Customized iPad Case Gets Solid Review from MacObserver

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David Winograd at is known for his critical writing and objective reviews on technology products. His latest review of iGear’s iPad Custom Case touts it as being “very well made, solid protection for your iPad mini, supports the sleep/wake screen function, stays closed with a hefty magnet, a great typing position and three solid viewing positions, adds little weight, soft screen protection, polycarbonate construction is quite sturdy.”

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iGearUnlimited offers awesome, customized cases, for you or as a great gift! …All in all I'm very happy with my folio case from iGear and the ordering process couldn’t have been easier.

David Winogard, a seasoned reviewer at The MacObserver is impressed with iGear’s iPad Mini Custom Case. In a recent review, he write: ”The (iPad Custom) case is extremely well made out of seemingly indestructible polycarbonate, which weighs very little. Using a unique three hinge design, the case never seems to get in the way... The inside of the case, against the screen, is soft felt-like material that protects the glass very well, and because it's slightly set back from the screen, doesn't leave dust lines that are sometimes found in other cases. Installing it is a breeze as everything snaps right into the correct places and all the controls, including the speaker grill, are unexposed but set back enough for excellent protection. You'll never have a problem plugging in earphones, the lightning adapter or getting at any controls. The design is excellent throughout... Speaker grill and Lightning port protected and accessible... As you can see, the case comes in white only. There are four sturdy positions that the hinged cover allows. The typing position is, to my fingers, perfectly placed. Flip it over and a tab fits into three horizontal viewing positions. These are a matter of taste; you are sure to find one that suits you. There is no portrait viewing position outside of laying it on a table which can be done with no angle at all. It lies quite flat. It also supports the sleep/wake screen feature and stays closed with a hefty magnet, which is an excellent feature.”

People are hooked on mobile computing these days... laptops are outselling desktops by a wide margin, and there is an iPad, tablet, or smart phone just about every six feet around every corner. While customized cases to protect these devices are ever-popular, few products combine full customization with excellent protection.

Through a recent survey, asked customers for the features they look for in a “perfect” iPad case, and here are the top 6 answers:

  • Protect the iPad from all angles — front, back, all sides, and all corners
  • Auto wake/sleep using Apple’s smart cover design
  • Lightweight, thin profile, durable protection without adding bulk
  • Full access to all ports, buttons, and controls
  • Multiple viewing angles: completely flat on the table, slightly tilted for typing, and at least three vertical angles for movie watching
  • Customizable design – let users put their favorite images on the case for a completely customized experience

While some cases on the market offer some of these features, finding a customized iPad case generally means giving up front protection, since almost all customizable cases only are available as a one-piece clip-on style for the back of the iPad. Although a magnet-attached smart cover can be added, many users are thinking twice about this combination because of the horror stories of users grabbing onto the cover while the iPad itself does a free fall.

The new Custom iPad Case from delivers on all points. The case is engineered to great precision and the iPad fits snugly. The lightweight hard shell case is made with polycarbonate, one of most durable materials around, protecting the iPad from daily use and abuse. The iPad is completely enclosed from all sides, with precise cutouts for all ports and buttons. The Custom iPad Case comes with two sets of magnets – one set to activate the iPad’s auto wake/sleep feature, and another to keep the case closed when not in use. Using three strategically positioned hinges, the iPad can be positioned at five different viewing angles, from completely flat to vertically tilted for use in any situation.

Most importantly, the customization feature on iGear’s iPad case allows schools to brand the iPad with a consistent image, and allows each customer to personalize the front cover with their favorite image. Users can upload their own photo artwork to the ordering website, scale and crop the image, add text, and approve the design immediately online. The online design tool offers built-in Facebook integration and makes the process super-easy, even for novice users. The HTML5-based customization engine means it can be used on virtually all desktop and mobile devices, including the very iPad the case for which is being designed. The cases come in white for full color printing, or in black for laser engraving, and are available for both iPad 2/3/4 and iPad Mini.

“iGearUnlimited offers awesome, customized cases, for you or as a great gift!” says Siva Om, Contributing Editor of iPhoneLife Magazine. “All in all I'm very happy with my folio case from iGear and the ordering process couldn’t have been easier.”

The iPad Custom Case and iPad Mini Custom Case are available from Single units retail for $89.99 (iPad 2/3/4) and $79.99 (iPad Mini) each. Customers can order with coupon code “prmo10off” and get a 10% discount, and contact directly to obtain discount pricing for larger quantities.

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