Entries in folio (12)

Tuesday
Jul122011

Maroo Kaumata 2 & Maunga 2 Nylon & Leather iPad 2 Folio Review

Maroo is a relatively new brand name that makes folio cases for the iPad and iPad 2. You may be familiar with these folio cases if you've heard about Cyber Acoustics, which are the same guys behind this new venture. Granted Cyber Acoustics wasn't a very appealing name to brand an iPad case from the get go. Not much has changed since I've reviewed the Cyber Acoustics iPad folio case a while back. The Maroo folios have the same great mounting system that Cyber Acoustics have created with their first generation iPad folio. We're going to take a look at Maroo's two different series of folios for the iPad 2, the Nylon and Leather Series. Will the new Maroo brand be worthy of your iPad 2? Go past the break for the full review to find out!

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Saturday
Jul092011

Adonit Writer 2 Keyboard Folio Case for iPad 2 Review

Many of us use the iPad 2 as our main form of taking notes, writing emails and even writing up long articles. Some of us have difficulty using the on-screen virtual keyboard, and lugging around the Apple Wireless Keyboard with a stand just isn't very practical. Adonit's latest Writer 2 is an all-in-one solution for all your typing needs. The Writer 2 is a keyboard folio case, the perfect option for those who love using the iPad 2, but hate having to carry around a separate keyboard, or have to use the on-screen virtual keyboard. If you're someone who uses the iPad 2 for a whole lot of writing, you may want to look at what Adonit's Writer 2 has to offer. So check out the full review right after the jump!

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Sunday
Jul032011

SwitchEasy Canvas Folio for iPad 2 Review

Folios are a dime a dozen these days, and when it comes time to search for that perfect folio case for your iPad 2, you want to make sure you choose the best one available. SwitchEasy has long been in the case business and strictly makes cases for Apple mobile products such as the iPad. Like many of you, I've been a big fan of SwitchEasy's cases for a few good years now and I've loved almost every single case that has come out. Our good friends over at SwitchEasy have sent over the Canvas, the latest and greatest folio case in black for the iPad 2. The Canvas for the iPad 2 has come a long way since it was introduced for the first gen iPad. Will the new and improved Canvas folio be worthy of your iPad 2? That and much more in the full review right after the jump!

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Tuesday
May242011

Acase EZ-Carry Ultra Slim Polyurethane Folio for iPad 2 Review

Acase has been kind enough to send out a few of their new goodies to review. What we've got here is probably the answer for your Smart Cover mashed with first gen iPad Case yearning. We all know Apple's Smart Covers are colorful and magnetically magical, but they lack one important aspect which is back protection. Your iPad 2 is prone to scratches and dents on its beautiful aluminum back if you're using a Smart Cover. This is where Acase's EZ-Carry Ultra Slim folio case for the iPad 2 comes into play. Acase has hit the nail on the head with matching the colors of each Smart Cover almost precisely. I know I and many others have been wanting a bit more protection for their iPad 2 because Apple's Smart Cover really isn't all that good in that respect. So let's give these Smart Cover look-alike protective folio cases the full rundown in the full review right after the jump.

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Tuesday
Apr262011

Booq Booqpad Agenda for iPad 2

Ever since the first iPad came out, I was on the quest to find the perfect folio case without all the crazy stands, latches, creases, legs, etc. All I wanted was a simple folio case that could hold a notebook, that was low key enough for me to take on my business meetings and not draw too much attention to the fact that I had an iPad in my possession and that I was using it at a meeting. Well it took me a while, but right when I clicked on Booq's Booqpad link, I knew I had to have this case. From pictures it looked like the ideal set up. Find out if it actually is after the break!

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Monday
Apr112011

MonCarbone Magnet Force & Portfolio iPhone 4 & iPad Carbon Fiber Cases

Our friends over at monCarbone have hooked us up with their newly released real carbon fiber cases for the iPhone 4 and iPad. The Magnet Force is monCarbone's updated version of the HoverCoat case for the iPhone 4 which we reviewed last year and it rocked my socks off. This time, the Magnet Force is what its name suggests, a magnetic carbon fiber case. monCarbone's Portfolio case for the iPad also bares a very similar form factor of the HoverCoat case for the iPad which we also reviewed last year, and it too got a spec bump. I've had some gripes about the glossy finishes on the HoverCoat cases and I hoped monCarbone fixed that issue when they release new cases. Check out the full review after the break to find out if monCarbone fixed all the kinks.

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Sunday
Sep122010

Case-Mate Venture iPad Case

Monday
Aug092010

Chinao Slim iPad Folio 

It's most likely that you have never heard of Chinao before, until now. Chinao is one of those new brands out of China that make this iPad case. I was very surprised when I first got my hands on this case. It's super slim form factor is very similar to Apple's iPad Case but with one difference, it looks much more elegant and businessy (yes I just made that word up). The Chinao iPad case is made out of pleather but without that plasticky cheap smell that most non-leather cases have, this one actually doesn't smell bad on the outside. The whole slim design of this folio makes for very easy and comfortable handling when on the go. If you're looking for drop protection then this might not be the case for you. While the Chinao folio provides a nice amount of bump and scratch protection, it will most likely not provide drop protection. The front flap is made out of hard plastic to protect your iPad's screen while the back has no plastic padding just the thin pleather material - just like Apple's iPad Case. 

On the back there is a perforated pattern design which I was told will not be on the upcoming version of this folio. There are no straps or clasps to close the flap to the folio, this is how it's designed and I did not have problems using it in the everyday. I found that holding my iPad with the flap over and back was comfortable and easy to manage because of how thin the overall folio is. Working with this folio in the typing and upright positions was very satisfying as it did a great job with stability and ease of use. Unlike other folios, I was able to use my iPad's touch screen in the upright position without it falling back.

All ports and buttons are easily accessible. I did find that the holes for the speaker was not perfectly aligned however sound wasn't fully effected. While the Chinao does not offer ultimate protection, it does offer fantastic usable functions that actually work perfectly with a very slim form factor while looking elegant. The Chinao folio comes in black, red, white, tan and brown colors with a matching accessory pouch. Price $44. - Price can vary.

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