Great for people wearing suits? Mophie Hold Force Review – Modular iPhone 7/7 Plus Case Review

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Mophie deserves the credit for creating a simple modular case with the Hold Force system. However, they need to improve the accessories for this product because the Folio case fits like an old sock.

The Mophie Hold Force magnetic phone case system is very handy. In fact, if you’re a business person, I think this product should be on your shortlist for cases. Why? Because it works well for almost all business related events and occasions.

The Hold Force case itself isn’t too bad of a case but it won’t offer much in terms of drop protection when compared to other slim cases. The strength of the case comes from the magnetic back which allows you to attach a variety of different accessories to the back…if you have the cash for it. There is one accessory that I think is absolute garbage and I’ll elaborate on that in a bit.

At the time of this review, if you spend $80 dollars, you can get the wallet, folio, battery pack and case which would result in a the Mophie Hold Force getting a score of 4 Eh’s out of 5. If you’re just getting the case, than the score is 3.5 Eh’s out of 5. Basically, get the Hold Force system and not just the case. If you’re just looking for a case, check out the Top 10 guides on my website.

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The standout design feature for me is the giant rubbery piece on the back of the case. It greatly helps with the handling of the iPhone in your hand. I was able to overlook the reduced handling from the slick corners on the case because of the giant rubbery back.

The thickness of the Hold Force isn’t consistent as it is thicker at the corners than the sides. The polycarbonate edges are thicker than an ultra-thin case so it will be noticeable on the 7 Plus. The case fits well together as the rubber piece that contains the magnet in the middle of the case attaches to the polycarbonate pieces quite seamlessly.

The case will slide around easily when placed face first which isn’t great and the clear corners will show scratches easily. It isn’t as apparent as other cases because of the thickness of the corners.

For protection, the case isn’t drop-rated and the polycarbonate corners do not have any air pockets or TPU shock absorbing pads. The bottom of the iPhone is exposed to a higher degree than other case which isn’t great.

When it comes to accessing the iPhone, I had no issues with the buttons or the ports or the camera. One-handed usage is descent despite the slick corners because the edge of the case isn’t too rounded and your fingers have a bit of texture to dig in with the rubber back.

When it comes to the accessories, you currently have the option of a wallet, a folio and a powerstation plus mini. I believe the magnetic mount from the Mophie Juice Pack Air is going to work as well but don’t quote me on that. Out of the three accessories, I’d definitely stick with the small wallet and power bank. The power station plus mini looks like a normal power station but it is magnetized.

The unit charges via a micro-usb cable and plugs into your iPhone using a regular lightning cable. Or if you’re using a different device, you can pull of the lightning cable head and use the micro-usb output.

In my suit wearing days, there was no way I could use a battery case on a daily basis because it was way too big to fit in dress pants or suit jacket pockets. With this setup, I can actually keep both on me if I needed to without really having everything get in the way.

For me, the wallet accessory is a great setup for going out. If I’m out on a date or at a function, there’s a good chance I won’t need my Airmiles or business account cards. All I need is ID and a Credit/Debit card.

The last accessory is the folio case. In my opinion, Mophie needs to get rid of this product. Getting this product in the mail and looking at how it fits with the Hold Force case felt like a kick in the nuts.

The fit of the product is incredibly poor. Check out the end of the video for my rant on the accessory…/facepalm.

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Comments

Nicholas Economus says:

Another awesome review.

iKai says:

You deserve a lot more subs… keep up the good work! Much love from the Netherlands!

Jasper Kinder says:

Wait so the juice pack air had magnets in it that can be used with the magnetic battery pack and wallet?

Wilson Khor says:

Dont think magnet do goods on any phone…

Justin Allison says:

Aaron which slim protective case would you use everyday if that were the only case you wanted? I want it to feel like it's just the phone.

8 Lives says:

I just want a protective wallet case…..

SilliSika says:

I want to know what compass looks like while using that case lol 😂

Renzo Riga says:

Wallet case with weak magnets? No thanks…that's a recipe for disaster. Which leather case with integrated largish wallet would you recommend for iPhone 7+?

suyaaj says:

Nice comparisons for the folio case.

suyaaj says:

Awww. Monty's tired. Hope you both enjoyed the walk. I don't think I'd want a case like that. It looks okay though.

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