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This is a fantastic case.
on 12 May 2012
I don't normally write reviews on products I purchase online: mainly because I'm too damned lazy! However, I just had to for this case.
I had been searching for the ideal case for my New iPad. I am very (very) fussy when it comes to my Apple products and how I protect them. The iPad (3) is a thing of beauty and I did not want to chuck it into one of the numerous folio cases available, because they're often ill-fitting and almost always add bulk to the naked device. I had purchased an Apple Smart Cover; Whilst that is a clever attachment and looks nice on, I was paranoid about scratching the back of the iPad. I then started looking for back covers. Most of these are, however, quite ugly. I was very close to buying the Incipio Feather Smart Cover in dark grey to match the Smart Cover - but was put off by the exposed iPad ends and the overall cost of £65 for the Incipio plus the Apple Smart Cover.
Then I discovered these cases!! I plumped for the leather version for £34.99 (a penny less than just the Apple Smart Cover!) instead of the cheaper PU version. This was purely for aesthetic reasons and I'm sure th PU versions, being of the same fit are equally as protective and pleasing.
First of all, the fit is superb. The back section is of hard, moulded construction, covered with the luxurious leather. It clips onto the corners of the iPad perfectly and very securely. All of the openings for the dock connector, volume rocker, camera lens, power button etc are made to precision. The front cover works in the same way as the Apple Smart Cover - putting the iPad to sleep on closing and wakening it on opening, plus rolling up into a stand that can be used to view the screen in different ways. The front flaps back flat to the rear and out of the way when holding the device and, if you're worried about it obscuring the camera lens, this really isn't a problem as you can fold it in half so it just covers half of the rear, leaving the lens opening unobstructed. This is how I normally use mine. The whole thing adds virtually no bulk to the device, it looks absolutely gorgeous, plus the leather smells good(!)
If you're looking for this type of case: look no further. This is absolutely brilliant.