Thanks to MobileFun for sending this out to me.
I reviewed another case from SD TabletWear before which was literally a bigger, tougher version of this. You can find that here.
This case is a slimmed down version which offers basic protection for your iPad from scratches and bumps.
- - Very slim compared to most other iPad 2 cases
- - Access to all buttons and ports
- - Can be angled at 2 levels, one for typing and one for video watching
- - Clean black leather look
- - Looks like it won't last long
- - Some careless design faults
- - Wearing away after one week of use
Compared to the first generation this case is very slim. It also is smaller and sharper round the edges.
You can see how thin it is compared to the first generation.
I do love the thinness of the case and it reminds you of how slim your iPad 2 is. The clean black leather look also adds a touch of class and isn't in your face like some brightly coloured cases out there.
All ports and buttons are easily accessible so there is no need to keep having to take the iPad out of the case to use it. Something like this should always be considered when purchasing a case.
Here is probably one of the main problems I came across when using this case. After just one week of use some bits of the case started wearing away. Around the camera hole the leather finish was already coming off which definitely is not a good look.
Here you can see the stitching not taken care of properly.
The case has 2 set angles which you can use for either typing or watching a video. The two angles are perfect for whatever activity you may be using your iPad for.
Another design fault I found was with the home button and how the case aligned up with it. The home button seems to be off center when in the case. When I move the iPad so the button is in the center the camera at the top ends up being off center.
The last design fault I found was when you open the case and fold the flap all the way round. Because the case has a magnet inside to automatically turn on and off the screen, when you fold the flap all the way round it enables this feature. So in turn turning off your iPad screen. This a major design fault which they should have thought of when making the case.
I love the design and thinness of this case compared to most other iPad cases out there. It has access to all the buttons and ports and also has two angles in which you can your iPad. It's a great price at £17.95 and is definitely a good alternative for the Smart Cover. However what lets this case down is the quality and the design faults. The design faults are really basic problems which should have been considered in the design and making of this case. They obviously did not test the case properly before putting it on to the market. If you can put up with these problems then go for it.