First Look: Newer Technology iFolio for iPad
Newer Technology's iFolio case for the iPad ($130) is a handcrafted carrying case made from premium black or red Brazilian leather, featuring a collapsible, elastic-backed, double-stitched leather handle, as well as a removable and adjustable double-stitched leather shoulder strap. iFolio's center iPad-holding chamber is sealed with twin zippers, using leather retaining straps to grab the device's corners, alongside a separate, hard backed document sleeve with two ID holders.
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 the Simplism design, which it otherwise resembles a lot in concept, iFolio wisely opens from the side rather than the bottom and top. Also unlike Simplism’s case, iFolio has three pockets on its left interior, with less impressive passive iPad restraints on the right. We really like the adjustable strap it includes, which makes this case easy to carry, but whether it’s worth such a hefty premium—more than some Vaja cases—is the big question. The pitch is that the Brazilian leather in this case makes it expensive; it doesn’t really look worthy of twice the dollars of similar competitors.