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Bullstrap MagSafe Wallet Review: Like Apple but better leather

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Bullstrap has made a name for itself with quality leather goods. Its latest MagSafe wallet looks great, but it doesn’t offer any innovation other than recreating Apple’s original design.

MagSafe debuted with the iPhone 12 line and was later brought into the iPhone 13 lineup. With MagSafe, users can attach wallets to their phones, attach their phones to holders, attach a magnetic battery pack, or charge from a power outlet.

Accessory makers have continued to innovate in this space, releasing wave after wave of matching accessories. Bullstrap has an excellent selection of cases that support MagSafe, but here we are checking out the company’s portfolio.

Gorgeous leather, cloned design

Bullstrap uses high-quality, high-grain leather for its MagSafe wallet. Whole grain is the highest quality leather, while top grain is the second highest grade.

What makes it different is removing the outer layer of the skin, making it thinner. For such a small accessory, a thin piece of leather is necessary to slim down to size.

Using Bullstrap’s MagSafe Leather Wallet Without Cover

It has a luxurious exterior and will age great with use. We’ve seen how the Bullstrap leather wallet is progressing, and the wallet will be the same.

The leather is sewn around the perimeter, leaving the hole at the top for inserting cards. The Bullstrap has an internal tension clip to hold the cards, so even if you put one or two cards in it, they won’t fall out.

Remove my Apple Card from Bullstrap wallet

Remove our Apple Card from Bullstrap wallet

Around the back is a hole used to release cards. Of course, it contains the required internal magnets used to connect to MagSafe on the back of the iPhone or a MagSafe compatible case.

If the design sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a semi-carbon version of Apple’s MagSafe Wallet, albeit with better leather.

Apple's MagSafe Wallet vs. Bullstrap's

Apple’s MagSafe Wallet vs. Bullstrap’s

There is nothing inherently wrong with simulating the design of Apple’s wallet, and Bullstrap is certainly not the first to do so. We just hope it offers something that differentiates itself.

Bullstrap could have increased the thickness a bit and allowed three cards to be stored. Perhaps he could have tweaked the design to give it a smoother, no-sew look.

Anything that makes it unique other than the leather used.

iPhone 13 Pro camera bump…

Once again, the iPhone 13 Pro’s massive camera bump is causing problems.

The wallet does not fit

That wallet won’t fit

The wallet can’t lie flat when paired with an iPhone 13 Pro compatible case – like Bullstrap’s MagSafe-enabled case. It hits the bump, leaving a small gap between the wallet and the case itself.

This gap can slightly weaken the magnetic attraction, resulting in an inadvertently high probability of being empty.

There are, fortunately, ways to avoid this problem, and we can’t mistake Bullstrap for the problem at hand. It’s the same dimensions as the Apple Wallet, so whether it’s streamed or not will depend on the case you’re using.

You can also use the wallet without the cover. In such cases, it fits perfectly and has absolutely no problems.

We’ve tested a few cases with this issue, but it seems especially egregious that Bullstrap doesn’t guarantee compatibility with its own set of cases.

As a reminder, this issue is only present on iPhone 13 Pro. MagSafe wallets are just one of the many accessories that encounter an occasional issue with the bulky camera module.

Should you buy a Bullstrap MagSafe wallet?

This is a tough recommendation. The wallet itself is exceptionally beautiful, with high-quality leather that beats Apple’s offering.

At the same time, it offers nothing unique other than the materials used.

Bullstrap MagSafe Leather Wallet

Bullstrap MagSafe Leather Wallet

Apple’s MagSafe Wallet costs the same as Bullstrap’s but has additional integration with the Find My app. However, this integration is poor, and likely not a compelling selling point for most users.

Feel confident choosing the Bullstrap MagSafe Wallet if you prefer its “rough and checkered” leather look to Apple’s waxy finishes, but don’t expect it to offer anything we haven’t seen before.

  • Gorgeous look, grain leather
  • More solid look than Apple Wallet
  • Full support for MagSafe
  • Just copy the Apple design
  • No support for Find My
  • Fitting Problems on iPhone 13 Pro

Rating: 3 out of 5

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