Marware’s Got Two New iPad 2 Cases – One to Replace the Smart Cover, One to Work With It

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Marware MicroShell iPad 2 Case

If you’re a fan of the Apple Smart Cover for the iPad 2, or cases that support the smart cover’s automatic sleep/wake function, then you may be interested in one of two new cases on offer from Marware.

The Marware MicroShell Folio iPad 2 Case is a replacement for the smart cover that offers a very similar approach to the front cover but in a full case that also provides protection for the back of the iPad.

The Marware MicroShell iPad 2 Case is a shell for the back of the iPad 2 only, intended to work in tandem with the Apple smart cover.

Both of them look good, and I’ve had nothing but positive results with Marware cases for both the original iPad and the iPad 2 – see my recent reviews of their C.E.O. Hybrid iPad 2 Case and Eco-Flip iPad 2 Case for my thoughts on two of the better iPad 2 cases I’ve seen thus far.

Here’s a little more detail on features of each of these two new iPad 2 cases:

Marware MicroShell Folioi Pad 2 Case

Features for the MicroShell Folio for iPad 2 – the one that replaces the smart cover and is a full front and back covering case:

• Ultra thin, hard shell back cover and foldable front protective lid provide all-around stylish scratch/impact protection
• Automatic sleep / wake protective lid also folds to work as a stand for display, viewing, or FaceTime®.
• Soft magnets that secures the lid closed and sleep / wakes the iPad 2 display when open or closed
• Durable, stress-resistant back shell design, with slightly raised ridges to prevent scratching
• Camera hole cutout on the back
• Access to all buttons and ports so you can charge and sync without removing case
• Includes: Polycarbonate case, protective automatic sleep/wake lid

And for the MicroShell for iPad 2 – the back cover only to use in tandem with the Apple smart cover:

• Ultra thin, hard shell back cover with smooth finish for stylish scratch/impact protection

• Compatible with Apple iPad Smart Cover lid

• Durable, stress-resistant back shell design

• Camera hole cutout on the back

• Access to all buttons and ports so you can charge and sync without removing case

I’ve already got a couple of back cover only style cases to work with the Apple smart cover, so I’m going to give the MicroShell Folio from Marware a try as another alternative to working with the smart cover itself, but with added back protection.

It’s great to see the range of third party iPad 2 cases expanding; I’m seeing more and more that look like good options. What’s your current favorite iPad 2 case? Have you tried out any smart cover replacement cases, or back cover cases that work with the smart cover?


Patrick Jordan

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2 thoughts on “Marware’s Got Two New iPad 2 Cases – One to Replace the Smart Cover, One to Work With It”

  1. Order no.SO-613383 that was shipped on 5/13/2011, has not been received. I am unable to contact Marware, says email address is wrong, can you help?

    1. Sorry – nobody hear works for Marware and this site is not associated with them in any way. We’ve just covered and reviewed their products. You’ll need to contact them regarding your order.

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