[Review] ZooGue Case Prodigy Elite for iPad Air 2

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by scjr, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. scjr, Jun 2, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016

    scjr macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2013
    Let me start my review by saying, I purchased this case myself.

    If you want a case with an incredibly stable stand mechanism, the ZooGue Case Prodigy Elite is that case! I'm thoroughly impressed with this case and it's stand mechanism.

    Install was a breeze and it fits perfectly. Your iPad Air 2 will sit in a tough rubberized polycarbonate shell. The rubberized finish protects your iPad against scratches. All corners are nicely protected against bumps and bruises. You have a full view of your iPad's bezel and no obstacles by the home button.

    The cover has a microfiber type lining that protects against scratches. The cover also works perfectly with the sleep/wake feature and the magnets hold the cover firmly in place.

    There's an elastic strap on the back you can use when you travel. Just flip it over and the cover isn't going anywhere. This is a very useful feature and it's conveniently out of the way when not in use.


    The finish on the case is a beautiful pebble type vegan leather look, with stitching. It's attractive and feels very durable. It really looks high end and compliments the iPad Air 2.


    All cutouts are spot on. The buttons aren't covered, but I like this since covered buttons can sometimes kill the tactile feel and response of the buttons.


    The stand mechanism system and magnets is where this case really shines!

    You have seven adjustments in landscape mode and they click into place using magnets. You can literally pick the iPad up, walk around and the stand will stay in place. It's a very well thought out stand mechanism.

    It's also incredibly stable, with no give whatsoever. If you type heavily on your iPad, there's no annoying movement at all. Extremely impressive!


    Everything about this case is impressive. It's not the lightest or most minimalistic case, but the stand mechanism is so awesome, extremely functional and stable. I can easily overlook those two things.

    In my opinion, this is a terrific case.

    *** Please check my updates in this the thread. Thank you. ***

    I've actually contacted the owner of this company several times and he's super responsive as well!

    If you're interested in learning more or want to contact the owner directly, here's ZooGue's website:

  2. kgenova macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Great review! I'll have to check out this case! I particularly like the stand mechanism--very innovative design, and so nice to have so many positions. Most iPad Air 2 cases only have three or so.

  3. scjr, Oct 11, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2016

    scjr thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2013
    I know this is an older review, but after 1 1/2 years of use, both the cases we use have cracked in the corners. iPads haven't been dropped. It appears the plastic is not durable and becomes brittle over time.

    Just a heads up when considering this case.
  4. scjr thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2013
    Updating this older review again. I reached out to the owner of ZUGU and he issued me a refund.

    He advised me that there was a defect with the plastic and coating that was causing it to deteriorate. They have resolved those issues. I purchased the Genius Exec case this time around. This one has the upgraded plastic and coating.

    Great service by ZUGU. I really love the case and it's functionality. I'm pleased they resolved the defect.

    If you have this case and are experiencing the issue I described, contact the owner and he will resolve it for you. They stand behind their product.

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