Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
11/14/13 09:10 PM
iPad Case Review: Cygnett Cache Slim Convertible Folio Case for iPad Air Review

iPad Case Review: Cygnett Cache Slim Convertible Folio Case for iPad Air Review

Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4

What's Hot: Slim yet protective, has built-in stand, has two card slots.

What's Not: The cover doesn't support auto wake/sleep

Reviewed by Tong Zhang

The Cygnett Cache Slim Convertible Folio Case for the new iPad Air is a slim case that's protective and easy to use. The case is form fitting and currently comes in a reddish brown color that Cygnett calls Red. It has a protective cover for the iPad Air's display and the cover doubles as a built-in stand for media viewing, typing on screen and more. In addition, you'll also get two credit card/business card sized slots built into the front cover.


The Cygnett Cache Slim Convertible Folio Case for iPad Air fits the new iPad Air's slim form very well. Slide the iPad Air in the tablet holder on the right side and push it into the case and it's done. The tablet holder has a hard plastic shell and it can certainly protect your tablet from scratches, bumps and nicks while you store the tablet in your bag or purse in this case. The folio style case has a thin front cover that has stiff inserts strong enough to protect the display from pokes and scratches as well. The interior of the front cover has soft felt-like lining that's kind to the front glass and the back cover has a layer of soft coating as well. The exterior of the case is dressed in frosted canvas that's scratch resistant. The case adds very little bulk to the ultra thin iPad Air and it weighs only 7.8 ounces.


The Cygnett Cache Slim Convertible Folio Case for iPad Air provides easy access to all ports and buttons. The case has a cutout for the side screen/silence slider and volume buttons, and cutouts for both the top audio jack and the power button. The case has cutouts for the top mic and rear mic as well as the bottom speakers and the Lightning port. The case has cutout for the rear camera that gives the lens full view.

The front cover allows you to position the iPad Air in many viewing angles for media viewing, FaceTime chats, surfing the web and more; and when you fold the cover back, it can hold the tablet in a flatter position for using the on-screen keyboard typing more comfortably. The front cover also has two card slots, handy to keep a few business cards or other small accessories. While the front cover does double duty as a protector and a stand, it doesn't however work with the iPad Air's auto wake/sleep feature.


For those who enjoy the ultra lightweight of the iPad Air, the Cygnett Cache Slim Convertible Folio Case for iPad Air is a good case. It doesn't add much bulk and weight to the new iPad Air and it's very protective of the entire tablet. The case is very easy to use and it has a versatile built-in stand. It has nice interior lining and soft coating and a couple of extra slots for your cards or small accessories like memory cards. We only wish the case offered auto wake/sleep features so that you don't have to keep pressing the power button.

Price: $49.99
Web site: Cygnett


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