0 comments / Posted by Vince Ng


The DROP DBlack leather tablet sleeve for the Apple iPad Air is just about the ultimate in a high-quality no-frills tablet case. While the treated leather exterior and suede-lined interior are as top-notch as the materials used can offer, this accessory offers literally absolutely nothing in terms of functionality or serious protection.

Editor's Rating 

At least we can state that the DROP DBlack Apple iPad Air leather tablet sleeve looks quite nice, a necessity in what is ultimately a pure vanity item to gussy up the tablet in style. (Note: The DBlack sleeve is advertised as exclusively for the Apple iPad Air, but should be suitable for any similarly-sized device). The austere look brought by the vegetable-tanned genuine leather makes the DBlack sleeve appropriate for all settings, but it’s not quite all business. Stitching running around three edges brings a nice bit of red flair for a sharp-looking, attractive accent. This splash of color comprises the entire suede interior. Suede has been known since the dawn of tablet cases as a proper choice to protect the touchscreen from scratches and dings while carrying, but is typically eschewed in lower-end products for less expensive microfiber. And that’s about it for the commentary. While a lack of features or function is hardly unusual in a tablet sleeve, a look at the price tag on this accessory really makes one wonder what the Drop folks were thinking?


  • High-quality treated leather exterior
  • Nice suede lining

          Overall: MEDIOCRE

          If you’re a leather lover willing to dish out a pretty penny for a pretty sharp-looking iPad Air accessory, we’d call the DROP DBlack tablet sleeve a best case scenario. Otherwise, any number of factors could be a deal-breaker for many users.


          • Designed exclusively to fit the iPad Air
          • 100% high-quality black vegetable-tanned leather
          • DROP brand golden “D” engraved on the front exterior corner
          • Soft suede lining
          • Rich red lining and stitching


                        Tablet Apple iPad Air, Apple iPad Air 2
                        Style Sleeve
                        Brand DROP
                        Function Designer, Mens, Womens
                        Price High End $80 - $149
                        Dimensions 6.75 X .35 X 9.6 in (WDH)
                        Exterior Material Leather