First Look: Booq Boa Skin XS for iPad
Available in multiple colors, each pairing a stylish soft neoprene front with a hard "Twylon"-wrapped cardboard base, Booq's Boa Skin XS for iPad ($30, aka Boa Skin for iPad) is a sleeve that exposes the iPad's top surface at all times, covering the rest of its body. Booq branding is on the front and back, with a stylish plastic and metallic B logo tab, plus a black and orange tag. Inside is a neoprene lining to protect the iPad from scratches.
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 Boa Skin XS fit? Yes. Is everything protected? Almost. The top surface of the iPad is exposed, albeit with a layer of reinforced “Twylon” extending out above it.