MyCase 'Don't Panic' Folio Case
Emblazoned with the helpful phrase "Don't Panic" in large, friendly letters, this is definitely the iPad case of choice for geeks of certain vintage (at least until someone comes up with a Tardis case).
For the uninitiated, the same phrase is printed on the cover of the fictional "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (not to be confused with the novels, radio serials, and films of the same name). It makes sense, as the Guide was a kind of proto-iPad in the first place: a tablet-size informational tool (although it's always been portrayed as having a physical, almost Kindle-like keyboard).
As an actual iPad case, it works reasonably well. The faux leather material looks decent, and the lid closes with magnetic snaps, which beats straps and buttons, hands down. There's a tiny kickstand on the rear panel, which may seem confusing at first. It allows the front flap to fold over and lock into place at a typing-friendly angle only slightly higher than the official iPad case.
July 15, 2010 12:56 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Scott Stein, Dan Ackerman
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