Ever since I bought the iPad 2, I have never been able to find a reasonably-priced cover that can duplicate the functions of Apple’s Smart Cover. Most of the leather cases I see, touch and use were either too cheap-looking or lacking in built quality. Nothing could beat Apple’s Smart Cover in my opinion.
An early christmas present (CY) later, I now have the Smart Cover (Black, Leather) to protect the screen and to prop up the iPad for movies or studies (just in time for this revision period). And thanks to the people from The iVault, I have this chance to review the Crystal Clear version of +Simplism back cover for Apple’s iPad 2 in a bid to completely protect the iDevice.
I normally do not buy something unless someone has tried it and given it a good review. Thus with this short, image-filled review, I hope that it will help you in your next purchase.
Upon receiving the package from the courier, I ripped open the package to find a smoothly-cut, reasonably-thick and rather strong plastic mould. All the cut-outs were pretty well-done – no sharp edges and all smoothly-filed down. The clips that clip onto the iPad look really strong too. In short, the crystal clear plastic back cover doesn’t feel cheap at all compared to some other brands in the market. Also, there is a screen protector film stuck on the back cover to prevent accidental scratches during shipping and installation.
Looking at the image below, note how the back cover protects the bezel as well. For instructions on how to install this back cover, find the white, glossy paper included in the package (seen in the background in the image below).
Now, only time will tell if this plastic back cover is a scratch magnet.
(Please note that iVault has discontinued its old blogger ambassador program when they updated their product line-up. Thus, this discount code is no longer valid.)