Seemingly, Cooper has created the Elementary case to meet the practical demands of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 owners. This rudimentary folio case design provides everyday function and protection all in one sturdily-built, low-cost package.
STM Bags Skinny 3 Apple iPad 3 / 4 Folio Case in Grey
Another in STM Bags’ line of Skinny folio tablet case , the Skinny 3 can only mean one thing to an owner of a New iPad (or Apple iPad 2 model): Solid, lightweight protection at a reasonable price. Though a two-angle foldout stand is really the only extra, this tablet case isn’t about that...
- Scratch-resistant textured exterior
- Extremely light weight
- Snap-in hard shell for use
- Generic look
- Plastic-y edges may become frayed
- No extra features beyond stand
Though STM Bags is plugging the Skinny 3 Folio case as specifically suitable for the New iPad, users should take note that this case is also suitable for the older iPad 2 model. And really, what iPad user needing everyday protection for the tablet wouldn’t want to take advantage of the plusses in the Skinny 3?
Those plusses may be simply and clearly stated: the STM Skinny 3 features notable protection with low weight at a very good price. In fact, the Skinny 3 gives the iPad user a couple of additional perks, as this model comes in a wider range of colors (STM Bags even has a pink one!) and can turn the device on and off when opening and closing with the magnetic cover .
All in all, this case makes for some high portability while providing security for the New iPad 3 user.
- The sleek, new and improved Skinny 3 provides enhanced protection for the iPad 3rd generation.
- Auto on-off front cover wakes up the device and puts it to sleep
- Lightweight, slim and protective construction for a comfortable and easy carry
- Snap in, hard shell back with soft lining provides enhanced protection from scratches and bumps
- Easy to access device ports and control buttons
- Foldable front cover for both typing or viewing modes
- Loop closure for quick and easy access
- Complete protection for the iPad 3rd generation
While the Skinny 3 case isn’t loaded with extras, it does earn good marks for fulfilling nicely its two primary functions – protection against everyday damage and a solid stand for typing and viewing. No bells and whistles here, but there’s enough functionality for basic iPad use.
Tough on the outside, soft-lined in the inside, this tablet case can offer the user good security against minor damage, scratches, nicks and the like. For no-nonsense defense at a fair price, the Skinny 3 is a good bet.
The STM Skinny 3 suffers a tiny bit here, “thanks” to some ho-hum stitching along the outer edges. While the firm front cover and shell-like backer will last the lifetime of the iPad, there are some concerns about fraying along the edges over time.
For those with protection to that valuable New iPad in mind first, the Skinny 3’s price tag of under $40 is a godsend. Maybe the only thing tougher than this tablet case itself is finding better everyday defense at a lower cost. Truly a great deal.
Despite a few limitations, the Skinny 3 will certainly be ideal for those on a budget. And with even a decent range of colors to choose from, this tablet case makes for a good solution for the iPad owner interested in basic functionality for everyday use.