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willdude

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Jul 16, 2010
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Is there a good master list anywhere of cases with built-in MagSafe magnets? I'm on the market for one that'll hold well to a car mount, but can only find scattered information in these forums, or through various Google or Amazon searches.
 

MDinTV

macrumors newbie
Oct 5, 2020
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Same here. I like a case with a raised bezel around the screen for protection, as much or more than I like screen protectors. Not seeing many good options. Also, not seeing great options for dash, vent or other car mounting. Wondering if I can carefully cut out a circle from my favorite cases, Speck Presidio2 Grip, and have a MagSafe charger snap directly onto the back of the phone (thru the hole I’d be making in the case) for a secure mount?
 

willdude

macrumors regular
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Jul 16, 2010
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I bought a few off of Amazon to test out, since they had free returns. The non-MagSafe case I've been using is from ANLCQC, since it best fits my preference for a thin, clear case with minimal screen lip.

Proker MagSafe Case
Only minimally thicker than the ANLCQC, but a much taller screen lip. Didn't really care for the design, though.

RESTONE Clear Magnetic Case
Adds way too much thickness to the phone. And the sides are a bit rounded, which spoils the flat edges.

MagEasy Magnetic Case (from SwitchEasy)
Adds a bit of thickness, but feels good in the hand. The MagSafe ring is only a circle, lacking the "teardrop" magnet which is meant to orient it on MagSafe mounts. Though for the other cases and car mounts I tested, that orientation magnet doesn't seem strong enough to do much.

All 3 had a good, strong hold on a MagSafe car mount. But none fit my preference for a minimalist case, adding too much heft, so they'll all go back. I'll keep waiting for one of the slim case manufacturers to add built-in MagSafe.
 

jeans94621

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Jul 10, 2010
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I purchased this:FYY Case Compatible with iPhone 12/12 Pro 5G 6.1", 2-in-1 Magnetic Detachable Wallet Case [Wireless Charging Support] with Card Slots Folio Case for iPhone 12/12 Pro 5G 6.1"
This case works perfect with the MagSafe charger. The animations comes on when you place the charger. The wallet part of the case is a little bulky, however you can just use the case. It is good protection.
 

Htsi

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Oct 14, 2020
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Vaja makes one with MagSafe, but it’s too expensive for my taste.
 
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