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This one may set a new standard in hard cases for the New iPad. The STM Bags Grip folio case’s hard shell protection defends brilliantly against even extreme damage while providing a nice hand feel. And though a few extra ounces may be added, the trim fit of the Grip is frankly amazing.

Editor's Rating 

Wow, the competition had better be ready for the STM Grip Folio. Not only is this folio tablet case perfectly suited to defend the New iPad with its impact-resistant polycarbonate shell, the sleekness and feel put this one straight to the head of the class.

There’s very little to critique in the STM Grip folio case. Beginning with the textured exterior, the STM Grip is love at first feel – and users only get an added bonus of tough, extreme protection. With such impact-resistant material, the thinness and light weight of this case are truly incredible.

The built-in kickstand closes up nicely at the back and when unfolded provides a highly notable solid base for viewing. The truly finicky might notice that pulling the stand out isn’t exactly the easiest – you’ll have
 to use those fingernails – but this is a small sacrifice for a stand that will provide a few angles and take serious jostling.

Finally, iPad users will find themselves catered to in the STM Grip folio thanks to the precise cutouts (even for the speaker) and the auto on/offmagnetic front cover that wakes/sleeps the tablet automatically. Imagining a better choice in quality defense and totability for the New iPad is indeed something of a stretch.


  • Incredibly trim fit
  • Perfect cutouts
  • Excellent grip-ability

            Overall: GOOD

            A probable standard-setter in hard folio cases, the STM Grip has simply got to be considered one of the top choices for those users seeking top-grade protection for their New iPad tablets at a more than reasonable price to boot.


            • Exclusively designed to fit the iPad 2 or New iPad 3 & 4
            • Made of lightweight plastic
            • Snap-in shell w/ soft lining
            • Auto sleep/wake function
            • Clip-style cover lock for secure closure
            • Cutouts for all iPad buttons, ports and rear-camera
            • Collapsible, flush-mount kickstand
            • Two angles provided for typing & viewing modes


                          Tablet Apple iPad 4
                          Style Folio
                          Brand STM Bags
                          Function -
                          Price Great Value $40-$79
                          Dimensions 9.5 x .6 x 7.4 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Plastic
                          Closure -
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Stand Feature