Review: Juiced Systems iPad 2 Leather Smart Cover

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by nepalisherpa, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

    nepalisherpa

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    Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Smart...5L9I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314919346&sr=8-1

    Well, after seeing someone mention this case on "Show Me Your Cases!!" thread, I decided to go ahead and purchase it. I was looking for a slim case and the one I had bought from Bestbuy (an Incase case) was too bulky and heavy. For $19, I was like what the heck...let me give it a try!

    So, I ordered the case yesterday and got it today. Let me begin with some pictures:

    Front of the case with the logo
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    Case opened
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    Back of the case
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    Thickness with iPad in the case compared to iPhone 4
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    Typing mode
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    Frame mode
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    I do not know if it is real leather or not, but, the outside texture feels really great when holding. It is soft and at the same time feels rugged. It is very light and very slim.

    The smart cover works really well as well. It worked as expected and is pretty consistent. When folded to the back, it does not put the device to sleep as some other cases have been known to do so. When folded, the case still maintains its slim profile making it great for reading.

    iPad fits in very nicely inside the case and there is a flap on the left hand side to wrap the iPad inside the case. One of the few things that I do not like about this case is that the cut-outs for mics, home button, light sensor, etc. are somewhat off. What I mean is that they are not centered in the cutout area. They are slightly off-centered. For $19, I'm not going to complain about it much.

    Another thing I do not like about this case is the cutout for the screen seems pretty tight. I have my iPad jailbroken so I use gestures on the status bar a lot (slide to the right for SBSettings, double-tap for task switcher, etc.) and because of the tight-cut, I have hard time accessing the status bar. This may not be a problem for others at all, but, to me, it is. :)

    As far as using the case as a stand goes, it works but it's not great. Typing mode is good with a little bit of sag. "Frame-mode" is ok. On soft surfaces, it does not stand at all. On hard surfaces (like table-top), it works but I wouldn't call it very sturdy. I hardly use my iPad in this orientation so it's not a big problem for me.

    As far as stitching and seams go, they are great for a $19 case. The seams could be bit better but oh well.

    Anyway, this is my mini review! The case is definitely great, especially when you can buy one for only $19. I am keeping it! :)
     
  2. nepalisherpa thread starter macrumors 68020

    nepalisherpa

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    Just adding to my review. It turns out the cut-out for the screen is ample; however, because the iPad moves around a bit inside the case, it shifts the screen area. To fix this, I used two velcro straps to lock the flap on the left side. It's all good now! :)
     
  3. glen e, Sep 3, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011

    glen e macrumors 68030

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    sorry, but it looks like it cost $19 - many other cases out there for better value...thanks for posting this...
     

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