Booq Taipan Spacesuit XS Apple iPad 1/2/3/4 Sleeve review


Durability’s the quality of note in Booq Taipan Spacesuit tablet sleeve; aside from our sample’s silvery pallor vaguely recalling the heyday of the US space program, this accessory is noteworthy for strong material, good stitching and quality zipper closure. The Spacesuit’s padding also does a decent job against some drops – even in Earth gravity.

Editor's Rating 

Is there such a thing as a high-tech tablet sleeve? The producers of the Booq Taipan Spacesuit certainly appear to be aiming in that direction with this nicely durable accessory for any iPad-sized device. Neoprene is the primary material used in the Spacesuit to good effect in terms of light weight and feel. The trippy indented design – different on other side – combined with the softness makes the Spacesuit great for carrying. That neoprene also offers a little in the way of moisture protection and scratch-proofing. The inside includes a second layer of Lycra material which the tablet rests when enclosed, adding an extra layer of cushioning for defense against drops. A bit of trim running along the top provides a barrier between the zipper and the Spacesuit sleeve’s interior. As for those zippers, well, top marks. Sturdily made with helpful tabs for easy use, the zippers are made further impressive thanks to the stitching around them and the entire sleeve – as durable as the rest of this sleeve is.


  • Nicely protective interior padding
  • Cushiony quality inside in contrasting color
  • Good strong zippers

            Overall: GOOD

            The durability of the Booq Taipan Spacesuit says this one is built for the future, though no extra features and medium-level exterior protection mean most users will need a bag accessory for frequently carrying the Spacesuit-encased tablet.


            • Designed to fit the Apple iPad 2/3/4
            • May also be compatible with other like-sized devices
            • Internal tablet space: 7.5 x .50 x 9.6 in.
            • Silky-smooth 3mm neoprene offers a cushioned skin for your most prized possession.
            • High-performance YKK zipper with pull-tabs for added convenience
            • Soft Lycra lining prevents screen scratching
            • Available in several choice colors


                          Tablet 9'' Tablet
                          Style Sleeve
                          Brand Booq
                          Price Budget $1 - $39
                          Dimensions 8.5 x .50 x 10.6 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Neoprene
                          Closure Zipper
                          Features Smart Cover Compatible


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