First Look: Capdase Soft Jacket2 Xpose for iPad
Model: Soft Jacket2 Xpose
Compatible: iPad (2010)
Combining frosted and glossy clear soft plastic into a single unified iPad case, Capdase's Soft Jacket2 Xpose ($31) is a really nice design except for one thing: the big circular hole around the Apple logo in the back. It's contoured with top, bottom, and side holes for ports and controls, and packaged with a flip stand that alternates between positions for typing, horizontal use, and landscape video. Soft Jacket2 also includes screen protector film and a sticker to cover the gaping Apple logo hole. Four colors are available, and the price is quite aggressive given everything that's in the package.
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.
There are two things we love about this case—Capdase has nicely blended frosted and glossy clear rubber together into a really sharp-looking iPad case, and it has included a hugely versatile video stand that’s easy to store and capable of flipping between different orientations and purposes. The fact that there’s a screen protector in the package at a great price is also wonderful. But the huge hole in the back for the Apple logo is a non-starter for us, and this case—unlike most others—fully exposes the top and side buttons while recessing them in a way that makes them difficult to use. The Dock Connector and headphone port holes are tiny, too. We love half of it and really dislike the other half; so close but yet so far. Pray for a Soft Jacket3 with the issues fixed, because this would be an awesome pick if they were.