Twelve South Launches Updated BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad for 2018 iPhones

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Twelve South today announced updated versions of its BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad case accessories, which were built to fit the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.


BookBook combines an iPhone shell case with a wallet case that can hold five cards, and includes a pocket for cash. The case also folds into a display stand for hands-free usage, and if you ever want to remove the iPhone from the wallet, the separate shell case keeps protecting the smartphone.

BookBook comes in black and cognac, and costs $59.99 for the iPhone XS version, and $69.99 for the iPhone XS Max and XR versions.


Journal has many of the same features as BookBook, but with a straightforward leather design. This case is available in black and cognac as well, priced at $69.99 for the iPhone XS version, and $79.99 for the iPhone XS Max and XR versions.

Lastly, SurfacePad provides more minimal coverage for the iPhone. It protects the front and back of the smartphone, but doesn't included a separate shell case that can be detached. SurfacePad has two card slots, a viewing stand, and provides wake/sleep functionality on the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max.


SurfacePad is available in black, cognac, and a deep teal. All versions of the case for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR run for $59.99, but as of writing the XR SurfacePad is temporarily out of stock, with more expected for next week.

Twelve South has released a few new products recently, including an updated CaddySack, new Journal cases for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and a new Qi wireless charger called the PowerPic.

Article Link: Twelve South Launches Updated BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad for 2018 iPhones
 

T-R-S

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TS products are way over priced - you can but excellent great quality on Amazon for a fraction of the price.
$60 or $70 for a $10.00 phone case LOL!!!
 

tridley68

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Now they just need to produce a Book Book case for my newly purchased I pad pro.
 

cfurlin

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Utter crap. The moment you put cards in it, the thing won’t close flat. Not even close. Don’t waste your money.
 

Mengels7

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I was so close to ordering one until I realized there's no easy way to take a photo with that thing on. You fold the case back and voila the camera is covered up.
 

ZipZap

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I received the journal for the New Air/Pro. The leather is nice. The zipper seems less than ideal.

If you have not already noted there is a reason there is no picture of the Journal head on. If there was you would see that their are straps and that the steps are wide and stand out. The prevent the Air from closing. In addition, there is a GIANT tag just below the keyboard and one at the top. The one by the keyboard is distracting.

Finally, there really is no new Journal for the 2018 Air. Its for the MacBook Pro 13. When the Air is inserted you can clearly see the taper as the zipper sorta curves the cover. The Air also moves inside.

If all you want to do is carry the Air in style, its perfect. But using the MacBook inside the case is going to be annoying.
 
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mattopotamus

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I don't get the BookBook. How many people who buy the latest, high tech phone want to put it in a fake book cover?
There is definitely a market for it. Lots of people want to combine their phone/wallets into one case.

I’ve considered it simply for when I go to the airport.
 

LethalOptical

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Have the BookBook for my TB Pro & enjoy it for what it is, a leather case that can be fully zipped. Its unsuspecting at a quick glance & a nice novelty, Im waiting for one to come out for the new Ipad Pro.
 

Lioness~

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I received the journal for the New Air/Pro. The leather is nice. The zipper seems less than ideal.

If you have not already noted there is a reason there is no picture of the Journal head on. If there was you would see that their are straps and that the steps are wide and stand out. The prevent the Air from closing. In addition, there is a GIANT tag just below the keyboard and one at the top. The one by the keyboard is distracting.

Finally, there really is no new Journal for the 2018 Air. Its for the MacBook Pro 13. When the Air is inserted you can clearly see the taper as the zipper sorta curves the cover. The Air also moves inside.

If all you want to do is carry the Air in style, its perfect. But using the MacBook inside the case is going to be annoying.
How much does it weighs? I was considering it for my MacBook Air 2018.

I asked them and never got a reply, so I decided to buy another sleeve from Radtech again, when it comes. Have a few of their stuff.
Just curious about the weight. Probably more than I want to carry, I thought.
Thanks for your review, doesn't seem to be ideal for MBA and me then.
 
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