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Very high quality case, thin and light. Reasonable protection
on 6 January 2013
When you can pick up a plastic leather case for £5 from numerous online buyers you have to think carefully before splashing out on this item but it is definitely worth it. The case is made from string thin seemingly high quality leather that fits round the iPad very accurately. It's not glove type leather but instead like semi stiff card but definitely real proper leather. The buttons are covered with a shaped area so you can press them but the on/off button is tricky to activate but this might get easier over time and as it has the correct magnets built in to turn the iPad on and off when you open the case, this might not matter.. Quality details like the pleat in the front cover to help it locate as a reading stand and the double stitching on the turned back edges of the pockets show this is not a quick knocked out item.
Unlike plastic coated and fake leather, this will mark relatively easily but that's part of the charm. We have already used a leather polish on it and I expect it to look even richer and better over time. Being so thin it adds very little bulk to the iPad and all slots and cut outs a amazingly accurately located. Seemed a bit hard to insert the iPad when we got it and I would not recommend this for anyone who wants to take the iPad out regularly. It's a fit Nd forget case and all the better for it.
The only down side is the pen loop with supplied stylus which is a bit too big even when new, and therefore the stylus slips out easily when the case is being used open. You can just remove it and ignore it though. The slums itself is a basic writing pen with rubber tip end and doesn't really match the quality of the rest of the case.
Like all cases of this type, you have to take care if carrying this round in a bag as though the cover closes over the iPad well, this terms like nail files and keys can always get between it and mark the screen. Also the cutout for the camera on the back means you might scratch the lens if you just bung it in your bag.
Overall, excellent high quality thin case that doesn't get in the way of using your iPad but as its real leather, it will mark, change shade and wrinkle as you use it, but it looks great and functions well even when this happens. Some. Of the coated and plastic leather cases I have seen are far thicker than this and as this case adds to the glamour of the iPad, I thoroughly recommend it.