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Nizmo's Angle/2 for iPad 2

At a Glance
  • Nizmos Angle/2 (for iPad 2)

    Macworld Rating

    The $80 Angle/2 leather folio from Nizmo’s is a sturdy, multi-functional case for iPad 2 and is seemingly designed with business presentations in mind.

The $80 Angle/2 leather folio from Nizmo’s is a sturdy, multi-functional case for the iPad 2 and is seemingly designed with business presentations in mind. The outside edges of the cover look decorative when the case is closed and function as notches for the stand to sit in, providing about two dozen slightly different viewing angles. When the stand is not being used, it magnetically sticks to the outside of the case. In addition to the stand, the Angle/2 has an elastic strap that can be used to hold the iPad securely with one hand. The strap also has pockets to hold business cards—a nice touch for a business-oriented case.

The iPad slides into the Angle/2’s leather frame, where it fits snugly. The case has a snap-fastener to secure your iPad when the case is closed. When the case is open, however, the iPad has a chance of slipping, which would obscure the buttons and cameras—or your iPad could possibly even fall out with some heavy shaking. The placement of the snap-fastener is a little obscure, too: instead of the middle of the case, it is placed off-center on the top. While it looks artsy, it’s ineffective at keeping the case closed when picked up by the cover. Also, when the case is open, the snap-fastener sticks out awkwardly from the side.

The Angle/2 case comes in sleek black leather with white, red, or orange stitching. There are openings in the case for access to all of the ports and buttons, though the speaker is mostly covered—save for seven small, round holes. The case is also surprisingly compact, considering its adjustable stand is located on the back (like the stand of a picture frame). Nizmo’s tops the case off with a cover that supports the iPad 2’s magnetic sleep/wake function, making it an excellent option for people who want full-body protection along with Smart Cover effects for their iPad 2.

[Lauren Crabbe is a freelance writer based in San Francisco. You can follow her on Twitter.]

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    The $80 Angle/2 leather folio from Nizmo’s is a sturdy, multi-functional case for iPad 2 and is seemingly designed with business presentations in mind.

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