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Best cases for iPad 2 – Updated

We take a look at a range of different cases for Apple's new iPad 2


The Folio

This is essentially the type of case that Apple made for the original iPad, but with the new Smart Covers, there’s no official folio case for the iPad 2. There are plenty of copies, though, and one to avoid is Griffin’s Elan Folio Slim.

Griffin Elan Folio Slim

It costs £30 from PC World, but looks cheap as it’s made from polyurethane rather than real leather. It’s purposefully thin to match the iPad 2, but it’s so flimsy that it bounces around when used as a typing stand. We wouldn’t ever trust it to hold our iPad upright for watching videos.

Griffin Elan Folio Slim: 1/5

A far better choice is Scosche’s foldIO P2, which is available in both black and white polyurethane. It’s cheaper than the Elan Folio Slim, yet looks like real leather and is in a totally different league for sturdiness. It grips the iPad 2 around the edges – surprisingly tightly given how small the lugs are. The cover has another lug that grips and protects the iPad’s right-hand edge when shut.

Scosche foldIO P2

Open it and you’ll find four ‘trenches’ which can be used to hold the iPad at different angles – a trick few cases manage. Really, you can only use three of the positions, as the iPad 2’s curved rear edge means it falls flat if you try and use the shallowest position. In this ‘flat’ position with the case folded back on itself, there’s just enough of an angle to make typing comfier.

Scosche foldIO P2: 5/5

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