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Seriously, I Found the Perfect Case, Please Read
on March 22, 2012
I'll be honest, I didn't expect to like this case THAT much because I assumed it was the big, bulky binder-like cases that flooded the market when iPad 2 came out last year. As it turns out, this case is everything I had hoped for (at least for the things I wanted in a case). This case arrived on 3/16 (one day delivery, thanks Amazon!), same day as the new iPad "3". I also had two different back covers that I had ordered in advance, as well as the black leather Apple Smart Cover. I wanted to test it all in one shot. I did think that the Smart Cover with back cover combo was going to be the winner. WRONG. That combo worked ok but had two major faults: not enough protection if I dropped the iPad, and total cost of $93 ($75 for Smart Cover with Tax, $18 for back cover with shipping). There's actually a third problem which I'll explain in a minute.
Enter the Cinema Dot Folio: first, the iPad3 fits like a glove in the very simple but strong corner holders, VERY good design there. The cover and construction is just right, not too bulky but definitely strong enough to take a accidental drop. But what I really like is the fact that the cover flap folds behind nice and flat just like the original Apple Case did with iPad1. The Cinema Dot also hs a magnetic little flap that's just strong enough to keep the case closed, and as an added bonus, works in reverse to keep the cover in place when I do fold it behind.
The last and best feature of the case also addresses the #3 issue I mentioned earlier: this case has two different ways of propping the iPad up. One is identical to the original Apple Case for iPad1 where you can fold the cover behind flat like I mentioned before, or you cand half-fold it to prop it up a bit for typing. There's even a slotted flap to slide the cover in behind just like the original Apple Case which I like. However, this Cinema Dot props the iPad up just a bit higher which is GREAT, the iPad1 case was a bit too flat and you often caught ceiling light reflections. BUT, this Cinema Dot also lets you reverse the cover flap and allows you to prop the iPad up much more vertically for watching it like a TV, etc, and you have many incremented slots to choose from so you get most any angle. Our conference room chairs at work are really low so there's no way to type on the iPad when it's in the first standard position, propped up for typing. This used to drive me nuts with iPad 1. But on Monday we had a long meeting and I used the TV position to prop up this iPad and that worked perfectly. I'm tellin' ya, this is THE case to get!
I hope all of this made sense. Vine or no Vine, this case gets 5 stars and I'd buy it again. In fact, I went back to the Apple Store a few days ago and returned the $69 Smart Cover. Oh, quick side note: this Cinema Dot case works with the Smart Cover in place also, so if you want the ultimate protection at any expense, double 'em up!