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Finally found an iPad case I really like
on February 3, 2012
After trying many different iPad 2 cases and cover/case combos, I'm pretty sure I've finally found what I've been looking for. My requirements include:
- Slim, adding as little bulk as possible (iPads of course being appealing for their sleek, slim design)
- Wake/sleep magnetic function
- Professional appearance
- Full device protection
- Appropriate cuts for speaker, cameras, etc.
When I first got my iPad, I had the Apple Smart cover. I quickly determined that this was not adequate protection for the device and ordered the matching Speck Candyshell back case. If you are a fan of the Smart cover but want protection for the back of the device, the Speck case is definitely the way to go. It has one very handy feature that (for some reason) every other case I've seen (back cases or full cases) neglects -- a magnet on the back that holds the smart cover behind the device when open.
I was fairly happy with that arrangement (Smart cover and Speck back), but I didn't like that the Smart cover came off sometimes when I pulled it too hard, and I don't really dig the pastel colors of the polyurethane version (and didn't want to pay for the expensive leather cover). So I started searching, ordered and tried many cases, sending them all back, until I received this one.
All of my cover/case requirements above are met, with one tiny exception -- the back piece has a bit more open/exposed on the very bottom of the device than I would like. This is because of the speaker cut, but it's bigger than it needs to be. If you get this, you'll see what I mean. This, however, is minor compared to the ways in which the case meets the other requirements.
The *only* thing this case lacks for me is a magnet on the back to hold the cover behind the device when open. I'm happy enough with the other features that this is not a deal-breaker for me.