Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem

Gear Diary is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn More.

The Lowdown

After testing out the Everyday Case and many of the accessories from the Peak Design Mobile ecosystem, I can say that I remain a huge fan of Peak Design’s sense of product design and craftsmanship. They know how to make a great-looking, multifunctional product that’s built to last.

Overall
5

Pros

  • Beautiful design aesthetic
  • Multifunctional accessories
  • Well-made with quality materials
  • Cases provide protection while remaining slim

Cons

Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem Listen to this article

Peak Design, known for its high-quality bags and camera accessories, has knocked it out of the park with its new line of mobile phone accessories made for both iPhone and Samsung smartphones. Peak Design Mobile is a line of cases and accessories made for all your adventures.

A collection of Peak Design Mobile accessories

My first introduction to Peak Design was through their Everyday Backpack, a beautifully crafted and endlessly configurable bag; once I reviewed it, I knew that this was a brand to keep an eye on.

They gave a damn about their product design and quality, and it shows with their latest line, Peak Design Mobile, a line of accessories that pair with Apple and Samsung smartphones.

Everyday Case

Peak Design has made an excellent Everyday Case for both iPhone and Samsung phones; while these cases seamlessly connect with all of the accessories in the Peak Design Mobile ecosystem, they aren’t required for every item.

The Everyday case is a slim case that offers great protection while offering a nice look and SlimLink mounting technology.

Peak Design Everyday Case

The Everyday Case

I will be reviewing the iPhone 13 Pro Max version of the Everyday Case for this article, so any measurements and feedback relate to my experience with that particular case.

The Everyday Case has a 2.4mm profile with a protective rubberized bumper; the rear of the case is wrapped in a grey nylon canvas shell. There’s a protective lip around the screen and camera lenses, ensuring that you won’t accidentally scratch your screen or lens when putting the phone down, and it’s rated for about 6′ of drop protection.

The SlimLink connector is recessed into the rear of the case, and it functions as a combination magnetic and mechanical lock. With the Everyday Case on, you can instantly connect to all of Peak Design’s mounts, chargers, and accessories. What’s impressive is that it’s even compatible with Apple MagSafe chargers and accessories!

The Everyday Case with Loop

The Everyday Case with Loop

The Everyday Case is available in two versions; the standard version retails for $39.95. Another version with a flat-stowing finger loop for added grip and security, known as the Everyday Case with Loop, retails for $49.95.

They also have an adhesive-backed Universal Adapter with a SlimLink connector that works with all phones for $29.95.

The Everyday Case with Loop

The Everyday Case with Loop

The Everyday Case with Loop in the author's hand

The Everyday Case with Loop

I enjoyed both versions of the Everyday Case. I appreciated the design of the Loop, and while I found that I didn’t use it often, I loved how it folded away flat so that when I put my phone down, it wasn’t all wobbly like it would be with other Loop or Pop Socket-style cases. My phone felt protected the entire time, and it also worked with my MagSafe charger, which is a huge bonus.

Peak Design has a slew of accessories that work with their SlimLink connector, including:

Mounts:

Lifestyle Accessories:

Peak Design was kind enough to send a few of these items my way for testing as part of this review, and I can honestly say that they have outdone themselves.

Wireless Charging Stand

The Wireless Charging Stand is made out of precision-machined anodized aluminum (and has the weight to prove it) with a friction hinge that allows you to adjust your viewing angle. The weight of the stand allows for one-handed phone removal, which can be an issue with some charging stands due to the magnets that hold the phone in place.

Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem

The Wireless Charging Stand

The stand also folds flat, allowing you to pack it away easily for travel. It doesn’t come with a USB-C charger, though, so you’ll need to supply your own or buy one of Peak Design’s.

Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem

The Wireless Charging Stand

ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

The Wireless Charging Stand retails for $79.99.

Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem

The Wireless Charging Stand

Wall Mount

The Wall Mount is a very simple low-profile adhesive-backed square designed to be installed anywhere in your home where you could use a phone mount. It works with both the Peak Design cases or MagSafe phones/cases.

Mobile by Peak Design Wall Mount

The Wall Mount will hold your phone in both portrait or landscape mode, and it can be attached/detached with one hand.

The wall mount is available in charcoal and white to complement a wide variety of wall surfaces and retails for $24.95.

Mobile Tripod

The Mobile Tripod is a nifty accessory made of precision-machined anodized aluminum. It can be used as a simple kickstand or a tripod for on-the-go photography. It’s a super-slim accessory that connects to your Everyday Case or MagSage phone/case via magnet.

Mobile Tripod

The Mobile Tripod

The arms of the tripod swing out into a three-legged configuration or a single-legged kickstand, and you can hold your phone in either portrait mode or landscape.

Mobile Tripod

The Mobile Tripod

It’s an excellent accessory to take with you on a day out when you know you’ll be taking some great photos, and it even comes with a travel pouch! While $79.95 may seem like a steep retail price on the surface, you need to try it yourself to believe that it’s worth every penny!

728x90
Mobile Tripod in storage pouch

The Mobile Tripod

Creator Kit

The Creator Kit is the perfect solution to unlock your full mobile photography potential. This mount allows you to connect your phone (Everyday Case required) to tripods, GoPro mounts, 1/4″ -20 mounts, as well as the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip.

Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem

The Creator Kit

The Creator Kit allows you to leave your DSLR (or mirrorless camera, in my case) home for the day and still allows you to get creative with your mobile phone when you’re on the go. It is a great solution for vloggers and social media magnates who need to get the perfect shot every time.

Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem

The Creator Kit

The Creator Kit can attach to the SlimLink connection in either portrait or landscape mode and retails for $49.95.

Mobile Stand Wallet

The Mobile Stand Wallet is an excellent accessory for minimalists who want to carry their cards or ID with their phone and not in a separate wallet.

Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem

Everyday Case plus the Stand Wallet

Made of durable, weatherproof nylon canvas, the Stand Wallet can hold up to 7 cards and will not de-magnetize your credit cards or hotel key cards. The wallet gets its name because it has a friction hinge that can be opened to hold your phone at any angle, like a kickstand.

The phone can stand up in portrait or landscape mode, and the wallet works with the Everyday Case or any MagSafe phone/case. The Stand Wallet retails for $59.95.

Peak Design Mobile Collection Review: A Premier Smartphone Accessory Ecosystem

Everyday Case plus the Stand Wallet

After testing out the Everyday Case and many of the accessories from the Peak Design Mobile ecosystem, I can say that I remain a huge fan of Peak Design’s sense of product design and craftsmanship. They know how to make a great-looking, multifunctional product that’s built to last.

Peak Design makes high-end products, and they haven’t lost their step with their entry into the mobile accessory market. I would highly recommend the Everyday Case and the various Mobile accessories to any mobile photographer who appreciates stylish, well-made products.

The Peak Design Mobile Collection is available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer Supplied review sample

What I Like: Beautiful design aesthetic; Multifunctional accessories; Well-made with quality materials; Cases provide protection while remaining slim

What Needs Improvement: Nothing I could find!

728x90

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Thanks for your support!


About the Author

Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.