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Old Nov 6, 2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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Twelve South Launches SurfacePad Case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus




Popular Apple accessory company Twelve South today introduced a new addition to its line of SurfacePad cases, the SurfacePad for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The leather case is designed for ultimate portability, with an ultra thin folding design and the ability to transform into a hands-free display stand.

The SurfacePad case attaches to the back of the iPhone using the company's "SurfaceGrip technology", which Twelve South claims to allow the removal and reattachment of the case repeatedly.

With two separate slots for credit cards in the front cover, the case bills itself as a companion of sorts to Apple's new Apple Pay feature.
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The inside front cover of SurfacePad for iPhone 6 has two slots for cards. Thanks to Apple Pay and Passbook, you can keep your bank cards and tickets on your iPhone and your ID and transit cards in your SurfacePad. Or simply use the slots for an occasional night on the town with your ID and Bank Card. SurfacePad's two card slots are the perfect complement to your new lighter Apple Pay world.

Fun new features and the big, beautiful Retina HD display give you so many reasons to use iPhone 6 hands-free, that a case without a stand is not an option anymore. Fortunately, SurfacePad's built-in stand is perfect for watching movies, hanging out with friends on FaceTime, and taking timed group photos. Flex the back of SurfacePad to put iPhone into display mode, and you'll be ready for hands-free selfies, watching game highlights at the bar or catching a TED Talk in your favorite coffee shop.
The SurfacePad for iPhone 6 is the latest iteration in a long line of SurfacePad cases for Apple products. The company announced a case for the iPad Mini earlier in the year, and already makes cases for older model iPhones and MacBooks.

SurfacePad for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is available in Black, Red, White, and Camel. It can be purchased on the Twelve South website at $39.99 for the iPhone 6 model and $49.99 for the iPhone 6 Plus.

Article Link: Twelve South Launches SurfacePad Case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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Their website is being hammered. Been trying to order for a little while with no success.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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Don't we have Apple Pay now? :P
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 10:47 AM   #4
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No edge protection? No thanks. But it looks nice
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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So it is that easy to bribe this website to advertise stuff.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 10:52 AM   #6
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Having had this for my 5S I couldn't wait for the 6 version. Is not really for protection though, more for the look of it.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 10:55 AM   #7
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Credit Cards? Apple Pay is handling all that (If only).
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:02 AM   #8
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I've yet to find somewhere to use Apple Pay
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:02 AM   #9
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Don't we have Apple Pay now? :P
Yes we do, but you still gotta carry your drivers license at the least
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:02 AM   #10
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From the Amazon reviews on the 5/5S version, it looks like it is cheaply made. Unsure if they fixed the quality issues or not. If someone buys this, please let us know. I'm hesitant to buy until I hear if the issues are fixed.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:03 AM   #11
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Cute idea, but no protection for the phone, really. If they upgrade it with some form of edge protection, then maybe I would be interested. Looks like a beta fashion accessory more than anything else to me.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:04 AM   #12
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So how does this differ from the (very very nice) Bella Fino from Pad & Quill? http://www.padandquill.com/bella-fin...ne-6-plus.html

Seems something of a copycat to me, with fewer slots and less edge protection (though the Bella Fino lacks protection at one corner too).

My first BookBook case from 12 South held up admirably; my second fell apart quickly. Both provided good protection, though I've never been fond of the cutesie "book" styling and would hope for an alternative that is as functional but not too bulky (which is the rap on Pad & Quill's other offerings, which encase the phone in a very beautiful but size-increasing wooden cradle).

Suggestions from the community would be welcome... My requirements are:

o Edge and corner protection for the phone
o Wallet functionality (pockets for cards & bills)
o Screen protection... i.e., a flap that covers the screen to prevent damage and for privacy
o Leather (the real thing, no "PU" crap) or other quality material
o Robust construction
o Not too bulky
o Classy looks

The Bella Fino would be perfect were it not for the camera-corner vulnerability. This new 12 South case lacks edge protection all around.

Sigh.

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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:05 AM   #13
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One more card holder and this would be perfect for me.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:06 AM   #14
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Cute idea, but no protection for the phone, really. If they upgrade it with some form of edge protection, then maybe I would be interested. Looks like a beta fashion accessory more than anything else to me.
It's not really for "protection", I see plenty of people use their phone naked and don't really give a damn if it's damaged.

Not everyone is neurotic about protecting their phone... I'm not one of those people...
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:07 AM   #15
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I thought this was the SurfacePad

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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:10 AM   #16
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These look nice... and so does this:
http://www.padandquill.com/bella-fin...ne-6-plus.html

Maybe I'll ask for one for Christmas for my iPhone 6+ which will arrive on the 11th (just got the shipment notification today - finally.)
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:28 AM   #17
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Hmm, isn't the screen getting stretch over time, with the card rubbing on it?
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:34 AM   #18
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I've yet to find somewhere to use Apple Pay
try starbucks, mcdonalds, walgreens, or whole foods. if none of those exist near you, try relocating.

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So it is that easy to bribe this website to advertise stuff.
how is a product PR release a "bribe"? what thing of value is MR receiving in order to publish it? nothing. hits are generated, but thats a side effect of publishing a news blip on a popular accessory company, not a bribe.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:38 AM   #19
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Too much. I was thing more around the $20 - $25 range.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:44 AM   #20
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So it is that easy to bribe this website to advertise stuff.
I think you're misusing the word bribe here. In fact, I am certain.

The case is okay but I actually do wonder about the cards hitting the screen all of the time. Also, I need one more slot. I would still carry my bank card, license, and one credit card on me.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:46 AM   #21
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So how is this better than the wallet cases I see on Amazon that hold FOUR cards, can act as a stand, and actually offer some edge protection for the phone?

For under 20 bucks?
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So how does this differ from the (very very nice) Bella Fino from Pad & Quill? http://www.padandquill.com/bella-fin...ne-6-plus.html

Seems something of a copycat to me, with fewer slots and less edge protection (though the Bella Fino lacks protection at one corner too).

My first BookBook case from 12 South held up admirably; my second fell apart quickly. Both provided good protection, though I've never been fond of the cutesie "book" styling and would hope for an alternative that is as functional but not too bulky (which is the rap on Pad & Quill's other offerings, which encase the phone in a very beautiful but size-increasing wooden cradle).

Suggestions from the community would be welcome... My requirements are:

o Edge and corner protection for the phone
o Wallet functionality (pockets for cards & bills)
o Screen protection... i.e., a flap that covers the screen to prevent damage and for privacy
o Leather (the real thing, no "PU" crap) or other quality material
o Robust construction
o Not too bulky
o Classy looks

The Bella Fino would be perfect were it not for the camera-corner vulnerability. This new 12 South case lacks edge protection all around.

Sigh.
I recently bought this case:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've been using it for the last 2 weeks and I love it. It's made from real leather and has slots for 3 cards. The only drawback is that it took about a month to ship from Italy. It's a little bulkier than my old Book Book or the last cheap wallet phone I bought on Amazon, but maybe that's just because the phone is so much larger. The construction is pretty sturdy too. If you don't mind waiting for it to ship, I highly recommend it.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:55 AM   #23
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I've yet to find somewhere to use Apple Pay
It's going to be a while before it's widely available. I use it at Petco but if you don't have pets you probably don't go there often. Panera has Apple Pay support, along with tasty food! Cheap places like McDonalds and Subway also. Walgreens seem to be everywhere nowadays. I actually shopped at CVS before Apple Pay but have decided to switch to Walgreens instead. Same stuff, similar prices. I use it at Wegmans too but I think they're an East Coast grocery store, not sure where you live.

A good way to find other places (Beyond the "official" Apple Pay stores) is to download the MasterCard Nearby app, it shows locations on a map that support NFC payments.
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Until I can store my government-issued ID on my phone and or use Apple Pay to directly send someone small amounts of cash, I'll still need a wallet. It would also be nice to use TouchID to unlock my car and my house so I don't have to carry keys. But considering that there are still a few places left that only take cash, and also vending machines and other things, I think my wallet probably isn't going anywhere for the next several years. Not even to mention the lack of NFC terminals in the US. Replacing keys is also tricky because I still have an office key, building key, mailbox key, and hell, even a key to get into the printer room.

Anyway, at least my wallet *should* get thinner over time, and with the iPhone getting so thin, maybe a wallet case is the way to go in the future.
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Per the usual, slow relevant iNews. Time to make easy money for tacky ads in the front page.
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