As another Simplism case for the iPad, the Flip Leather Case for iPad ($60) is a very traditional folio-style leather case that’s supposedly made from “100% finest original leather” — with quite the exterior shine and a distinctly chemical scent — with a padded suede interior and a front flap to protect the iPad’s screen. The flap has three pockets, and holes are cut into the case for button and port accessibility; it’s on the thick side due to the leather. Simplism hasn’t explicitly designed the case to serve as a video stand, unlike competitors. Four colors are available, including “chocolate black,” a lighter brown, white, and red.
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.
Flip Leather Case is a Middle-of-Pack Pick. Though it feels like patent leather on the outside, this case otherwise looks quite professional—available in multiple colors—and “just works.” A big pocket on the inside is offset by two more that are maybe just a little bit too small.
Company and Price
Model: Flip Leather Case
Compatible: iPad (2010)