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Not the case for me, your needs may vary
on December 17, 2014
What I didn't like about this case...
(1) The way the iPad is held in the case, you must disengage two corners (which is not easy) in order to put it into easel mode. Since I use my iPad as an alarm clock, I need to set it in easel mode every night. This extra hassle is not welcome when I'm tired and just want to go to bed.
(2) The cover is held closed by a stiff curved piece that is difficult to engage/disengage. In addition to being inconvenient, it may either eventually cause wear on the side of the iPad or wear out the leather covering on the curved piece.
(3) The stylus loop is positioned way too low, unless you have a mini-stylus; a normal stylus hangs down beyond the end of the case/iPad by an inch or two. Alternatively, you would have to insert the stylus upside down (leaving it prone to falling out).
(4) The seam along the side nearest where you stick your hand in (when using the hand strap) is loosely sewn and it seems it wouldn't be long before the lining would start to fray.
Some features I did like...
(1) It was easy to hold in one hand. I am left-handed, so when using the hand strap I have to hold the iPad/case upside down, with the iPad's Home button on the top; but this seems to be common to all cases with hand straps.
(2) The auto wake/sleep feature worked. Every time.
(3) The grooves for holding the iPad in easel mode are nice and deep, so the iPad stays put at the angle you select.
The "didn't like" features were a deal-breaker for my needs, so when I checked (via the Amazon return procedure) about returning this item and saw that the cost to ship it back was 2/3 the cost of the item, I was quite annoyed and this review was much less kindly written. However, MoKo customer service contacted me (via the first comment below). They have offered to send me a different, similarly priced, case which does not have the "features" that I didn't like about this one. Wow. You can't get better customer service than that!