Speck Fitted Case for iPad - accessory review

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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I like that case a lot, looks very slim and seems like it would be a decent job of protecting. I'm assuming it works with invisibleshield/bodyguardz, unless you removed yours? That's pretty cool if it does, considering I noticed a lot of cases have size issues when it comes to using a film protector with it. The design doesn't seem too girly for a dude to use, I think I'd use it haha

@Darkstar It's a Canon T2i with a fast 50 lens. @Jasonphil Yes, I still have my invisible shield on and it fits really well.

Yea, something was telling me it was a Canon and not an iPhone 4. Shouldn't you get a slap on the wrist for not using your iPhone to make your videos??? lol, only kidding. I've been thinking of switching from a Nikon to a Canon, since Nikon STILL doesn't have 1080p recording on any of their cameras that I would actually spend money on. The only problem is having to switch the thousands of dollars in lenses from Nikon to Canon that is making the transition unlikely any time soon. It does nice video though.

@Darkstar Ha yes no longer using the iPhone :) sell the lenses and upgrade if you use your camera a lot. If you don't use your camera a lot then it probably isn't worth upgrading.

Hey there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren't loading correctly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I've tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.