The Speck Fitted Case for iPad is a hard shell case with a soft fabric backing. It snaps together from two parts -- the plain black bezel that wraps around the top and outlines the ports, and the textured, pink and black plaid that covers the back plate.

Two part cases are typically more secure but more of a pain to put on and take off. Both of those are true for the Speck Fitted Case, which means it's best suited for people who like to put a case on and leave it on. I'm usually so not that type of person (my job here at TiPb doesn't let me be!) but I like this case so much it's stayed on way longer than I originally expected. I just really like it.

Now with the colors being gray, pink, and black the Speck Fitted Case could be considered girly, though Rene claims he or any other man would be proud to have a Bret the Hitman Hart pink and black attack case for their iPad. Fair enough. He does know something about pink cases, after all...

The bezel extends up over the top so you can, if you want, lay your iPad down flat on its face without risking scratches on the glass. It also has wide cutouts for the ports so many, if not all, accessories should fit. (Not Apple docks, of course).

It's nice to hold as the cloth has a little bit of grip to it. Because it's so light colored, I do worry about it getting dirty eventually but I haven't had any problems so far.

I looked at the ClassicPlaid version of the Speck Fitted Case for iPad but the TiPb iPad accessory store also has it in Houndstooth and TartenPlaid. I am sad that it does not have a kickstand.

TiPb iPad 4-star rated

Pros

  • Looks great, if you like the colors
  • Fits securely
  • Provides good grip

Cons

  • Requires some effort to put on and take off

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