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What can be said about the Apple SmartCase folio for iPad models 2 and up that has been stated a thousand times before? We’ll do our best to impart some originality should you be one of the few who hasn’t seen, heard of or used a SmartCase. In short, Tablet2Cases can say that this is a true standard-setter – a simple smart cover and folio case combination that’s often imitated, rarely bettered.

Editor's Rating 

The SmartCase iPad folio case is an officially-licensed accessory from the big company. Fans of the brand will therefore be expecting that same Apple brand quality from this product. Happily, Tablet2Cases can state that the SmartCase is indeed one quality folio case for iPads, nearly a must-have for an owner of the world’s most popular tablet.

The “Smart” in “SmartCase” naturally refers to the SmartCover, the top piece on this accessory. No surprises here, with the same folding design, neat magnet for triggering the auto sleep/wake function and that durable, rubbery feel. An iPad 2, 3 or 4 is set inside the microfiber lining of the polyurethane backing piece. This bit is far too thin to be considered a proper tablet backer and will not hold up against extreme drops. But for everyday protection against the typical dings, scratches, etc., the SmartCase will do just fine.

Embedded magnets in the case’s SmartCover portion make a foldout tablet stand possible. Fold up the SmartCover in classic fashion, making a small pyramid on which to prop the iPad and ta dah! The user has an instant, sturdy enough stand for viewing in two angles in landscape mode.

And one final note: Personalized engraving is also available on the SmartCase when ordering from the Apple online store.

Pros

  • Officially licensed by Apple
  • Simple, stable tablet stand
  • Personalized engraving available

            Overall: OKAY

            For a basic folio case, the iPad 2, 3 or 4 owner could do a lot worse than the SmartCase. While hardly exciting in any one aspect, altogether this folio is a solid accessory for the popular tablet approved and licensed by Apple itself.

            Features

            • Exclusively designed for use with the Apple iPad 2 or New iPad 3/4
            • Polyurethane design with scratch- and water-resistant exterior
            • Soft microfiber lining keeps the screen display clean
            • Automatic sleep/wake function
            • Access to all buttons, ports, speaker and rear-camera
            • Folds easily into a stand for typing, reading or watching videos
            • Supports 10° and 80° angles in landscape format
            • Protects the entire iPad against basic wear and tear
            • Power and volume switches covered for added protection
            • Can be personalized with free laser engraving at Apple online store
            • Net weight: 150g / 5.3 oz

                          Specifications

                          Tablet SmartCase
                          Style Folio
                          Brand Apple
                          Function
                          Price Great Value $40-$79
                          Dimensions 7.4 X .50 X 9.6 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Polyurethane
                          Closure Magnetic
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature

                           

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