Is it better to lock your iPad 2 in a touch plastic case — or wrap it in a classy faux-leather folio? iFrogz says, "Why not do both?" And out popped the Summit case (US$59.99).
Well, that's not exactly what they said — but as it turns out, what they DID say is much more amusing:
A Summit is defined as a meeting of chiefs or high officials. We locked all of our finest creative brains in a hut in the Alps for a week to come up with the most earth-shattering idea for a new case. Alright, so we didn‚Äö√Ñ√¥t lock them up, but still, sparks flew, mountains trembled, and they came up with…
…a polycarbonate case that allows access to all ports, controls, camera lenses, etc., topped with a stitched polyurethane front and back. The top flap incorporates Smart Cover-like technology, e.g. built-in magnets to turn your iPad on and off as you remove and replace the cover. And like the Smart Cover, the folio part folds up into a nice desktop stand — although not the way you might expect. (Hint: the hinging is on the back, not the front. Check the video to see what we mean.) The hardshell case part is available in sedate black or white, or not-so-sedate shades of pink, green, or blue.
If you haven't bought a Smart Cover and/or matching back case yet, the Summit is a great way to kill two birds with one stone…er, case.
Check out our hands-on review below: