Remember the good old days of the original Apple iPad 1 case? Remember how perfect it was at everything… it was thin, it was light, it was protective, it was durable… you could pull it out and everybody around you would collectively start to “ooh” and “aahhh” at the shiny gem that was inside. Well if you are one who longs for the cases of yesteryear but the gadgets of thisayear, then you are going to love Hard Candy’s Convertible case for the iPad 2. Oh, and they have a pretty nifty duel tipped stylus too! Check out our reviews inside…
Hard Candy was one of the original companies to jump on the iPad band wagon, their Bubble Sleeve case was one of the first cases we reviewed here at iPadAccessories.com. As the device market matured, they have continued to lead the way and create more and more high quality accessories for the iPad 1 and 2 as well. Props to them for being trend setters!
The Hard Candy Convertible iPad 2 case is a bit of nostalgia wrapped in a high quality package. It’s pretty much exactly like the original Apple iPad Case except it has animal friendly faux-nubuck leather on the outside instead of whatever material was on the Apple one. This case is a secure-fit folio design that holds the iPad 2 perfectly in place. It’s got a little tab that tucks underneath the iPad to secure it from ever slipping out as well. The flip cover tucks underneath the iPad and into a little tab to provide the optimal angle for typing and viewing movies. The only piece of distinguishing flair on the case is the Hard Candy logo on the bottom of the front cover. The case, like the original Apple iPad case, does not have magnetic smart cover capabilities.
The Hard Candy iPad 2 Convertible Case is a simple, time tested, and effective case. It’s high quality and simple functionality make it a solid addition to any iPad. The Convertible iPad 2 Case is available for $44.95. Get it for 25% off using the code ‘25Discount’ on their website! The case, however, does not have magnetic smart cover capabilities.
Hard Candy also has a rather slick looking duel stylus available as well. The Hard Candy iPad Stylus looks a lot like those Space Pens that were so cool when we were kids. A cap slides off on either end to reveal either an iPad stylus point or an actual pen for writing on paper and stuff. Don’t get the two confused… The shiny pen looks good in any bag, and is pleasantly heavy and thick, so you can wrap your fingers around it and feel like you are actually holding something. The stylus tip is covered in a “silk tip, no-stutter” material that gives you “uninterrupted flow through any capacitative surface.” In practice it works pretty well, the screen registers the touch with minimal pressure, and it flows nice and evenly (even on screens that have a screen protector).
However, there are a few quirks with this pen. The smooth design looks great, but tends to be a little frustrating since half the time you are pulling off the wrong end. However, that’s a minor quirk if you are one who loves high quality pens and styluses. The Hard Candy Stylus is available for $29.72 and comes in Silver and White!