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I've tested dozens of MagSafe wallets on my iPhone, and this is one you should buy

Accessory maker Satechi has created a MagSafe wallet that perfectly balances style and functionality.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor
Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand

Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand

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I've tested dozens of magnetic wallets that fit on the back of iPhones onto the MagSafe ring of magnets, and I've been totally underwhelmed.

They've been cheaply made, with seams that will give way easily, magnets that are weak and useless, or they just flop about on the back of the iPhone like a dead fish.

Safe to say, I've never used one in my day-to-day life.

Until now. 

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Satechi -- maker of all sorts of Apple accessories, from docks to hubs to chargers to charging cables -- has released what I think is by far the best iPhone magnetic wallet -- the Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand

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Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand

  • Holds four cards
  • MagSafe compatible
  • NFC card support (front card slot)
  • Portrait/landscape stand thanks to 160-degree fold-out hinge
  • Premium scratch-resistant vegan-leather
  • ID window
  • Slim design
  • Available in four colors (with four different exclusive colors available via Apple)

The main thing I like about this wallet is the build quality. The materials look and feel premium, and the construction is such that it's not going to fall apart without a real fight.

The magnets are also strong -- strong enough to lift a full-sized iPhone 14 Pro Max using the wallet. I've no fear that this wallet is going to become detached from the iPhone -- unless I want to separate them. I've been using a thick case, which I feel diminishes the power of the MagSafe connections, and yet I've had zero problems with this wallet.

Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand

The magnetic connection inspires confidence that the wallet isn't going to detach accidentally.


The ability to carry four cards is more than enough for me, I mean who carries more than that these days? Elon Musk?

The ID card slot is also a nice touch for driver's licenses or other forms of identification.

Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand

The ID slot is a nice touch.

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I like the way this wallet transforms into a stand for the iPhone, allowing you to watch movies or do video calls hands-free. The hinge is super strong, and once you've opened it to the desired angle, it stays put in that position.

Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand

A strong, well-engineered hinge allows the wallet to act as a stand too.

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The vegan-leather is soft yet tough, looks elegant, and the stitching and finish of the wallet are second to none.

Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand

The fit and finish of this wallet is second to none!

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This product has a premium feel, and yet ticks all the boxes in terms of functionality.

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The Satechi Magnetic Wallet Stand is exactly what I was looking for.

And at $39.99, the price is also fantastic. I've been super hesitant to recommend an iPhone magnetic wallet before, but this one I'll recommend without hesitation. 

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