Introduction to the iCase I was recently chosen to review a new iPad case from Powis called the iCase. In this review I will be talking about the case, how it compares to the Portenzo and original Apple iPad Case, my personal opinion about the case, and other little information about Powis's iCase. Powis is the company that invented the "Fastback" which is a tabletop binding machine, but recently they came out with their first iPad case. They claim the iCase features nine (9) different positions, a sleek design, a snap in case, a neatly hidden wiping cloth, business card holder, a hand strap that can be used to hold the cover shut or to use as a handle to hold/carry the case and iPad, is made from 100% recycled cowhide fibers from Spain in the leather cases, and are constructed of 100% recycled cardboard. As of now they offer 2 different exteriors. The pricing changes with the different exteriors. The premium leather cases go between $79.95 and $59.95, and patterned cases printed on a laminated cover cost $49.95. A custom designed iPad case goes for $69.95 (the custom designed iCase is not yet offered as of the posting of this review) and personalizing a case cost about $9.95 extra. You can customize a case with your name, company logo, monogram, inscription, or a favorite quote. Review of the iCase First, lets begin with the packaging. The case comes in a cardboard box, which I'm sure is recycled as Powis prides themselves on how environmentally friendly they are. On the front there is a picture of the case and a square cut out to show the actual case along with the Powis iCase logo in the top left corner. On the back it shows the 9 different possible positions and four (4) other neat features offered, that were listed in the first paragraph. I received the burgundy light grain case and right off the back I can say I love this case; the smell is just so good, the color is a warm and settle reddish brown, it feels like it was made for your hands, and it seems very executive. I find my self smelling my iCase at least 4 times a minute. All of the features perform as stated except for I had a little trouble getting the iPad in, in fact at first I thought I broke the case. The stand is very good and gives many sturdy positions. My favorite position is the standard one you would use to watch a movie because I type a lot using my wireless keyboard. All the ports are unobscured and easily reachable. The iPad dock obviously won't work with this case on, but I don't know of any other dock port related accessories will or will not work with the iCase. The headphone jack is also small, but most headphones should fit. The leather on the case feels the same like the leather on my couch, I say this because some have said the leather feels like "rubbery plastic." I personally hate cases that have notches and then you fold the case back so I'm happy Powis made the mechanism on the back. iCase VS. Portenzo Now I'm going to compare the iCase to the Portenzo. The outside of the Portenzo is harder than that of the iCase, please keep in mind though that the Portenzo I have is fake leather and the iCase is real leather. The Portenzo only offers one said position which is their typing position. Just like the iCase the Portenzo does offer a nice elastic strap to hold the cover shut. The part of the Portenzo case that holds the iPad in place is bamboo while the holding mechanism on the iCase is plastic. The Portenzo does seem a little more customizable. The front cover of the Portenzo doesn't shift as much as the iCase. Both the iCase and the Portenzo have past my shake test. Another good thing about the Portenzo is its thinner then the iCase. iCase has good customer service, but I love Portenzo's customer service better especially because Darin replies in almost two (2) hours on average. Also the Portenzo only cost $59.95. iCase VS. Apple Case In my opinion there there really isn't any competition here. The Apple case is more than half of the iCase. The Apple case gets dirty easily, bends if you keep it in a certain position for too long. The Apple case also doesnt have any sturdy positions. Powis seemed to fix these problems by making their case easy to clean, and they added a special mechanism. I love everything Apple makes and am a Total Apple fanboy, but their case just is horrid. The Apple case runs for $39.00. Ending Remarks The iCase is probably one of the best cases on the market now, but there are still plenty of good cases out there but for more money. I love Portenzo, as you can tell from my signature, and I love how the Portenzo is hand made, but for the same price you can get the Powis iCase with real leather and more positions. The iCase is simply a great case and I think compared to others it is worth the price! If you can afford both definitely check out Portenzo and the iCase. Thank you for reading. I should have a video up and pictures up in an hour or so. Powis's YouTube account can be found at www.YouTube.com/powisicase or you can go to www.powisicase.com to order your own iCase. If you have any questions or photo request let me know and I'll be sure to update.