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.
Yoobao iPad 2 iSmart Leather Case in Black
The iPad 2 looks ready for the open road in Yoobao’s fashionable and affordable Ismart case. The folio case design gives you good protection around the entire iPad 2 and folds into a stand for typing and viewing. Plus, the custom-fit design has built-in magnets to wake up your iPad when you open the front cover.
- Quality leather design
- Segmented front cover stand
- Integrated magnets for sleep/awake function
- Offers only decent protection
- Slightly muffled sound from speaker grill cutout
- Can only use in horizontal position
If you like black leather motorcycle jackets but it’s just not quite your style, why not start with Yoobao’s custom designed iPad 2 case. OK, maybe this case isn’t as rebellious as a motorcycle jacket, but it still looks as good! The case has the durable 100% genuine cow leather feel with a soft microfiber inside lining, which is a definite step up from Apple’s Smartcover. With this case, simply fold back the front cover and it converts into a handy stand—it only works when the tablet is horizontal, but this is still excellent for viewing videos and typing emails. Thanks to Yoobao’s precise cutouts, the front/rear cameras, speaker grill and headphone jack openings are all easily accessible. If the iPad2 is in sleep mode, the case wakes it up when you open the front cover with the Ismart’s built-in magnets.
- Exclusively made for use with the Apple iPad 2
- Handmade quality leather design with matte finish
- Automatic sleep/wake function
- Soft cloth lining looks and touches like felt material
- Interior leather bezel holds the tablet secure
- Cutouts for all iPad buttons, ports, speaker and rear-camera
- Folding smart cover transforms into a stand for typing and viewing modes
- Supports the iPad display at 10° and 80° angles in landscape format
- Provides all-around protection against bumps, dirt and scratches
The case’s folding front cover is easily useable as a stand in a number of positions. The built-in magnets work great—a feature that I think no custom-fit Apple case should be without.
The iSmart will protect your case against bumps, scratches and dust. Its lightweight and slim features won’t protect the iPad very well is dropped or liquid spills.
The hand-stitched leather is perfectly measured to your iPad 2 and matches all of its external ports. The perforated speaker grill muffles sound negligibly. The case is slim-fitting and the cover lies flat when closed because of the case’s magnet.
Yoobao continues to provide affordable and useful products. At $42, this is certain to be a cost-effective purchase.
Yoobao offers up another well priced case & stand design. The all leather case will come with built-in magnets that compliments your iPad2’s sleek design.
"Ismart beats Apple’s Smart Cover in all respects"
The folding capabilities of the case are great too: four grooves compared to Apple’s three give more folding options and as the result – more viewing angles and better stability.
All my friends, who opted for the Apple’s cover are now telling me that I made a smart choice going for the Ismart. The magnets inside the cover work exceptionally – turning my iPad on and off, and the case is extremely easy to put on and remove.
I’m so happy I did a bit of research before buying this cover, and thanks to t2c I now own a perfect affordable case.