M-Edge Leisure Case is more practical and more stylish than a Leisure Suit

I get to try out a lot of cases for my iPad 2 and new iPad, but it's rare to find a case that protects the screen while in use, but doesn't add a ton of bulk. The Leisure Case from M-Edge is unique in that it is a rigid fabric shell that the iPad 2 or new iPad zips into, and has a clear cover that lets you use the touchscreen. In fact, I'm typing this review while my iPad is in the Leisure Jacket case!

The target audience or use case for the Leisure Case is poolside or at the beach. It's not water proof but is water resistant. It should protect your device from occasional splashes.

The case makes most of the buttons and the dock connector inaccessible but a quick unzip reveals them. They have built in a nifty swivel protector for the rear camera.

Like most of M-Edge's products, the Leisure Case comes in at least a couple of colors. I like the metallic blue model myself... Not too feminine, and not too boring!

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.