Sena Magia Zip Review

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As I use my iPad more and more in work settings, I’m finding that the right accessories make all the difference. The right keyboard lets me write more quickly. The right headphones let me enjoy my music in peace. The right external microphone makes recording audio easier and better. And the right case is simply essential. For example, when I’m using the iPad during services, having something as light as possible is key. So at service time I simply pop my iPad out of whatever case I’m using but, thanks to the Bodyguardz skin on the back, I know it is still protected from scratches. When I went to Washington for the day last month for some meetings, the Sena Florence Portfolio that includes not only protection for the iPad but also holds a pad of paper and a pen was remarkably handy. In a meeting setting it’s a great case!

But what if I’m out and about for the day, planning to work and meet with people, and want to travel as light as possible? That’s where the Sena Magia Zip comes in quite handy. The Sena Magia Zip is a leather portfolio that zips closed to protect your iPad completely when not in use. When you do open it though you’ll find that on one side there is effectively a flat wallet. There are slots for cards, one with an open window for a driver’s license, two smaller slots for papers and a larger slot for full sheets of paper. The iPad sits on the other side and is completely accessible thanks to an innovative method for securing it with in the case. There’s also a pen loop for the included Sena pen. Finally, there is an integrated stand so that you can easily view your iPad hands-free when you need to.

Let’s take a look and start the giveaway contest for this case. (We won’t be giving it away in the newsletter this weekend but rather it will be awarded the following week.)

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From Sena:

The Magia Zip is perfect for those on-the-go with their essentials but also who want to keep a stylish look. This clamshell style case is comprised of shock absorbent padded premium leather providing a soft layer to gently protect your new iPad. Offered in smooth classic leather texture, the Magia Zip is perfect for a form-fitting leather design.

The durable plastic zipper provides quick access and is sure not to scratch your new iPad. Its rigid protective layer reinforces additional backbone support for durability. It is individually handcrafted from the finest genuine Napa leather with Sena’s well-known quality and strong attention to detail.

The innovative Magia Tape , a reusable, double-sided adhesive that doesn’t leave any residue. The Magia Tape material can be cleaned and refreshed to full adhesive properties using a water based wet wipe (highly recommended), or similar lint/residue free (water dampened) material . Gently wipe the Magia Tape area, and let the surface air dry to refresh stickiness.The Magia Zip is the best choice for customers who prefer a convenient, on-the-go, form-fitting style by carrying their iPad and essentials together.

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Micro-suede lining with shock absorbent padding

Cutouts for play-thru functionality

Proximity sensor opening

Charge/sync port opening

Camera lens opening

Secure zip closure

Easy device access

Viewing mode

Use the new Ipad while in case

4 Credit Card pockets and 1 ID Pocket

1 Large and 2 Mid-size multi-purpose pockets

Pen Holder

Sena craftsmanship and quality

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Magia Tape:

Magia Tape adhesive securely holds your iPad in place

Magia Tape remains sticky through multiple adhesion and removals of device.
The innovative Magia Tape, a reusable, double-sided adhesive that doesn’t leave any residue

The Magia Tape material can be cleaned and refreshed to full adhesive properties using a water based wet wipe.

Gently wipe the Magia Tape area, and let the surface air dry to refresh stickiness.

Here’s our video review…

I like the Magia Zip for a few reasons. First, it really does look and feel classy. Second, it really does protect your iPad beautifully. Third, it lets you grab your iPad and know that you not only have your tablet but also your cards, wallet and a few other essentials. Talk about traveling light! That noted I won’t be using it. Why? Simple, when I want to carry my iPad in a leather portfolio I use the Florence Portfolio we reviewed at the beginning of the summer. That’s good news for you because it means you get a chance to win this review sample.

If you want good protection that lets you travel light the Sena Magia Zip should be on your short list of options! Details, colors and ordering information can be found here on the Sena website.

MSRP: $119.95

What I Like: Sena quality with but regard to both the quality of the leather and the workmanship; six closed for complete protection when your iPad is in transit; nice selection of storage slots so your folio can also serve as your wallet; iPad is secured into the case with complete access available; the tape can be refreshed so that you can remove and reinstall the iPad numerous times.

What Needs Improvement: there were reports last year of some issues with the standard mechanism on other cases and I’m hoping that has been fixed for this case but only time can tell

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11 replies

  1. i like the Hampton Flip for the iPhone 5

  2. I like the Walletbook for the iphone 4s

  3. “Rust Hawk” in my rafflecopter entries.

    I would like to own the case for the Galaxy Tab here:

  4. I’d like to try the ultraslim case for the nokia 900

  5. This Sena iPad case looks to be just what I need. I was looking for a nice looking functional case for my presentations where I use my iPad to show apps my company creates. This case would be perfect fora business meeting.

  6. I have always been a big fan of Sena. I’d love to have the iPad messenger bag

  7. Sometimes you need to have the phone in the pocket and the Sena Ultraslim is the way to go.

  8. Hampton flip for iPhone 5

  9. I like the atrix hd slim zero bulkpouch design case

  10. Ok I can see where this wold be really useful.