If you are a fan of Element Case, you know their products are always impressive. And if you are into motorcycles, you likely know about the partnership between Element Case and Ducati. The two companies have been co-branding some amazing cases. The Element Case Ducati Soft-Tec Folio for Apple iPad Air is a great example of what they have created.The folio-style case features the soft-tec material Element Case has used on other offerings. It is a synthetic material but it looks and feels fantastic and offers just enough grip that you will feel confident while holding the case. There is, after all, a reason they refer to the outer material as Tech-Grip and note that it features a non-slip synthetic coating that offers a “firm grip and enhanced ergonomics”.
And while the exterior is designed to stand up to the rigors of the real world, the interior is lined with synthetic suede that treats your precious iPad air with case. The black of the exterior and the red of the interior come together to create a case that is both simple AND striking.
The iPad is held in place by a polycarbonate shell into which it snaps. I had a Bodyguardz protective skin on my iPad, which prevented the tablet from seating perfectly in the shall. That is not a knock on the case but, instead, speaks to the tight tolerances of the shell and means it will securely hold you iPad Air once the tablet is properly seated inside.
And while the iPad is nicely protected by the Element Case Ducati Soft-Tec Folio, the design of the case offers the added benefit of doubling as a landscape or portrait stand. It is a great feature, and I love the fact that the stand functionality doesn’t add to the weight or thickness of the case.
Element Case Ducati Soft-Tec Folio Video Review
Case Features include:
- Slim, lightweight design
- Durable Tech-Grip covering
- Plush synthetic suede interior
- Integrated stand for adjustable viewing angle
- Easy access to buttons and jacks
- Designed in California
What I Like: Great design and quality materials; Tech-grip material is comfortable and “grippy”; Doubles as a stand; Cool branding
What Needs Improvement: Double-branded which some may not like; Pricey
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Element Case Ducati Soft-Tec Folio