STM Bags Grip 2 Apple iPad Air Folio review


This STM Bags tablet case may set a new standard in hard cases for the new Apple iPad Air. The Grip 2's hard shell protection defends the iPad Air brilliantly while providing a nice hand feel. And though a few extra ounces may be added, the trim fit of the Grip 2 folio is frankly amazing.

Editor's Rating 

Wow, the competition had better be ready for the STM Grip 2 Folio. Not only is this folio case perfectly suited to defend the iPad Air with its impact-resistant polycarbonate shell, the sleekness and feel put this one straight to the head of the class.

There’s very little to critique in the STM Grip 2 folio. Beginning with the textured exterior, the Grip 2 is love at first feel – and users only get an added bonus of tough, extreme protection. With such impact-resistant material, the thinness and light weight of this case are truly incredible.

The built-in kickstand closes up nicely at the back and when unfolded provides a highly notable solid base for viewing. The truly finicky might notice that pulling the stand out isn’t exactly the easiest – you’ll have to use those fingernails – but this is a small sacrifice for a stand that will provide a few angles and take serious jostling.

Finally, iPad Air users will find themselves catered to in the STM Grip 2 folio thanks to the precise cutouts (even for the speaker) and the auto sleep/wake function. Imagining a better choice in quality defense and tote-ability for the iPad Air is indeed something of a stretch.


  • 2013 Golden Case Awards nominee for Best Tablet Stand in a Folio
  • Incredibly trim fit
  • Perfect cutouts
  • Excellent grip-ability

            Overall: GOOD

            A probable standard-setter in hard folio cases, the STM Grip 2 has simply got to be considered one of the top choices for those users seeking top-grade protection for their iPad Air tablets at a more than reasonable price to boot.


            • Exclusively designed to fit the iPad Air
            • Made of lightweight plastic
            • Snap-in shell w/ soft lining
            • Auto sleep/wake function
            • Clip-style cover lock for secure closure
            • Cutouts for all iPad Air buttons, ports and rear-camera
            • Collapsible, flush-mount kickstand
            • Two angles provided for typing & viewing modes


                        Tablet Apple iPad Air
                        Style Folio
                        Brand STM Bags
                        Price Great Value $40-$79
                        Dimensions 6.67 x .3 x 9.45 in (WDH)
                        Exterior Material Plastic
                        Closure Clip
                        Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature


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