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.
Caseable Universal Apple iPad Custom Tablet Sleeve
Imagine Picasso with his palette of colors painting away. Now imagine you have the same creative control over your tablet case. With the Sleeve for Apple iPad, Caseable gives you that artistic opportunity to visually customize all aspects of your tablet case. Let the Sleeve be your blank canvas to let the world hear and see your artistic voice.
- Visually customizable outside and inside
- Made from top-notch material
- Extraordinary attention to case design detail
- Case stand doesn’t always hold up
- Tablet edges exposed
- Not cheap
Why settle for a case that doesn’t fit your personality? Certainly any of the great master painters of the past would have never settled for anything less than designing their own tablet case. Caseable’s 100% visual customization for this tablet sleeve lets you take creative control over how you present your iPad 2. A simple yet highly innovative way to get around the ever-growing presence of tablets and tablet cases.
The Caseable Sleeve has a nice thick funky zipper that feels like it will stand the test of time—definitely won’t need to replace this anytime soon! Something one would hope for with its $65 price tag. Like other Caseable designs, it is made from top-notch materials and the screen printing is extraordinary (not like those amateur copy shops that print photos on T-shirts using about a quart of ink).
- High quality 5.0mm thick neoprene outer shell, durable inner tubing, and brushed polyester lining.
- Highly durable thread, made by the German company Gütermann.
- High-end zipper pulls made by the Japanese manufacturer YKK.
- Detachable adjustable nylon straps with a cushioned shoulder pad and built-in handles.
Sleeve cases are nice but all they do hold your tablet when you’re not using it. It’s nice if you like holding the bare tablet in your hands but hard to get used to if you feel a bit paranoid about constantly dropping or bumping you tablet.
Providing 0.5mm of padding is not a bad start for protecting the tablet. This is perfect if you have a back pack or bag that has a special compartment for a tablet or laptop. Plus, the neoprene will help keep out moisture and provide a good first guard against spilled coffee, rain or whatever liquid encounter that might come your way.
The neoprene outer shell is nice and thick while the inside has a good polyester lining. Plus, there’s great stitching. This may not be the first thing that jumps out at you, but it is always one of the telltale signs in good case craftsmanship.
Brooklyn design with a Manhattan price. But maybe money has nothing to do with this case—it is more about getting exactly what you want at whatever the cost.
The Sleeve is nice way to get a fully visually customized case. Slip in your tablet and toss it in your bag. The upside is that it looks great, the downside is that it is expensive and doesn’t offer much in terms of functionality.