Having just got my iPad 3 on launch day, I made the foolish mistake of purchasing the official Apple iPad Smart Cover from my local Argos store. All I can say is, what a waste of money it was, granted the iPad takes on no extra bulk when it's fitted, but the adjustability is virtually none existent and so too is the protection when compared to the Accessory Village Advanced Pro® Multi-Function Case.
My first impressions of the Accessory Village Advanced Pro® Multi-Function Case when I first unwrapped it were that it was exceptionally well made, the finish and quality of the stitching and material are superb, and I cannot believe that it only cost £9.95, I would gladly have paid £25 for this case.
The iPad slips into the case by means of a little Velcro flap which is lifted up whilst the iPad is put into the case it is then tucked underneath and secured on to the Velcro fastening, once this is done the iPad cannot slip out of the case accidentally. All of the cutouts are perfectly positioned to enable all ports and all other functions of the iPad to be accessed perfectly. I will also add that the automatic sleep/wake feature of the iPad functions perfectly with this case when the cover is opened or closed. The materials used are of a very high quality, where the iPad is placed, is a soft suede like material and so is the cover which folds over, so you can be sure that you will not have your iPad screen scratched. Also on the cover that folds over are six credit card slots, which is useful if you like to use your iPad whilst on the go.
You have the option with this case to position the iPad in 1 of 22 different positions, I defy anyone to say that they cannot position their iPad in their desired position. The amount of adjustability is simply superb. The perfect angle is ensured for web browsing, viewing video, or a more reclined angle for typing. This case really is superb.
I have previously paid twice as much for other cases, but honestly this case beats them all. I am really picky and hard to please, but hand on heart, I do not have a single fault of complaint with this case. I think this is due to the amount of thought that has been given to the design of the Accessory Village Advanced Pro® Multi-Function Case. When the ipad 4 comes out I will certainly be looking at Accessory Village for my next case, after my experience with this one.
If you have just got the iPad 3 and are looking for a case that gives your iPad some decent amount of protection and also gives you the ability to position and hold you iPad in a position of your choice, then look no further than the Accessory Village Advanced Pro® Multi-Function Case. At £9.95 it is an absolute bargain, buy it, you will not be disappointed.
Just to update:
My mother has just purchased an iPad 3 and decided to purchase this case on my recommendation and she loves it.