XGear XCase Review (iPad 2)
Another choice from XGear for a case that also allows you to use Apple’s popular Smart Cover whilst the iPad 2 is encased in it is the XCase. XCase looks to be one of the more solid choices for such a case. Read on to find out how it compares.
The silicone-esque plastic that the XCase is made out of is the first thing that stands out. It strikes a good balance between softness and a thick rigidness despite how it still maintains an overall thin profile. All of the cut-outs you would expect are here, plus of course one for the Smart Cover so that it can still be used in all its origamic (I invented that word just for Apple’s cover) glory.
One of XCase’s best selling points is perhaps how it can be purchased in black, blue, frost, green, orange, and red. If you weren’t counting, that’s a total of six. This is a plus since there is a choice to semi-match your Smart Cover or create a particular dual-tone look.
Since XCase is certainly on the thin side, which is a give-and-take for any iPad case, I could not say that there is a lot of drop protection to be found here. Though it will definitely do a good job of keeping the aluminum nice and scratch-free.
At $20, XGear presents a good value for a protective iPad 2 case that can be used in conjunction with a Smart Cover. With color options that work well with Apple’s line of covers and every basic necessity covered at a reasonable price, the XCase is not a case you can go wrong with.