I must have spent a good few hours researching various sites to find an iPad2 cover that was going to meet my requirements. Slim with protection, access to all switches, connector, mic and camera. I like the smart cover concept, however I was not prepared to pay for the Apple version as it offers no protection for the back of the iPad2. Arrived today (2 days early from the estimated delivery date)
Straight out of the box you know that this is a well made case. Durable black PU leather on the outside and a grey soft suede like covering on the inside, including the back cover inside. The finishing around the cut-outs is excellent, obliviously some one has taken their time over designing this case and manufacturing process is very good.
iPad2 just pops into the back case with ease. The corner grips that hold the iPad2, just grip the edge of the aluminium case. This is a very secure fitting, with the added bonus that if you have a screen protector fitted (which I have) it is not gripping the screen, just the edge.
The sleep function works a dream, magnets on both the top and bottom of the cover. Another review mentioned that on his case that the cover flapped around when being held up. Not with mine, maybe they have increased the magnet strength?
Overall I could not be happier with this item.