Monday, August 29, 2011
Let’s be honest, moms work hard and they definitely deserve time to unwind with a good book! More and more, tech-savvy moms are reading with the latest gadgets: e-readers. What better way to protect your device from the hazards of being a mom than with a protective cover? Whether you’re the stylish mom, the adventurous mom, the working mom, or perhaps all three - there is a jacket for you!
M-Edge sent me the Executive Jacket in Mocha brown to try out, and I couldn't be happier. The cover is made of beautiful, buttery leather in a warm brown shade. I love the clean, classic look! Both my husband and I can carry this around and protect our iPad in style.
The iPad 2 slides into the case, via a couple of elastic straps at the top. I haven't owned this case long enough to know whether they'll stretch too much over time to hold the iPad safely, but for now everything is nice and snug. Ditto on the strap that secures the case closed -- it also secures the case when you flip it as a book stand. Right now the flap fit nicely into its little slot, but I'm wondering if it might become a bit thinner and slipperier over time. Oh well, I'll cross that bridge when we get to it... if we ever do.
I love that the inside back cover has pockets to hold a few cards and slips of paper. And I love the plush grey suede-like lining, which protects the iPad even more.
The center spine also has elastic tabs to hold earphones or a stylus. It's the perfect cover for keeping things neat and organized!
The only shortcoming of the Executive Jacket is the lack of camera hole on the back so you can take a photo or video with your iPad, or use it to videoconference, without having to take the iPad out of its case. But I'm really conflicted -- I love the smooth, unmarred look, and I'm not sure I'd like have a hole in the leather.
If the executive look isn't your thing, fear not: M-Edge makes a whole array of covers for the iPad. Check out their faux book covers, where you can channel your inner literati with covers that resemble vintage editions of The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, or the New Yorker Magazine. They also make cute covers for the Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader, as well as the Samsung Galaxy tablet. You can even design your own cover! Whatever your style and however you use your iPad, M-Edge has got you covered.
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by M-Edge and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.