When a new Apple product hits the market, cases are always available from stores in abundance. Naturally, the Apple iPad tablet is no exception to this rule, and with its release comes a plethora of choice in the third party iPad case market.
Unlike many of the cases available for the various models of Apple’s iPod range, there is plenty of differentiation in the iPad case market, as different cases have their own unique characteristics against competition. The cover I’ve been using for the past few days the Belkin Leather Envelope iPad Case, which is a storage pouch rather than an all out case, such as the official Apple one.
Although this may not be ideal for many users who are concerned with scratching or damaging the iPad whilst it’s being used, it’s the perfect fit for those looking to protect the tablet whilst they’re on the move. The case itself stands out against the competition right from the off, with a unique look that is both affordable and classy.
The exterior is comprised of leather, with white, sewed edging giving it a very professional look. Rather than just putting another standard pouch on the market, however, Belkin decided to give it a more unique selling point. Rather than leave the case with an open top, they’ve opted to include a flap to make sure that you’re iPad stays secure when you’re out and about. It’s held in place by two buttons that tie with a lace. Not only is this really functional, but it also looks great compared to some of the cheaper options available on the market.
The only concern I have with the lace is that over time, it may become less usable, particularly if it sees a lot of use, which I predict it will. I’ve been using mine for the past few weeks, and I tend to take the iPad out of it around half a dozen times every day, when storing it in a bag on the go. So far, the lace on the unit that I’ve been using has held up rather well, but whether its condition will be as good by this time next year is yet to be seen. Of course, all products deteriorate over time, it is to be expected, but it will be interesting to see how this one in particular holds out.
I’ve been concerned about my iPad scratching as I slide it into the envelope with som other cases that i’ve used in the past, as the material inside the case has been somewhat coarse. This couldn’t be further from the truth with Belkin’s Leather Envelope iPad Case, however. The interior is comprised of a really smooth velvet-like material that is undoubtedly capable of making your iPad feel like royalty, and wouldn’t scratch it in a million years.
There’s no doubt that Belkin have really gone the extra mile in designing and manufacturing this case. It’s significantly better than some of the previous cases I’ve come across since purchasing the iPad, and is an accessory well worth having. You can purchase it for as little as £20 on the internet, so it demands a closer look for anyone interested.
Hoping to study Computer Science at University in the near future, you’ll seldom see John without a computer in touching distance! His interests include building computers, reading all sorts of literature and of course writing for Zath to keep you updated on all the latest in the world of tech! You can follow John on Twitter as @british_geek.