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Okay for a while, but didn't last
on 10 August 2012
I was really pleased when this first turned up and was a nice snug fit for my new iPad(3rd Gen), however about 4 months in and I've just had to order a replacement case. This served me well for a while, the 'leather' and the stitching has actually held together pretty well, it's a really good and secure fit with all ports accessible... the only problem, the front cover.
For a start it never really worked with the iPad's auto wake/sleep function... I think in opening and closing the case maybe 50 times a day over 4 months it's surprised me by working maybe 5 times! But the main problem is that having used my iPad nearly every day since getting it, 4 months of folding the front cover to use as a stand or rest has just destroyed it! It no longer holds it's shape, I think the front cover is actually made from cardboard from the feel of it, covered in the fake leather stuff. It actually rolls rather than folds now.
So as a cheap cover which has seen my iPad safely through heavy usage for a few months it did the job. It also gave me time to do more research and find what is hopefully going to prove to be a more resilient and longer term case, but time will tell!
I'm retiring this case today, I'd have expected it to last a little longer but if you just want something quick and cheap then you could do a lot worse.