Pitaka Sunset MagEZ Case 5 + Grip Vs MagEZ Case Pro 4 Review

Monday, February 19, 2024

In a world where technology constantly evolves, your iPhone 15 deserves the perfect companion to safeguard its sleek design and maximize its capabilities.

Meet the MagEZ Case 5 – an exceptionally slim case designed for the iPhone 15 Pro (6.1'') and iPhone 15 Pro Max (6.7''). It is available in two versions: the Moonrise MagEZ Case 5 model and the Sunset MagEZ Case 5 model, as showcased in the images.

Envision having the slimmest and most lightweight case for your iPhone 15 readily available. The MagEZ Case 5, with its ultra-thin 0.69mm profile and a mere weight of 13 grams, not only adds a touch of elegance to your iPhone but also provides a comfortable grip through its 3D texture. Made from aerospace-grade aramid fiber, it serves as a protective shield while preserving a stylish and sleek appearance.

The distinctive feature of the MagEZ Case 5 lies in its special coating (Amber Magnet Film), which not only encases the magnets in a transparent shell resembling amber but also seamlessly incorporates the MagSafe ring. The outcome? An airy light and caseless thin design that is lower in weight and thinner than its predecessor the MagEZ Case Pro 4. For reference, the MagEZ Case 5 is 0.75mm thin and 16 grams in weight, while the MagEZ Case Pro 4 is 1.65mm thin and 40 grams in weight.

The MagEZ Case Pro 4 comes with an elevated protective aluminum alloy lip to safeguard the camera bump. Unlike woven aramid, the case incorporates aramid fibers directly molded into it through a 3D injection molding process. Additionally, the MagEZ Case Pro 4 includes TPU reinforcement, enhancing its durability and heat resistance compared to the MagEZ Case 5. Adding a touch of luxury, the MagEZ Case Pro 4 features a combination of TPU and a genuine full-grain nappa leather liner, commonly found in premium car interiors.

The phone holder ring seen pictured, it's the MagEZ Grip, one of the slimmest and lightest aramid fiber phone rings in the market with MagSafe compatibility. MagEZ Grip weighs 31 grams and measures 4.3mm in thickness and 60mm in diameter, while the ring measures 25mm in diameter. The MagEZ Grip's body is constructed from thick aramid, while the ring is crafted from zinc alloy. 

MagEZ Grip is dual-purpose, doubling as both a finger grip and a phone stand. Compatible with MagSafe and MagEZ 2.0, the MagEZ Grip easily attaches to any MagSafe case, ensuring convenient attachment and removal. While it may be relatively heavier than other phone holder rings, the MagEZ Grip's robust construction ensures its durability, making it a long-lasting investment.

The MagEZ Case 5's built-in MagSafe magnet ensures not only compatibility with Apple's MagSafe accessories but also secures the phone magnetically to the case, minimizing the risk of detachment. Considering the new iPhone 15's titanium construction, contributing to its status as the lightest iPhone model ever, there's no need to weigh it down with a bulky case. Hence, the MagEZ Case 5 seamlessly complements the iPhone 15, serving as Pitaka's lightest case to date.

Compatibility is key – MagEZ Case 5 seamlessly integrates with MagSafe built-in magnets but also with the PITAKA line up including MagEZ 2.0 accessories such as the MagEZ Car Mount Lite/Pro, MagEZ Car Mount Pro 2, MagEZ Slider 1/2, and MagEZ Card Sleeve 2/3. 

The MagEZ Case 5 case is not compatible with MagEZ Wallet, MagEZ Wallet 2, MagEZ Mount, MagEZ Mount Qi, MagEZ Mount Qi Desktop, MagEZ Juice, and MagEZ Juice 2. In terms of materials, the MagEZ Case 5 uses aramid fiber, Fusion Weaving, and an aluminum alloy camera lip also found on the MagEZ Case Pro 4

MagEZ Case 5 Selling points
  • Heat resistance
  • Flame-retardant
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Slim profile
  • Screen edge protection

MagEZ Case 5 Potential deal breakers
  • Not as rugged
  • No drop resistance rating
  • Only 2 months warranty

MagEZ Case Pro 4 Selling points
  • Built-in NFC chip
  • Metal buttons
  • Compatible with iPhone 15 Pro (6.1''), iPhone 15 Pro Max (6.7''), iPhone 15 (6.1'')
  • and iPhone 15 Plus (6.7'')
  • More rugged than MagEZ Case 5
  • Nappa leather lining
  • Dedicated port cutouts
  • NFC compatible
  • Chamfered edge finish
  • Protective screen bezel

MagEZ Case Pro 4 Potential deal breakers
  • A bit heavier than MagEZ Case 5
  • No drop resistance rating
  • Only 2 months warranty
You can buy the MagEZ Case 5, MagEZ Grip and MagEZ Case Pro 4 from Pitaka. Check out the review of the Pitaka Galaxy S23 Ultra case.

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