BoxWave Nero Leather Smart Nuovo iPad Case
The first is the Nero Leather Smart Nuovo iPad Case, created for the 3rd generation iPad. (I see there is also a red version, which I am craving, and a cool white one to match those of you that have the white iPad!) This leather case is available for $39.99, with free shipping, on their site right now. The regular price is $59.95.
This case was definitely created for the newest iPad. I have a couple of other tight-fitting, snap-on cases that were made for the iPad 2, and the new iPad does not snap in perfectly to those cases since it is a tad thicker. The new iPad snaps firmly into the Smart Nuovo case's back. I also have a skin on the back of my iPad and it still fit in tightly and firmly.
|Inside of BoxWave's Smart Nuovo iPad Case|
|Smart Nuovo iPad Case with closure and cutouts|
The Smart Nuovo case is called "smart" since the cover is a smart cover that turns the iPad's display off when it is closed and turns the display on when you open it. I use one of Apple's Smart Covers, but, with this case, there is no need to! This case truly protects the front and back of the iPad while adding very little size and "heftiness" to the iPad.
|Smart Nuovo iPad Case in "stand" mode|
BoxWave Universal EverTouch Capacitive Stylus
|Woven fiber tip|
It also comes with three different types of lanyards. There is a lanyard to attach it to your keychain or neck lanyard, there is a lanyard that allows you to plug it into the headphone jack on your device so you always know where it is, and the unique lanyard was one with the same headphone jack but it had a coil that allowed you to use it while it was plugged into the headphone jack.
The third lanyard was the most handy and gives you the least chance of losing the lanyard. It worked best while holding the iPad in landscape mode.
Addendum: I got so caught up in the cool tip and lanyard I forgot to mention the stylus' performance! It worked easily and without fail for selecting, drawing, typing, and writing.
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