Bear Motion (TM) Premium Case for Apple Ipad 2
Top Customer Reviews
We've used this on a plane and it's perfect for propping the iPad up to watch a movie or play a game. My only gripe is that I don't really understand the purpose of the elastic band on the one side, but it doesn't detract from the case either.
Cons: not confident it will protect the iPad if dropped, the case in the picture has a button clip whereas this case has a magnetic clip, the magnetic clip also tends to get in the way when trying to use the iPad, poor color choice for the strip that holds the case shut, the strip that holds the cover shut does not retract once stretched, there are visible globs of glue around the ends of the strip, and by globs I mean globs that are very noticeable.
Overall: If you are on a tight budget this is a good case that will provide basic protection to the iPad while in a bag or being carried around, but there are better, more expensive cases out there. Just keep in mind it is not the best design or best build quality, and if you drop your iPad don't expect this case to save you.
I don't really like the wrap around magnetic latch. Would prefer the magnet be built into the cover and latch onto the flap that holds the ipad.
The folding cover holds the ipad in display mode well, although the bumps on the inside cover in ineffective and not needed. I would rather see this space used for a little soft cushion to protect the screen and make the ipad more comfortable to hold when the folio is flipped open.
I don't understand the usefulness of the external elastic strap and the only real complaint is that the folio cover isn't stiff enough to stay square with the ipad when opened so you generally end up with it at a couple degrees off (Imagine folding paper in half at a slight angle and you get a corner dog eared up.)
I haven't checked out the $50 folios, but I suspect they probably are not much different.
Folds out so you can stand it up in landscape mode. You can stand up in portrait, but it's a bit awkward. Flips all the way open to lay flat, with a very slight incline depending on which way you face it.
After owning it for a few weeks it's starting to get a bit flimsy, but so far still stands up like it should.
I don't get the elastic band, it serves no purpose, and is too loose to actually use to hold papers and such. I guess it's just aesthetic, but I could do without it.
The magnetic flap does its job well, but does get in the way occasionally. Very minor gripe which is really not that bad after you get used to holding it with the flap facing away from you.
I don't expect this to last for years, but it's well worth the price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Classy looking inexpensive case. I use this for business and for other meetings. Its classy and durable and you can use it for a stand also.Published on December 26, 2012 by Raoul Jardine
I bought this, so that we could keep our daughter entertained during car rides. The strap can be placed over the head rest and provides a good viewing angle for the little one in... Read morePublished on April 8, 2011 by Carsten Langrock
I thought this would be a temporary $10 case for my iPad, but I still use it. The only issue is that the little rectangles that are designed to hold it at different angles are not... Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by John C. Gettler
Everyone trashed the design and the look of this case but dont mind them.
This case looks great and functions adequately as a stand in different positions as well. Read more
When I saw the price for this item I wasn't expecting much but I was so wrong. This case is awesome. Good feel n quality. I highly recommend it. It feels like real leather. Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This is a good case. I wouldn't call it leather. It is a great case for the money. I like that it props your ipad up and protects it.Published on December 29, 2010 by Book Reader
When the Apple Store wanted to sell us a $60 jacket for our iPad we decided to check out Amazon instead. What a deal we got with this jacket, and an awesome price as well. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by R. Aguirre
This is the first case I have purchased for my iPad. I am glad I did. The case is fairly well constructed and sturdy. The material looks and feels like leather. Read morePublished on October 15, 2010 by Christopher Lumsargis