Apple’s own Smart Case for the iPad Air received a lot of positive critiques and I believe it can be said that it also managed to achieve big success on the market. This is the main reason why there are a lot of companies who are trying to compete against Apple’s own solution, and perhaps to provide even better product in terms of higher grade materials or better protection. In this article we’ll be taking a look at one of those products, and this one comes from the UK’s Everythingtablet.
The case we’re about to review is called the 360° Rotating Case. You can find it at various online resellers priced at around $50, which means that it’s trying to offer more affordable option than Apple’s Smart Case. It also offers somewhat more stable and versatile stand function, which are all the reasons why we decided to try out this case.
The first thing that needs to be said is that the Rotating Case isn’t made of natural leather, which is something you can assume since it brings somewhat lower price. However, this product brings something that’s called “PU leather” which actually is a leather (a lower grade one) covered with polyurethane. If you think about it for a second, this is not actually a downside if we compare it to the Smart Case. Of course, it doesn’t really bring all those textures and smell of the real leather, but this one is much easier to keep clean and doesn’t look bad at all. There’s very quality stitching all around the edges which gives that “handmade feeling”, so in terms of design and build quality I can assure you that you won’t have to worry about those things if you decide to purchase this iPad case.
In order to actually use it, you’ll need to place the iPad Air into the plastic cradle, which is very snuggly and seems protective enough. The plastic case is nicely designed and brings great dimensions which means that that it’s easy to place the tablet into it, but it won’t fall out in case you accidentally drop it. The case’s interior is lined with a microfiber which is gentle to the screen and slightly wipes it when closed. Also, this case brings support for iPad’s magnets, which means that the iPad will sleep once the case is shut, however you’ll need to use an elastic strap to keep this whole system secured.
As you can see from the pictures, you can use the Rotating Case as a stand as well. There’s the rotating hinge on the back of the case, so you can place it in landscape or portrait orientation and secure it by placing the bottom edge into one of the three available slots. While this works great in landscape orientation, the tablet can become somewhat unstable if you use the highest slot and if you plan on typing or swiping.
Everythingtalet’s Rotating Case is a nicely designed and very protective iPad case that comes with great price. There’s a lot to like about this product and I am sure that it’ll find its users. What’s the most important is that it’s highly usable and very versatile, which are all great traits.