The Pitaka MagEZ and Air cases turned out to be great accessories for the iPhone. Especially when you don’t want to thicken your equipment. MagEZ Pro is their complete opposite, and today we will look at this case.
Day to day usage
The first thing that catches your eye is the thickness because MagEZ Pro is closer to a case like Lifeproof or Lunatik Taktik Extreme. You can see that the main purpose is to protect the iPhone 12. The cover is massive and looks like it is made of two parts. The first is a base made of fairly thick plastic and the second is the back panel made of aramid fiber, which adds some style to the case.
This time there aren’t too many cutouts for buttons or ports. We’ll find only five. The majority are at the bottom for the user to use the Lightning port, and the speaker and microphone must not be covered. The mute switch is not covered, and the cut-out is deep enough, so there’s no problem with its constant use. The last one is placed on the back panel in the place where we can find the smartphone’s camera.
As mentioned before, there are no cutouts for the buttons, these are protected but easily accessible and work as they should. There are no problems with volume control or turning the iPhone 12 on / off. The same goes for using Apple Pay, double-pressing the power button works great.
MagEZ Pro is fully compatible with MagSafe. A special marking for a dedicated charger can be found inside the case, which is a great treatment compared to the original Apple cases or others where the tags are outside. The charger has no problems with detecting the device and charges its battery normally.
The front is slightly raised, which theoretically should translate into better screen protection when the phone unfortunately falls. I don’t think that’s the case, so I use tempered glass with the case. Since I have them, the iPhone 12 has not fallen once, but it’s better not to tempt fate because the repair costs will be astronomical. However, this does not change the fact that protection is minimal.
Should you buy it?
Pitaka MagEZ Pro is a breath of fresh air in the manufacturer’s portfolio. Perhaps it has fewer followers, but it’s good that another type of case is emerging. Predecessors are good and have more clout.
This type is aimed at physically active people who are not afraid that their smartphones might be damaged. A nice touch is the presence of aramid fiber, which is a distinctive feature of the product.
MagEZ Pro is great to use because of the accessibility of buttons, connectors, and ports. If you’re a gamer, it will help you better hold your gear, and the support for MagSafe is also an important aspect.
If you’re concerned about your iPhone, consider buying it, and if not, take a look at the basic version of MagEZ or Air.