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Designed for men, “The Wallet” Happy Owl Studio is a sleek black leather portfolio case that can hold your cell phone, cash and coins, business and credit cards, pens, passport, keys, and more, including the iPad2 and New iPad 3… can your wallet can’t do that!

Editor's Rating 

“It’s not a purse, it’s a European carry-all!” Alright, I know only the truest fans of the Seinfeld sitcom will appreciate that pun, but you don’t need to be one to appreciate what this business tablet case can do to keep you well-prepared and looking sharp. The case is designed as a two-piece organizer, one half being a compartment for the iPad 2 or New iPad 3, and the other, an organizer section featuring cell phone pocket, card holder, pen loops and two extra pockets for storing other accessories.

Opening like a book journal, the iPad slides into a nice, snug-fitting leather bezel frame with small Velcro-tab fastener. Once enclosed, the case is about 1 ½ inch thick and feels a bit weighted before adding any items to the organizer pouch. Concerns for increased bulk and weight could leave some longing for a handle feature, but just the same, the soft leather is easy to grip and comfortable to hold.

As a design that targets the busy, modern businessman, I think magnets, or an extra zipper, would be more efficient than the strap/loop fastener. Even with nimble fingers, I had some trouble trying to set-up the stand feature for typing work mode. This mechanism can also prevent you from quickly retrieving the contents stored in the pouch, like say, your ringing cell phone or business card. Only half the speaker grill sticks out of the cutout, but I didn’t notice any muzzled sound. As for the other cutouts, all the iPad’s ports, buttons and camera align perfectly. Already satisfied with its many great functions, I almost overlooked the small magnet hidden behind the padded interior fold, which is there to support your device’s sleep/wake feature.

Pro: 

  • 2012 Golden Case Awards winner for Best Portfolio Case
  • Access to all buttons, ports and camera
  • Organizer pouch for storing many items
  • Stand feature for typing/viewing modes
  • Supports iPad sleep/wake feature

Overall: Great

Features

    • Designed exclusively for use with the Apple iPad 2 or New iPad 3/4
    • 100% Genuine Leather
    • Auto sleep/wake function
    • Roomier primary pocket
    • Wider card slots better accommodate business cards
    • Elastic sides on interior phone pocket and pen loops offer more flexibility
    • Full-port & camera access
    • iPad is completely and securely enclosed in a leather bezel with a glove-like fit
    • Executive look with sleek dark gray interior
    • Graphite-colored metal owl logo

      Specifications

                                          Style Folio
                                          Brand Happy Owl Studio
                                          Function Business, Mens, Travel
                                          Price High End $80 - $149
                                          Exterior Material  Faux-Leather
                                          Features CC Spaces ,Pockets ,Sleep/Wake Cover

                                           

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