TheCover for iPad – Gear Review

TheCoverGraphique de France – a lovely online boutique for stationary, greeting cards, and decor – has a new line of covers for your iPad called ‘TheCover‘.  Available in a wide variety of prints, patterns, and colors – there is sure to be a style to suit your tastes.

TheCover is a portfolio style iPad case, meaning that it acts as protective sleeve when closed, and folds open into several different modes for viewing, standing, or working. TheCover is made of a heavy duty book-binding board covered in art paper laminated to the surface. While the style and texture look great, because the cover is composed of board and paper, we don’t see these holding up to everyday wear and tear as well as more durable materials.

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Inside, there is an injection-molded custom polyurethane shell which holds the iPad and keeps it secured primarily by its corners. There are cutouts and holes located perfectly for all buttons, jacks, and cameras. This shell is thin, and overall, TheCover is quite light weight.

TheCover is designed to be used in a number of positions, and has support flaps to hold it in place. Ideal for typing, reading, and easy viewing, this cover is highly versatile. It also has a clever automatic open to wake/close to sleep feature, as well as a magnetic close.

What I liked: This cover is really sleek and well designed. Even though it is made of book-binding board, it is an elegant alternative to hard plastic or leather covers.
What I didn’t like: Being made of board and paper, we are concerned that this may not stand up to heavy use. It is light weight, but to the point of being slightly unsteady.
To buy or not to buy: At $29.95 this is a very nice cover, and the graphic options are an added bonus. If you are looking to buy a stylish, functional cover for your iPad, but do not mind the material composition, this could be a good purchase for you.

 

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