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.
Moshi Concerti Apple iPad 2/3/4 Folio Case in Beige
Of all those iPad 2 or New iPad 3/4 owners who might enjoy the Moshi Concerti folio case, none will appreciate it more than the left-handed. Why? The Concerti appears to be something of a standout in the tablet case universe, with its reverse design that opens left to right. Though the case feels a bit floppy, Moshi has still managed to get the most of the folio-style format in terms of functionality.
- Nice suede-feeling microfiber exterior
- Very good lock and display hand strap
- A design for lefties!
- Floppy in hand strap use
- Closed cover doesn’t always put tablet to sleep
- Awkward design for righties
A best case scenario for lefties? The Moshi Concerti folio case may be just that for these iPad users and in general makes a pretty good accessory for all users – at least for a decent amount of time.
The exterior of the Moshi Concerti folio is done up in soft microfiber that looks and feels like suede. A tough, thick elastic band serves as the lock and seals this case notably tightly. Perhaps a bit too tight, as the cover does warp a bit which in turn sometimes fails to put the iPad to sleep. A little extra material pads the spine of the folio, but otherwise the Concerti is very thin with minimal protection provided. On the plus side, this case’s weight is just 200 grams (7 ounces), making it a dream to carry in a tablet bag or carrier.
The bonus function in the Concerti is the built-in hand strap, which allows for a more comfortable hold of the iPad. But that old bugaboo – the thinness of material in this folio tablet case – arises again. When using the hand strap, the user may find that the tablet's weight causes the Concerti to become a bit floppy.
- Designed exclusively for use with the Apple iPad 2 or New iPad 3/4
- Soft microfiber exterior touches like suede
- Elastic strap lock for secure closure
- Automatic sleep/wake function
- Inner silicon frame holds the table secure
- Cutouts for all iPad Mini buttons, ports, speaker and rear-camera
- Built-in handle feature alleviates wrist stress
- Integrated fold-out stand for viewing modes
- Supports the iPad display at 50° and 65° angles in landscape format
- All-around shock and scratch protection
- Net weight: 200g / 7 oz
Moshi manages to pack in all the standard functionality expected in a folio tablet case. The Concerti includes an integrated two-angle viewing stand, appropriate cutouts, and sleep/wake magnet. A bit of a bonus is included in the hand strap, though this feature isn’t without problems.
Some extra padding runs down the side of the Moshi Concerti’s spine, but that’s about it in terms of this folio case’s protection. The Concerti won’t stand up to extreme drops, only the minor accidental ones, and may be better off being carried within a tablet bag or carrier.
The suede-like microfiber exterior of the Concerti is nice stuff; both the elastic band lock and hand strap are tough and strongly stitched. On the downside, the silicon interior frame is nothing of note, and this folio case’s thinness infers that it may not stand the test of time.
Going for around $40 puts the Moshi Concerti considerably less than the average iPad folio case, and certainly an attractive price for short-term use or gifting. And of course the left-handed will find the Concerti priceless.
It’s all about the plusses and minuses in the Moshi Concerti iPad folio case. Pros include the left-handed design, good strong locks and sturdy hand strap. List among the cons the lack of protection and the warp-able material. In the end, iPad users (particularly the left-handed ones) in need of a decent quick-fit folio solution may consider the Concerti a best case scenario.