This morning I got a chance to install my brand new ZAGG LEATHERskin for iPad 2 onto my iPad 2. This is a skin for the back of the iPad 2, that’s made of genuine leather, as the name implies.
I got one in navy blue to match my iPad 2 Smart Cover. I’ve been looking forward to using this new skin, and here are my very quick first impressions on it:
— It looks very, very smart and matches my iPad 2 smart cover just about perfectly.
— Installation was quite easy, although I did find myself ignoring the instructions provided by ZAGG, which called for peeling it off in sections and aligning each one, and just applying it all at once. It took less than 10 minutes, including a fair bit of rubbing with a microfiber cloth to work in a couple of minor bubbles.
— The leather on the skin looks great and feels very nice, but has a little bit of a chemical smell blending with its leather smell right now. It’s nowhere near as bad as the horrible-smelling Yoobao leather case for the iPad 2, and hopefully the chemical smell will fade away soon.
— The iPad 2 feels a little heavier again with the LEATHERskin on; that is heavier than it previously did with an iPad 2 Gelaskin on it. At least early impressions-wise it does not feel as light as the iPad 2 does naked, as it did when the Gelaskin was on it. It’s not a lot heavier, but it feels noticeable to me at the moment.
I hope the weightier feeling will go away after a bit of use, as I really like the look of this skin, paired with the iPad 2 smart cover, a whole lot.