The official Apple iPad Case is beautifully constructed. It is made of a very soft material but still sturdy. The iPad sits securely and tightly in place. The cover bends back easily and you can even prop it up at an angle just by inserting the cover into a flap on the back. The holes for the power, dock port, volume and headphones are perfect - no overlapping. I don't have to worry about scratching the front or back of my iPad when carrying or laying it around. I only wished that it had a clear plastic insert attached inside to cover the face of the iPad for added protection from scratches and fingerprints when the iPad is in use. The case is also easy to clean. I used a wet cloth to wipe away some food I accidentally sat the case on and it came out looking new again.
One bit of advance. Apple recommends to occasionally remove the iPad from any kind of case when charging. The case may overheat the iPad and cause a shorter battery life.
At the time of this review, a third party seller is selling it way above the suggested retail price. I purchased it directly from Apple for under $40. There is no shortage supply so there is no reason to be selling it at such an inflated price ($94).
Maybe I'm spoiled, but I like my Acme Made Slick Case for iPad (Matte Black) better. For one thing, this case has no padding. Now at first I didn't like the padding on the Acme --mainly because it adds weight-- but after looking at the lack of padding with this CASE-ZML I've changed my mind. I like the feeling of having some protection just as much as I like that there is zipper that fully closes the case, thus keeping keys, pens, whatnot from scratching the screen. For another … more