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.
Mach 3 Composites iPad 2 / 3 / 4 Carbon Fiber Back Protector
Mach 3 Composites has created this tablet back protector for the iPad 2, which is designed to give you clear access to all the device’s features/functions, as well as to be paired with the Apple smart cover . It will also attach to the New iPad 3 and considering this case is made with durable ABS and carbon fiber materials, it should still be going strong when many future generation iPads are released (perhaps fitting them too!).
- Access to all iPad 2 features/functions
- Fits the New iPad 3
- Advanced carbon fiber material
- Smart Cover compatible
- Leaves both left/right sides fully exposed
- Carbon fiber/rubber don’t match well
- Very expensive for its case-style
Mach 3 Composites specializes in using advanced carbon fiber technologies to develop durable case solutions for popular devices, including this design for the iPad 2 (or newest iPad). This tablet protector is a shell made of ABS material with a carbon fiber plate inlay, and the inside is lined with soft felt for offering your device a little extra comfort and some shock absorption. The shell attaches to the iPad’s top/bottom edges and corners, leaving both its left and right sides exposed. I understand its design to leave the left side open for pairing with a Smart Cover, but not the right side (maybe for those who are left-hand dominant?)
- Works great with virtually any Smart Cover!
- Made for iPad 2 but compatible with the newest third generation iPad
- Additional padding on interior side for even more shock protection
- Shell material consists of ABS with inlayed Carbon Fiber material
Functions exactly as intended, giving you clear access and use of all iPad 2 controls and features. Of course you can increase performance by taking advantage of its intended design to be paired with the Apple Smart Cover.
At the very least, it will still leave one side of the device exposed to potential damages, but all covered parts will be shielded against bumps, dings, and scratches.
This case does incorporate advanced carbon fiber material, but just a single plate that is adhered to the rubberized shell with glue. Not the greatest match, because heat can cause the plate to peel and separate (mine already showed signs once fitting it with the iPad 3). If you play it cool, this case will prove durable to quite possibly fit many future generation iPads.
This design doesn’t wow me, and neither does its $66.95 price. Considering the potential high-end cost by pairing this with a Smart Cover, this can come out to be an expensive pairing.
Its design and price probably won’t attract many, but I think it does have appeal as a long-term investment, a case-solution that should still be going strong when the iPad50 (or beyond) is released…Who knows? It may even still fit, and your grandchildren (and possibly their children) will deliver flowers to you as thanks.