I find myself going back and forth between using my iPad in its simplest state (screen and back protection via film but nothing else) and using a case. When I do use a case I tend to gravitate toward one of the more minimal cases. That’s fine except for the fact that it often means forgoing a built in-stand. Again, that’s not a huge issue since there are stands aplenty available, but with the IPEVO Origami Folio with Fold-out Stand for the new iPad 3 and iPad 2 you get the best of all worlds. Yes, this case offers simple, light protection AND a built-in stand. Better yet, thanks to a rather unusual design, the stand doesn’t add the slightest bit of weight.
Let’s take a look and then give the review sample away!
Microfiber folio case uses a unique origami cover to double as a stand for the new iPad 3 and iPad 2
Just press and fold origami cover to support your device at a 20° or 70° viewing angle
Soft microfiber is moisture- and stain-resistant, yet provides sturdy protection for your device
Ultra-slim and lightweight; only 4mm thick!
Built-in magnet puts iPad into sleep mode when cover is on
The case is rather interesting. A quick look at it leaves one with the impression that it is a simple, thin, light folio case. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. That stands in opposition to the case/stand options that have either a strap that folds back to create a stand or a tab into which you can fold the cover to create a decent angle for typing and viewing. The trick with this case, of course, is its design. The cover folds up in an origami-esque manner (hence the name) and creates a surprisingly useful stand. It works for both typing and viewing — although the typing angle is a bit steep for my taste — and, best of all, as soon as you pick up the iPad the folds release and the “stand” disappears.
At first I was none-too impressed with the feel of the case, a soft, brushed material but after using the case for a bit it did grow on me. Still not a fave, but it’s decent enough. The fact that the case offers good protection from scratches and a bit, but not too much, protection from bumps AND the cover converts into a stand and back again in under a second makes this case stand out in a crowded field.
You can learn more and order yours here on the IPEVO website. And you can check the bottom of this post for a chance to win the review sample.
What I Like: Thin and light; Cover becomes the built-in stand; Nicely priced
What Needs Improvement: Don’t love the brushed feel of the case