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I received an ipad from my wife for Christmas and I wanted to buy a case for it to protect it from spills and bumps. I visited the Apple shop and they recommended this case for it. You will be able to find this case stocked in most Apple shops and it is rather expensively priced at £19.99. I bought the case and took it home.
The case came in a variety of colours, I chose light blue and my wife has a pink one. I think that it is also available in red, black, grey and yellow. The case is sort of a rubbery material and it is easy to fit on. It fits tightly onto the ipad and you get the feeling that if you dropped it the material would absorb a lot of the impact. It wipes clean easily and folds back in segments to expose the ipads screen. Because it folds in segments you can use it as stand for the ipad and stand it up as you watch some iplayer or a film, sport etc. You do this by folding 3 of the segments into a triangle which acts as a base to stand the ipad.
The screen fit neatly over the ipad and there are spaces cut in it for headphone leads, chargers etc. The case is solid and robust yet flexible enough to absorb an impact and is easy to remove when needed. I would recommend this product but I do believe that it is overpriced at around £20.
It's often really hard to find the perfect iPad case...there are so many designs to chose from and so many different stands. I eventually settled on this particular one thinking that the White would make it look classy, however it became grubby very quickly and I soon wished that I'd gone for a much brighter colour as I was forever loosing it. The indents on it are, however very useful as I can stand my iPad up and leave it so that I can read a recipe or what not. The indent that gives the greatest slope is very temperamental and does not always hold the iPad in place, so I have resorted to using blue tack to hold it in place. I am also extremely conscious about dropping my iPad. The flip over front cover does not seem as though it will be able to protect the screen if I dropped it as it is very flimsy, although the back is made of a hard case and so I would feel much safer dropping it on its back. I have had this product for a year now and already it is falling apart with the seams breaking and the plastic cover cracking. This disappoints me because other iPad covers that I have bought previously in the past have lasted much longer and so I do not believe that it is worth the money that it at first appears to be. I don't believe it to be worth the risk in buying it and should not be attempted.
iPad cases are often a bit of a lottery - I've used plenty which have been designed for a specific model but haven't been useful, and some that have been right on the money. It's a fine line between efficiently protective and missing the mark. This Trust Smart Stand is a hardcover iPad case which I find to be one of the better models, although not perfect.
The case fits snugly around the corners of the iPad, and only adds a little amount of width to the iPads dimensions. The hard rubber is much better than most of the softer rubberised cases I've seen, and the benefits of this one are in the reassurance you can get from the protection it offers. There's no 'give' in the corners, but it's a bit more flexible around these and the edges than the flat surface of the back.
The front is divided into four segments which can fold. I've used cases with three sections before and it limits the usage for propping up, etc. Having four means that you can fold up a triangle as a support at back to have your iPad leaning up against itself to present a near vertical device without having to hold it. It only works on the horizontal axis though, so having portrait shapes on your screen will be somewhat limited to the height of the horizontal screen.
It flips open and closed quite easily, and the connection between the four segments is solid - there are no gaps, which provides complete suction around the edges for the magnetised edges of the lid, which is somewhat more flexible than the backing. I think this is one of the best features of it, certainly as a new device.
If I had a criticism of this, it would be that after a lot of usage, the shape does seem to get slightly less robust, at least with the four segments on the top. Slight sliding from the lid means that the iPad could be 'open' without you realising it, draining battery and activating some features, as the magnetic element isn't the strongest and could easily lessen. I suppose something like this isn't necessarily designed for long long term use, although at £10 you'd hope it would be more durable for a longer time. I started noticing the lesser quality of closure after a few months, and although it remained solid for quite a while, it does reduce its quality enough that you'd notice and perhaps think twice about getting a second one were you to look at a replacement case.
The thing with this is that its options for support and initial quality are enough to warrant recommendation. I would recommend this and have used a few of these, mainly for work, where the iPads get plenty of use from a wide range of people. They last quite well and for £10 or thereabouts are worth the price tag.