iPad 2 Case Review: Hard Candy Convertible Case Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Sleek design, fits perfectly and two stable positions.
What's Not: Attracts dirt and lint.
Hard Candy Cases is stabling its brand as fashion-conscious protective gear for Apple products including the iPhone 4, iPod, iPad and MacBook lines. The newly released Candy Convertible case for the iPad 2 wins us over with a very smooth Faux Nubuck leather, custom fit form, and a slim and sleek design. Of course, the intensive China Red color will catch anybody's attention with its luscious and smooth look. The Candy Case for iPad 2 also comes in black.
The first thing you will notice about the Candy Convertible Case is that it matches the style of your iPad 2: it's slim, well made and has a very smooth surface. The faux leather replicates the silk smooth look and feel of real nubuck leather. The case is a portfolio style with a reinforced cover that protects the iPad 2's screen, and a custom fit slot for the iPad 2 to slide in. The iPad 2 slot has a cloth closure that your tablet won?t accidently slide out and the fold-over is easy to operate.
The front cover has just enough weight so that it will stay shut when you close the case. It doesn?t have any magnet components in the cover. Inside the front cover, there is a business card holder. On the back of the case, you will find a faux leather lip that allows the front cover to fold back and create a stand that can put your iPad 2 in two positions for better viewing angle.
Features and Quality
In addition to the slim and fit form, the Candy Convertible Case for iPad 2 has smooth cutouts for all the buttons and ports on the tablet including the volume rocker, screen lock, camera, mic, power button, audio jack, charge/sync port and there is also cutout holes for the speaker grill. All buttons are easily accessible via these cutouts.
The case has nice and sturdy stitching and the corners of the case are smoothed out. The leather lip on the back looks well stitched on, and it?s very easy to use when you need to put the case into a stand. The more vertical position feels secure for viewing movies, and the lower standing position feels secure for playing games, writing, typing or painting on your iPad 2.
The Hard Candy Convertible Case for the iPad 2 looks sleek with its slim design, intense color (the red version) and little nice touches like the Hand Candy Cases logos. All cutouts work well and stand positions feel secure. The faux nubuck microfiber material feels extremely smooth, but it does attract small dirt particles and small pieces of lint.