Marware MicroShell Apple iPad 2/3/4 Folio


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 

The MicroShell Folio combines a smart cover and back protector in one streamlined tablet case design. The iPad 3 and iPad 2 snaps easily into the 1.7mm thin, shock-absorbent polycarbonate shell, which is precisely cut to maintain clear access to all buttons, ports, jacks and rear-facing camera. It completely covers the speaker grill, but there are a series of pin-sized holes to prevent any sound interference. The 1.8mm thin, rubberized cover contains soft magnets to automatically sleep/wake your device, as well as hold the lid securely shut during transport. I am not crazy about the two thick ridges on the back, in my opinion they slightly take away from the slim-line design, and can potentially cause the case to snag when inserting into and/or removing from a larger carrying solution. But these rails are necessity, and I will explain why. In contrast to the Apple Smart Cover, the three cover segments don’t magnetically attach to one another, so the groove rails are needed to help keep the tablet stand feature in place. Not the greatest design, but it works just the same.


  • Ultra-slim and lightweight design
  • Multiple angles for typing and viewing

          Overall: OKAY

          The MicroShell folio is an average folio case design at an above average price. Besides the basics, what the iPad user will mostly be paying for here is reputable Marware brand quality.


          • Designed to fit the Apple iPad 2 or New iPad 3/4
          • Hard plastic shell with soft polyurethane cover
          • Integrated stand for hands-free display
          • Magnetic cover lock
          • Auto sleep/wake function
          • Clear access to all iPad buttons, ports and rear-camera
          • Exterior ridges on back shell for added protection against scratching
          • Ultra thin design on 3.5mm thick
          • Weighs only 6.2oz


                        Tablet Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4
                        Style Folio
                        Brand MarBlue
                        Function Mens
                        Price Great Value $40-$79
                        Exterior Material Plastic
                        Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature


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