The Ozaki iCoat Slim-Y is a slim lightweight-profiled folio case for the iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4 (who calls the iPads by their real names? I don’t). The case is available from Ozaki for a steep price of $79.99. Let’s see if it is worth it’s hole in your wallet price tag.
First off, the case is thin. It’s slim, it says it in the name. It adds about 1-2 mm in thickness to the iPad, which you know is already very thin. The case is also light as a result. This provides more comfort when holding the case. The case comes in black, white, brown, and red(other variations of this case like the Slim-Y or ++ have other colors). The front cover of the case is a very thin Apple Smart Cover like cover but is built quite a bit stronger than it, at least in terms of material. On the back the case gets harder and provides a good layer of protection for the iPad. All the ports are easily accessible but not so much where they can be accidentally damaged. The material on the case adds to it’s comfort. The stand is quite unique and I enjoy it a lot. It is an origami stand that allows for different positions without having to slide the cover into a slot. Very useful. Overall, the aesthetic is clean and well thought out.
The primary function of a case is to protect your device. This case does exactly that. What’s impressive about this case is how much little space it takes up and still protects the iPad well. The case doesn’t sacrifice thinness for protection or vice versa, it has both. The magnets are strong enough to catch. I have never had a problem with the case accidentally opening and having the battery drain. The case has a unique stand that allows to stand in different positions. It uses the origami stand and I have found it to be the best way to add a stand on a case and I think that other case companies should add it to their cases. The sleep/wake function works every time and I have never had a problem with it. All the ports are protected enough but not protected too much to where we can’t access them. I think that some may complain about the price, but it is a great value since it is thin yet protective.
-Magnets latch, ports are easily accessible, and other small details
-Price may be a bit high for some.
Ways to Improve
At this time, the only way to improve would be to decrease the price a little to make this great case available to more people.
This is a well-made solid case. It is definitely one of my favorites. I will continue using this case in the future. Obviously, this case earns five stars form me!
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