"The Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 looks interesting and feels great but it doesn't fit exceptionally well around the edges, ruining the overall affect."

The first thing you'll notice about the The Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 is the look. It's covered in more hexagons that a Dungeons & Dragons map. This honeycomb texture isn't superficial either -- it's thick and structural and designed to absorb shock and keep your precious iPad from being hurt by accidental bumps or drops.

The hexagons are a bold look for Incipio, something you're either going to love or hate. I like that they're taking risks and doing something different.

The feel is wonderful. The Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 is soft but not slippery or slimy. It almost feels like it's been covered in baby powder, but that's probably just the anti-static coating.

The major flaw in the design, however, is that the Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 is too soft to stand up to the long vertical edge of the iPad 2. It lacks both the elasticity to stay tight and the structure to keep position. And so the Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 hangs from the mid-point and makes me feel like it could just slide off at any moment. I don't know if the case is too big or they just need a better material.

On the bright side, the Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 comes in black, red, and gray, slips on and off easily, and exposes all the ports. It also comes with screen cleaner and a screen protector to keep the front safe and sound.

The Good

  • Excellent grip
  • No stickiness
  • Screen protector included

The Bad

  • Side edges aren't snug enough
  • Highly distinctive look

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The bottom line

The Incipio Hive Honeycomb dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPad 2 looks interesting and feels great but it doesn't fit exceptionally well around the edges, ruining the overall affect. It was just too loose.

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