The review of a cover of Marware MicroShell Folio for iPad 2: as Smart Cover met a prestigious slip from polycarbonate
To protect iPad 2 it is possible differently. Apple Smart Cover practically does not increase device dimensions, very kavayny piece possesses functionality of a support and, in general. But it does not protect the back panel of a tablet. It is possible to use together with «a clever plaid» any slip, like such here cheap Chinese or expensive and prestigious, for example, from SGP or though what other known office. As a whole leaves perfectly, but Smart Cover in itself weighs decently, and besides the slip — a tablet becomes much heavier. There are any noteworthy leather options, like decisions from Teemmeet or Dublon, but to some people they seem bulky. At present I suggest to consider Marware MicroShell Folio cover — a usual hybrid of Smart Cover and a technological slip which protects 97 % of the area of a tablet and the firm accessory of Apple possesses wider functionality, than.
Packing, design and design
With packing of an accessory of Marware did not begin to subtilize and hid it in ordinary cardboard boxing with cut through which it is possible to feel a material of a cover protecting the screen. It, by the way, very pleasant to the touch, but to it we will return later. I will note high quality both the cardboard, and polygraphy. From a reverse side of a box it is possible to esteem about features of MicroShell Folio.
The box quite big and perfectly protects a cover. To me it got in very rumpled view with obvious traces of blows on corners — our mail watches, as they say. Well and the accessory arrived in a soft post cellophane envelope which disposes to safety of contents. After all, the cover appeared is whole — packing демпфировала blows, plus a product quite strong.
The cover is executed in an interesting color palette: a cover black, and a slip grayish — a cool combination for the people preferring a classical coloring. The internal part of a slip silvery also is covered with a protective film which before introduction of an accessory is necessary for removing.
The cover is executed from a material pleasant to the touch with Soft Touch covering. On a design it is similar to Smart Cover, not including that is connected to a plastic slip and consists of the 3rd sections instead of 4. The internal part of a cover is identical external, and in a firm plaid microfiber inside is used. In this case it is more quick plus as the covering practically is not soiled and is simply cleared, while microfiber is quickly enough bedraggled. The cover material a little reminds polyurethane in Smart Cover, but in MicroShell Folio it more smooth and becomes soiled less.
The plastic slip is made of polycarbonate though its invoice absolutely differs from that in white MacBook. It opaque, slightly rough and soft to the touch, practically is not soiled and simply cleared. Pair of acting edges is used for fixing of a cover and for additional protection of a slip against scratches. Besides for them with comfort to detain a tablet when carrying. In a slip there are all necessary cuts for sockets and hardware buttons.
The internal part of a slip smooth also seems, what even prorezinenny. Such the back panel of a tablet precisely will not scratch. Any flaws of punching, sharp sides or corners are not present. Everything is made very accurately.
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Cover operating experience … should be torn off a vinyl film
On iPad the accessory keeps at the expense of malekhanky ledges on internal sides and to cover placement on a tablet I had an incident. Engineers of Marware so precisely everything calculated, what even the very narrow vinyl sticker of SGP on the back iPad 2 panel appeared a hindrance to its placement in MicroShell Folio.
First I even had thoughts on accessory marriage, simply was not believed that the film can disturb. But tests on another’s tablet dispelled all doubts, and it was necessary to get rid of a sticker. Well, it is necessary to test perfectly a cover, and with another’s tablet it to make it is unreal. But it is better to behold time, than 100 times to read. Attempt of a tension of a cover on a tablet with a sticker and the subsequent disposal of the last, also the description of functional features of MicroShell Folio are shown on video below.
As the prestigious film with iPad 2 for the sake of use of more prestigious cover, plus the description of its features was torn off.
On a tablet the cover keeps very strong — no free wheeling and a superfluous sheveleniye is present. It is possible to stir strenuously iPad on a cover (as it was made in the course of 1 of tests) and it will not drop out of MicroShell Folio.
Not including that, I wish to note separately the weight of a product making only 175 g that the little more than at Smart Cover (about 140 g). Already there are many models of similar covers from different materials, beginning from silicone and finishing skin, but in the majority they weigh from 300 g and more, and it is already decent increase to mass of a tablet which in that case on this indicator simply comes nearer to 11,6-inch MacBook Air. And when using MicroShell Folio the accessory will weigh slightly more than iPad of the first generation.
Also the accessory is very thin. In the general difficulty it increases thickness of a tablet by only 3,5 mm (1,7 mm — a back slip, 1,8 mm — a cover). The next printsipny moment consists available in a cover of the built-in magnets, in other words he the machine gun sends iPad 2 in a dream and deduces it from this mode too. In everyday operation it is very comfortable function. By the way, the cover even covers loudspeaker punching, but in it there are special openings and I did not see negative impact on a sound.
Pair of edges on the back panel slightly increases dimensions of all design, but it is additional protection against scratches of a slip and as I mentioned above, against them with comfort to rest fingers at tablet deduction on weight and its carrying. In the course of use found the next plus of this feature of design of a product — edges raise a tablet over a surface and to take it from a table one hand becomes much more conveniently.
When using cover as a support, provisions at it on one more than at Apple Smart Cover. There is an ordinary option for the press with an inclination in 120 ° that is slightly higher, than at the Apple accessory, but it does not affect convenience, and to someone, for example, to me, such option even was pleasant more. There is a situation for a mode of a photoframe or video v
iewing with an inclination in 165 ° (slightly less, than at the original, but too special troubles does not cause). Also there is a certain average situation with an inclination in 150 °. For me it appeared comfortable video when viewing during time перекуса when the tablet lies on a table. In 2 last cases of an edge are used for cover fixing in a certain situation.
I will note that in a mode of a photoframe of MicroShell Folio keeps a tablet more reliably, than Smart Cover. As to a press mode then there are features. In Smart Cover the plaid keeps in the combined condition at the expense of magnets, and the tablet can be lifted, transferred to other place and to lower in the same mode of the press, without doing any superfluous actions. In a considered accessory the cover keeps at the expense of tablet weight. Lifted it, and the plaid was developed. In general, it with comfort as it is possible to close one movement a cover but in case it is required to rearrange simply a tablet in other place and to continue to print, it is necessary to turn off a cover in the necessary situation again.
The general memoirs from Marware MicroShell Folio use only the positive. At the 1st look the cover is executed from ordinary materials. It seems that furnish from skin would look more richly and more interestingly. For someone it, maybe, really so, well and the considered accessory too is not so simple, as it seems at the 1st look. Actually in it are used technological, strong, quite expensive and that the most important, comfortable materials. It how to compare market leather sneakers of basement production to firm footwear. In the first case it seems as the genuine leather, a thick strong sole, but each sneaker weighs on kg, and the foot in it sweats, and some it inconvenient, there presses, here rubs. In the 2nd case the footwear legenky, standing actually is not felt, materials though not natural, but very strong, the product passed a heap of tests and tests that as a result pours out in the greatest convenience of its use.
At all «I roll a barrel» on leather covers of a design similar to Marware MicroShell Folio from known brands. There too everything is thought over, but, besides — the weight in any case is more, dimensions too. Though, to everyone, as they say, the. Feelings from greatly dressed skin under fingers too very pleasant, well and the tablet will look become more respectable.
Marware MicroShell Folio costs expensive — $70 on a site of the producer and from $85 and is more expensive on native open spaces. After all, the product wholly fulfills the means and if you wish to protect greatly the tablet, this accessory is a good choice.
P.S. When only started to use a cover, in minuses longed to enlist pair of edges on the back panel, but in some days thought that this very useful and necessary addition. Respectively, personally I did not find the negative moments in MicroShell Folio.
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