TwelveSouth continues their elegant design efforts with their new SurfacePad, designed for the Apple iPhone 6. It is thin and offers great protection for the front and the back of the iPhone 6, while still being the closest thing you will get if you want to have a naked iPhone 6. TwelveSouth have been making uber-cool accessories for Apple products for a while now, and have not failed in delivering a product that is worth showing off in public without compromising on functionality.
The SurfacePad is not new, as we used one previously with the iPhone 5S and even the iPad; made of premium quality, buttery soft Napa leather jacket, it is designed to protect the iPhone 6 without adding bulk and weight. It is astonishingly light and even with the protection it offers the external side of the iPhone 6, the inside is not left out with a soft inside that will protect your iPhone 6 screen from scratches, should you put it in the same pocket as where your keys would normally go. The design element continues with the elegant stitching around the case, in a similar styling to what you would find on a Rolls Royce for example.
When it comes to the functionality, TwelveSouth managed to include two handy card slots for keeping your frequently used cards such as drivers licence or if you are in the UK, you could place your Oyster card there as a temporary placement before the arrival of Apple Pay. For further functionality, you can flex the back, turning into a hands-free display stand for watching movies, Skype calls or other activities that would utilize such positioning. The SurfacePad is available for both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in your choice of Black, Red, White and the beautiful new Camel.
What downsides does it have? you make ask; When taking pictures, the folio front cover would block the camera, so you would need to move it out of the way when using your main camera, otherwise, it is really difficult to find something wrong with the SurfacePad.