Nowadays, you can find all sorts of cases for the iPad and iPad 2. They’re available everywhere and come in all kinds of funky designs. The challenge here really is to find a quality case that is functional. We’ve been sent a couple of iPad 2 cases from Cygnett and today, we’ll take a quick look at one of their most popular folio cases — the Lavish Earth. We’ll also be giving 5 of them away at the end of the week so read on and join the giveaway to win one.
Available from most major retailers for about $50, the Lavish Earth case for iPad 2 is a faux-leather folio case that comes in 2 colours — brown and purple. We got hold of the former and right from the get-go, I have to admit that it looks pretty good. The faux-leather has got a nice soft, velvety feel.
Opening up the case, you’ll find the usual suspects: three strips on the inside of the front cover to prop up the case and provide 3 viewing angles, the main compartment with cut-outs for the iPad 2′s rear- and front-facing cameras.
The iPad 2 is inserted into the main compartment from the side and is secured in place with a Velcro flap. A little adjusting is required to get the iPad into place but overall, I found the fit to be quite satisfactory.
The Lavish Earth has a magnetic front cover which couples with two round magnets in the borders of the frame and also activates the sleep/wake function of the iPad 2. During my review, I had trouble keeping the cover shut and that resulted in waking the iPad 2 several times. I also found that the cover displaces quite easily while holding the case, again, waking the iPad 2. Cygnett should probably replace the magnets for slightly stronger ones.
When I am able to get the case to stay closed, it undoubtedly looks very attractive and pretty slim. Although I must state for the record that if it’s a really slim case you’re after, I’ve seen slimmer ones.
The design of the case is quite simplistic. You won’t find anything on it that’s not really needed. Sometimes, however, I find myself yearning for a couple of pockets to insert notes or even a pen/stylus holder.
Despite my experience with the finicky magnetic front cover, I have to admit that most iPad 2 folio cases come with elastic bands to keep the cover in place. The Lavish Earth’s magnetic cover is actually a very elegant design. As for the rest of the case, there’s really nothing else I can find fault with.
As mentioned earlier, Cygnett’s Lavish Earth folio case for the iPad 2 can be found from all major retailers for about $50. We’re giving 5 of them away this week — here’s how you can get one!
How do I win one?
It’s simple, just follow the instructions.
Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form
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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, February 3rd. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.
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