Paralleling the design of earlier cases for the iPod and iPhone, Marware’s new Eco-Flip ($45) is a vertically-opening flip-style case for the iPad that’s made from leather tanned in an environmentally sound process. It parallels the company’s Eco-Vue by offering an elastic hand strap, a foldaway display stand, the ability for the front cover to be used as a stand, and an elastic closure strap; it’s similarly offered only in black at this time.
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.
Eco-Flip is a Middle-of-Pack Pick. As much as we liked Marware’s Eco Vue, Eco Flip is the same case, only with the not-as-appealing “top-opening” flap design. At least Marware has designed Eco Flip to let the big flap properly double back against the iPad, which isn’t the case with some competitors.
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Compatible: iPad (2010)