Top
Searching for the perfect iPad 2 case..getting close!
fade
1481
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-1481,single-format-standard,eltd-core-1.1.1,flow child-child-ver-1.0.0,flow-ver-1.3.6,,eltd-smooth-page-transitions,ajax,eltd-blog-installed,page-template-blog-standard,eltd-header-vertical,eltd-sticky-header-on-scroll-up,eltd-default-mobile-header,eltd-sticky-up-mobile-header,eltd-menu-item-first-level-bg-color,eltd-dropdown-default,eltd-header-style-on-scroll,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.1,vc_responsive

Searching for the perfect iPad 2 case..getting close!

If you recall my review of my iPad 2 I have embarked on the search for the perfect iPad 2 case. It has to be light weight, durable, attractive, protect the back of the device and if possible have the wake up abilities of the Apple Smart Cover. I found my first candidate on eBay.

The case from GGMM Bags & Cases arrived from Hong Kong exactly 15 days after I placed the order. It came in a nice easy to open plastic box and included a screen protector for good measure.

I was pleased with the light weight of the case. It seems to be well built and the micro-fibre material has a nice feel to it..soft but grippy so the iPad is not likely to slip out of my hands.

The iPad 2 fits nicely in the case and I was pleased to see the flap that rolls over behind the iPad to make sure it can’t slip out of the case.

Here we have my iPad 2 in the case..notice how thin it is. Slim and lightweight at 123 grams this case meets my requirement to protect my precious iPad 2 without adding considerably to the bulk or weight of the device.

The cover of the case contains the necessary magnets to put the iPad 2 to sleep when closed and wake it up when opening the cover a la Apple Smart Cover.

And finally like the Smart Cover the case folds up into a small wedge that serves as a stand for the iPad in Landscape mode..either upright for reading or low profile for typing. Too bad it doesn’t work in Portrait mode..but then we can’t have everything..can we?

I am very satisfied with my purchase..at $54.98 including shipping the price is right. This GGMM case it is a well built nice looking case if a bit plain in dark grey.

Almost perfect…I would still love to find a high quality  real leather case that is equally thin and lightweight and also functions as a stand in both Portrait and Landscape modes. The search continues!

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

3 Comments
  • Steve B

    Hi Bob, are you still continuing your search?

    I’ve recently purchased an iPad 2 and am in the market for an ideal case/cover/skin etc.. Do you have any new suggestions?

    Thanks,

    August 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm Reply
    • Bob Benedetti

      I am satisfied..for now..with this case and the Logitech Keyboard case http://wp.me/p1CzTI-B2 that I haven’t been looking all that hard. Best Buy and Future shop have a few in stock..they have been slow coming to market and Apple seems to onky stock their magic cover. If you want something real light you could look at Zagg skins at http://zagg.com. Then there is the really cool TOM BIHN bag I have been using http://wp.me/p1CzTI-Cs . I should start looking at cases again in time for Back to School..thanks for reminding me.

      August 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • Steve B

    Just to add, I’ve had my Pad since 19 July and it’s still in the original clear plastic protection that Apple use!

    August 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm Reply

Tell us what you think!

0 Shares
Tweet
Share
Share
+1
Share
Pin