Case-Mate Launches New Venture Case/Stand for iPad


Case-Mate is just releasing their newest case for the Apple iPad. Well to be more accurate, they are releasing their newest case AND their newest stand for the iPad and it is a single product, the Venture.

Understanding that iPad users are clamoring for a good case that also converts into a stand the company has produced the Venture to “…answer the demand for a better iPad stand”.

The case is crafted out of a black polyurethane material with green accent piping. The iPad slips easily into the case which can then be used to protect the device and make it easier to use by easily transforming into a stand. As the company explains

This stand “stands out” from the competition because it offers multiple viewing angles, allowing the user to determine the appropriate angle for any environment. It’s useful, practical and also protects the iPad from daily wear and tear.


The Venture will be available later today from and will have an MSRP of $89.99.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

22 Comments on "Case-Mate Launches New Venture Case/Stand for iPad"

  1. Haesslich | July 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm |

    On the upside, the case actually looks rather good while providing a stand.

    On the DOWN side, it’s $80.00, which puts it in the upper range of case/stand combos, which include the Sena leather cases.

    By the way, how’s that Gelaskin and SwitchEasy Nude working for you and your iPad?

  2. Dan Cohen | July 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm |

    Haesslich- I agree in theory but will be better able to address that when a review unit comes in the next few days. Also Sena has updated the Folio a bit recently. I’ll be getting a unit to compare the refinements of the updated one to the original

    I had to remove the Gelaskin so I could try other cases which bummed me out a bit but I can say that the SwitchEasy Nude is awesome. While I’ve been on vacation it has been the case I have used most since it is thin and light and I don’t need to be carrying the iPad from place to place.

    Finally, I also bought a Dodocase recently and will do a review of it in the next few days.

    Nice to have a host of good case options available these days!!

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  8. Dan – while $80.00 isn’t the $200.00 for a Vaja, it’s still more expensive than the incase or similar-style cases that provide similar functionality, which makes me wonder if Case-Mate’s actually looked at the market. Especially as I recall the Sena Folio and Zipbooks being decent for a lesser price point than this one.

    As for the Gelaskin, it’s advantage is that it’s easy to put on and remove – if you’re using the Nude as the primary shell, there’s no reason to NOT put the Gelaskin on under it.

  9. “As for the Gelaskin, it’s advantage is that it’s easy to put on and remove – if you’re using the Nude as the primary shell, there’s no reason to NOT put the Gelaskin on under it.”

    You don’t think I tried that before removing it??? Didn’t work.

  10. Odd. Given the way the Nude clips on (the retaining edges in the corner go over the bezel), I didn’t see any reason why it wouldn’t (as it does with the iPod Touch).

  11. Perhaps this will be the iPad case that makes me happy?

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  14. Dan Cohen | July 12, 2010 at 7:40 am |

    It was a bit too thick and the case clips on VERY tightly with zero give. Maybe it would have clipped around if I had tried to force the sides to clip around but when you try to force something like that it never ends up good in the long run.

  15. Haesslich | July 12, 2010 at 9:04 am |

    Was thedowit.

  16. Haesslich | July 12, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    Was the issue with the back skin? It didn’t seem that tight when I’d seen it in person, so it looked like there’d have been plenty of space. It was almost falling off the corners even.

  17. I’m not sure how the case could ever even come close to “falling off” since it is pretty ridged and the sides go over the iPad’s front edge and slightly “click” into place. The issue was that with the added depth of the skin, as thin as it might be, it felt like I was going to have to use force to push the sides of the Nude over the edge of the iPad so it clicked into place. I wasn’t interested in doing that since it would mean constant pressure on the edges.

    I would be interested to see what your experience is like. Might be an interesting experiment for you to get both and see first hand if it works for you.

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  19. Haesslich | July 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm |

    I recall the infamous ‘water mark’ effect due to the gap between iPod and case (ditto with the iPad) allowing condensation to form. Even with the GelaSkin.

    Is there a 1/16″ gap between the edges of the Gelaskin and the iPad? They look to be the sane thickness as the iPod ones…

  20. Haesslich | July 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm |

    Just went back to the old review. Yup, I see the gap there too… but the thickness. Hmm. I’ll have to borrow and test.

  21. Dan Cohen | July 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm |

    Like I said, when I went to put the shell on it felt a bit too tight and seemed to require a bit too much force to get the sides to “click in”. Could I have done it? Maybe but I’m not willing to force things with a device this costly. The safer option was to remove the skin if I wanted to use the shell on it. Thats what i did because i don’t plan on replacing e device until Gen 2 a year from now.

    I loved the skin but don’t regret the choice since once I removed the skin the shell went on with ease.

    I’ll be interested to know what your experience is once you actually have one in hand and can test it for yourself.

  22. I suspect individual tolerances on either the GelaSkin or SwitchEasy, since a borrow test showed no issue with shell+ back only skin. SwitchEasy has had issues with manufacturing in the past , but it could also be just the skin you got, since these aren’t mass produced in the same way (it’s basically a guy or girl with a cutter and printerl). Just clicks on, like the iPod.

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