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.
Switcheasy Canvas Apple iPad 2 / 3 / 4 Folio in Brown
Not getting enough protection from the Apple Smart Cover? Make the easy switch to this hybrid design by SwitchEasy, which consists of a polycarbonate shell and padded canvas material that combine to give your iPad 2 / iPad 3 the full-body protection it needs. You’ll lose an angle for typing, but will gain two extra angles for browsing and viewing, as well as retain clear access to all of your device’s features and functions.
- Access to all iPad 2 features/functions
- iPad 3 compatible
- Offers 3 angles for browsing/viewing
- Sleep/wake magnet
- Adds some weight to the iPad 2
- Device bounces a bit in the stand
- No angle for typing
This folio tablet case incorporates a polycarbonate shell, a soft padded canvas exterior and a rich microfiber interior, which combine to provide the iPad full-body protection against bumps, dings, shocks, scratches, and a few minor accidental drops in between.
The original model was designed with cover latch that clipped on to the side of the rear-shell, an action that did not allow for easy opening/closing of the case. The new “Canvas” has a self-adhesive cover that functions more swiftly, and I also applaud SwitchEasy for not forgetting to include a sleep/wake magnet this time around.
- CANVAS for iPad is the natural evolution to the successful folio line for iPad by SwitchEasy
- Special water resistant, shock absorbent, matte finished outer shell, both soft to hold and easy to grip
- Strong, durable polycarbonate plastic inner shell, serves as a secondary protection in the event iPad is dropped
- Inner lining is made of premium microfiber
- Auto sleep feature with sleep/wake magnet
- Stand function providing multiple viewing angles
Perhaps because the binding/fold are new and stiff, but during use of the stand feature my tablet was a bit ‘springy’ when I pressed apps on its screen. In addition to having three media angles, the design includes a magnet to sleep/wake the iPad, and gives you clear access to its power switch, volume rocker, audio-jack, USB port and rear-facing camera.
Its aesthetic may be a bit lackluster, but the “Canvas” has a water-resistant coating and offers complete protection against the most common threats so that your device can maintain its own luster. Although not robust enough to consistently protect against all drops/impacts, I give it an ‘amazing’ rating because the package also includes a screen protector with an installation and cleaning kit.
The special coating makes it feel a tad slick, but the canvas material is nicely padded and comfortable to hold. While it may not offer the most secure grip for some fingers to grasp, this case feels very solid in my hands thanks to well-constructed design that should prove to be very durable.
The $49.99 price tag is a few dollars more than the average tablet folio case of comparable function and quality, but the “Canvas” is still a good value for the above-average protection it provides.
Who says being fashionably late never pays-off? You have arrived to the tablet case market just in time to get your hands on the new and improved “Canvas”, which offers the same reliable protection as the original, but now functions even better and more smoothly.