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Review: Cygnett Lavish Folio Case for iPad (3rd-Gen)

Rating: 4.5/5

Posted in iPad, Reviews on 22/03/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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The new iPad has landed, and after spending so much money on one of Apple’s new devices, most people will want to put it in a case. Fortunately, there are already a number of cases available for the new iPad. I’ve gotten my hands on Cygnett’s latest line of folios for the new iPad, and so far I really like what I see.

Overview

Cygnett’s folio cases come in a variety of designs, and each line of folio cases comes in a different selection of colors and styles. The cases look absolutely fantastic, are extremely well made, and hold your iPad in the case snugly and securely. All in all, Cygnett’s folio cases are exactly what you’d expect, and cushion your iPad as if it were royalty.

Design

The real draw of Cygnett’s design is simplicity. They’re just simple leather, fabric, or acrylic-covered sleeves designed to hug your device. What sets them apart is how well they are made, and how well they protect, cradle, and present your device.

The quality of the materials and workmanship that went into these folios is obvious from first glance. You can literally feel the quality, and you can see that these cases are built to last, right down to the stitching that holds them together. As an added bonus. the cases are extremely lightweight, and won’t weigh you down if you take your iPad from place to place.

Usability

The folios I received all double as stands for your iPad, folding in the back to angle your iPad, and featuring three leather stoppers, each of which holds your device at a different angle, whether for watching a movie, typing, or browsing the web. They also all take advantage of the iPad’s built-in magnets, allowing the cover to wake and sleep your device.

Verdict

Cygnett’s new line of cases are functional art. Not only do they protect your device and hold it at the ideal angle for whatever task you may have in mind, they also look great, and at a retail price of just $59.99, they won’t hurt your pocketbook much while doing it.

Rating & Conclusion

Rating: 4.5/5
Rating: 4.5/5

For their simplicity, quality, lightweight and durable design, and affordable price point, I award Cygnett’s Lavish and Glam folios a 4.5 out of 5, subtracting half a point because they don’t contain any slots to keep documents in (something I have come to expect from a folio).

For more information, or to purchase Cygnett’s folios for the new iPad, head on over to Cygnett’s product page on the web.



Author

J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.