Product Review - Acme Made Slick Case for iPad (Matte Black)
Via the Amazon Vine review program, I selected something I was in the market for already... an iPad case. I was able to get the Acme Made Slick Case for iPad (Matte Black), and I found it's a solid, basic iPad case without many frills, but that does what it should. The outer shell is a neoprene case that is perfect for protecting against liquids and other types of messes. Inside, it uses a spongy felt-like material to prevent any scratching. The tactile feel of both parts is comfortable and pleasant, and it just feels like it would protect against typical scrapes and close calls.
Internally, the Slick Case has a pouch on one side and four elastic corner straps on the other side. If you're not going to be using the iPad, slipping it into the pouch portion adds another level of protection regardless of whether the case is open or closed. The other side would be used if you're going to want to unzip the case and start using the iPad right away. The straps hold the iPad securely without interfering with the screen at all. My only question would be how long the straps will keep their elasticity. I'm not expecting it to be a problem, but you never know. The strap placement doesn't score quite as high when it comes to using the small controls on the edge of the iPad, as it partially covers them. You can press through the fabric, and you really don't spend a lot of time using the controls anyway, but it is a bit of a design quirk. When the case is zipped up, I found the size to be fine. Obviously it adds some bulk due to the padding, but I didn't think it was excessive.
Probably the two things that I find lacking or not quite as advertised have to do with the inner pouch (for accessory storage) and the inability to have the case serve as a stand. The product description says the inner pouch can be used to store cords and small accessories. Cords, yes... but anything more or larger than the electrical plug-in would make for a lumpy case or something that was hard to zip up. Just figure that you won't have much in the way of extra storage space here. The lack of a case stand is a bit more irritating. If you wanted to prop the screen up to watch a video, you wouldn't be able to with this case. That's probably the one thing that I miss the most with this case, and the only reason I might caution someone if they were looking to buy one. If it doesn't matter, then no big deal. But just know that it doesn't have that feature.
I don't think the Acme Made Slick Case for your iPad would be a bad purchase given the price point. You could spend more and get more, or spend less and get (a lot) less. But for basic protection that looks and feels nice, this case works.
Obtained From: Amazon Vine Review Program