Twelve South Debuts New SurfacePad Case for iPhone X

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Twelve South today announced the launch of a new SurfacePad case for the iPhone X, expanding its popular SurfacePad design to Apple's latest flagship iPhone.

The SurfacePad is a folio-style case, but rather than being bulky like most cases with this design, it's ultra thin because it attaches to the back of an iPhone using Twelve South's "SurfaceGrip" technology.

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Basically, SurfaceGrip is an adhesive that lets you remove and reapply the SurfacePad to the iPhone X over and over again without losing tackiness.

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The SurfacePad offers front and back protection with its leather back and microfiber-lined leather cover, which also happens to have slots to hold two credit cards. A cutout at the back leaves the camera exposed so there's no interference with taking pictures, and the sides and bottom of the device are also left uncovered.

Like all SurfacePad cases, the SurfacePad for iPhone X's cover can be folded back and arranged into a stand for the device.

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Twelve South has added a few features that are exclusive to the iPhone X, including automatic sleep/wake functionality when opening or closing the front flap and a new full-grain leather that Twelve South says will last longer and will develop a rich patina.

The SurfacePad for iPhone X is available in black, cognac, and deep teal, with the latter two being colors unique to iPhone X. It can be purchased for $49.99 from the Twelve South website.

Top Rated Comments

justperry Avatar
38 months ago




The SurfacePad offers total device protection with its leather back and microfiber-lined leather cover, which also happens to have slots to hold two credit cards. A cutout at the back leaves the camera exposed so there's no interference with taking pictures, and the sides and bottom of the device are also left uncovered.

This doesn't make sense.
It's totally protected but the sides and bottom are not protected so it's BS.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
38 months ago
"Total protection"
Here's to hoping Twelve South never makes condoms.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bmustaf Avatar
38 months ago
Yeah, when a manufacturer press release is lifted and put directly into the "article" as "news" without any actual thought or critical view it impugns the credibility.

This should be clearly marked as advertising/promotion/a press release and not an actual piece of news.

This doesn't make sense.
It's totally protected but the sides and bottom are not protected so it's BS.

Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclo Avatar
38 months ago

This doesn't make sense.
It's totally protected but the sides and bottom are not protected so it's BS.

I phrased this badly, what I meant was front and back, and I've updated with clearer wording. Thank you for calling me out on it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
38 months ago

I think you’re being slightly pedantic. It Means the case is protecting the display AND the back of the phone entirely without any exposure in those area’s. Obviously there are cut outs for the lighting port, camera and buttons for accessibility.

No, I am not pedantic, the glass back and display are not protected from the side, one drop on a concrete floor brings terror.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
38 months ago
I'm sure there are lots of people out there who like them, but the screen flap on these folio style cases drives me nuts.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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