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Company: Griffin Technology

Website: GriffinTechnology.com

Model: Reveal

Price: $50

Compatible: iPad (2010)

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Griffin Reveal for iPad

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Thursday, August 19, 2010
Category: Cases - iPad, iPad (2010)

Macally's oddly-named Metrolpad quickly became our very favorite iPad case due to its smart combination of semi-hard opaque black plastic edging and a clear rear panel -- now it has a rival. Griffin's new Reveal for iPad ($50) is a different take on the same concept, replacing Macally's frosted back with a completely transparent, glossy version, using a rectangular loop rather than feet for rear stabilization, and more closely tailoring the Dock Connector port hole -- a change that may make this version a little less accessory-compatible. Reveal's button covers are more elevated than Metrolpad's, which we liked, but the top Sleep/Wake button is also more difficult to push, at least when the case is fresh out of the package. Somewhat surprisingly, Griffin's price is a full $20 higher than Macally's, too.

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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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