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Sena ZipBook for Apple iPad

At a Glance
  • Sena Cases ZipBook for Apple iPad (for original iPad)

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Sena’s $90 ZipBook is a zippered, folio-style iPad case that features two zippers to ensure that your iPad is tightly ensconced in its supple leather home. Sena’s cases are all about the leather, and it’s high quality stuff—the case is, quite simply, gorgeous. (It’s available in black, brown, and red.)

Inside the ZipBook, you’ll find two leather straps and two elastic ones designed to hold your iPad in place. (No buttons or ports are covered.) On the backside, there’s a snap-out kickstand that allows you to prop up the iPad on a table in landscape view. It’s all quite tasteful.

However, I find most zipper-based cases more useful as storage devices than as cases, and the ZipBook is no different—it’s a hassle to zip and unzip, and the zipper teeth get in the way when you’re actually using the iPad. If zippers don’t bug you, you won’t find a nicer leather case, but I think Sena’s Folio for iPad is a more appropriate choice for people who want to keep an iPad in its case during use.

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At a Glance
  • Sena Cases ZipBook for Apple iPad (for original iPad)

    Macworld Rating
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