iPad 2 Protective Case and Swivel Stand, Utile 2 - Grey
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- must support iPad firmly in both landscape and portrait orientations, at several viewing angles
- must protect iPad corners and screen if accidentally dropped
- lightweight and not too bulky
- not too slippery
Price was not an object for me -- I would have spent whatever it took, even $100 or more, to get the ideal case. In fact, I was suspicious of this one because it's so incredibly cheap.
This product met all my specs. The slightly rubberized material isn't slippery, but doesn't attract lint. It has four positions in both landscape and portrait orientation, from a low position good for typing to a high position good for reading news at the breakfast table. It won't slide when you're typing or swiping. The case fits the iPad tightly and protects all four corners, but leaves the port, speaker, and controls fully accessible. It's simple to detach the stand from the cover. It's light and not terribly bulky, though any good cover will add some bulk.
As others have noted, the case fits VERY tightly and can be a bit hard to get onto the iPad. My solution was to shave away a small amount of the lip (the small protrusion that holds the iPad in place) at two corners. Someone else recommended sanding, but I used a box cutter. I shaved a little bit, tested, shaved some more, tested again, until I could pop the case on.
My other tip is that even with shaving it's still hard to get on, and you may worry about bending the iPad. So: put two corners on, then place the iPad face down on a table (with a tablecloth). Hold it so that one of the remaining corners extends off the table an inch or so, then press that corner of the cover into place.Read more ›
However, please don't put your device into this case, without modifying it, if you ever plan to remove it without breaking the case! I only was able to secure 3 corners and still almost had to break the case to remove it. I cut down the corners a little and it works fine now but you must do it to be able to remove it.
The case is a very snug fit, however, and took some effort to snap to the iPad. I would not recommend this to anyone who entertains the idea of using multiple cases. This is a one and done deal. Because of the difficulty of inserting and removing the iPad, this gets one less star.
The problem however is getting it off. One corner snaps off fairly easily, but the other 3 don't budge at all. have had no luck. It is a hard case so slightly heavier/bulkier than others in the market - especially with the stand on attached.
Overall a strong/sturdy product, works as advertized, but would like to be able to take it off.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works just the way they described. Not super pretty looking, but gets the job done. I haven't taken the iPad out of the cover but it sounds like you only do that once and you... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Robert Beal
Sucks. really hard to put on, even harder to take off! I almost broke the case trying to get it on. its comfortable to watch crap on, but no protection.Published on March 28, 2012 by juanr
Bought many case for my iPad 2 . This one fits tightly , awesome design highly recommend ! Can'tPublished on March 22, 2012 by Joe
the next generation must be perfect !
this casing is to tight,I managed to squeeze my Ipad into it but it was hell
what a pitty, it would have been perfect. Read more
This is an awesome case.. as everyone has said,for the price you really can't be wrong.. I bought it, knowing that it was difficult to take out the ipad, but decided to give it a... Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Carlos.P