On the surface, Targus’s new Truss Case for iPad ($50) looks sort of like a “me too” alternative to the many folios and flip cases we’ve already seen for Apple’s tablet computer, but its appeal is in the details: professional-looking real leather on the outside, contrast stitched to match the color of the soft blue inner lining, which has far more padding than we’ve seen on earlier, similar products. The iPad-holding right frame can be locked into one of two angles for video viewing purposes — like Incase’s launch-ready leather design — or left loose to fall naturally into a tilted keyboard position for typing. While it adds considerably to the iPad’s thickness and offers almost no protection to three of the device’s sides when closed, Truss is aggressively priced relative to its similar peers, and looks pretty nice.
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Compatible: iPad (2010)