iPad 2 Case Review: Bracketron Back-iT for iPad 2 Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Thin and light, many color choices, easy to use.
What's Not: The top of the iPad 2 isn't protected.
The Bracketron Back-iT case for the iPad 2 is designed to work with the Apple Smart Cover and protect the back of the iPad 2. There are quite a few of similar type of cases on the market, such as the Case-mate Barely There case or the iSkin solo Smart case, that all work with Apple's Smart Cover. The Bracketron Back-iT case for iPad 2 offers matching colors to your Smart Cover as well as a soft touch surface. The Back-iT case is super light and thin, and comes in 5 stylish colors: orange, green, pink, gray and blue.
The Bracketron Back-iT case for the iPad 2 has a simple design: the case covers the back of the iPad 2 and it's form fitting. The polycarbonate material is reasonably durable and thin enough to have some flexibility. The case is very easy to put on, just slide the iPad 2 in and click on four corners; and it?s easy to take the case off also. The Back-iT has a soft touch surface inside and out, and it?s reasonably grippy which helps with handling of the large tablet. We do like the five color options that match the SmartCover from Apple, and the Back-iT has a perfect cutout for the Smart Cover to attach onto the iPad 2. The soft surface has a matte look, and doesn?t show much fingerprints or hand grease.
The Bracketron Back-iT case for iPad 2 is very light and thin, and it?s hardly visible from the front. The case has perfect cutouts for all ports and buttons, and it?s thin enough for the iPad 2 to dock in charging stations and audio accessories easily. The case holds the iPad 2 in its corners and most of the right side, but leaves out the left side for the Smart Cover. The case has a low cut on the top where it leaves out the power button, top mic and the audio jack out for easy access. The camera hole is just large enough to give the camera enough viewing angles, and the screen lock and volume buttons on the right enjoy a perfect cutout. The case has a cutout for the 30-pin connector on the bottom and a grill cutout for the speaker.
Though simple, the Bracketron Back-iT case for the iPad 2 is a very functional case. It?s a great companion to the Smart Cover for iPad 2, and it?s thin and light. We like the color selection that matches the Smart Covers and the soft touch material feels very nice and helps with handling the slippery tablet better. The case can certainly protect your iPad 2 from bumps, pokes and scratches while in your bag or backpack. The polycarbonate material is reasonably sturdy and the case is very easy to use. The thin form ensures the iPad 2?s compatibility with docking stations and audio speakers. The only concern we have is the top of the tablet isn?t protected at all from scratches and bumps.