Logitech TidyTilt Review: Best iPhone 5S Case For iPad Smart Case Fans
I’ve always thought that the coolest iPhone cases provide the expected protection for your smartphone, but go beyond that to add extended functionality. Microsoft (MSFT) pulled that kind of trick off when it released the TouchType covers for its Surface tablets.
The TidyTilt designers thought outside the box to make something unique but innovative when compared to typical iPhone 5s accessories. Drawing inspiration from Apple’s smart cover for the iPad, TidyTilt has a flexible magnetic cover that folds to provide a stable support stand for the iPhone.
That folding cover also serves as secure ear bud management –wrap the cable around it to prevent tangling and keep the ear buds safely attached to the back of the iPhone. And that magnetic panel also makes it possible to stick the iPhone to metal surfaces, keeping it at eye level while being hands free.
The result is a case that largely lives up to the hype. It’s certainly the best iPhone 5s case if you use your smartphone for multimedia (watching movies or FaceTiming). It seems durable, and, like Apple’s smart cover, the magnets hold the device and stand securely in position. The ability to stick your iPhone on a vertical surface is genius.
In practice, I ran into one minor snag. If you’re a fan of stainless steel appliances, that magnetic mount may not work and this might not be the best iPhone 5s case choice for you. I have a Samsung (SSNLF) stainless steel refrigerator and no such luck for me, although I can confirm that the TidyTilt magnetic mount holds the iPhone solidly when used on most metal surfaces. If in doubt, try a magnet — if it sticks, TidyTilt will too.