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First Look: Noreve Tradition Leather Cases for iPad, iPhone 4 + iPod touch 4G

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Company: Innova/Noreve


Model: Tradition iPad, Tradition iPhone 4, Tradition C iPhone 4

Price: $46-$97

Compatible: iPad, iPhone 4

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As the latest fine leather cases from France's Noreve, the Tradition series continues the company's... tradition of modestly updating prior designs for new Apple devices. The iPad Tradition Leather Case ($84-$97) is a folio-style design that uses embossed leather-covered plastic to hold an iPad on its interior right side, while the left side has a flap with a magnetic tab to hold the case closed. Inside the flap are two paper-sorting pockets, four card-sized slots, and a seam that helps the lid double back as a second flap on the rear opens to become a video viewing stand. Twenty-two color and texture options are available; the black patent leather version shown here is sold at the more expensive price point. By comparison, Noreve's Tradition Leather Case for iPhone 4 ($55-$68) is a flip-style case with a front flap that hangs off of its bottom when open, using a plastic tab to stay closed. It comes in 22 colors as well, each with an optional plastic belt clip that attaches with a metal screw and nub system; the version shown here is a $62 variation with upgraded leather. Finally, there's Tradition C ($46-$59), a simple leather sleeve with an optional rear belt clip; the "Jean Vintage" version here uses a soft suede and sells for the higher price. Updated: In January 2011, Noreve sent updated versions of its cases for the iPod touch 4G as well, shown at the bottom.


Editors' Note: iLounge only reviews products in "final" form, but many companies now change their offerings - sometimes several times - after our reviews have been published. This iLounge article provides more information on this practice, known as revving.

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