iPad Case Review: Proporta Shine High Gloss Protective Case for iPad 3 Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Fashionable, protective, easy to use.
What's Not: Only one color catered to women currently.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
The Proporta Shine High Gloss Protective Case for the new iPad 3rd gen indeed does reflect its name. This faux leather case is dressed in crimson red shiny exterior, flower print interior for the front cover as well as red soft micro fabric interior for the tablet holder. If you have a high glossy deep lipstick red purse or shoes, this new iPad case will match it perfectly. This high gloss case is currently the only color for the new iPad 3rd gen, but Proporta's Shine High Gloss Protective Case for the iPad 2 also works well with the new iPad 3, and that one also comes in an equally shiny black with zebra skin interior print.
The Proporta Shine case for the new iPad 3 is a unique looking case and a fashion statement. The shiny and glossy exterior gives the case distinctively a feminine touch. The case opens like a portfolio with a tablet holder on the right and the display cover on the left. The interior of the display cover has a shiny floral lining that goes with the fold over the business card holder well. The pocket that holds the new iPad has the same glossy faux leather with soft fabric lining that won't scratch your iPad when you are putting it in or taking it out of the case. The tablet pocket is top loading. While there isn't any Velcro or snaps to secure the closure flap, it's large enough to stay under the tablet and keep it in securely.
Both the front and back of the Proporta Shine High Gloss Protective case have serious inserts that keep the covers rigid and corners reinforced. It will protect your iPad from serious pokes and bumps as well as some drop protection thanks to the strong inserts. The portfolio case shuts with a closure tab that has a built-in magnetic coin. The case has good stitching to both hold the protective layers together as well as decorations in design. The case has a small Proporta branding on top of a label with both flora interior design and the gloss exterior as setting.
The Proporta Shine High Gloss Protective case is a very functional case. The case has the has cutouts for all top ports and buttons, and has a large cut on the top right corner to leave out the screen lock, volume controls and the power button for easy access. The case has a perfect cutout for the 30-pin connector on the bottom and a large cutout for the speaker. The Proporta covers the front bezel partially around the display. It has semi-circle cuts for the top camera and the Home button. Inside the front cover, the case offers 4 card slots for business cards, credit cards and more, as well as a large document pocket.
The Proporta Shine case also has built-in stand that can position the new iPad 3 in two viewing angles. Fold the front cover back and tuck it under the small but strong flap on the back to position the tablet in either typing position or media viewing/web page reader/Facetime calling position. It's easy to bend the front cover and create a steady stand. The front cover also supports iPad's magnetic auto wake and sleep feature smoothly.
If you are into high gloss leather or faux leather look, the Proporta Shine High Gloss Protective Case for the new iPad 3 is the one for you. It's feminine and easy to use. The case has all the cutouts you need to access the tablet, and the built-in stand comes in very handy. As with most Proporta cases, the Shine case comes with lifetime warranty.