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Speck FitFolio for iPad (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)

5 Stars
Speck FitFolio for iPad

The FitFolio for iPad by Speck is one of several iPad cases offered by the long-time Apple accessory maker. Speck’s FitFolio style is very popular and available for other tablets as well. The iPad version comes in a wide variety of color and print choices. I took a look at the Megaplaid version for this review.

PROS

  • Sleek style
  • Hard-shell back
  • Magnets on cover supports sleep/wake
  • Multiple angles for typing and viewing

CONS

  • None

Speck FitFolio for iPad - package

DESIGN & FEATURES

The FitFolio’s hard-shell cradle does a good job of protecting the back and sides of your iPad, without adding a lot of bulk. It’s very sleek and easy to carry.

Speck FitFolio for iPad - cradle

The cutouts for the ports and buttons are all well done and easy to access.

Speck FitFolio for iPad - cutouts

The cutout for the charging port will fit a 30-pin connector, as well as a Lightning cable.

Speck FitFolio for iPad - charge port

The interior lining of the cover is a soft microsuede that won’t scratch the screen. The cover, like many folio-style cases, has grooves to allow the iPad to be positioned at multiple angles in landscape mode. It works well on flat surfaces, but the grooves aren’t quite secure enough to work as well on things like blankets or mattresses.

Speck FitFolio for iPad - angles

The FitFolio conveniently supports the iPad’s sleep/wake functions via magnets in the cover. The closure on the FitFolio is a simple, but secure “smooth-snap clasp.”

Speck FitFolio for iPad - clasp

CONCLUSION
I’m a fan of Speck’s FitFolio cases and the iPad version is another example of why. The FitFolio for iPad is a simple, yet stylish case that provides excellent protection without the bulk. Unless you have unique style or functional needs, the FitFolio should provide you with everything you’d want in an iPad case. I highly recommend it.

Available from Amazon.com.

* Review sample provided by Speck Products

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ed is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He reviews new gadgets at Techdad Review and his tech tutorials can be found online at Lifehacker, CNET, and eHow.


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