Following in the traditions of earlier Marware flip cases for iPods and iPhones, Eco-Vue for iPad ($45) is a horizontally-opening folio-style case made from environmentally-friendly, RoHS-compliant tanned leather, complete with 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. Black is the only available color 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-Vue is a Top Pick. Luxuriously appointed apart from the elastic strap that holds it closed, Eco Vue is otherwise one of the sharpest-looking designs in the bunch inside and out, with nice tailoring and the sort of quality workmanship that would be worthy of a nice gift.
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Compatible: iPad (2010)