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No extra bulk added, a nicely grippable front cover and a seriously firm grip on the iPad: This is what the user gets in the SwitchEasy Cara folio tablet case , an attractive case particularly in black. And though the Cara includes no actual stand mechanism, the covers are solid enough so that the iPad may be displayed in landscape mode at a number of angles.

Editor's Rating 

In terms of material, the SwitchEasy Cara starts with a firm, textured polycarbonate shell. Apple iPad users enamored with black will certainly be immediately attracted to this folio case and indeed the quality protection offered here is a major selling point. The folks at SwitchEasy have also done an admirable job in offering lots of security for iPads by including a tight latch mechanism for enclosing the tablet and a nice touch comes with the port protectors that may be inserted for carrying. The ports align remarkably well and the power on/off button truly adds wanted convenience. The Cara is of course about protection first and this it does extremely well. Bearing this in mind, this folio case does have a few slight minuses in terms of aesthetics. The interior cover and tablet frame are unimpressive at best and ugly at worst. The lack of velvet lining is a drawback, though a screen protector is provided so that users need not worry about scratches and the like. For some users, the back cover made of a synthetic polymer may also be unsatisfying. This surface is a bit too porous and the white version will suffer from smudges and make wear more apparent – definitely a factor to remember for the pickier user. In the final analysis, though, the advantages far outweigh the negatives in the SwitchEasy Cara. This one would definitely work in the long term as a good combination of style and function.

Pros

  • Tough polycarbonate front
  • Solid grip on tablet
  • Port protectors provided

            Overall: GOOD

            The iPad user who doesn’t mind a no-frills tablet case will find the SwitchEasy Cara to be a good buy thanks to its extreme protective qualities and interesting exterior design. This one’s nice product for long-term use with clear concern for the iPad user and nice extras included.

            Features

            • Designed to fit the Apple iPad 2 or New iPad 3 & 4
            • Scratch-resistant coated polycarbonate screen shield
            • Embossed front cover for rugged-like protection
            • Clip-style cover lock
            • High-gloss polished finish for extra grip and shine
            • Auto sleep/wake function
            • Cutouts for all buttons, ports and rear-camera
            • Integrated stand w/ multiple landscape viewing angles

                          Specifications

                          Tablet Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4
                          Style Folio
                          Brand SwitchEasy
                          Function
                          Price Great Value $40-$79
                          Dimensions
                          Exterior Material Plastic
                          Closure Clip
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature

                           

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