Marware C.E.O. Hybrid Apple iPad 3/4 Folio review


Marware recognizes the popularity of the Apple Smart Cover, but they also recognize your iPad’s need for backside protection. Their response, the MicroShell Folio, an ultra-slim accessory designed to give you everything you need in one simple, functional and easy-to-use folio tablet case solution.

Editor's Rating 

So the Marware CEO Hybrid defies easy categorization – it’s not so difficult to describe this handy case for the iPad 2 & New iPad 3. Beginning with the exterior, the faux-leather cover looks fantastic and feels even better. The material performs decently against the trials of everyday use.

The CEO Hybrid may be stored like a book case while opening like a folio. The iPad is held firmly in place by six clamps at points around the bezel. Detaching the iPad from two of these allows viewing in portrait mode at two angles by way of the embedded stand . The stand itself is solid enough, but doesn’t hold up well against shaking – not one for the train.

The single most notable feature of the CEO Hybrid iPad case, however, is definitely the super-handy hand strap. Made of thin, but tough, leather with strong stitching, this hand strap allows the user to hold on to the tablet while displaying the screen for use in presentations, demonstrations to groups and the like. This feature alone could make this tablet case a must-have among teachers, lecturers and businesspeople.

So who cares what format the Marware CEO Hybrid case is? Truth be told, this is a good one no matter how you look at it.


  • 2012 Golden Case Awards nominee for Best Faux-Leather Case
    Excellent hand-strap for display
    High-quality faux-leather
    Provides firm grip on tablet

          Overall: GREAT

          Particularly for the medium term in less extreme environments, the Marware CEO Hybrid makes an excellent solution. The user may forget about the distinction between book cases and folios and enjoy some of both with this nice tablet case.


          • Designed to fit the New iPad 3 & 4
          • Scratch- and water-resistant PU leather exterior
          • Integrated stand feature
          • Multiple angles for typing & viewing
          • Magnetic cover lock
          • Auto sleep/wake function
          • Built-in hand-strap for improved grip
          • Clear access to all iPad buttons, ports and rear-camera
          • Hard interior plastic spine provides extra protection


                        Tablet Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4
                        Style Folio
                        Brand MarBlue
                        Function Business, Mens
                        Price Great Value $40-$79
                        Exterior Material Faux-Leather
                        Closure Clip
                        Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill, Hand Strap ,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature.


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