Today we take a hands-on look at the latest Cyrill Kajuk MagSafe wallet. For those unfamiliar, Cyrill offers much of the same build quality and affordable prices on your iPhone cases and accessories as your sister brand Spigen – one of the most popular choices among consumers and from 9 to 5 readers in the price range. Introducing Cyrill’s new collection of cases for iPhone 14 in September, as well as getting down to business with your previous generation box options. Coming away impressed last year led us to want to take a closer look at their latest MagSafe wallet known as the Kajuk, and you’ll find all of our impressions below as part of the latest Tested with 9to5toys feature.
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Handy with the Cyrill Kajuk MagSafe Wallet
The Cyrill Kajuk MagSafe Wallet is a simple and accurate solution for people looking to magnetically attach some of their most important cards to their most important piece of EDC. It’s compatible with all iPhone 14 series devices, and like the rest of the MagSafe gear, it’ll also work with Apple’s older iPhone 12 and 13 phones.
The Kajuk is constructed from vegan leather and is made to hold your two cards (you can fit three in there, but it’s a tight fit). It provides a secure magnetic connection to your device and also includes a security strap in case someone or something bumps into your device wallet, leaving it dangling from your phone instead of on the ground and possibly disappearing forever.
It also includes a set of small card grip stickers that you can apply to your bank cards and IDs to make them easier to take out. I was unwilling to stick things on my credit card and was able to take them out and put them in. the wallet is fine without them, but they are there if you need them.
The Cyrill Kajuk MagSafe Wallet comes in black and cream with an MSRP of $33. However, they are easily available in the brand’s official Amazon store from $26 shipped.
Here’s a closer look at the spec sheet:
- Stylish vegan leather design made to hold up to 2 cards.
- Are you worried that the wallet will fall off? Use our wallet tag to secretly tie it to your case so you never lose your wallet.
- Strong magnet inserted inside the wallet for secure attachment to your MagSafe phone case.
- 5 card retention stickers are included to help remove your card more easily.
- Made for all MagSafe devices
The Cyrill Kajuk MagSafe Wallet actually tops its payout for me. I’ve had the chance to test more than a few models over the years, and there’s something about it that feels like it should be closer to $30 or $40 instead of the $26 you can rate them for.
The animal friendly vegan leather (polyurethane leather to be exact) actually looks more like the real thing with the Kajuk. It has the usual plastic feel you’ll find in most PU leather accessories, but in this case much less – it has a slightly droopy kind of texture that actually makes it feel more like real leather in my hands than some of the the competition there is.
The actual card slot panel is attached to the magnetic back with visible stitching which adds some aesthetic interest to the design for me, while the back and the small opening adorned with the Cyrill logo present a vibe similar to the soft suede The rear fabric clearly won’t be visible when attached to the back of your MagSafe device, but it’s nice to know there’s a luxurious material pressed against the expensive iPhone 14 while the front opening (which also doubles as a finger space to help convince your cards) delightfully breaks the image of PU leather.
From a functional standpoint, the Cyrill Kajuk MagSafe Wallet does what it says on the tin, easily carrying up to three traditional bank or ID cards (more like two comfortably) with the aforementioned handy opening at the bottom for easy entry and exit.
You may have also noticed the strap that hangs from the bottom of the wallet; this is hit or miss for me. It’s used to go through the charging port opening at the bottom of the case, between the back of the case and the phone with a rubber tab as a kind of added security mechanism in case the magnetic connection gets loose. break for one reason or another. It’s a good idea and it works in practice, I just don’t really like the idea or the look of the strap that wraps around the bottom of my case. Having said that, it’s a much better trade off than accidentally losing your credit card and/or ID because the MagSafe Wallet was dropped in a crowd or otherwise and you can always store it behind the wallet.
In the end, the Cyrill Kajuk MagSafe Wallet presents a clean and solid solution for people looking to introduce a magnetic wallet to their iPhone 12, 13 or 14 device. There are no bells and whistles or anything in the tech/innovation department to write home about, but it’s an affordable option that looks and feels better than it should for the price, all while coming from a brand with a pedigree you can trust in the price range.