We're not entirely sure about how stylish this Cloak really is. The silicon covering that sheilds the iPad feels flimsy, and the pop out portrait stand is not too attractive when you turn the case on its side. At least when you close the flap, the iPad is protected by the case's rugged rubber shell. And, the hinge goes all the way around, which lets you position the iPad into many different orientations.
We're absolutely smitten by the design on this case. However, this is definitely the kind of outfit for the home-dwelling, table top tablet, and not for the rugged commuter types. We'd actually be afraid of smashing through the case's intricately crafted contemporary exterior. The Macedonia, as the design is referred to, is 3D and comes with a nifty built-in stand for propping up your device.
Speck's iPad folio is a good move into the professional business world, while still holding on to that young, hip, urban flair that the brand is so well known for. We like this case for its simplicity, and the fact that it sturdily holds up the iPad so we can comfortably watch a flick or type out an email.
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Finally, a Folio that isn’t just for well tailored business types. The Boa folio iPad case is made of durable denier fabric and it can be propped up in three positions: flat on a desk or lap, elevated for typing and vertical. The iPad locks into place inside the folio and it’s a very sturdy fit. There’s also a pocket on the inside flap that can hold folded up pieces of paper or notes, and one on the outside that seats your iPhone or iPod touch. Frankly, we're just glad that it doesn't match a stuffy old business suit.
This is not so much a case as it is a gimmick. When we first put it on the iPad, it made our device look like the iBook of old, with their candy-shelled tops and their handlebars. But of course, we can't see any real world application for this contraption. First of all, with the fear of theft in a public place, why would you carry your iPad on you as if it's a handbag? Secondly, it's not like the frame actually protects the device from nicks and scratches on either side of the iPad's chassis. While it is a sturdily built product--complete with screws that you must unscrew and re-screw with the included screw driver (screw that!)--we cannot recommend this device for protecting your iPad from the dangers of this world. Well, that is, unless you really need a handlebar for the device, then by all means.
There's utilitarian and then there's stylish, and then there's something perfectly in between. Timbuk2's Scuba Sleeve for iPad belongs smack dab in the middle of this spectrum. We might sound slightly biased because the design of this case features the perpendicular slope of San Francisco's bustling Market Street, but don't let that fool you into thinking that this sleeve doesn't have other notable qualities.
It's been quite a while since the iPad's initial release, but plenty of companies are still debuting cases that can help your tablet device get through even the most perilous of situations. This week, for Best Case Scenario, we're reviewing the rugged Trident Kraken, the tough Otterbox iPad Defender Series, the camoflauged Sumo iPad sleeve and the stylish Sena Collega.