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.
Case-Mate iPad 2 Barely There Back Protector in Pink
Case-Mate has stripped down to the essentials with its "Barely There" case. The hard plastic tablet protector for the Apple iPad 2 brings a minimal and modern look to your tablet. The form-fitting case is ideal for someone who wants the thin tablet design but needs just a bit protection and grip. Choose from Pink or Black.
- Custom cut outs
- Slim fitting
- Extra grip
- No front display protection
- A bit pricier than other shells
- Not compatible with Smart Cover
Minimal is the name of the game with the Case-Mate "Barely There" protector. Going back to the drawing board, Case-Mate has come up with the bare essentials for giving your iPad 2 some extra protection and sleek modern style. With "Barely There" the back of the iPad 2 is covered in an impact resistant, one-piece hard case coating.
The minimal shell design is in line with the simple and sleek Apple style so you don’t have to worry about losing that slim modern look. When Case-Mate says "barely there" they really mean it — you hardly notice it when you see the iPad 2 lying on the table. But its smooth, slightly rubbery grip is instantly noticeable. You get the choice between Pink or Black protectors, and both are barely noticeable!
- Extremely slim profile showcases more of your iPad 2
- Form fit feature covers back and corners
- Impact resistant, flexible plastic shell
- Access to all ports and functions
The Barely There provides the bare essentials in this category - precise cutouts for all iPad buttons, switches, input/output ports and rear-facing camera.
The Barely There shields all covered parts against bumps, dings and scratches. The fact that it is easy to grip should provide a nice buffer against drops as well.
"Barely There" is made from a rubberized material that makes it rigid but a bit flexible. This case shouldn't disappear anytime soon.
For what it does, $35 is a fair price to pay. And the Barely There does come with a 90-day Case-Mate guarantee.
The Barely There is a good choice because of its simplicity. A best case scenario for the iPad user in search of minimalist back protector that provides grip, protection and style in a nice slim fit.