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.
Griffin iPad Elan Folio and Stand Case in Black
A nicely priced case by one of the leading case-makers, Griffin’s sleek black Elan design is the answer for comfortably using your iPad. The case combines all the great features of both a case and a stand with excellent material choice and a stylish design. Plus, it protects every part of your iPad guaranteeing that when you are on the go, you won’t be thinking about your iPad clunking around in your bag.
- Easy access to all iPad ports
- Lightweight and super slim
- Complete protection of entire iPad
- Scratches and scuffs appear easily on outside cover
- Front cover doesn’t lie flat when closed
- Doesn’t stand up in portrait mode
Can’t find a comfortable position with your iPad when writing emails? Tired of holding up the tablet while watching videos? This specially crafted case-plus-stand for your iPad by Griffin is the answer to your tablet woes. The Elan is a cost-effective folio and stand combo with a sleek executive design in black, a sure compliment to Apple’s black and silver aesthetic. The outer cover feels remarkably durable but also smooth and soft to the touch. The same material is on the inside and won’t scratch up your iPad display. The iPad slips in easily and the ports (headphone jack, volume rocker) line up nicely with the case cutouts. The folio smoothly transforms into a stand for comfortably viewing your iPad from a single angle in landscape mode. All of this at the rock bottom price of 25 bucks.
- Available color: Black
- Slim, one-piece folio
- Opens like a book, flips closed to protect
- Inner cover includes pockets for cards and papers
- Soft micro suede interior
- Inner Cover Includes Card Pockets, Tab Closure to Secure Cover when Closed
- Protecting Against Dirt, Scratches, and Minor Damage
My primary complaint with this case is that the front cover does lie completely flat, leaving an unwanted thickness to the case and taking away from the slim iPad design. Hopefully over time it will likely loosen up and lie normally.
The Elan has a rugged interior that keeps your display scratch-free while the durable exterior will absorb bumps and minor drops. There is no fastener for the front cover, so just be careful the cover doesn’t flip open while your transporting the iPad. Also, after some time the iPad becomes a bit loose in the case making it prone to falling out.
The leather-like material feels quite thin and cheaply made. Plus, the threads around the case are begin to come loose, which makes the iPad slip out of the case a bit.
For $25, this folio-stand has a great value compared with other folios—good protection along with a stand will leave you satisfied (not to mention it will leave some extra dollars in your pocket!)
Excellent value for a useful case by a reputable brand that gives you both a case and a stand. The case will definitely make using your iPad much easier and enjoyable!