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Either I feel unusually strongly about iPad 2 cases, or people wouldn't know a good case if it bit them on the ...
Well, Let's break this down:
There are cases that:
I) Look good (form)
II) Protect well (function)
III) Don't complicate the product /or/ Make the product easier to use (Usability)
Normally, in the world of iPad 2 cases, when you increase one area you also decrease another.
e.g. Heavy duty cases are hideous and don't wrap-around, making for a brick with a touch screen;
Super thin pretty designed cases are worth as much as dirt - for that is the same level of protection they offer;
Cases or accessories that focuse on a facilitation usually don't excell in the other areas (or cover them at all).
Yes, it's a grim market. Right off the bat - if you get yours iPad 2 case in a store, you got a bad case.
Second, and last of all - is there a product that combines all three categories into perfect case-y goodness?
Yes there is! I bought it as my first case,and I can list at least 15-20 reasons why it's better than [insert your case here]
The company goes by the name of Maroo.
Their prices range from $50-$100. Their designs are (fairly) nice. Though I will admit, some are questionable.
But is is :
I) Good Looking (Form) - check
II) Patent-pending secure - (Function) - check
[I mean, the way they secure the iPad into the book-style case literally makes me unable to use any other. I bought a second case from them today just to shake up my design. I'd been searching for a different one. I just can't do it. There is no better.]
III) Easy, full-access; with angle adjustability for propping-up and perfect keyboard orientation - (Usability) - check
Google "Maroo iPad 2 case"
You can thank me later.
Lots of great suggestions here. I personally like the Yoobao iSlim leather case. It is indeed the thinnest leather case for iPad 2, and still has the hibernation and magnetic functions. The build quality is impeccable and it looks very professional. I have been using it for over 3 months and no compliants.
I have been searching for a few weeks in stores and online and I think I have just found the perfect case (for me) :-) What I like about it:
- Smart cover
- Portrait and landscape viewing angles
- Colorfrul design
The only drawback I see so far is that it does not have a handstrap.
I had this case for my Fire and recently purchased the "New Ipad" version. Only $20 bucks on Amazon for a legit, professional-looking case with a quality build.