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Functional, Elegant, Inexpensive

  • Mar 9, 2012
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Due to its much large size as compared to other handheld devices, iPad 2 feels much more susceptible to scratches and other damages. Keeping that in mind, it becomes absolutely essential to buy a protective case in order to fully protect your iPad 2. CaseCrown's case is one of the best such cases, and just like other higher end iPad 2 cases it doubles as a stand. This greatly improves its functionality.

One of my favorite things about CaseCrown's case is its design. It is made out of sturdy, elegant faux leather, and when fully closed it looks like a high quality personal journal. The faux leather is also very easy to clean and maintain.

The inner case that actually holds the iPad 2 is soft, yet form-fitting. It was easy to insert the iPad 2 in its proper place, and once it was inside the iPad 2 fit very snuggly and there was no unwanted jiggling. The soft padding on the back provides extra cushioning and protection, although I would not trust this case to protect the iPad 2 from a major drop.

The case is very well designed and all of the ports and controls are fully accessible. You can turn your iPad 2 on and off, adjust the volume, or charge it without ever having to remove it from this case. In fact the only occasion that I can imagine that you would want to take your iPad 2 out of this case would be for the purposes of thorough cleaning. However, if you have a docking device that you dock your iPad 2 with, you may not be able to do so while it is in this case.

As mentioned earlier, this case doubles as a stand for your iPad 2. The small clip on the back allows your iPad to be positioned in two different orientations - one for viewing content, and the other one for typing. The typing orientation is still a bit too angled for my taste, but in general it works fine. The stand unfortunately only works in the landscape mode, but that doesn't seem to be much of a problem as most of the purposes that I would want a stand for my iPad 2 require it to be in a landscape mode.

I was a bit apprehensive about adding extra bulk to my iPad 2 when I use it as a reading device. However, this stand feels incredibly good when held, and the extra thickness actually feels more comfortable as my wrists don't feel too cramped any more.

Overall, this is an incredibly stylish, functional and durable iPad 2 case and I would recommend it as one of the best-designed iPad 2 accessories out there.

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Protect your iPad 2 and New iPad with this CaseCrown Bold Trifold Case at all times! It's an upgraded version of our Bold Standby case. So if you like our Bold Standby, you'll definitely LOVE this case! The Bold Trifold case sports a simple and classy design made from faux leather, and the interior is lined with non-scratch material so you don't need to worry about any damages. There is also a magnetic strip built inside for a secure closure. It has the Apple Smart Cover's sleep and awake feature making your iPad 2 and New iPad go to sleep once you close it, and instantly waking it up when you open it ready for use. Because the cover is uniquely designed to flip back and transform the case into a comfortable viewing stand that offers two different viewing angles, this capability allows the viewer to use the iPad 2 and New iPad hands-free whatever your position may be without strain whether it's being used for viewing or for a keypad. All features of the iPad 2 and New iPad are accessible even with the case on. It even includes a camera hole so you can take pictures and videos without removing it. Watch movies and listen to music clearly with speaker holes! The compact structure of the case offers convenient mobility so you can just grab your iPad 2 and New iPad and be ready to go knowing it will be protected at all times! (Colors shown in pictures may slightly differ from actual product due to lighting and color settings.)
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