The $100 Sena Folio for iPad 2 is a thicker, much better designed version of the company’s Florence Folio ( ). For $20 more, you get a buttoned strap to keep the Folio closed, very sturdy viewing stands, credit or business card storage, and more protection.
The Folio is made out of genuine leather and comes in black, tan, red, or brown. It looks sophisticated, with high quality craftsmanship—perfect for a person who brings an iPad with them to work or to meetings. The case doesn’t add much bulk to the iPad either, but still provides adequate protection with its double-sided leather hard cover.
The inside of the cover has two stands that are held in place with snap buttons, and can be pulled open in different settings to prop the iPad up into landscape, portrait, and typing orientation. Portrait orientation is the least stable of the three, since the iPad’s weight makes the case uneven. All buttons, ports, and cameras are easily accessible, though the Home button looks a tad off-center when sitting in the case.
The iPad itself is secure in the Folio’s leather frame, and a Velcro flap on the left side prevents the iPad from falling out. One design flaw: The case’s edges around the iPad screen flare out a slight amount, but this has no effect on iPad usability. For professionals who are willing to drop a Benjamin on an iPad case, the Sena Folio is a good option.