We’ve got the winner’s announcement coming up a little later today (I wonder if you can still enter the contest?), assuming my internet holds out. I had promised a review of the Seidio Ledger iPad Air flip case, so here we go.
The Seidio Ledger iPad Air flip case is a stylish, thin case to protect against scratches and minor corner damage. The case also provides for a couple of good media viewing angles, as you can prop it on edge in landscape or portrait mode, and there’s also an angle at which the keyboard becomes more usable.
The case features a magnetic lid to turn the display on and off as the cover is opened or closed, so no need to locate and tap a button. The feature amused me, but I’m not a flip-case owner and I realize that technology has been out a while.
The case itself feels like a lot of work went into the design of the case front and back, with the black plastic sides feeling like they’re utilitarian and just there because they’re needed to hold the case in. Nothing against the plastic sides, as I don’t know what they could have done better, but they don’t quite fit the feel of the thing.
Most of the pictures included in this article with the iPad Air are from the busted case. I didn’t have the Air in hand for the replacement case I was shipped, so just ignore the corner damage unless you’re really particularly interested in knowing how the thing survives being run over, which is oddly pretty well. I wouldn’t try it with an iPad Air in the case however.
All told, the case is pretty nice, sleek, and does what it’s supposed to. I don’t quite feel it’s designed for lot of drops, but the corner protection will probably help it survive if you do accidentally end up dropping the thing.
It’s a nice stylish case, seems pretty scratch resistant although once I get the busted case back in hand I’ll take a knife to it and test it to destruction and see how well it fares on the stabbing, drilling, and soaking tests.