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.
Padacs iPad 2 ZIVA PRO Leather Folio Case
Consider giving your iPad 2 an upgrade from the ZIVA to the ZIVA Pro folio tablet case . This particular model is made from genuine leather for that professional look you need to impress the boss, yet still affordably priced to avoid making a significant impression on your wallet.
- Access to all buttons, ports and camera
- Lightweight and trim design
- Genuine leather
- Easy to grip
- Poor Smart Cover design
- Magnets are not very effective
- Magnets don’t activate sleep/wake function
The ZIVA Pro by Padacs is designed to maintain the iPad’s nice slim figure while offering it a sharp, professional look. This it does well, but unfortunately its functionality does not impress me as much. It all began with a struggle to squeeze the iPad 2 into the bezel frame, and once fitted the frame was slightly warped and covered a portion of the home button. Although designed to mimic the Apple Smart Cover , the ZIVA Pro’s lid is not nearly as intelligent. The magnets are rather weak, making it difficult to set-up a secure and stable tablet stand feature.
- Designed to keep iPad 2 protected without compromising on style or quality
- Made from genuine leather
- Provides easy access to all ports, jacks, buttons and screen
- The front cover contains magnets to keep it securely closed when the iPad 2 is not in use
- Fold it back to create a stand with angles ideal for typing or watching movies
- Large cutouts for the front and rear cameras
The Smart Cover-like design lacks common sense, the viewing angle is not very ideal, and when I touched the screen the case easily tipped over. Given these issues you’ll probably prefer handheld use, and the ZIVA Pro allows for clear access to all buttons, ports and screen, and doesn’t interfere with snapping photographs.
The magnets are not strong enough to keep the cover perfectly secure, but this case is still a decent solution for protecting your device against the bumps and bruises of your daily commutes to/from the office.
Many Padacs cases are made of synthetic materials, which are well built to last. The ZIVA Pro is crafted just as nice, but with genuine leather.
Although I have concerns for its problematic functionality, $44.95 is still a good value for this case-style made of genuine leather.
The ZIVA Pro may not be an expert in terms of function, but it’s a pro at giving your iPad2 some sharp-looking style and protection against everyday wear and tear.