Cases compared with the Speck Stylefolio (iPad Pro + Pen)? Since I am not a huge fan of Speck

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I am planning on picking up a 9.7" iPad Pro & Pencil (Preferably iPad Pro 2 if it's soon) and an appropriate case to cover both of those items. Aforementioned in my title, I am not a big fan of Speck's products because I had a number of their cases for my iPhone 4 and the quality was awful since the cases quickly fell apart.

Speckfolio...
http://www.speckproducts.com/apple/ipad-cases/ipad-pro-9-7-cases/stylefolio-pencil-ipad-pro-9-7-cases/IPP9-SFP.html



What else is similar with expected better quality?
 

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I tried and returned the speck sylefolio ages ago. First off, the pencil would fall out of the pencil slot. Then the case was heavy and awkward. I bought this case and while it's heavy, the case is very protective of the iPad, the pencil slot holds the pencil securely yet it's easy to remove the pencil, and it holds its two positions well.


https://www.stmgoods.com/ipad-cases/ipad-pro-cases/dux-plus-ipad-pro-case
Thanks, that case does look good but it definitely looks heavy to match your description. I had Apple's leather smart case for my iPad Air 2 and it was mainly since it was reasonably light because I had Otterbox's defender case for the Gen 1 iPad and it was too hardcore (and too heavy) for what I actually needed. I had Switcheasy's Canvas cases for my iPads after the Gen 1 until my Air 2. It seemed fairly light and safe but I do not think Switcheasy does not seem to have a complete protection case besides only the back... https://www.switcheasy.com/coverbuddy-97.php. I suppose I would need a smart cover for this...

I honestly would like to see a case much like Apple's smart case with a slot for the pen. Speck is similar like that but does not exactly cut it.
 

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I am planning on picking up a 9.7" iPad Pro & Pencil (Preferably iPad Pro 2 if it's soon) and an appropriate case to cover both of those items. Aforementioned in my title, I am not a big fan of Speck's products because I had a number of their cases for my iPhone 4 and the quality was awful since the cases quickly fell apart.

Speckfolio...
http://www.speckproducts.com/apple/ipad-cases/ipad-pro-9-7-cases/stylefolio-pencil-ipad-pro-9-7-cases/IPP9-SFP.html



What else is similar with expected better quality?

I've had this random Amazon case since June and it's been great. Pencil holds strong and it's fairly light weight, with the Smart Cover style.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GH7X434/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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SS4Luck

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I have an STM Atlas and love it. I carry my iPad around just in the folio st both work and grad school. Never had an issue ones with the pencil.
 

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I have an STM Atlas and love it. I carry my iPad around just in the folio st both work and grad school. Never had an issue ones with the pencil.
Thanks, that one looks very minimal and likely light enough. I don't need an Otterbox Defender level case since those weigh too much.
 

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it definitly doesn't add any noticeable weight. It won't really offer much drop protection but has held up to nearly two years of being dragged around in my backpack and to job sites (I'm an engineer and the youngest at my first so I get to go out to dog sites etc). I really like it. I wish they offered more colors, but I have the dark blue/denim one and it's held up great