You cannot beat the feel of real leather can you? While it is distressing to consider that some poor cow somewhere has died so you can have your deluxe leather Ipad sleeve, just think how envious people will be when they see you with it! With the leather sleeve I mean, not the dead cow.
This retails for about forty pounds, making it very pricey. Too pricey? I'd say so, mine I managed to find online at auction for nearly half the price but I am assured it is the proper make! One would never know really. Belkin is a good make though. The bound leather has a rich luxurious feel to it and it certainly looks posh. There is an embossed feel to it which shows fine craftsmanshift. It is the kind of wallet you would take out on a train and make a point of flashing around so people could see your wealth.
The casing slides effortlessly around the Apple Ipad and there is no wrenching involved which makes it perfect to slide on and off. It exposes the screen it all its wonderous glory so your keypad will be visible and ready to use as normal. I personally feel they could have had a sheen or a vizer that covered the front, maybe as a pull down blind feature, but this seems to have been glossed over.
The reverse side offers all over protection which is ideal for resting the case on dubious surfaces. If you need to lie it in the kitchen, the wallet will protect it and you can easily wipe it clean after or indeed buff it clean like a leather shoe. My only quibble with this thing is the price tag and I think Belkin are pushing it with the price. A good ten to fifteen pounds could be shaved here to bring it more into line with other wallet prices. That aside, it looks the business and does a fine job.
What a product!
I brought one of these for my rather lonley iPad, not only as a saftey precaution but also for a comfortable alternative to the cold sharp case.
The quality of the leather is phenominal, you can really feel the natural leather contours warming your palms. This makes holding the iPad very enjoyable.
The smooth shallow corners, accompanied by the cushioned lining provide a sound protection from the many times i have accidently dropped of it off the side of the sofa. This case fits the iPad exceedingly well which eliminates the iPad annoyingly moving around inside it.
This case was a great upgrade from the cheap and cheerful temporary plastic case purchased off eBay a few weeks back. Now I have got this superb accessory, I doubt I will ever look for another case again.
I would not expect anything less from a company like Belkin, they make incredible quality products and this is a perfect example of one of them.
Two tiny drawbacks, one being the costly price for £29.99 and the second being, it doesn't provide protection for the actual screen.
In conclusion, this product is highly recommened by me.
The Apple Ipad is by far one of the greatest gadgets i have ever purchased! It has everything of an Ipod Touch, but wih better, quicker quality and a bigger screen for you to ess around with. If you have not personall seen the Apple Ipad, it is very thin and light (which for some of you might translate to easily breakable) but very tough and fine! The creen is very glossy and neat and if you are like myself and like to keep your gadgets tidy there are pens and cloths you can buy to do just that to the Ipad. Additionlly if you are a student like myself, you are able to download an App which enables you to write text documents onto it whenever you like, wwhich thn can be printed off a printer in your network or just saved onto the ipad for whateer use it is needed! I realy reccommend this ipad to anyone who likes the Itouch, but with a bigger, better variety of features and looks.
I purchased my iPad back in May when it wasnt available over here and as a result I settled on a rubbery cheap and awful cover for 10 dollars off eBay because it wasnt possible to buy a cover over here yet. Which is why I was delighted when they were finally released and I had a hard to time figuring out which one to chose but eventully settled on this Belkin leather sleeve. It cost me 50 euro in a CompuB store. All of the covers seemed to range from 20 to 50 euro so I ended up with the higher range.
Belkin is a well known brand which supply cases for laptops and other computer devices. They also sell accessories for the Apple products which I have bought in the past and was happy with their quality. I was attracted to this case because the leather is so much easier to clean than other materials I saw. My two year old daughter would usually watch Mickey Mouse in the back of the car and would cause a few sticky prints on the iPad so it was important to me that it was easy to wipe clean. It also looks smart and sophisticated and not tacky and childish like others. I think it would suit a person who used their iPad for business too because it is simple and functional.
The case itself is black with white stiches around the outside. It consists of a velcro flap on the top which when open allows you to insert the iPad perfectly into the case. You can still have access to the outside buttons because there are also holes in the case to allow these to function. It is good because if you have ever held an iPad you know how slippy and thin they are and in my opinion I prefer it chunkier with this cover because you can get a better grip with it.
I am generally a fan of Belkin products as I tend to find that they are well made and ergonomically designed, affordable and durable - and for this reason, Belkin tends to be my manufacturer of choice for computer related accessories. When I was looking for a cover for my iPad, I came across the Belkin iPad case at Dixons Electricals. The iPad cover cost £47 pounds......which I considered to be very expensive, but compared to the other products on offer, it also seemed to be the best quality - and for this reason I opted to pay that little bit extra to get what I wanted.
The Belkin iPad cover is 100% leather, and it is black with white stitching around the outside. At the top of the cover is a flap which is folded over and attached with Velcro. The back of the cover is plain black and is slightly padded. The front of the cover consists of a padded leather frame around a window which allows the iPad screen to be exposed when it is being used. There is no covering over the window area and so the screen is left exposed at all times. There are slots made in the cover to leave the on/off button exposed, as well as the power plug, the speakers and the headphone slot.
To insert the iPad you literally unfastened the flap and slide the iPad into the holder. It is important that you slide the iPad in so that the function button on the Ipad is in the same place as the function button icon on the front of the cover. The iPad slots in easily, yet it is a snug fit which ensures that all of the function buttons and sockets are always lined up accurately with the appropriate slots in the cover. For this reason, once the iPad is slotted into the cover, I can't envisage any reason why you should need to remove the iPad from the cover.
Having said that, I'm not one hundred percent certain what the function is of the iPad cover. Yes, I guess it does protect the main body of the iPad to some extent, but as the screen has no protection, I'm sure that the cover would not protect the ipad should it be dropped or have something spilt on it. In addition to this, if I am carrying the iPad around in my bag, I cannot see that the cover would protect the screen from any scratches - although perhaps the padded frame affords it a little protection. Having said that, as of yet, my screen has not received any scratches.
Because it's made of leather, it wears well and is sturdy. It can be wiped over with a wet cloth should it need it.
I do find that the Belkin cover makes my ipad more comfortable to use, especially when holding the iPad to read, but also when typing on it on my lap, it makes the iPad less slippery and this is advantageous.
Overall, I do like the Belkin cover, but I would say that it would have been better designed if they could have incorporated a screen cover into the product as well. I do think that £47 was too expensive, but it dis look the most stylish out of the products on offer.