Unique Key Lock, Faux Leather, Maintenance Free Polyurethane, Ultra Tough Polcarbonate Back Shell, Matte Rubber Coating
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* Unique Key Lock design for changing viewing angle
* Maintenance free Polyurethane Faux Leather front cover
* Ultra tough polcarbonate back shell processed with matte rubber coating
* Ultra slim folio design
* Automatic On-Off function for the iPad 2/ the new iPad (2012)
Pelle™ is an ultra thin protection solution unlike any other in the market. Pelle™ is unique in its class as its thinner and tougher than any of its contenders. Featuring a unique key lock design, you can easily change the viewing angle of you iPad with a flick of the lock. Pelle ™ also features a maintenance free polyurethane faux leather front cover with a ultra tough back shell processed with matte rubber coating. In addition, our special pink and turquoise edition features a special gold lock accented with SWAROVSKI® Crystals for the fashion conscious in you.
The thing that makes Pelle™ really special is how it allows you to use your iPad. We didn’t just want to put another folio into the market; Pelle™ folio design plus stand function offers up a completely new way to enjoy your iPad. Providing multiple viewing angles Pelle™ lets you enjoy your content on the go how it should be enjoyed – in full glory. Stand assembly is both quick and easy, just flip the cover around and your iPad will stand solid with landscape view, for other viewing angle and typing, just pull the key lock and flip the cover around. Equally Pelle™ works great as a folio with a fully rotating cover that makes confined viewing on a busy bus or train simple and convenient. And when you’re done, just flip the cover back around and secure with the snap in clip. If you’ve been looking for designer iPad cases with top notch practical features, Pelle™ will suit you nicely.
Pelle’s shell is similar to a number of comparable models we’ve seen in the past, but it does have a few interesting features. Thankfully SwitchEasy continued its practice of offering full protection all the way to the edges and only having cutouts where necessary to accommodate the iPad’s ports and buttons. The speaker is exposed through two rows of alternating pill shapes, providing more protection than some fully open designs we’ve seen. Two indentations split the front lid into thirds, and a ridge along the right side comes into play when using Pelle as a stand.
Rather than genuine leather, SwitchEasy went with a polyurethane simulacrum for the front cover; it’s pretty nice, looking and feeling close to the original article. Like-colored stitching runs around the edges and down the lid, subtly accenting the material. Even though it appears that it might fold in two places, Pelle’s lid actually only bends in one, and this is where the key comes into play: a silver, gold, or black chrome metal slider is housed in a sheath sewn on towards the bottom corner right over where it folds. Pull it out—stitching keeps it from being fully removable—and it allows the hinge to bend.
The cover can then be bent into both viewing and typing angles. Despite our initial impressions, we found them to work pretty well after playing around with the positions for a few minutes. The viewing stand allows for a variety of angles, while the typing stand is a bit more precarious. It requires setting the edge of the cover into the shallow recession on the back closest to the iSight camera. If it were a little deeper, the hold would be better, but once you get it set up, it’s rather sturdy.
We give SwitchEasy credit for trying something new and being a bit more fashion-forward with Pelle, but despite how it works, the things it does aren’t that unique to folios. The $60 price would be justified if it were made from real leather, but it’s expensive by faux leather standards, and the metal key is novel but not really necessary. That said, Pelle offers plenty of coverage, and looks pretty nice. It’s a good case with plenty of extras, and worthy of our general-level recommendation.
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
Amongst a list of new features for the iPad, the auto sleep feature is a great feature for the energy conservationist in you. With a simple flip of the cover, your iPad will be automatically turned on or off as you please. This feature makes Pelle™ one of our best iPad cases.