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Case-mate iPad Traveler Felt Folio Leather Case
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What's hot: Neat two material design.
What's not: No cut outs for ports.
Reviewed April 26, 2010 by Lisa Gade, Editor
First iPod accessories were a towering industry, followed by iPhone accessories. Case-mate did well with their large selection of cases that even Apple themselves sells online and in stores. Now the iPad craze is here, and goodness knows its 9" piece of glass needs protection. Case-mate is ready with a new line of iPad cases in a variety of materials and styles. Today we're looking at The Traveler iPad Felt Folio case which, as you might guess, is made of felt. Not just felt though, it's accented with contrasting leather for an attractive look and to add strength to high stress areas like the flap, spine and iPad surround.
Felt is strong yet soft, and that means your iPad is protected from scratches yet the case is strong enough to tolerate frequent use. The leather should help extend the life of the case and the felt adds easy flexibility so you don't have to fight the material to fold the front flap behind the iPad.
There are slit-pockets inside for business cards and other small papers and a loop outside the case that can house a pen or capacitive stylus. The slits' edges aren't bound so they tend to curl. For the $49.99 price, we expect bound edges, but all other exposed edges (front flap, iPad holder) are sealed.
Flexible and soft felt.
No cut outs for ports on the iPad's bottom (or anywhere else).