Limited Luxury iPad Case Review – Creatively Unique
Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:15 1 Comment
The Price is Limited, the Quality is Not.
Here at WholeApple we’ve seen our fair share of iPad and iPhone cases, and the vast majority of them design wise are fairly simple, with little variation to differentiate them form one another. Thus, it’s refreshing when we see a company that’s willing to try something different, even with the risks of potentially not being widely accepted. The Limited Luxury case with stand for iPad 2 is just one case, and it’s unique style and plastic/metal hinge marrying the front to the back is a creative and visually elegant design choice.
Made of what we assume to be an ABS plastic, the shell is not paper thin, and though it adds some weight to the iPad overall, it’s built to last. The inside front has a nice white (or black for the black version, thee are only two colors) felt type material to protect the screen, and the hinge allows you to fold the case over flat to hold, and also folds into an angled position. This is held solid by the small plastic piece that acts as the “clip” to close the case for complete protection, and the design for the most part works very well.
If you’re a purist and want only the thinnest case solution with the minimum weight addition to the iPad, then I would suggest looking elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you want a stylish, total protection solution that affords you some variation in the respect that you can stand the iPad up at a nice angle, lay it flat, or hold it fairly comfortably, then the Limited Luxury iPad case with stand may just be for you.
Works for iPad 3, but it’s Not Intended To. New iPad Cases on the Way!
I actually tested the case with my new iPad 3, as my iPad 2 was being used for other purposes. The case does fit fine with the new iPad, but it seems at first as if it is just barely holding the iPad in place. I think this is more due to the way the case tries to fit onto the back of the iPad as unobtrusively possible when it comes to overlapping the front, and I haven’t had it fall out yet or even seem like it’s going to.it does look like it might come out of the case when you look at it, but like I said, it hasn’t been a problem and I have used it full-time for over a week now.
Cleaning wise, the plastic is easy to wipe down, but I am a little concerned about the felt that is glued to the inside if the front. The material looks as if it might get dirty from finger oils over time, and I haven’t yet figured out how I would clean it should the need arise.
Overall it’s a stylish, unique case solution, and in basic black or white, will match your iPad nicely. It’s a bit on the heavier side, but it’s not designed like some backs and smart cover solutions for lightness. It’s made to protect, look nice, and function as an angled stand. The main angle works well and is very solid, and you can also angle it in other degrees by using the “ribs” on the inside of the front cover. They aren’t as solid as the main angled position, but if you’re watching a movie vs typing for example, these ribs work fine to prop the iPad up in five different degrees of slope.
We give it four out five Apples and if a total protection / stand solution is what you’re looking for you might be fine limiting your choice to the Limited Luxury iPad case with stand. They have other options which we hope to check out of you soon, but from what we’ve seen from this case, quality is not an afterthought, it’s part of the luxury.
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