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iPad Case Review: WaterField Designs Outback Solo for iPad Air Review
      #45914 - 01/15/14 07:59 PM

The WaterField Designs Outback Solo for iPad Air is a slim case that can hold your iPad Air, your smartphone and your wallet in a richly padded case. The case is nimble enough so that you can store it in your travel bag, or if you prefer to carry it alone, you can get the optional shoulder strap that compliments the case, and carry it like a messenger bag.


The WaterField Designs Outback Solo for iPad Air protects the entire tablet in either naked form or in various cases. In fact, you can pick from two different sizes for the Outback Solo, one slimmer for naked iPad Air or with an Apple Smart Cover; and one roomier that can accommodate the iPad Air in a thicker and bulkier case, (See the picture below where the iPad Air was stored in Noreve leather case). The exterior of the Outback Solo is waxed canvas with quality leather cover and magnetic snap closure. The combination of canvas and saddlebag-like leather gives the Outback Solo a Western style look. Inside the waxed canvas, the Outback Solo for iPad Air offers a nice layer of padding and neoprene interior that won't scratch your iPad Air's surface. Even if you store your iPad Air without any protection in the Outback Solo, the case provides enough cushion for bumps and bruises that will withstand your daily commute whether it's on a train or a bike.

In addition to the main compartment, the WaterField Designs Outback Solo for iPad Air also has two front pockets, one wider than the other. The smaller pocket has enough room to store your iPhone 5s naked or in a very slim case, but iPhone 5s in a thicker case won't fit in this pocket easily. The larger pocket offers enough room for the iPad air charger, cable and headphones. The case feels sturdy and can withstand any scratches thanks to the thick material. The closure in leather is a wise design as it can weather better with wear and tear. The magnetic snap can keep the cover shut securely.


Following WaterField Designs' tradition, the Outback Solo for iPad Air gives you the option to get a shoulder strap for $19 additional, and turn a traveling case into a shoulder bag. The strap is removable and it's very easy to install or take off the strap thanks to the clever design. The parts that connect the strap to the bag are also reinforced with leather and the strap is made with sturdy nylon.


The country-style Outback Solo case for the iPad Air is a highly versatile carrying case that you can take with you either on the road or around town. The chic leather on the rugged canvas gives the bag a trendy look. The case has strong exterior material, nice padding and soft interior, and provides good protection for your tablet. The Outback Solo comes only in one color combo but you can pick the size and add shoulder strap.

Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Chic looking, protective, versatile.
What's Not: Comes in only one color theme.
Price: $89 without a strap
Web site: WaterField Designs

Reviewed by: Tong Zhang


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