What Others Say
“This is the Rolls Royce of iPad cases” – Engadget
“I’m a convert now. Its a sturdy, classy design” – Macworld
“It will make nearly any customer happy” – TUAW
“The perfect marriage of beauty, function and style” – CrunchGear
“A high-end iPad case” – Forbes
“The look and feel of a luxury, hardcover notebook” – The New York TimesThe guys at Snugg sent me on one of their iPad cases to try out here are my findings
The DODOcase Book Case for iPad 3/4 is made from all natural materials, using a black Moroccan cloth bound around a solid bamboo core, complete with a four-piece tray design. The frabric cover gives your iPad the tactile feel you’ve been missing since you switched over to digital media, and as well as being good to hold the case folds back to form a stand . The Classic iPad book case keeps to the pads curvature, giving access to all buttons and ports, including the rear-facing camera.
The DODOcase Classic provides auto sleep/wake function and clear access to buttons, ports and dock connector and rear camera port. Propping the case for viewing is hit-or-miss, depending on the surface. The case works best for typing modes, or simply hand-held.The features smart magnets that work well, coupled with the strap. The case’s sleep/wake feature works well, and I have yet to notice any ‘connection’ issues that cause the iPad to unlock while closed.The strap has a quality elastic that securely holds the iPad into place.
The solid bamboo core fits the iPad perfectly and offers a good trade-off between weight and protection. Lack of padding doesn’t help against crushing impacts. Like most book bound case, this one does well to shield the tablet against everyday wear and tear.
Handmade in San Francisco, the overall construction in excellent. The natural materials mean that it might not last as long as a metal or ballistic plastic cases, but the fit and binding is perfect.
Sophistication doesn’t come cheap, as you might expect from a handmade all-natural case. However, being able to pull out your iPad in the café without getting looked down on by the cute barista? Priceless.
- Moleskine-inspired design makes for an attractive, versatile case.
- Protects iPad well, from both damage and theft.
- Magnet and strap system securely holds the iPad and can be used to lock and unlock the screen.
- Works with the Retina iPad, and the fourth generation iPad.
- Case is showing wear after a few weeks of moderate use.
- Difficult to use the camera while the iPad is in the case
- Adds a good bit of bulk & weight to the iPad
- Limited number of viewing angles.
The Dodocase Classic is not the hardest wearing, but definitely one of the sharpest-looking book bound tablet case designs to be had. A best case scenario for the iPad user looking for a little more classic credibility for their tablet.
Model: DODOcase Classic Case for iPad 4 / 3 – Charcoal
Compatibility: iPad 3/4
List Price: €47.99
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