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 Smart Cover Compatible Back Protector in Clear
Separated at birth, Case-Mate’s "Barely There" case is the Smart Cover’s long lost brother. The hard rubber tablet protector is perfectly compatible with iPad 2 Smart Covers, giving you all around security. But you don’t have to own a Smart Cover to use this ultra modern, form fitting case. It works for anyone who needs some extra protection or grip on the back and edges of their Apple iPad 2.
- Custom cut outs
- Slim fitting
- Extra grip
- Not very functional without Smart Cover
- No front protection without Smart Cover
With Case-Mate "Barely There" tablet protector , you can cover the back of the Apple iPad 2 with an impact resistant, one-piece hard case coating. The backing shell works excellently with the Apple Smart Cover, making it the perfect compatible companion. Case-Mate’s minimal design is in line with the sleek’n’smooth Apple style so you don’t have to worry about losing that modern look. When they say “barely there” they really mean it – you hardly notice that this is on when you see it lying on the table, but pick up and its smooth rubbery grip is instantly noticeable. You’ll have a choice between Clear or Black, and both are barely noticeable!
- Bestselling Case-Mate iPad 2 case just got smarter.
- Fully compatible with the Smart Cover.
- Covers the back of the iPad 2 with the impact resistant, one-piece hard shell coating.
- Seamlessly coordinates with the Smart Cover.
- Minimal case design adds sleek style with a modern look.
For the right person, this is the great design. The dotted black color matches nicely the black or white iPad 2, which adds a bit of brightness to tablet use. These hard shell cases can be switched up throughout the week to give your tablet a new outfit every day (depending on its mood, of course).
This case rates high because of its compatibility factor with the Apple Smart Cover. If you don’t have a Smart Cover, you can still benefit from the case’s nice grip and slim fit.
Barely There” is made from a rubberized material that makes it rigid but a bit flexible. The cut outs are precise and give you good access to the volume rocker, headphone jack and speaker grill.
The protection is great if you have the Smart Cover—without that, you are still left with an open display. Regardless, the case provides a nice buffer against impact and drops as well as giving you some extra grip along the back.
Considering the Smart Cover is about $30 and this backing shell is another $35, it adds up to a pretty expensive case to cover your whole iPad 2. If you have a Smart Cover you don’t want to give up, then $35 isn’t a bad price to pay for something crafted to especially with the cover.
Case Mate’s “Barely There” is a great case to use with your Apple Smart Cover. The two go together like long lost siblings. With both in place, you have a multi functional, form fitting and protective case.