The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Belkin iPad 2 Slim Folio Stand in Black\Blue
Belkin Black & Blue Slim Folio Stand combines basic features of a case and tablet stand in a sensible way to give you a simple and cost-effective solution. The ports of your iPad 2 remain accessible, while making sure that the remainder of your tablet is protected allowing you to fully utilize it in stand mode.
- Slim and protective fit of entire iPad 2
- Stylish Belkin blue inner lining
- Numerous viewing and typing angles
- No closure mechanism for front cover
- Slightly imprecise fit for iPad 2
- Not as slim as it claims to be
Fashioned expressly for your Apple iPad 2, Belkin offers you an affordable and good starter answer for protection and use. With a professional business tablet style in sleek black & blue, the outer cover feels remarkably durable when in your hands while the soft interior minimizes grazing to the iPad 2 display. The envelope-style flap holds your iPad 2 in the folio making sure that the tablet sides are never exposed except for the ports. The versatile folio tablet case can then smoothly convert into a multi-angled viewing, chatting or typing stand, secured by length-wise textured strips on inside cover
- Ultra-thin and lightweight
- Multiple viewing angles
- Low angle for typing
- Durable construction protects from scratches and scuffs
- Folding cover for screen protection
- Soft red inner lining
- Cut out for camera lens
The front cover does not lie completely flat, giving it a slightly cheap feel and appearance while adding an unwelcomed thickness to the case. Also, the cut-outs for the ports are decent at best—not precise enough and potentially frustrating while in use. You cannot use the case in portrait mode, which many apps are designed for exclusively. Otherwise, the simple model makes this an effective and protective case and tablet stand.
The fact that the front cover has no securing mechanism is a big drawback and potentially will cost you more in damage to your iPad2. Though it protects the entire device when closed.
The melted together edges indicate a tight seal, but appear rough in areas. Material is decent but could be better.
While Belkin’s name should convince you of its quality, this falls short. For just a bit more money, you can have a much better product with more features and protection.
Poor value, imprecise fit but still a useful product by a reputable brand. You get the 2-in-1 combo of case and stand, so effectively you are saving money. If you are just getting into tablets, this would be a good starter solution to protection and tablet stand.