First Look: Simplism Shoulder Leather Case for iPad

Updated

Unlike the company’s Flip Leather Case, Simplism’s new Shoulder Leather Case for iPad ($60) opens from the top rather than the side — a bit unusual and inconvenient given that the flap sort of awkwardly bends backwards — but has one feature that we think is going to be quite popular going forwards with iPad cases: a shoulder strap. This one looks quite like a purse strap, complete with spring-loaded claws on the ends of the strap and circular eyelets on the back of the highly glossy (and chemical-scented) but still apparently “100% finest original leather” case. Four colors are available, ranging from nearly black chocolate to lighter brown, red, and white versions.

First Look: Simplism Shoulder Leather Case for iPad

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.

This alternate version of Simplism’s flip-style Flip Leather Case has one major issue and one major advantage. Adding a shoulder strap to the prior design is a wise idea, letting users carry the iPad passively rather than in their hands or under their arms, but having the flap open to the top—without being capable of doubling back properly, avoiding wrinkles in the leather—makes the case a little impractical. For a device of the iPad’s side, side flaps work better.

 

First Look: Simplism Shoulder Leather Case for iPad

First Look: Simplism Shoulder Leather Case for iPad

First Look: Simplism Shoulder Leather Case for iPad

First Look: Simplism Shoulder Leather Case for iPad

First Look: Simplism Shoulder Leather Case for iPad

First Look: Simplism Shoulder Leather Case for iPad

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Company and Price

Company: Simplism

Website: www.Simplism.jp

Model: Shoulder Leather Case

Price: $60

Compatible: iPad (2010)

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.