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Duo Case and Stand with Magnetic Latch for iPad Air, Black
(the New iPad)
|iPad Air™||iPad Air 2|
Get the perfect combination of style, protection, and functionality with this Duo Case and Stand for the Apple iPad Air from Monoprice!
This leatherette case snaps firmly onto the sides and corners of your iPad Air tablet, holding it securely in place. When closed, the top of the case snaps over the edge to ensure it won't flap open, thereby exposing your iPad to damage.
The back of the case hinges allowing your iPad to be propped up in landscape mode, with the edge fitting into one of the two grooves inside the front cover or into the front cover clip, for a total of three different viewing angles. The inside of the case is made of a soft felt material, protecting the finish of your iPad from scratches and scuffs.
The front cover is equipped with a properly placed magnet, which will automatically turn your iPad off when closed and back on when opened. Unlike other magnetic cases, this one provides all around protection for your iPad keeping it looking like new for years to come!
Note that the iPad Cover Lock / Unlock option is not enabled by default. The option is located by pressing the Home button, then choosing Settings > General. However, the option will not be visible until you actually attach the magnetic cover to the iPad. Alternatively, you can use a small refrigerator magnet to simulate a magnetic cover, thereby allowing the option to become visible.
iPad Air not included!
Apple, iPad, and Retina are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air is a trademark of Apple Inc.
PROS: Price, build quality, value
CONS: Latch can scratch case if not careful. Need to slightly bend the cover when closing then works fine. No ability to prop up in portrait mode.
Available in black. Makes shopping simple.
PROS: Great table top resting position, secure handling with the snug elastic strap. Closure is tight and secure yet opens easily. Great design, well thought-out engineering.
CONS: Edges are left minimally exposed.
Needing something to protect my iPad, and not finding anything I really liked, Monoprice put it on cyberweek special for $13, and I figured for $13, I would use it until I found something better, and live with manually turning off the screen. Or, if I found the time, to try this mod: http://www.instructables.com/id/IPad-Air-auto-sleepwake-case-mod/
Much to my very happy surprise, when I got the cover and installed the iPad, and closed it with the screen on, it turned off! Yay Monoprice! Not only did I get the cover I really wanted, it's fully functional for me. Hopefully Monoprice has purged their stock of the ones that do not turn off the device.
So for me, 10 out of 10!
PROS: Protects the iPad
PROS: Fits like a glove
4 viewing positions
CONS: No sleep function
PROS: Very Durable
Light and protective
Great for standing on your lap with different angles
Hand strap is nice for holding it more securely
CONS: NO MAGNETS FOR AUTO ON/OFF
What's worse is that I had to spend almost 45 minutes in chat with customer service to even get an RMA. They required my to email pictures of the fit and send my iPad model number, despite me telling them that I had an iPad Air.
After all that, I realized that they only sent me an RMA. In other words, I have to ship the case back to Monoprice, and they have to process it BEFORE they will correct their mistake and send me the case I purchased. I even logged back on to customer support chat to ask if they'd go ahead and send me the case that I've already purchased before receiving the bad case. The answer was No.
I've made tons of purchases from monoprice in the past with no issues. But frankly, the customer service I just received is worse than the case that doesn't even fit my iPad. If this is truly how monoprice values its customers, I doubt I will ever buy anything from monoprice again.
PROS: Nice design idea, and the material feels nice. That's it.
CONS: It's about a half inch too big for my iPad Air, and the camera hole doesn't line up. Customer Service was even worse.
PROS: Nice material, bright color, great price
CONS: Very bulky, difficult trying to fold iPad to a horizontal position as the hinges on the side are hard to disengage. Need to forcefully pull the bottom of the iPad from the clips. Im afraid it will scratch the body of the iPad eventually.
PROS: The case is durable, flexible and does what it is supposed to do: protect the IPad.