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Trust Smart Stand with Hardcover iPad 3

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  • Sturdy stand whilst it lasts
  • Poor durability
  • Picks up dirt
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      18.05.2015 14:38
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      Advantages

      • "Sturdy stand whilst it lasts"
      • "Variety of colours"

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      • "Terrible value for money"
      • "Poor durability"
      • "Attracts dust and grime"

      Disappointingly average

      As is the case with many iPad users, I was keen to avoid Apple's own iPad 'smart' cases simply due to how expensive they are. Apple's extortionate prices for a case make the market for budget cases really competitive, and this was the top selling iPad case on Amazon when I bought it. I'm not exactly sure why though.

      Much like the official Apple case, the magnetic feature of the case is a seriously nifty piece of technology: lift the case flap off the front of the iPad and your device springs to life instantly. It also closes off the iPad when the case is shut over it, in response to the magnets. The material of the case seems durable but unfortunately hasn't held up very well with use at all. The material is terrible for attracting dirt - and I keep my iPad fairly out of harm's way - and is prone to scuffs. It feels cheap after a few months of medium to heavy use, which is deceptive seeing as it feels pretty good to start with.

      The stand feature however is incredibly useful, and allows me to read eBooks at the breakfast table as well as use the iPad as the centre 'hub' of our living room's music centre. The stand is resilient and clasps onto the iPad well, but as said earlier the deceptive quality of the case's material means that it is only sturdy for a little while. The iPad began to slump in the stand, which is a shame because it did work well to start with. For this reason alone I rate this 3 stars - a case that does its job for a while but remains disappointingly average in its function.

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      27.04.2015 01:29
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      Somewhat protective, but too expensive for what it offers.

      My uncle bought me an iPad for my birthday with this case - I'm not sure as to how much he purchased it for, but from the reviews I have read and the prices on Amazon/eBay, it seems as though it's too much for the quality.

      It's made from a fairly supple material which is in between being sturdy and flexible. Whilst I find that it does its job of protecting my iPad, I've noticed that it picks up dirt really easily. This is a real nuisance - I have a tendency to front cover to the back (as you normally do), but I can be a little careless and sometimes I've placed it on a damp surface. The inner material, being made from a fabric, absorbs any water and it takes a while to dry unless I use a hair dryer on a gentle heat. It has also become a little 'fluffy' around the edge of the front cover, and I've not exactly used it much. I had the misfortune of my niece spilling a little oil onto the inside cover and even after I scrubbed it for a while to get rid of the oil, the residue kept being smeared onto the screen of the iPad when the case was closed. It's not the best stand either unless you place it on a solid surface - I regularly use it whilst on my bed and I can't prop it up without it falling back down at least half a dozen times.

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      07.04.2015 15:20
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      Trust Smart Stand with Hardcover for iPad

      The Trust Smart Stand with Hardcover for iPad is available for GBP 23.99.

      The package contains a Smart Case & Stand and an User’s guide.

      The case is described as follows. "Protect the front and back of your iPad with this smart case that can be folded into a stand. Automatically turns the iPad on/off, Soft inner lining, 2 viewing angles: upright and lying, Holes for buttons, camera etc, Magnetic closure."

      The first and most important feature for me is the magnetic closure which keeps the one hand the case securely closed. On the other hand you turn on the iPad on the magnetic lock on and off. This is very handy and works well. The iPad turns on by itself, if it is not completely turned off. On the other hand, you can not just open the top of the case, but they can wrap when you open and have with it an inclined support surface for the iPad. If you now have the iPad on the table in front of you, you can better see the surface of the screen. The screen does not reflect. The case is soft on the inside padded and protects the iPad good. The case protects the iPad carefully, has an appealing colour and the features work well.

      I can recommend the Trust Smart Stand with Hardcover for iPad, as the case protects the iPad carefully and can be folded into a stand. The features work well and the case comes in appealing colours.

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      23.03.2015 11:13
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      Advantages

      • "Magnetic clip"
      • "Protects well"

      Disadvantages

      • "Stand not so stable"
      • "Picks up dirt"

      Average iPad case

      I bought this Trust Smart Stand for my iPad 3 few months ago for £15.99 on Amazon. The market for the Apple cases is nowadays huge so it is very hard to choose the right one. I ended up ordering this one because it seemed to be very practical because it can be used as a stand for my iPad as well (which is very handy for reading and browsing the web, you do not need to hold your iPad permanently in your hands).
      I ordered this case in white color because it seemed to look very classy. Well, it looks great when it is new. It does not look so great after few weeks of using it. The case picks up dirt very easily and I ended up cleaning it every week (and I am not a messy person). However the iPad fits very nicely in the case and it gives very easy access to all control buttons. The dimensions of the case are 243 x 188 x 13 mm and the weight is only 196 grams. The magnetic closing is very smart and the absence of any closing clip gives the case a very smooth look. It works pretty well for standing up the iPad however even a little touch made my iPad fall. It is ok when you only gently touch the screen but otherwise it is not so stable as I expected to be.
      Overall it is a very average case. It protects the iPad well but it has its disadvantages. I would not purchase it again.

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      26.01.2015 04:40
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      Advantages

      • "Wipes clean"
      • "Comes in a variety of colours"

      Disadvantages

      • "Expensive for what it is"

      Nice case, looks great, acts as a stand, but ultimately overpriced for what it is!

      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.

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      19.01.2015 02:22
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      Poor cover...I'm disappointed

      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.

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      18.01.2015 16:25
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      Advantages

      • " well designed"
      • Durable

      Disadvantages

      • "Distorts with lots of use"

      Decent iPad cover - protective and supportive

      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 hold 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 reduces its quality enough that you'd notice and perhaps think twice about getting this again as 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.

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