Quick Look – Speck MagFolio for iPad 2

By on April 2, 2012
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Carry your iPad 2 looking smart and professional.

Speck makes some of the most interesting cases for Apple devices, and we have looked at some in the past. Today I’ll be looking at one of Speck’s latest covers for the iPad 2, the MagFolio.

As the name suggests, the MagFolio is designed to wrap up your iPad 2 in a complete case that protects both the front and the back. The actual casing in which you settle your iPad 2 into is hard plastic, but the outer part is complete leather which flows from the back to the front.

You have one groove in the back, and another in the front. This basically allows the cover to fold into multiple viewing angles depending on your needs. Now the cover itself looks extremely smart on the iPad 2, as it’s formfitting and fairly lightweight. There is a small magnet which snaps the cover into place so it looks like the iPad 2 is more like a leather notepad or diary instead of a tablet being carried around.

The inside of the MagFolio has a soft, suede-like matt black interior which definitely keeps the screen of your precious iPad 2 nice and clean. My only issue with it is that when you roll the cover, whether its to fold it on the back or to use it as a stand, the inside material is now open to attract dust and other small bits or material. These get stuck, and if you don’t remember to brush them off they may end up scratching the screen if you close the cover flap too hard or slide it around a bit when closed. That said, in the two weeks I have used the MagFolio I haven’t had any scratches whatsoever on my iPad 2’s screen. I guess this is just an aesthetic issue that irritates me; others maybe perfectly fine with this.

Around the house the iPad 2 was dropped twice (accidentally of course!) from roughly waist height, and not once did the frame get misaligned or the iPad 2 get damaged in anyway. So as advertised, the MagFolio does indeed take care of your iPad 2, it’s not just show.

And one last feature I’d like to mention is that the magnetic cover works like a charm with the iPad 2. So every time you open the cover, the screen comes to life; going back to sleep whenever you close it.

All in all the Speck MagFolio is an extremely smart looking cover which has nice leather on the outside and a soft (protective) material on the inside. The actual frame itself is hard plastic and is effective against accidental drops and misuse from toddlers. It’s effective while looking great at the same time, so at AED 230, the Speck a definite recommendation from us.


From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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