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on 12 December 2010
Moleskine are the last word in portable and premium stationary with their name being synonymous with famous poets, wordsmiths, journalists, artists and pretty much any industry where pen and paper are needed. This heritage should stand them in good stead with entry into new markets and expanding their portfolio of products. Clearly the next step was to move into the ever expanding "i" sector.

With their trademark appearance, understated styling and simplistic functionality at the core of every one of their products, Moleskine should have a clear aim for this new range.
At first glance the Folio Tablet Cover looked well-built and contained every aspect that you would expect including the perfectly centralised, debossed logo on the outer side of the case and the elastic closure mechanism.

However applying these tried and tested styling components has just not worked. When the iPad is inserted into the leather insert, the leather twists and distorts and after 7 days there is no sign of this softening. Another issue that arose (with Moleskines own refill pad) was that when the folio is closed, the inner edge of the pad catches on the leather frame. This creases the edge and prevents the product from closing properly. The eye for detail has really been lost on something that should have been so utilitarian and functional. After just 2 days the spine has started to distort from the folio being folded back on itself, which would be a common practice for either writing or reading in a confined space. The slight saving grace is that the elastic strapping does keep the paper in place when inverted in such a manner.

It is admirable that the product has stuck to the traditional materials of their other product range. It would have been very easy to create this in new plastics or silicons but the Moleskine has been true to it's origins which it should be proud of.

There will be a question mark over the high price as it just can not be justified for what you receive. Personally I would have liked to see somewhere for a pen to be attached. This is not in keeping with traditional but neither is this iteration of the Moleskine and it would be extremely convenient (mostly for a stylus).

Yes I would buy a new revision of this item, but would not recommend this current state. It seems to have been rushed, untested and is relying far too heavily upon the legendary branding for sales and credibility.
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on 20 January 2013
Wing a writer I wanted to have the best of both worlds with my iPad. I have an iPad 3 and it fits well inside the case. The only reason I have given it a 4 is because the casing is slightly loose. This doesn't bother me as I am a careful sort who treats their iPad with extreme care, however it might not be robust enough for someone constantly on the go who tends to chick their stuff around. That being said, the outside of the case is strong and firm and inside very soft, and it has the desired Moleskine feel to it. If, like me, you are a Moleskine junkie, you will love it. I was a little disappointed that the notebook doesn't have lines, or that Moleskine have not yet produced a lined version, but all the same I have found the lack of lines somewhat liberating and have been using the book for drawing as well. At full price I think it's a little expensive, but I was lucky enough to get it cheaper. Delivery was fast and all in all I am extremely pleased. I use the case all the time and after about a month or more constant use it still looks new.
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on 10 March 2011
This is disappointing on a number of levels. Firstly, the untold delay in shipping - ordered in November, received in March. On inspecting it, it's clear that the description on Amazon is inaccurate in referring to a pen and cable holder, which it does not include. The case itself does not fit the iPad as snugly as it might, the spine does not feel strong enough, and the bottom of the case catches on the bottom of the notebook. All in all this fell short of expectations.
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on 13 May 2012
A good product, robust enough to protect the iPad, and the note pad within is good quality and extremely useful.
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on 25 March 2014
It fits the bill for what I require, the only thing I would wish for is that the folio pad with the item had been ruled rather than plain
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on 9 April 2013
Loose fit on the Ipad. I expected better from Moleskine. There are others out there, cheaper and better than this.
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on 5 June 2011
The amount of times you see something online, and want to make note of it! This case is brilliant for just that. It folds up quite nicely, to fit in side a bag, or backpack.

It looks and and feels like it is made of premium materials! The fit is actually very good I have found. But, it takes about a week of use to achieve this fit.

The note pap is replaceable when the time comes.

It is a little pricey, but so is the iPad in the first place!

Overall very happy with my purchase.
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