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Company: Be-ez

Website: www.Be-ez.com

Model: LA Robe Allure

Price: $30

Compatible: iPad (2010)

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Be-ez LA Robe Allure Case for Apple iPad

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Category: Cases - iPad, iPad (2010)

Be-ez's new LA robe iPad Allure Case for Apple iPad ($30) comes in four colors -- moka, black, multi-color, and red -- and uses a simple sleeve-style design with a single zipper, and plain fleece interior lining. Hard memory foam padding and a striped outer pattern are a couple of its more distinctive features; backwards "e." marks are found on both the front and back.

On May 13, 2010, iLounge published The Complete Guide to iPad Cases and Protection, a multi-page comparison of over 70 different iPad cases and film protectors, sorted by genre. The following details were added to this piece by that comparison article; please click on the link above for additional comparative discussion of similar protective options.

We typically steer clear of recommending sleeves for iPods and iPhones, but iPad users may find that they make more sense. The concept is to totally envelop the iPad inside protective material, using a flap or zipper to open and release the device when it’s needed. In almost every one of these cases, the designs speak for themselves—you either like how they look, or don’t—so we’re sorting them by price and focusing our brief notes on fit and scope of protection, with bare opinions otherwise.

Does L.A. Robe Allure fit? Yes. Is everything protected? Yes. The zipper here has more space relative to the iPad than the Essential TPE Puff in our comprehensive review.

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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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