Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Review: Snugg leather iPad cover and flip stand
Posted on 24-Feb-2014 09:00 by Bill Bennett. | Tags Filed under: News.


Smell rarely rates a mention in tech product reviews. At least not in a good way. Yet that was the first thing I noticed when opening the Snugg Snugg iPad 2 Case Cover and Flip Stand in Black Leather.

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.

[digitl 2014]

digitl on Google+

The post Review: Snugg leather iPad cover and flip stand appeared first on digitl.



comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

How good is your general Science Knowledge?
Created by Aredwood, last reply by joker97 on 31-Oct-2014 23:44 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Government Limos
Created by networkn, last reply by Bung on 31-Oct-2014 12:39 (94 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Oct-2014 19:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Sky will be 'upgrading software' of My Sky to connect to internet. What does that mean?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 31-Oct-2014 23:55 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Shutup and take my money (via NFC on my mobile phone)
Created by sxz, last reply by sonyxperiageek on 31-Oct-2014 22:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by joker97 on 28-Oct-2014 17:13 (123 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Uber: a cheaper taxi ride?
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by livisun on 31-Oct-2014 14:47 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


OneDrive code giveaway - go!
Created by freitasm, last reply by pgsheng on 1-Nov-2014 01:50 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3