Soft, Comfortable, Adjustable Strap
Integrated Stand (Landscape, Portrait & Typing Mode)
Clean, Compact Design
Tough & Durable (Reinforced ABS)
Compatible with the iPad Dock (iPad 1 only)
This is the Slate Shield. It’s designed for both he iPad 2 and the new iPad. There is also a version for the original iPad. It’s made of a hard plastic material and has an interesting swivel stand and a strap that allows for the user to slip their hand behind the tablet for easy carry while using.
It’s a nice combination case/stand/handgrip. We like that it spins so that the user can rotate to portrait and landscape at any time as they choose. If there is one downside, its that this thing will not work with the Smart Cover as it houses the whole iPad, covering its side.
Still, anyone taking care of their iPad should do fine with this, and the good news is that it does protect the back of the iPad, which is something the Smart Cover won’t do. The screen isn’t covered with this, obviously, but it does help protect the screen by protruding a bit so that if the tablet falls face down, the glass doesn’t touch the floor.