Case roundup for the iPhone 12 Pro Max
As usual for my case roundups, I'll cover a variety of styles, with most (though not all) samples supplied by MobileFun, kind people that they are. See their complete range of iPhone 12 / 12 Pro cases and covers. See also Noreve's iPhone case range here. And [Update] see Box.co.uk's iPhone 12 Pro Max cases here.
But on with the individual cases, each link goes to the relevant product page, of course.
Of note is that Apple introduced 'MagSafe' magnets to this year's iPhones, with the result that official Apple cases also have circular MagSafe features - and the prices have gone up again, with the Apple cases now being £49 (in the UK). Almost fifty quid for a case!
Far better to pay a quarter (or less) the price and get a simpler affair from a third party. OK, you won't get a 'cool' MagSafe animation when you put the case on - but Qi charging still works through all of these designs (I use it nightly), it turns out you really don't need magnets after all if you're happy centring the phone on a Qi pad yourself (you can still 'feel' when the magnets are centred).
Smoked black, rather than opaque black, this is a protective and understated option. You don't get to see the colour of your iPhone, but you do get some extra grip from the smooth TPU.
As usual with Ringke, there are the raised top and bottoms, though only on the front face this time - the back is completely flat. But perhaps for a professional this might add to the style in the office?
The button covers are top notch and feel just right, an area where other cases let the user down.
Not the cheapest Ringke case in this roundup, but fair value for money - you're getting quality materials.
It's been quite a journey to get here, but we arrive at my all round favourite case from this roundup. Everything, repeat everything about it is perfect.
Tough TPU with reinforced corners and face drop protection? Check. Twin lanyard holes? Check. Clear finish that shows the character of your iPhone? Check. Button covers and general feel? Top notch.
Price? Cheapest in this round-up, which makes no sense. If clear cases are your preference then look no further, this is the Rolls Royce and is dirt cheap. I just don't know how Ringke do it.
NB. This case is from Amazon UK, not MobileFun, despite the latter being a Ringke dealer. And no, I don't know why they don't stock this!
[Edit: see below for an updated version of this 'perfect' case!]