Ever since I discovered how much I like the Apple Smart Cover for the iPad 2, but also how much I dislike its lack of full protection and inability to play nicely when folded back in use, I’ve been searching for a case that offers the best of both worlds. An iPad 2 case that offers full protection and also full support for smart cover features.
One of the first I spotted that claimed to fit the bill is the Yoobao Executive Leather Case for iPad 2. At $39.95 – ordering via XenGadget – it’s nearly 50% off the price of the Apple Smart Cover for iPad 2. So I ordered one, and yesterday it arrived.
The short story here is this case will never again be going on my iPad 2. It’s back in its box and will either be returned to the vendor or just thrown away. For details on why, hit the jump …
If you’re a fan of carbon fiber cases for your iDdevices and you’re looking for an attractive alternative to the Apple Smart Cover for your iPad 2, you might want to give the new DRO Concepts Carbon Fiber iPad 2 Case a look.
It’s a smart cover, with carbon fiber on the outside and soft leather on the inside. Here’s a little more detail from the DRO Concepts page for it:
-Hand crafted with real carbon fiber and genuine leather.
-Made to the exact specification of the iPad 2 for a perfect fit.
-All the Carbon Fiber has a beautiful gloss clear coat finish.
-Ultra slim to keep the iPad 2 feel and beauty.
-Compatible with all versions of the iPad 2.
The case is now available for pre-order at $89.99. It’s currently in production and expected to ship in early May. For more details or to place an order, go here:
That’s the Padova leather case for the iPad 2 shown above. It’s a very stylish looking, full-protection case for the iPad 2, with Apple’s cool new smart cover tech built into it as well.
We were just talking last night on our weekly live talkcast show, The Magical Revolutionary iPad Show, about how we’d love to see some 3rd party case that include the new smart cover features – and sure enough this morning I’ve spotted two of them.