0 comments / Posted by Vince Ng
If your iPad 2 (or New iPad) is still wandering the streets naked, then it’s time to fit it with a “Custom Jacket” by Skech. Made entirely of scratch/stain-resistant polycarbonate material, this all-black folio tablet case has a rubbery feel and textured surface like a simple tire tread. It also increases its function with a sleep/wake magnet and a tablet stand feature to enhance your device’s functional performance.
It’s only fitting that a case-solution called the “Custom Jacket” should garner a lot of attention, but do not confuse ‘custom’ with ‘customizable’. Skech makes the decision process easy by offering this black model with textured diamond pattern and another made of smooth brown faux-leather. This tablet folio is formed specifically around the iPad 2’s dimensions and functions (but will also fit the New iPad), so like mine, your device will easily snap into the rear-shell, remaining secure, lightweight, trim and easy to use while encased. It is indeed a custom-fit design, but since this case is neither robust, nor incorporates an elastic strap for securing the cover, I do question the label of ‘Jacket’. Rather as a slim case-style made of polycarbonate material, I prefer to describe this as being more like a ‘windbreaker’, something that will shield your device from the most basic and common harms to keep it looking as good as new. The backside of the case features a sewn-on tab that the cover slips into for creating the tablet stand , providing one angle for browsing and typing, and another for reading and watching movies. For me, the typing angle is a bit awkward and not the most suitable for extended use. Everything else works great, the magnet in the cover properly functions to sleep/wake the device, and its design allows for clear, easy-to-reach access to the power-button, volume rocker, USB port and audio-jack.
- Access to all iPad 2 features/functions
- Lightweight and trim design
- Stand feature for typing and viewing
I expected so much more given its name, but the “Custom Jacket” still has some redeeming value as a durable case solution that provides solid function and protection for a reasonable price.
- Dual position tilt stand
- Access ports for buttons, headphone jack, speaker and rear camera
- Hard shell
- Full body protection
- Magnetic sleep/wake flap
|Tablet||Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4|
|Price||Budget $1 - $39|
|Exterior Material||Polyurethane, Rubber|
|Features||Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature|