The hard part of becoming the owner of an iPad 2 is not parting with the hundreds of dollars to buy one nor was it the 7:30AM wait outside of an Apple store in Dallas, TX. The real challenge was finding an iPad cover. Being a novice tablet user, I really had no idea what my needs in a iPad case were. Would I be in situations where I need protection more than functionality? Would the auto on/off feature of a smart cover extend my precious battery life? Would the wrong cover take away from the “coolness” of my sleek and shiny iPad 2. Should I make a statement with a cutting edge wood veneer cover, carbon fiber, or something of the likes? I’m sure I’m not the first person who has perused the iPad 2 case selections with the same questions and doubts. Then, out of nowhere, the Targus Versavu appeared and I knew I had found the cover for me.
The Targus Versavu iPad 2 cover is a full-case solution for the iPad 2 constructed of genuine leather. Like many iPad 2 cases, it can serve as a two-position stand for using your iPad on a desktop or with a keyboard. What is unique about the Targus Versavu is that it allows you to swivel your iPad to either a vertical or horizontal position for use in the stand. Second, it has an elastic securing strap that keeps your case from flying open or moving around when in the closed position. Last, the swivel mechanism has a cutout that allows your Apple logo to show through just so everyone at the conference room table will know you aren’t an Android or Windows convert. The downside to the Targus Versavu is that it is not a smart cover so you’ll have to rely on your auto sleep functional in iOS to kick in or actually hit the sleep button on the top of your iPad.
The Targus Versavu is available at Amazon for $33.
The Apple iPad 2 is such a versatile device that I am thoroughly convinced that there is no single cover or case that is perfect for everyone. In my case, I wanted protection and flexibility in the stand; I was willing to give up the cool smart cover feature to get it. Other’s needs are completely different. In my opinion, the world of iPad cases is much like hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurants — you have to ask questions and share or you’ll never find the good ones. Did you find your search for an iPad case as daunting as mine? What did you choose and why?