At a Glance
Sena’s Florence iPad 2 case is a thin leather folio with two viewing stand options but for $60, you can get much more attractive and functional leather or synthetic cases.
Sena’s $60 Florence iPad 2 case is a thin leather folio with two viewing stand options: landscape keyboard and landscape upright. Landscape keyboard mode works fine—but when the iPad is placed in upright-landscape mode, the whole thing just falls backwards. The case has cutouts for the front and back cameras, ports, volume buttons, and Home button, but the speaker holes are small and block some sound.
The Florence attempts to support the iPad 2’s magnetic sleep/wake feature, but falls short since the magnets in the cover do not line up perfectly with those in the iPad 2. As a result, the iPad will wake up automatically, but will only go to sleep after you wrestle the cover into place.
Though the folio is lightweight, its leather looks cheap and fake. It comes in tan, red, brown, or black, and has a soft suede lining to keep the iPad clean. The iPad sits awkwardly inside of the case, as it’s held in by a piece of Velcro and a soft leather border that flares out once the iPad is placed inside. The mechanism used to keep the folder closed is a dog-eared piece of leather that folds over only one corner, thus the cover is only halfway secure. For the price, you can get a much more attractive and functional leather or synthetic case.
[Lauren Crabbe is a freelance writer based in San Francisco. You can follow her on Twitter.]