Thursday, September 20, 2012

+Simplism Smart Leather Shell for iPad 2 Review

I have always been on the lookout for the perfect iPad 2 case, since I want to protect this precious gadget and make it last for a long time. So when I was asked to review one, I immediately agreed to do it. This is a tale of my iPad 2 with the +Simplism Smart Leather Shell

+Simplism is a brand from Japan that develops accessories and peripherals specifically for Apple products. True to its brand, the Smart Leather Shell is simple yet stylish, and doesn't sacrifice functionality. All the buttons are exposed and accessible making the iPad still easy to use.

You won't have to worry about forgetting to lock your iPad because the magnet in the Smart Leather Shell easily activates the auto locking feature of your device.

The +Simplism Smart Leather Shell is also a good business companion, since it has a couple of pockets where you can put calling cards. These pockets have dual functionality since it also acts as a stopper when you want to adjust the angle of your iPad. You can set it on any flat surface, adjust the level of inclination you prefer, and it will hold its position firmly.

It doesn't weigh much and it's not very bulky either. It's perfect for those who want to keep the slim look of their iPad device. Its faux leather exterior also gives it a sleek and sexy look. There's also no shortage of colors for you guys to choose from.

However, the +Simplism Smart Leather Shell does not allow you to change the orientation of your iPad. If you like iPad cases that swivel, this probably isn't the one for you.

Of all the iPad cases that I’ve seen and tried, I think this one doesn't add anything exciting in particular. The calling card pockets are something useful, but I was probably looking for something that will kind of stand out like a keyboard extension or stylus added to it. Just like the brand, the case is very simple. However, isn't that what most of you are looking for anyway?

It does do one thing principally well and that is to protect the your iPad. It is waterproof – it can handle an accidental spill of your favourite iced latte. It’s not shock proof but I think it can handle a short fall. Just don't drop your iPad on purpose.

All-in-all, I think it's a good buy for the price and the protection it gives. So next time you’re out looking for that perfect iPad case, don't forget the +Simplism Smart Leather Shell – Simple. Stylish. Functional.

Suggested Retail Price: Php1,799

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Editor's Note: This article was written by Sabrina Dar Santos, a special writer and contributor of Glich's Life. Revisions were done by yours truly prior to posting. You can follow her on Twitter (@mimsicle) - Glenn / Glich


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