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Tablet sleeves, take ‘em or leave ‘em. The Urban Tool Slyskin for the Apple iPads (or most any 9" to 10" sized tablet) is a durable neoprene sleeve with a range of aesthetics, from neutral to bright, and a few color combinations. Though there are no special features here to exceed the expectations of how a tablet sleeve should normally function, this sharp-looking design can put the user in a quandary - store inside another carrier? Or show it off on the urban streets?

Editor's Rating 

The SlySkin was made to fit any Apple iPad, but at 10.6” x 8.5”, it's a comfy sleeve for just about any 10” tablet. Its design consists of a synthetic neoprene body (80% polyamide and 20% lycra materials) with a fuzzy, velvet-like interior and elasticized cover flap, all combing to serve as a safe shield for the device, protecting it against bumps, dirt, dust, scratches and splashes of water. So what makes this sleeve sly? Who knows, because what you see here, is what you get. But if we’re really going to start picking apart names here, then perhaps the Urban Tool brand moniker deserves the most attention, because surely those familiar with urban dictionary lingo may find it hard to take this one seriously. With this in thought, we can be grateful that the brand didn’t plaster its name all over this design, instead they offer some very nice aesthetic options, from subtle neutral designs to vibrant color combinations. Choices include black, pinstripe, berry, organic canvas taupe, “Safari” (bright yellow with white flap), “Vertical” (canvas taupe with bright orange stripe and cream colored flap), and the “Lido” (navy blue with yellow stripe and cream colored flap).

Pros

  • Universal fit for a range of tablets
  • Smart cover compatible
  • Scratch-/water-resistant neoprene

            Overall: GOOD

            With regard to overall function and purpose, the SlySkin is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but it is one of the sharpest-looking sleeves on the block. And durable build here will also be good for a lot more than just a few trips around the city blocks.

            Features

            • Fits any Apple iPad or most 10" tablets
            • Smart cover compatible
            • Scratch- and water-resistant neoprene exterior
            • Plush velvet lining for screen protection & cleaning
            • Flexible fabric cover flap for secure closure
            • Net weight: 150 g

                          Specifications

                          Tablet 9'' Tablet, 10'' Tablet
                          Style Sleeve
                          Brand Urban Tool
                          Function -
                          Price Budget $1 - $39
                          Dimensions 10.6 x .8 x 8.5 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Neoprene
                          Closure Flap
                          Features Smart Cover Compatible

                           

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