Peak Design is best known for impeccably designed travel bags for photographers and outdoor adventurers. The company's newest offering, however, is a little different. It's a modular ecosystem of accessories — meaning cases, mounts, chargers, wallet, tripod and other accessories — that work with the iPhone 12's new MagSafe system. It's called Mobile by Peak Design and it's currently on Kickstarter.
The system starts, just like Moment's modular system, with a smartphone case. There are magnets on the back of the case, which the company calls its "SlimLink" connector, that all its accessories lock onto. There's also an adhesive that you can add to other smartphone cases, in case you don't want give up the case you already have. According to the company, there will be cases for non-iPhone smartphones, too.
Each compatible accessory in Peak Design's Mobile ecosystem has either a soft-lock or a hard-lock. The soft-lock accessories magnetically stick to the smartphone case (just like MagSafe), which are reserved for chargers and quick-attach accessories, like its minimalist wallet. The hard-lock accessories, like its bike mount, have an additional physical catch or lock to ensure that it won't get detached.
Peak Design is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for Mobile, which has already been a huge success, achieving over 10x its goal of $100,000. Peak Design expects the Mobile system to start shipping this coming Spring.