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So many choices! If sifting through this market’s plethora of book journal-style cases is starting to become just as old as the traditional bookbinding techniques they incorporate, then your search should end here. Never mind all the choices you have for customizing its design - you’ve seen this before. What makes the Powis Parker iCase particularly special is outstanding functionality, featuring, amongst other things, a built-in tablet stand that offers so many choices to display your iPad 2/iPad 3 for browsing, typing, viewing and presentation.

Editor's Rating 

As an inventor of the revolutionary Fastback bookbinding machine, and with over 25 years of industry experience, Powis knows a thing or two on how to create a quality book tablet case for your iPad 2 & New iPad 3. The iCase incorporates 100% recycled board that is covered with laminated book cloth cover material (also available in premium leather). It ships within a few days, so perhaps the most time-consuming part of the process is deciding exactly how you want it designed. You can choose from a wide variety of grains, colors and textured effects, including alligator skin and embossed floral pattern.

Can’t find one you like? Upload your own custom artwork or photo (only available with hard cover design). For increased personalization, you can add text (+$9.95) on the binding and/or inner cover, which is available in a range of fonts to choose from, printed in either gold or silver foil.

Unlike many other book tablet cases, this design does not incorporate any wood materials (okay, technically board is made with paper, and paper comes from trees, but I think you catch my drift). Rather, a snap-in plastic frame holds the iPad secure, and the release tab on the left will even hold a Stylus. Although I do fancy the look of wooden frame designs, I prefer this one that ensures all controls and features, including the rear-facing camera, are clearly accessible while the tablet is encased.

Built into the plastic frame is a dual-collapsible kickstand release, which appears on the back of the case through a tilted oval cutout. Not only does this off-center design have a cool retro-modern look, it allows for proper weight distribution of the iPad during tablet stand mode. By flipping the case between landscape and portrait formats, the device can be displayed in 9 different positions for the purposes of browsing, typing, viewing and presentation.

Pros

  • Clear access to all device controls/features
  • Magnet for automatic sleep/wake function
  • 9 different tablet display positions
  • Stylus and business card holder
  • Flexible hand strap for secure closure/carry
  • Micro-fiber wipe cloth w/ secret storage

            Overall: GREAT

            A fine quality, customizable book-journal style case is certainly not a revolutionary concept. But for a design that is equally masterful in terms of functional performance, the iCase is a break-through solution at a competitive price.

            Features

            • Sturdy designer stand offers 9 viewing positions
            • Protection that maintains the sleek weight and size of youriPad
            • Premium book cloth covers constructed with 100% recycled board
            • Easy device access, special cutouts expose the camera
            • Wipe cloth with secret storage
            • Movable hand strap for secure closure and carry
            • Magnetic/Automatic Sleep/Wake mode

                          Specifications

                          Tablet Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4
                          Style Book
                          Brand Powis Parker
                          Function
                          Price Great Value $40-$79
                          Dimensions
                          Exterior Material Leather
                          Closure Strap
                          Features Button Cutouts, Port Cutouts, Speaker Grill, Customizable ,CC Spaces ,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature ,Stylus Holder

                           

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