up to 3 (maybe 4) cards and having to remove them from your iPhone to access the cards isn’t an issue, the MagSafe Leather Wallet has some great features:

  • Superior build quality
  • Find My Carrier (can show location, enable lost mode, or get notified if your wallet gets detached from iPhone)
  • Flexibility to use with and without your iPhone
  • Works with and without case
  • Multiple colors make it easy to create a unique/custom combination

The MagSafe Leather Wallet for iPhone retails for $59 direct from Apple, Amazon, and Best Buy.

If $60 is more than you want to spend, there are third-party lookalikes on Amazon between $10 and $30.

Mujjo – Leather Magnetic Wallet

Mujjo Leather Magnetic Wallet for iPhone

Mujjo makes fantastic Apple accessories and this year it launched a variant of Apple’s MagSafe wallet. It comes with several improvements like access without having to remove the wallet and a sharp design. One downside is that you don’t get Find My support.

  • Easy access up to three cards
  • Compatible with iPhone 12, 13, 14 and MagSafe compatible cases
  • Ecco full-grain vegetable-tanned leather
  • Japanese microfiber lining with a satin finish
  • Easy to attach, with silicone strips for slip resistance
  • Hidden spring mechanism to secure cards
  • Access cards from the top, bottom or back
  • Available in black, blue and beige
  • Price: $44

Get a closer look at this wallet in my full review.

Moft Flash MagSafe Wallet

Best MagSafe Moft Flash iPhone Wallet Review

It has become my new favorite iPhone wallet. It has a sharp multi-functional design that includes a handy stand and a quick-access open window. Like Mujjo, one downside is the lack of Find My support compared to Apple’s Wallet.

  • MagSafe Connectivity
  • Made with soft vegan leather
  • Storage for 2-3 cards
  • Bi-fold/flip design with open window for quick card viewing/tapping
  • Adjustable stand angles, use portrait or landscape
  • Available in Midnight Black, Hello Yellow, Oxford Blue, Windy Blue
  • Price: $34.99

Here is my full Moft Flash review for all the details.

jimmyCase – soft wallet for iPhone

Best iPhone Wallets - jimmyCase Flexible iPhone Wallet Case

I’ve reviewed and used jimmyCase for several years, and think it’s one of the best all-around cases.

You get great drop protection, lots of great options with the real wood back, and the elastic card/cash holder is really versatile without being bulky.

  • Safely holds up to 6 cards + cash
  • 36 options with different wood/elastic patterns/colors
  • Ideal for those who regularly change the number of cards they carry and those who use cash
  • Can still be a slim case depending on how much you carry
  • Handmade in California
  • Disadvantage: need to remove the case to use MagSafe or wireless charging

jimmyCase has models for virtually every $50-70 iPhone.

Smartish Wallet Slayer – simple and affordable

Best iPhone Wallets - Smartish Wallet Slayer Case

If you’re looking for a basic and effective wallet case without spending too much, the Smartish Wallet Slayer for iPhone is a great option.

  • Holds up to 3 cards plus cash
  • Easy map access
  • Spring loaded mechanism to prevent your cards from falling out
  • Plastic construction is lightweight yet durable and protective
  • Disadvantage: need to remove the case to use MagSafe or wireless charging

The Smartish Wallet Slayer is available for iPhone for around $20-25.

Twelve South SurfacePad – Minimal iPhone Wallet Wallet

Best iPhone Wallets - Twelve South SurfacePad folio

If you prefer a bulk-free, folio-style iPhone wallet case, the SurfacePad is a great choice.

  • Attaches directly to back of iPhone via strong adhesive (won’t leave marks or residue if/when removed)
  • Slim design holds 2 cards
  • Doubles as a stand for your iPhone
  • MagSafe-compatible

Twelve South is offering SurfacePad for all iPhone 12 and 13 models for $50 — currently on sale for $39.99. Stock is coming soon for the iPhone 14 lineup.

Smart wallets and other alternatives

If you are looking for a standalone wallet, here are some recommendations.

Ekster – Siri support and lots of storage

Best iPhone Wallets - Ekster Smart Standalone Wallet

I first tried Ekster three years ago and since then have been really impressed. The company uses premium leather and offers innovative and super functional designs that use a mechanism (with many models) to deploy all your cards.

  • premium version
  • Can make any Ekster wallet smart with Siri compatible solar powered tracking card
  • Super handy feature
  • Variety of options depending on how many cards/cash you carry

Prices start from $29 and head north of $100 for high-end wallets. Ekster is currently having a 40% off holiday sale.

Moment – carry more

If you’re looking for something a little different from a traditional wallet, Moment offers a neat crossbody wallet. They are great for carrying more than just cards/cash without carrying a larger bag or purse.

  • Available in leather, canvas and ripstop
  • Adjustable shoulder strap and also comes with a wrist rope
  • Anti-scratch microfiber pockets
  • Works with iPhones Pro Max/Plus iPhones
  • Insert an AirTag or Chipolo tracker to make it a smart wallet

You can pick up Moment’s Crossbody Wallet directly from the company, normally from $39-49, these are currently on sale.

Bellroy – traditional/modern wallets

Bellroy has built a reputation for making some of the best wallets on the market. The company offers a wide variety of designs and styles with great functionality.

  • A lot of choices
  • Premium leather and construction
  • RFID protection on many models
  • Traditional and modern options
  • Can add Apple supported tracking card to achieve smart capability

Discover everything from traditional wallets to zip wallets and card holders. Prices range from $55 to $100+.

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