See the case on the HEX website This is my first product review - so hopefully I do this right. Don't hesitate to ask questions, I can post pictures if needed. Unpack the box I am preparing for some good old leather smell when I unpack the Hex Code Folio. But right after the clean rectangular box slides out from it's clean rectangular cover, it's all about rubber - right, it's the case's bottom shell. Oh well, this little sniff of Formula 1 will undoubtedly soon fade, but not so the wonderfull - in my case, black - leather with black stitches all around it. Can't wait for it to take over the odor. Many "front cover - iPad - back cover" cases have an open, layered view from the side, while the HEX is a moleskine-like rather boxy thing. I love it - the looks, as well as the allround protection of it. And last but not least, that wonderfull artisanal touch of the elastic - to firmly close the case. This thing has style. Since the front cover has some document pockets and card slots, it's thick and sturdy. It looks very trustworthy as the soon-to-be protection shield for the device inside. Install the iPad Installing the iPad couldn't be easier, and right away the sturdiness of the case is nicely compensated by the added weight of the iPad. Everything is nicely balanced. Only now, the bulbs on the front cover inside begin to make sense: they will hold the iPad into three viewing angles. By the way, once passed the most outward bulbs, don't hesitate to let the iPad come out even further over the rim of the front cover - and you'll get a nice typing angle. The case doesn't feature the automatic Wake/Sleep. I've read about many cases that do have it, and lead to unintentional On/Off switching. It's not a priority to me anyway. The cutouts in the rubber shell are all perfectly in place, nothing to add here. Except perhaps that they are slightly tapered and rounded. Very elegant indeed, and using p.e. the Wake/Sleep button or the Volume switch is therefor very confortable. While at these cutouts, I remember reading that HEX "did something with the sound". Well, they did - seems like they shaped this particular cutout perfectly. So the sound is indeed wonderfull, what an "ear for detail". I'm an architect, and I draw. My iPad has a few drawing apps, and I use a stylus. Of course, I want to store it in my HEX case, like they advertise it on the product video. So into the little elastic loop goes my Arctic Architect stylus, and down the front cover only to come to a stop at about 30°. The stylus body is now squeezed against the left side of the iPad and prevents the front cover from closing all the way. OK, what if I were to lay the stylus loosely into that back canal without using the elastic? Aha, the cover goes down a little further, but still stays up at about 10°. Sure I can force the whole case to shut, but I don't want to push it - remember, there's an iPad in there. Not to mention, go and try to imagine the nasty bulb that now shows up on the outside of the back. Think "boy-with-banana-in-pants" I think this is a design failure, and only the #1 feature that finally got me to choose the HEX over many others. So yes, I'm disappointed here. OK, the pros Quality leather, exquisite finish all around, highly detailed and flawless craftmanship. Good value for the money. High degree of protection, both by the rubber shell and the sturdy front cover. Storage inside for paper, business cards. Compatible with iPad 2 and the new iPad (3). and the cons Unlike the advert, it won't store a stylus or a pen. Probably not the slimmest case out there. No auto-wake-sleep function. Need to use the elastic to close the case.