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.
Cooper X Lopez Magic Scribble iPad 2 / 3 / 4 Leather Folio in White
Cooper and Lopez have collaborated to introduce the Magic Scribble Leather Folio for iPad2/iPad3. The case feels great and carries the playful exterior design this line has become known for. But extra functionality, such as the tablet stand, is mostly substandard. And as for the flimsy magnets enclosing this case, well, who knows what those guys were thinking? Maybe they were having too much fun with the design.
- Appealing design for girls
- Nice feel
- Excellent price
- Stand feels flimsy
- Interior looks cheap
- Closing flap magnets not the best
In general, Cooper X Lopez tablet cases earn high marks for looks, lightweight and durability – and these qualities all remain in the Cooper X Lopez iPad 2/iPad3 Magic Scribble Leather Folio. Unfortunately, the extra features in this folio tablet case are mostly of below-average quality at best and utter failures at worst.
Start with the foldout stand . The discerning customer will know immediately that there’s trouble when seeing the interior of thin, cheap-feeling felt lining. The stand offers three viewing angles in landscape mode, but the hold it has on the tablet feels tenuous and clearly will not survive much use.
- Designed exclusively for use with the Apple iPad 2 or New iPad 3/4
- Incorporated PU leather with natural look and feel
- Cover engraved with playful images
- Appealing design for girls
- Magnetic locking cover
- Auto sleep/wake function
- Soft microfiber lining
- PU leather bezel with fold-under flap to hold the tablet secure
- Clear access to all iPad buttons, ports and cameras
- Integrated stand feature for hands-free tablet use
- Supports approx.60° to 85° angles for viewing in landscape format
- Scratch and water-resistant exterior
- Net weight: 252 g / 8.9 oz
The real shortcomings of this case may be found in this area. The cutouts for the iPad 2’s speakers, camera and power button are OK – if you can line up the tablet “just so”, not always the easiest proposition. The embedded stand is stable enough, but will not last in the medium-term.
The Cooper X Lopez Magic Scribble Leather Folio provides some extra protection to the tablet by means of a hard backer inside. While this may help against most everyday damage, the thinness is a concern. I wouldn’t trust this leather sleeve in extreme conditions.
Another area in which the Cooper X Lopez Leather Folio might be better suited with two marks. Great-looking on the outside thanks to the leather exterior and appropriate stitching, the interior is a sad contrast with its low-grade felt lining and poor-looking tablet frame.
You can say this about Cooper X Lopez cases: They’re often a real bargain. At around half the price of similarly-styled tablet cases, the Cooper X Lopez Magic Scribble Folio makes up for other areas with sheer affordability. This might make a great short-term solution for the first-time tablet owner.
Some ladies will just love the playful design of this sleeve and everyone will love the price. The Cooper X Lopez Magic Scribble Leather Folio is not one for the more frequent or more seasoned tablet user, however, and is sure to be an affordable, short-term solution for most.