claw type are those types where the iPad is held in place by 4-6 stiff holders like in this picture of the Targus Vuscape they also tend to bend and offer various angles in landscape mode. however I don't recommend that Targus Vuscape. the early models at least had no working auto magnet on/off function, and it was very difficult to the landscape viewing angles because it was really difficult to remove it from the left holders.. very tight fit. however are all the claw type folios are like this? so far in regards to whats available: Poetic Hardback - case has 4 holders, the left side ones are gone, but uses a magnet instead which solves the problem of detaching it for landscape mode. not so nice to use in book mode? 4/5 by metagamers/psychonaut Poetic Strapback - this one doesnt use magnets and has the same type of claw as the Targus, but looks like left ones are easy to remove? seems to have a good book mode Macally Slimcase - seems to have the same type of claw as the others, not sure how hard it is to remove the left holders for landscape Macally Magnetic Snap on case - no reviews on this one yet but it seems similar to the Poetic hardback, but twice as expensive any others?