First Look: M-Edge Latitude Jacket for iPad
E-reader case maker M-Edge's Latitude Jacket ($50) is a zip-open ripstop nylon case with a polar fleece interior. Unlike the company's Touring Sleeve, it opens fully down the center to reveal an iPad-holding set of tabs on the right side, and an elastic strap for a cable or something similar on the left. The back has a fully open compartment, and the front a zippered pocket for accessories.
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.
Unlike Sleeves, which keep an iPad inside for slip-out use, this collection of iPad cases has been designed to split open and reveal the device—generally for use while still in the case. There are such similarities between these cases that we’ve put them into groups solely for the purpose of indicating which we think are standouts, and which basically blur into each other.
Latitude Jacket is a Weak Pick. Designed with generic iPad-gripping corner straps and no interior pockets, Latitude’s only real selling points are the big pockets and the nice canvas material.