Mous is famous for their phone cases which provide excellent drop protection. They also provide MagSafe cases and have released a Mous MagSafe wallet in a card version with horizontal slots. Apple MagSafe wallets used on their iPhones, created opportunity for many vendors including Moft, Andar, Anson Calder, Distil Union, Ekster, Fantom and others.
What makes the Mous MagSafe wallet so different is how they solve the slipping and sliding that MagSafe wallets do when on an iPhone. Simple, but brilliant!
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
MagSafe wallets for use with Apple’s iPhone 12 or plus keep coming from both wallet and iPhone case creators. In this review we will be checking Mous’s solution known as the phone case that protects your phone in any situation, they offer a MagSafe card holder.
It comes in a little case containing some information and a congratulation note on getting your MagSafe card holder. It only comes in black and has interesting little silicone dots and it is very, very rigid. The sewing is done nicely all the way around
From a feature perspective, it has two exterior card slots internally separated. It is horizontal access, and, of course, it has the internal MagSafe magnet that allows connections to any Apple iPhone 12 Plus. It measures 3.8 x 2.5 x 0.2 and weighs 38 grams, equivalent to 1.3 ounces, which is due to the metal rigid piece that is quite a bit. Minimalists carry is one card and reasonable is probably two. The reason why is because you can get through three cards, but by way of access, two is the most you can get. The company provides no recommendation, but it begins to show problems if you go beyond two, or three at most. In the pocket, this wallet goes in rather nicely, it is very slim, rigid, and of course, it works nicely on your iPhone. Overall, the wallet is very well built, but functionally it falls short.
From a quality perspective, it is designed in the United Kingdom and made in China. It is of black leather that has no other information about it, and uses microfiber in the separation between the cards. The silicone dots on the back are a wonderful feature because they help prevent the wallet from sliding off an iPhone. We have previously talked about the MagSafe magnets themselves and how those magnets tend to strip off, but Mous has put these 166 Silicon dots on the back, therefore, even though the magnet may not be super strong, those dots would provide a grip that comes to bear when you are trying to take it off. It does not make it difficult, but it provides a better ideal of strength. The back is rigid and appears to carry the entire N45 magnetic array, which contributes to why it is heavier than most other MagSafe wallets. Also, has RFID in it, which is quite a drawback, but we have talked about why that gets a pass thing with MagSafe wallets. As with most MagSafe wallets, the use of microfiber is what provides the lining for card operation. So there is very little leather involved, as if you look closely behind the cards, you can see the leather topper ends and gets into a different material below. The same thing applies to the hard back which is metal and the microfiber. That helps contribute to the overall thinness of the wallet.
It is priced at $50. Two slots are a real bonus, but they do not function as well as they should, as they tend to stack making access to the rear card quite strenuous because the cards do not stagger. This means that you have to take this front card out or need a real digging to get to the back card. Still, the leather will stretch, so I believe three cards are doable, but the back slot becomes unusable pretty quickly, which would mean that the front slot will have to take all the cards. What I really like about this wallet is the addition of the silicon dots that provide a fantastic grip and offers a solution to all MagSafe wallets’ problem, that is helping prevent the stripping off. This wallet works with Mous’s phone cases, which they are famous for, and my wife has had one for several years with her phone, and she has a propensity to drop it.
The final score of the Mous MagSafe card holder is four for the quality, two for the price as it is on the lower end of what I would consider to be high, features score a four, I do like the two slots for access, but because the stack slots make card access difficult and limit the effective number of cards, usability scores a two; finally, perception scores a four. Mous produces amazing products with brilliant overall engineering, but the design is a little lacking. That gives it a final score of 31 out of 50.
We have a lot of other MagSafe wallet reviews coming or have been done, if interested, please check them out.