As the name makes clear, Snuggís case is made of real black leather and it has that distinctive real leather smell.
Leather means itís not the slimmest, lightest iPad cover. On the other hand the Snugg case is stylish, comfortable and does a first class job protecting the tablet from damage.
At £35 plus £12 for delivery to New Zealand Ė roughly NZ$90 all up Ė itís a good price compared with other leather iPad cases.
Smarter than your average iPad case
The outside is black leather with white stitching. Inside thereís a soft fabric. The marketing material calls it Nubuck, that means nothing to me. Whatís important is that it doesnít scratch the screen or the iPad case.
Itís smart enough to use anywhere and business-like enough for a board room.
You slip the iPad into the case which surrounds almost everything except the screen and places where you need access. Velcro holds everything firmly in place. There are cut outs for the iPad button, both the front and rear cameras, the connector and the buttons around the edge of the device. A flap covers the display when the iPad isnít in use.
Like Appleís covers Ė and most other iPad covers that Iíve seen Ė Snugg includes magnets which turn the iPad on and off as the cover is opened. And you can fold the cover to give three different stand positions
Snugg leather iPad case
Handstrap Ė if you need it
Thereís an elasticated strap. Snugg says this is to help hold the device when youíre standing. It doesnít work for me,†but others in my house think it looks useful.
As you might expect the cover also works as a stand. Snugg has included a holder for a stylus Ė not that I ever use one with my iPad.
At 540g, the case weighs almost as much as my 680g iPad 2. At its†thickest it is 23mm Ė thatís more than twice the tabletís 9mm depth. While this is bulkier than Appleís covers, thereís considerably more protection. Iím not going to tempt fate and test dropping the iPad, but Iím certain the Snugg cover will keep it safer than the Apple cover does.
Overall:†Iíve used the case on recent travels. While I still havenít made up my mind if the added protection is worth the bulk for the way I use my iPad, Iím still impressed with the Snugg case and recommend it as a good choice, particularly for people who give their iPad a battering.