Speck is one of the trusted brands when it comes to cases and other gadget accessories. The brand has carved out a name as a maker of solidly built and well designed products. It has cases for practically all popular gadgets like smartphones, tablets, ebook readers and laptops. The company is even into bags, sleeves and screen protectors. It received two citations from the iLounge Best of the Year Awards 2011, bagging the iPhone case of the year and iPad 2 case of the year awards for two of its products. See poster below.
Speck has several cases for Apple’s iPad 2. I previously reviewed the iGuy which is really intended for kids or the kids at heart with its playful design. This time, another iPad 2 case dropped on my lap courtesy of Digits Trading, the authorized distributor for Speck products in the Philippines. The case is called the Speck MagFolio Lounge which is one of the sleeker and snazzier iPad 2 cases from Speck. It is a limited edition leather case.
The MagFolio Lounge screams premium from the time I held it in my hand. It’s undeniably well-made and also well-designed. The MagFolio Lounge is ultra slim and ultra lightweight case that will definitely go well with your iPad 2. The materials used is a combination of hard plastic and leather. If you want to jazz up your iPad 2 and protect it at the same time, the MagFolio Lounge will be a good choice.
The MagFolio Lounge can do both modes but in addition, it can also be used for planting the iPad 2 on your lap. This folio cover has a contoured surface that follows the curves of your lap and folds into different angles, making it available for multiple uses. It can be used both on flat surfaces and on your lap. This is very handy when you don’t have a table to place your iPad 2 on. I can imagine this being useful at airports, waiting stands, buses, or just any other place where a flat surface is not available. What’s more, the MagFolio Lounge’s magnetic latch also does the sleep/wake function just like Apple’s Smart Case. The tablet will fit nicely into this folio’s custom-designed cradle.
Here are some photos of the Speck MagFolio Lounge.
Speck MagFolio Lounge Features
- Ultra-slim, lightweight folio with contoured cover for comfortable lap use
- Integrated magnets in cover keep case closed and activate iPad 2’s sleep/wake function
- Stylishly curved padded cover folds into a stand and sits comfortably on your lap
- Custom-fit cradle holds your iPad 2 in place
- Stylish and durable padded cover with sleek interior
The Speck MagFolio Lounge is not officially available in the Philippines but you may check it out at Speck’s website which you will find here. The site says the case is priced at $59.95. If you’re looking for iPad 2 cases, there are other limited edition Speck iPad 2 cases available at Beyond the Box, Digital Hub and Digital Walker stores.
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