Marware Eco-Flip case for iPad - accessory review

The Marware Eco-Flip case for iPad is a portfolio case which offers your iPad both style and protection. The padded outer layer of the case is an eco-leather material which is water resistance and beautiful to the touch. The inner microfiber layer of the case has a soft suede feel and cradles your iPad snugly inside. It also offers vertical and horizontal stand options as well as a keyboard lift. If you are looking for a vertical flip case then Marware has your covered.

The iPad slips easily and snugly into the inner fold of the Marware Eco-Flip case and the cover stays in place thanks to a smartly placed elastic strap. To open, just slip off the elastic and flip back the cover. If you want to use it as a tablet, reverse the elastic and the cover stays out of your way. If you want to stand it up vertically or horizontally to watch a picture slideshow or movie, leave off the elastic and keep the cover angled open.

Inside you'll find several great features. My favorite is the hand strap. It allows you to easily hold your iPad with one hand and without effort. It is securely kept on your had due to the two elastic straps and is comfortable due to the inner microfiber material.

There's also a small flip-out stand on the inside of the case which places your iPad at a 30 degree angle. This makes using the keyboard on the iPad much easier.

The only slight drawback to this case is that I find the vertical flip of the case to be more cumbersome than the booklike opening of its sister, the Marware Eco-Vue. This is a personal preference though as both cases are equally beautiful and equally well designed.

Overall, the Marware Eco-Flip case is one of the most beautiful and useful cases that I have reviewed to date. If you are looking to get someone a gift or a case for yourself this case will not disappoint you. Marware thought of everything when they designed the Eco-View case. Absolutely impressive.

The Marware Eco-Flip case for iPad is available from the TiPb iPad accessory store.

Pros

  • Brilliant design
  • Exceptionally well made
  • Hand grip on back
  • Flip top used as a vertical and horizontal stand
  • Has a mini stand for keyboard use
  • Your iPad screen is protected while closed

Cons

  • The vertical flip is more cumbersome

Rating

TiPb iPad 4.5-star rated

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Marware Eco-Flip case for iPad - accessory review

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The Marware cases seem a bit on the bulky side based on the thickness of the leather used and the padding
of the flip cover. I like my cases, especially the mult-function ones thin like the Apple case. Marware is getting ready to release (or has already) a CEO version of a tri-function case (case, portrait, and typing mode) that looks to be slimmer than the current offerings.

Good stuff love the shirt Georgia lol although it is about time for a batman or Robin one. How prone to staining and matting is the lighter leather? i have yet to find a case that has room for a stylus and business cards that i like the closest i have seen is the casemate traveler case but not fond of the look of it.

I've had this case for about 4 months and I recommend it, but with lots of lingering concerns about durability. The flap attaching the two sections is already showing signs of becoming very loose. Also, the edges of the case surrounding the ipad are fraying. I also learned that it is a terrible case to use during the summer if you plan to be outdoors and in shorts--let's just say "suede" is not a material you want anywhere close to you in hot weather! IMO, it is great for professional use and definitely gives you a feeling of protection. As for size, one benefit to being bulky is that on the off occasion when you do take the ipad out of the case, you will have a renewed sense of wonder at how thin the naked ipad is!

I love this case. I bought mine right after I bought my iPad. I personally love the look and feel of carrying a moleskin type case for my iPad. I've recommended this item to everyone I know with an iPad and they love it.

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur....
I have never liked Hello Kitty more :D
Wow.
Oh, the case looks pretty cool, too :)
My need is to have an adjustable landscape mode, though, so the crappy case I have a high level of adjustment will just have to do.

I agree 1,000% with NPOguy. The durability is crap, but as a salesman it fits what I need perfectly. The whole thing is slowly starting to fall apart. I use the Eco Vue, but regardless it's almost the same.

What the review doesn't tell you is that this thing literally falls apart. The "suede" peels off completely from the plastic underneath, the entire structure stretches to the point where the iPad slips in and out far too easily, and the tab that is supposed to keep the iPad secure loses its friction and the iPad will slide out far too often.
In short, yes this thing is awesome for the first month, but beyond that it is a piece of junk like the rest of the folio cases.
DO NOT BUY

I have seen this case for the Kindle - and the hand loop on the back is actually more useful than it may seem.
I am surprised to hear all of the negative comments about durability though. It is a shame for such a useful product to be of poor quality. Hopefully that is the exception and not the norm.